Amreekia Min Bab Al Sharayah

That was the name of my old blog. Translated, it means an American woman from the old, poor and rundown district of Bab Al Sharayah in Cairo. I was given this nickname because although I was born in the USA, my mentality is more ghetto Egyptian. I'm a curious mixture of east meets west, and dont care if you call me balady!

I'm going to slowly bring some of the old posts from Amreekia over here (see archives), basically to give new readers some background. I hope you'll enjoy the old and the new and join me on this fascinating expat journey!

Friday, September 11, 2009

It's that time of year again...

when I need to start paying attention to STEELERS football!!!

Yesterday was the first regular season game and we won!!! STEELERS 13, Titans 10...ahhhh too bad Titans.

We won 3 of the 4 pre-season games...wish it had been all 4 but what really counts is the regular season and we're off to a great start. I'd LOVE to see us go all the way AGAIN this year, and be the first team in history to win 7 Superbowls!!! If any team can do it, the STEELERS can!  We're already the only team to have won 6!!!

My fave player, Troy (it's all about the hair) Polamalu, will be sidelined for a minimum of 3 weeks due to a knee injury...oh nooooooooo! You can read about the curse on Troy here!  What I love about Troy, even more than his hair, is his humility, spirituality and dedication to his family.  He's just an all-around great yet normal guy!

I cant wait to go back to the USA next month and watch the STEELERS on TV!!!  I so miss Sunday afternoon football, and all the great Pittsburgh eats that go with it, like stuffed cabbage, kolbassy, pierogies, hot wings, and in my case an icy cold O'Douls!!!  Start chillin' it kids!



Spicybugz said...

I must not have been paying attention. Your coming home next month? Wooohoo, for how long?

I bet you could make all that food there, if you put your mind to it. Definitive the cabbage rolls. And perogies aren't that hard to make, I like mine with potato and cheese filling.

Queen O'Danile said...

Yes Bug I will be home for 2 months!!!! Hubby willl be with me for the first 2 weeks--woot woot! Last year on Superbowl Sunday, all of us wore our Steeler shirts--even put a Terrible Towel on Alexa--haha--even though we couldnt watch the game here, I cooked stuffed cabbage and something like kolbassy and I think I made some breaded chicken breast as well. Oh--we had cole slaw too. The kids sent me updates constantly via cell phone and I followed the play-by-play progress online.

And I have made pierogies before--they were easy and I intend to do it here once I buy a deep freezer. There really is almost nothing I dont make here that I made at home. It's just I dont get to eat the stuff while having guests over for the game--or the kids--to watch and eat together. So I'll enjoy it back home while I can! BTW, we have a kick-azz non-alcoholic beer here called Birell. It's yummy!

How r u getting along without M? Hope all is well--love ya! And email me your number so I can call you when I get there!! Smoochies!