May 27th, 2004

Flaming Computer

Another evening spent trying to sort out Khadijah's computer.  I used the recovery disc and took it back to the beginning - we tried to dopy to cd Abdullah's 300 record covers but it wouldn't finish the job (as usual) .

The recovery seems to have worked but when I tried to reinstall the McAfee Virus Scan it wouldn't do it.  I contacted their live help and in the end he suggested I contact Customer Services - which I did by sending an email.

The only thing I can think of doing is to use the 30 day money back guarantee and cancel the subscription and to start again, perhaps with McAfee or perhaps with Norton.  I'm not sure if there is much difference.  I've used McAfee for about 4 years and it seems okay.

Yesterday  poliphilo  came with me and spent some happy time playing with Khadijah's baby Aisha - she's 6 months old and a happy baby - at one point he was sat on the floor with her singing "Row, row, row the boat" and doing the actions and Aisha was giggling away.

I'm not doing very well with the raw eating.  Mainly I haven't got the energy to think of what to eat.  I just take some sprouted bread and sprouts or eat what  poliphilo  cooks.  I am eating plenty of fruit though.

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Abdullah

My friend Khadijah is Pakistani born and her husband is English - white english - who was already a moslem when she met him. He says he is a revert not a convert which sounded strange at first. They live in an area which is nearly all people of Pakistani extraction. He used to go to Mosque but apparently people were unfriendly to him and they suffer quite a lot of abuse from people round about. I would have thought that the Moslem community would be proud to have converted (reverted) a white person, but he is looked down on and as the men walk along shaking hands with everyone he is often ignored. Like he says he's getting mad about it now. Mad with the people that is. Nothing shakes his faith in Allah. Strangely for a man of about 38 he is also a 1950's freak. They have 2 houses - the one they live in will be demolished in a couple of years - and in the one they don't live in he has it furnished 50s style. Khadijah took me round there the other day and showed it to me. He is a real Elvis freak. He buys vintage clothes from America, has a 50s hairstyle and his house even has a 50s style home bar - even though neither of them drink. It seemed strange.  poliphilo  &  I were born in the 50s and neither of us are drawn to the era, yet a man who wasn't even born then is crazy about them.
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