Engarde! I have returned to write on this blog, which I consider a display of fealty to my dearest of comrades. Me, I have a sample bottle of cognac still in my backpack from an AirFrance flight last March, somehow I forgot it was there until now. At the moment, I am in the middle of my two-semester, free-ride stint at the American University in Cairo (doing Arabic, what else), occasionally making Blutgelt from die Regierung, smoking more but drinking less, juggling sordid affairs, yelling at corrupt police officers who won't do anything but smoke cheep cigarettes and chuckle at perverse jokes without a bribe, and otherwise wandering aimlessly and trying to put off grad school until I know exactly what I am doing here anyways, etc. I hope that clears up any confusion about where I am / what I am doing.
I also hope all of you are still the fabulous bon vivants I know you to be, and have enjoyed a fabulous New Year's ball. Please receive my warmest love and the like.