Folksies, today I am back to work so I’ll try to be less sober while I sort out the piles of emails and paper work in front of me. By the time you’re reading this post, I’m in my desk suffering from double vision and painfully missing my daughter at home. Reality bites.
Anyway, just an update about the weather here now – Dubai’s a lot better than when I left for vacation. We still have highs of 33C but the humidity is fairly low and at night, it’s very comfortable and cooler. In the morning, I can see rolls of clouds (in the morning) that gets me excited.
November and clouds could mean one thing – RAIN! The last time it rained in Dubai was last March. So I thought while I get busy catching up with my work, why don’t we play a little game? I promise it’ll be fun!
When do you think we Dubaians will get our first drop of rain of the season?
Last year, it was around mid-November but with the crazy weather and global warming caused climate changes, we’ll never know! Place your bets and win a prize! Exciting or what?
Here are the rules:
- Pick a date from tomorrow, 3rd November onto the 30th (I’m pretty sure it’ll rain before the end of this month so I didn’t include December)
- Leave a comment with your date of choice (your bet Dubai’s going to have the first rain of the season). If you leave your blog URL in the comment form, I’ll link to it.
- This post will be updated with the names of the commentors as they come in.
- You can pick any one date but I’ll open the bets to three people per day only. Once three people have picked a day, that day will be closed.
- When the skies open up and we get rain here, with the road getting wet – the road has to get wet so a 10 second drizzle isn’t counted, then I’ll announce the winner(s)! Naturally, once it rains, this contest will be closed.
I’ll include a news clip/article for evidence – rain in Dubai always land in the news so you’ll know this game is fair. 😉
The prize will be something Dubai-themed, I’m not going to reveal what it is yet so it’s a surprise! Now here are the dates, go!
- November 3 – No rain!! *CLOSED*
- November 4 – No rain!! *CLOSED*
- November 5 – CMC No rain!! *CLOSED*
- November 6 – Bing No rain!! *CLOSED*
- November 7 – Nicole No rain!! *CLOSED*
- November 8 – Janil No rain!! *CLOSED*
- November 9 – Krista No rain!! *CLOSED*
- November 10 – Elle No rain!! *CLOSED*
- November 11 – alohalmolly, Hollie No rain!! *CLOSED*
- November 12 – Robin No rain!! *CLOSED*
- November 13 – Maryam, Karry Knisley, Raelena *3 betters, CLOSED* No rain!! *CLOSED*
- November 14 – Over Thirty Mommy, Desai, NJ *CLOSED* * No rain!! *CLOSED*
- November 15 – Kaleido, Kristine Sorochinsky, Vishal *CLOSED* * No rain!! *CLOSED*
- November 16 – JuliaA, Kimberly * No rain!! *CLOSED*
- November 17 – Maribeth, Kayla * No rain!! *CLOSED*
- November 18 – Erica, Tanya, Dee *CLOSED* * No rain!! *CLOSED*
- November 19 – Luigi@Brochures, Tammy No rain!! *CLOSED*
- November 20 – Shruti Jagdeesh No rain!! *CLOSED*
- November 21 – Urban Thought, Nicki No rain!! *CLOSED*
- November 22 – Mita56 (bet submitted via Twitter) *It rained! it rained! Competition CLOSED *
- November 23 – JENNIE, Some Lucky Dog
- November 24 – Anton Deleon, Therabreath
- November 25 – willowsprite
- November 26 – Kate
- November 27 – Jingle
- November 28 – AB Smith, Tia
- November 29 – Cathy
- November 30 – Gloridel
Good luck and wish us rain!
We’re having our first really big rains of the season this week, thunder and lightning and everything. It was torrential this morning.
For Dubai I’ll say 12 November, since that’s my sister’s birthday :).
I will say is 11 November!
This is fun!
.-= alohamolly´s last blog ..First Giveaway – The Perfect Gift [sticky mode] – 15 Oct- 15 November 2009, 11:59pm-M’sia Time =-.
Id say November 13th in Dubai 🙂
I take the 17th, my birthday!
.-= Maribeth´s last blog ..The Time Changed =-.
Hmm… November 10th!
I’m going to go with November 27th! This is fun! LOL
.-= Jingle´s last blog ..Scherenschnitte. It’s cool. Trust me. =-.
my bet is november 16th!
.-= JuliaA´s last blog ..cat grass (how to spoil your feline brat even MORE) =-.
November 15th..squat in the middle.
.-= Kaleido´s last blog ..Weeding =-.
I will pick the 14th since it is my sister’s birthday!
.-= Over Thirty Mommy´s last blog ..Annee Matthew and SmartZip Sleeper WINNERS!!!! =-.
I’m going for Nov. 21st.
.-= Urban Thought´s last blog ..Happy Halloween =-.
I want the 18th!! =)
I’ll go with the 9th since no one has claimed it yet! and the 9th of next month is my birthday anyway!
.-= Krista´s last blog ..My Little Lion =-.
I’m going for November 17th since that’s my birthday 😀
Good luck everyone!!
.-= Kayla´s last blog ..10 Parts Fear and 90 Parts Welcoming =-.
You must be really missing your daughter. What a tough job, having to work away from home.
My wild guess is on November 24, 2009 rain will start pouring in Dubai. In some places, like the Philippines, they almost have cursed heavy rains for putting their country in really tough situations.
November 19? I’m so excited to know the answer! haha
hahahhahhahahah, so funny!!! I say 8th November…
.-= janil´s last blog ..Otro: =-.
This is so exciting…I will go for 23rd!!!
I’m praying that it will rain in Doha on that same day para mas masaya…
….sana manalo ako yayyy…
mine would be NOVEMBER 30….
My bet is November the 24th….it is going to rain on the 24th……yep, im pretty sure it will….
.-= Anton Deleon´s last blog ..Random Fixing…. =-.
Try lng…maybe this 6th…sabay sa bday ni mother…hehehe…malay natin.
I say November 13th
I say November 11
.-= Hollie´s last blog ..How to Find Great Conversations and Who to Follow on Twitter =-.
I shall choose November 25th. *crosses fingers* 🙂
.-= willowsprite´s last blog ..ABCs =-.
i call the 7th! maybe it will be a lucky number!!!
.-= Nicole´s last blog ..Happy (Belated) Halloween from Oliver! =-.
Can i get the 26th if no one has called it yet???
yes, you can have the 26th or any other date that has only two takers in it. 🙂
I allow only up to three persons to vote for one date.
I’ll take a guess, November 29th
I will say… the 16th! (This is super fun, I love the idea~)
Please put me for November 18th
I’ll go with 11/05.
.-= Raelena´s last blog ..new book release: Posess Me at Midnight (The Doomsday Brethren, Book 3) by Shayla Black =-.
Hmmm, I’l say November 15th. Just a wild guess. 🙂
.-= Kristine Sorochinsky´s last blog ..H1N1 =-.
I’m betting on November 18th..someone i know is expected to fly home then.
I’ll pick November 23rd! You’ll be enjoying the rain 🙂 I’ll be celebrating my grandson’s 7th birthday with him!
.-= Some Lucky Dog´s last blog ..A Christmas Carol IMAX package Could Be Yours at 5 Minutes 4 Giveaways =-.
I would pick the 15th of November.
.-= Vishal´s last blog ..FEAR?…What’s that? =-.
I’m guessing November 19. : )
.-= Tammy´s last blog ..Chuncheon-style Kimchi Pizza 2nd Anniversary =-.
i could feel it will rain on the 14th…
Nov 14 will see rain 😀
November 14th….my friend’s birthday!
i want the 21st please!
I’m going to go with the 28th.
My guess for you is on the 20th of November… although I certainly hope you get some before that. I thought we had a drought..
Hope your days go by quicker at work so you can go home to Pristine, I am sure she misses you too.
Glad you are back at your posting, I did miss you here! 🙂
.-= Lorie Shewbridge´s last blog ..Cartoon of the Day: Teenagers, Oh I Remember =-.
it’s probably getting too late in dubai for me to have much luck with this month, but i posted about this contest on my blog, so maybe someone else can!
.-= JuliaA´s last blog ..guess when it?ll rain in dubai?win a special prize! =-.
I have to take the 29th.
for me, Nov 23