Monday, May 16, 2005

New template
Some of you may have noticed that I (finally) changed the template. Now you can actually leave comments, which, frankly, terrifies me. I am terrified that you will comment and terrified that you won't.

So, remember when you see all those 0s in the archives, that we only just today turned on the comment function.

16 comments:

Rosebuds said...

I am glad you finally turned on comments. I have been reading your blog from the beginning and your insights into Iraqi society are priceless. I have forwarded your blog to a US state department blogger and they too were/are fascinated. I wish all Americans could see your blog, they have no idea that Iranians do not hate us. Anyway keep on blogging I love your insights.

Cathy said...

I, too, treasure your insights and your excellent writing. I am assigning your blog to my reading class this summer (college level), so you may be getting quite a few comments from my class.
Students my classes have little awareness of life and reality beyond their immediate surroundings. This limited perspective makes it hard for them to make reasonable judgements about the issues they read about in the paper or that we talk about in class.

An Iranian Reader said...

Oh, thank Zeus that Rosebuds up there mentions Iranians down the line. I was so terrified that a long-time reader actually thinks this weblog is about the "Iraqi society"! Typos can be scary.

BTW, the new template is ugly Emerald.

Rosebuds said...

oops didn't notice that slip...lol i had just finished reading a slew of Iraqi blogs that I read...sorry : )

An Iranian Reader said...

Oh and upload us some photos. You can use the free Hello.com software, it works well with Blogger. Or better yet, get a Flickr account. Everyone's doing it now, show some "cheshm o ham cheshmi" woman :)

An Iranian Reader said...

It's cool Rosebuds. Here, read an artice on a female auto racer in Iran (Reg. req'd). TE should go once.

Paranoid said...

its great that i can finally leave you a comment. for a few months now i've been enjoying your insights and your unique prespective. i've actually used some of your posts in a paper that i wrote on the affect of weblogs on the civil socity in iran. i'll continue reading your weblog. keep it up.

Ali said...

I've been reading here for a long time, off and on though and have sent you a few emails long time ago. It makes me happy to think of Americans reading your honest (and not necessarily praising) posts from Tehran. What I believe, they have always been kept away from, is the real image of our country (which by no means is perfect), as well as the real image of America that some Iranians living in Iran have been taken away from. These blogs act as a bridge that connects a typical Iranian in Washington D.C. writing about the U.S, to people like you, an American living in Tehran, writing about Iran.
This is the true way throughwhich us nations get to know each other better.
Long story short, keep up with the great job, I've always referred many of my friends to here so that they would know how "others" see us.

Best Regards,

Anonymous said...

This is to rosebuds
Are you sure you have been reading this weblog becuase this blog is in Iran not Iraq and trust me we are not the same!

ET said...

Please do not harass Rosebuds... a typo is not the end of the world.

N. said...

TE, glad to be able to comment and even get your comments back...

Must say it's been a delight to read your writings!

Sigmundine said...

Hello T, I just sent you an email. Your blog looks great. That refrain, I remember it so well from my time in Iran, "We love Americans, it's the government we don't like". It's reassuring to read your blog and see through your eyes what is both so familiar and distant.

fred said...

I've been reading your blog since the beginning. Good Job.Keep it up.
As for Rosebuds' mistake, let's just say that such mistakes are enough to start a war, so never again...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for adding comments. I've been reading your blog for some time, comparing your comments about Iranian society with what I'm discovering here in the US among Iranian-Americans. it's been interesting!

DARIUSHAGHA said...

HI,
I AM AN IRANIAN(AMERICAN NOW) LIVING IN US, AND I AM HAPPY TO SEE YOUR VIEW AS AN AMERICAN INSIDE IRAN. AS YOU CAN SEE PEOPLE IN IRAN LOVE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND GOODIES. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, WHILE YOU ARE AT IT, TEACH SOME FARSI IN HERE FOR OUR ENGLISH SPEAKING READERS.

tanya said...

As a long time friend, I've been following your blog since day one. It's funny, irreverent, filled with unique insights and REAL. I've forwarded it to everyone I know b/c it's so important for Americans to read about what's really happening in Iran. Your blog has really opened my eyes up about the mythic and too easily demonized (in the US) Iranian society. I would really love to see K's beautiful country myself one day. Keep it coming girl!

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