Guess.What.Day.It.Is?

Is it hump day yet? Even camels are working overtime, the AP reported, as Qatar welcomes more than a million fans for the month-long World Cup. Handlers are cashing in on the opportunity, forcing the animals to give 15 or 20—even 40 rides—without a break. Sometimes, when they’re tired, they simply refuse to stand up and get to work. We feel you, camels.

Mesaieed, Qatar (AP) — Shaheen stretched out on the sand and closed his eyes, but there was little time to rest for the camel. World Cup fans coming in droves to the desert outside Doha were ready for their perfect Instagram moment: riding a camel on the rolling dunes.

As Qatar welcomes more than a million fans for the monthlong World Cup, even its camels are working overtime. Visitors in numbers the tiny emirate has never before seen are rushing to finish a bucket list of Gulf tourist experiences between games: ride on a camel’s back, take pictures with falcons and wander through the alleyways of traditional markets.

On a recent Friday afternoon, hundreds of visitors in soccer uniforms or draped in flags waited for their turn to mount the humpbacked animals. Camels that did not rise were forced up by their handlers. When one camel let out a loud grunt, a woman from Australia shrieked, “it sounds like they’re being violated!” Nearby, a group of men from Mexico dressed in white Qatari thobes and headdresses took selfies.

“It’s really an amazing feeling because you feel so tall,” 28-year-old Juan Gaul said after his ride. The Argentine fan was visiting Qatar for a week from Australia. [Read more…]

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T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week

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Monday Morning Wake-Up Call (Ball)

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Go Green

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Mexico: 1
Netherlands: 0
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(Update @ 2:06PM: I jinxed it…D*MN IT!)


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Caleb (alias Shaheen) makes his World Cup 2014 Prediction of the Day for the Spain v. Chile match beginning at 3pm today.  Don’t bet against this Emirati camel. Shaheen’s record so far is an impressive four out of five, and his only misstep was picking Portugal to beat Germany.


I Believe


Thanks Rachel


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The Kick off of the 2014 World Cup
Here’s our very own Zekester waiting for the U.S. game…


Photographer: Thank you Susan


People are awesome

Here’s an inspiration for your Saturday Morning Work-out (or something)…many wows here.


Thank you John E. Smith @ The Strategic Learner for sharing.

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