Dinner in the Desert

While most of you were watching that one chick melt down on the bathroom floor Monday night, I was having dinner in the desert. You see, work people suggested I hop on a plane and travel 14 hours to Dubai for a two-day meeting. It was an interesting trip to say the least. I watched nine movies during the jaunt, was almost rejected from the hotel because I didn’t have the corporate credit card from which the room was booked, charmed a taxi driver into taking $20 US dollars because I assumed he had a credit card machine, was contacted by my bank stating that I had been flagged due to fraud, was surrounded by very smart people who spoke eloquently about petroleum consulting as I nodded my head as if knowing remotely what they were talking about and ate something I assumed was a pear.

Let the record show, it was not a pear.

Thank goodness for Arabic Coke.

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I knew I was going to Dubai and simply forgot to mention it in the last recap. I thought I would have internet access in Dubai, but the cost of connecting in my hotel room was equal to that of a small house mortgage in the suburbs. “No problem,” I thought. “I’ll just connect at the Dubai office and post something quickly so people won’t think I’ve fallen off the face of the earth.”

Of course, since I’m contract and don’t have the email extension of the client, I wasn’t allowed guest internet access because I’m foreign and might trade company secrets to bad people who twirl their mustaches while stroking a white cat in their laps. My phone connection was spotty at best. I was able to get a quick Instagram message out, which is connected to my Facebook and Twitter accounts. I thought that would at least suffice those of you who need the recap first thing Tuesday morning.

You can imagine my surprise when I started receiving worried email messages from perfect strangers. How sweet! You actually thought I was kidnapped or trapped alone in my apartment from a slip in the tub or something! Thank you so much sweet emailers. My friend Amy and I often wonder what we would do if we start choking and we are by ourselves. Sure we have a chair dedicated to a self Heimlich, but what if that doesn’t work? Would anyone know I was MIA?

And now I know my answer. IHGB-ers would untie and figure out what in the world is going on? Why is the recap so late? You would band together and find someone who knows someone who knows me. At the very least, Our Host Chris Harrison would send out an alarming tweet, asking the Green Bean Hater community to find the author because you just can’t take not knowing my rambling tales of these highly entertaining women and their Latin lover.

Allow me to extend a great big thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have the best readers in the world.

With that said, I’m going to ask you to hang in there with me. I have to leave AGAIN today. But I will watch the show this weekend and give you my thoughts. I promise. From what I understand, there’s something about Victoria that is pretty special. I can only assume she’s our bathroom floor loving friend.

I can’t wait!

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Maryanna
Maryanna

I am so glad to know you are okay. While I had not gone to “slipped in the tub” or choked on something that wasn’t a pear, I did at least think, “Oh no, she has the flu!” It is very odd that we can have those thoughts about someone we don’t know. While I hate that you had such a strange Dubai experience, I did love your recap of it! πŸ˜‰ I must also ask…what is this ad on your page asking me to “play free”? I’m not sure I want to play that game! Safe travels and can’t wait to read the blog next week.

Wahid Ishrar
Wahid Ishrar

Thank goodness you are okay Lincee!

Jennifer Bragg
Jennifer Bragg

Oh, thank the Lord!! I was so worried about you!! Have safe travels and look forward to the entertainment you never cease to provide. There is nothing like belly laughing!

K Lou
K Lou

So happy to see a post from you, Lincee! I figured you had a good reason for no recap & didn’t even think something awful **cough, cough, choke, choke** had happened to you! Good thing the other Green Beaners have your back since I didn’t! Safe travels…can’t wait to read your thoughts on this week! πŸ˜‰

Ashley
Ashley

recap in emoticons:
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K James
K James

Oh, good. The only thng that keeps me watching that ridiculous show is knowing that I get to read your recaps! (And also Some Guy’s.) While there are times that SGIA is late with his post (some silly excuse about life and being a lawyer getting in the way) you have never let me down! Who knew that your life might also get in the way? Can’t wait to get your hilarious perspective on all the ridiculousness!

Stan the Cat
Stan the Cat

Did you at least get to run around the outside of that really overly compensating building like little Tommy Cruise?

Leslie Smith
Leslie Smith

Lincee,
I was concerned and kept checking to see if your post was up. Obviously Dubai doesn’t watch the Bachelor!

Susan
Susan

Well, actually I was hoping you had run off with OHCH and the two of you were enjoying life. Since he could perform his own marriage ceremony it would make for a most interesting tv wedding!

Jess

Travel safely Lincee! Tuesday morning just wasn’t the same without your recap, can’t wait to read your thoughts on the Victoria meltdown!

Debby
Debby

Thank goodness! Now I can stop obsessively checking & rechecking to see if you’ve posted your recap yet! Tuesday mornings just aren’t the same w/o IHGBs and Lincee’s hilarity!

Mandy
Mandy

In all honesty, I did get worried when there was no recap by Tuesday night. Is it strange for me to be concerned about someone I’ve never met? Maybe…but Lincee has answered a tweet and I do love her posts! πŸ™‚

Bri
Bri

Let me join in with all the other people who were concerned! I assumed you must be very, very ill or something, and had actually planned to email you today and see if you were all right!

I too was thinking how interesting it is that this world of the internet brings total strangers together and makes them care about each other! And from another country even! Well, Canada isn’t as exotic as the UAE, but still… Glad all is well! πŸ™‚

Tara
Tara

Oh, thank goodness that my horrific daymares about Jugs McGee or the Tierrorist kidnapping you weren’t real! Glad you’re OK, Lincee!

Aloha from Hawaii!

Michelle
Michelle

This is the week it finally clicked for me and I “got” Twitter… after a couple days of checking your site and growing concerned, I thought… where do people turn for real-time information in a crisis? Twitter! And I saw your instagram. Now my next challenge is to figure out whether my definition of “crisis” is appropriate.. πŸ˜‰ Safe travels!

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