March 11, 2008 | Filed Under Uncategorized
Sometimes it feels like I picked random words out of the dictionary, shook them up and spilled them onto a page to create my life. This week is one of those times. My friend Kari Barber and I are covering the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Foreign Minister during this week’s Organization of the Islamic Conference Summit for the Associated Press Television Network. See what I mean?
Here’s the foreign minister, Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al-Kahalifa, who, when we met him yesterday, made a joke by giving Kari the Texas “hook ‘em” horns sign after she told him she went to Oklahoma.
Yesterday was the first day of the weeklong event, and after Kari and I woke up bright and early to cover the 8:30 meeting, we found out it had been postponed until 2:00 pm. We went to the Meridian Hotel, where the conference is being held, around 1:00 pm and met up with the Bahrainian contingency. They’re all extremely friendly, and they all think Kari and I are insane for living in Dakar.After a long day of continued delays and Kari and I marching around the maze that is the Meridian, we had some footage (Kari is a camerawoman) and photos (that’s me) to send back to London, where it would then go off to Bahrain to play on their national television station. So here’s us hustling back to send our material before deadline. And by hustling I mean flashing peace signs at my point and shoot digital. Dakar Vice…