On the 12 posts of Man Outnumbered, the divas gave to me: 12 books on dieting, 11 ads to look for, 10 birds tweeting, 9 different write-ups, 8 mean stares, 7 Americano's, 6 slaps in the face, 5 more write-ups, 4 blog post topics, 3 of them need editing, 2 online interviews and (BIG FINISH) the most random YouTube video.
Did you all sing with the melody and all? If you did, then you sounded really good!
Good afternoon peeps and hello April. It's the day after April Fool's Day and fortunately, I did not sit on a whoopee cushion nor (yes, I say 'nor') did I fall while sitting on a chair because the screws were missing. I didn't bother pulling a prank on the divas cause I'm just too kind and not mean and here's why:
I started off the week happy and a little hyperactive and when that happens, I either compliment the divas in the weirdest of ways or I start walking around the office for no reason. It was #1 and the victim? Captain. "You look really gradient today. You look like Jigglypuff, bright just like you". I don't know why I added a 'g' to radiant and because Captain said she liked Jigglypuff (we were talking about Pokémon, don't ask why) and honestly, the resemblance is there.
A certain diva was MIA this week because she's enjoying a vacation. I could use a vacation. I've always wanted to go to Tokyo, Rio and Rome. May be we'll end up writing the magazine in those three languages, sell more magazines than GQ and be interviewed by Rolling Stone? Maybe!
Another disturbing video has caused quite a disgusting image in our heads – probably forever. X-Grande Latte, you should be banned from using the Internet. I'm going to share the video with you and you can either laugh hysterically or be haunted for the rest of your lives. You know what? I'll just leave it for later.
Good news now! The magazine topics are all written, interviews and images are done so that means no more stress (well not for me) and we're all waiting to be assigned new topics. Hopefully this time, I won't have to email clients more than twice for them to send an image.
The weather has been really fair this time. Hello spring! Perfect weather, clear skies and the sea looks too good to not go for a swim. We're all praying the weather stays like this even during the summer (HAHA) because if it stays like this we won't get burned by the car's leather seats, the car A/C will work ok and we can still wear pants or jeans without sweating 20 kilos off (that would be cool, to be honest).
After my appreciation and respect towards 'The Window,' it doesn't surprise me that our good rectangular friend gave Sticker and I a good 20 minute session, staring at the people, coming up with imaginary conversations, complaining how people can't drive or park. We were caught on video by Critic who was secretly taping the whole thing and I have no idea what she got but hopefully its nowhere on Keek.
That's pretty much what happened this week. April Fool's, disturbing YouTube videos, a finished issue and perfect weather. How random is that?
Adnan Al-Timimi is the only male editor in the female dominated Khaleejesque workspace. Follow Adnan’s column to know more about his unique experience in this unusual territory.