Sunday, August 20, 2006

Happy Anniversary Mrs. @ The Muqata

OK, so it's our wedding anniversary today. I came home early from work, ordered a special flower arrangement, and offered to go out to eat at a nice restaurant.

Everything was going according to plan...got a babysitter, the youngest went to bed without complaining for a change...and off we drove.

About 10 minutes into our drive, we saw 3 large arcs of flame and fire crashing down ahead of us on the road from the hills to our left. We pulled over quickly and stopped -- as the cars coming at us did as well.

Firebombs...Molotov Cocktails...bottles with gasoline. Call them what you wish, but they aren't pretty.

Pulled out my pistol, chambered a bullet, and scanned the hills for the terrorists who threw them...and called the local "moked" to report it. Gave a precise location, the road stopped burning, and we drove on. Thankfully, no one was hurt, and no cars were damaged.

The moked and IDF called us back 3 times to get an exact location...we also told the army at the next checkpoint...

Do we have a huge bullseye painted on our vehicle? This happens to me way too often.

In any event...we had an excellent steak anniversary dinner in Petach Tikva.

Happy Anniversary Dear! Maybe next year I'll cook dinner?

--J.

Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael

34 comments:

tnspr569 said...

As long as it didn't spoil your evening, and you're safe and sound...

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

tnspr569: Nope...didn't spoil the evening, dinner was great, and we got home fine.

not freaked out either :)

Irina Tsukerman said...

Happy Anniversary!

BoneCrusher said...

meanwhile back at the Muqata... the perimiter lights died leaving the outskirts of our little hamlet in pitch blackness...

Never a dull moment in the heartland of the holyland!

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Eli said...

Happy Anniversary. So how many years is it?
We just had our 8th this past week.

Eli said...

Jameel.
This was reported on Haaretz:

21:41 Palestinians hurl stones, firebombs at Israeli-owned vehicle near Qalqilyah (Itim)

Is that about your anniversary drive?

Chana said...

OMGosh!!!

Perhaps your report saved others from harm...

I'm so glad no one was injured...

Happy anniversary to you both!

Jack's Shack said...

Keep your head done and send out for flowers. Happy Anniversary.

~ Sarah ~ said...

B'H you are both ok.

Hope you had an excellent evening. A very happy anniversary, Mr and Mrs Jameel.

(and Mrs, for next year, I hear your hubby is quite talented at grilled chicken...)

daat y said...

Happy Anniversary.
Was that a preview to the meal you had 'al haaish'-)

Fern R said...

Happy Anniversary!

MC Aryeh said...

A very happy anniversary to the @ the muqatas! May future ones be filled with just as much excitement, only maybe fewer firearms...

Knitter of shiny things said...

Happy aniversary! I'm glad that no one got hurt.

Shoshana said...

Well, at least it will be memorable. Happy Anniversary.

Shifra said...

Happy Aniversary and I love LOVE that after taking care of business you two went on to have a lovely evening.

Many more happy years together!

Ittay said...

Peace with Lebanon.. would make a great anniversary gift

Stacey said...

Oy, scary. Glad you were able to have a good time anyway. Happy Anniversary!

bec said...

you should have just brought your own steaks. you could have bbq'ed on the road....

glad you're both okay. happy anniversary!

Rafi G said...

happy anniversary! Sounds like it was a routine, boring night at the Muqata...

Joe Settler said...

Petach Tikva...Excellent Steaks...

Only place you could have gone was "Entrecote".

Happy Anniversary

rockofgalilee said...

happy anniversary

tafka PP said...

And from me.

the sabra said...

ah i see that in honor of the anniversary and in respect for your wife, 'ameel' took a hike and only the 'j' remained. kol hakavod.
o and mazal tov.

Jerusalemcop said...

Happy Anniversary,

So I guess next years menu will be B&B - BBQ and Blog (isn't that your favorite dish Jameel?)

Glad u guys are ok.

J.

Sir Chuck said...

Admit it, Jameel...you staged it all to impress the wife, right? :-)

Baleboosteh said...

Happy Anniversary, may you have many more happy ones to come!!

StepIma said...

Happy Anniversary!

Scraps said...

Congratulations! Happy anniversary!

PsychoToddler said...

Happy Anniversary. This never happens to me.

RR said...

That'll be a story to tell the grandkids! And I agree with the guy who commended you for still going out and celebrating after all that.

Happy Anniversary!

DTC said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!!

Ezzie said...

Oh, I'm supposed to actually leave a comment, right?

MAZEL TOV!! (How do you put UP with him!?)

Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

anniversary fireworks?

naaa...

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