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The Box goes far away…

While on my daily Jordan Planet surf, I log on today to Tololy’s Box and find a redesign, so I email Tololy with wishes for happy new year and a pat on the back.

So Roba sends Tololy an email to wish her a Happy New Year.

I also email her a picture I took downtown around a year or so ago that’s very similar to her new header image, mainly because a few weeks back, she emailed me a picture she took last summer that’s very similar to my header image! Whee!

And much to Tololy’s surprise, Roba attaches a picture to her email, one very similar to the new header at the Box!

Tololy replies with an attachment herself- and for a minute, I thought Tololy sent me an empty email back with the original picture that I sent. But then, upon scrutiny, I realized that shit!- It’s not my picture, but it’s a picture taken at the same exact and angle as the picture that I sent her! How freaky! Blogerette ESP, anyone?
Naturally, the blogger in me is thinking “Dude, that’s so weird! I so wanna blog this!”

The Fates could not be more cunning! A quick look at the picture that Roba sent proves to Tololy that she has the same exact picture on some CD in some corner. She fishes for the CD, then for the picture, and says : This is freakish! you won’t believe it! and sends the email off to Roba.

A shared blogblock day resulted in an MSN conversation and an idea for an experimental blog post, sorta like synchronized swimming ;)

Tololy sends Roba an email that says: “Ok listen here’s a suggestion coz I’m blogblocked today. Could you blog it for me too? Have you as a guest-blog? what do you think?”
And there you have it. The fruit of telepathy and a blogger’s block, an interaction between Tololy and Roba. Should we mention how scary it was to discover how similar the two pictures are? Or how the two girls turned out to be pretty experimental?

Musicalinstruments Pictures 710
So which one’s mine and which one’s Tololy’s you think?


Yeah, well, what’s life without a few dragons?


Serving: toot


  1. The first one is Tololy’s!! hehe :)

    *I can’t find a suitable adjective* post..

    *still smiling in idiocy*!

  2. claud


  3. It is clear that the first is Tololy’s. Because it has a timestamp on it, and none of Roba’s ever had one :)

  4. Yeah the 1st one is Tololy’s, not only for the timestamp, but, hehe I cheated, the 1st one was taken by Song DSC-S40 and I know u always use Canon:D

  5. Dar

    Shall i say it here 2
    Crazy !
    Cheerz !

  6. This is funny…I checked your blog cause I read Tololy’s and she led me here…very funny indeed and I always love the use of guest bloggers because it gives a new breath of fresh air to a blog that has a set style.

  7. Can you show us the pic that Tololy took which is similar to your header?

  8. girls must be soul mates..and lovely pics by the way.

  9. Hiya Roba,

    Just flew by from Tololy’s I love your photos.

    Happy New Year!

  10. Pleasure mentally connecting with Roba, I must say!

  11. Freaky indeed!


    Very interesting pic by the way:)

  12. Ziad D.

    Great minds think alike!!!
    To answer your question:
    I think the one on top is yours; I say this because if you look at the lantern on the top left portion of the photo it seems it has been taken at a few inches higher than the one on the bottom. And from what I gathered the Assi family has been blessed with above-average height, thus the person taking the top photo is a taller person and therefore it would be you Miss Assi.
    Thus concludes my idiotic analysis of said photos. I have a funny feeling that I am wayyyyyyyyy off. Happy New Year!!!

  13. omar assi

    im sorry to say this, but sadly Roba is nothing near to tall

  14. Huh, WOW. I wouldn’t say freaky, but overwhelmingly incredible, and very interesting!

    Unfortunately I can’t think of any way to tell which one’s yours, other than resorting to the technical details (i.e. timestamp, or camera info).

  15. very nice pics roba, and very interesting blog. glad to have found it.

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