On any given friday night, Lebanese youth were always faced with the above choices. Often a 50-50 choice, but these days it has skewed right. For others who refuse these two choices, staying home and away from windows to wait it out is the way to go.
Personally, the sight of bomb sniffing dogs giving an all clear made me feel at ease until I read that sniffing ain't very effective in noisy (check), dusty (check), gusty, (check), and crowded (check) areas. Damn you google.
So now I trust my arguile puffing, dozen strong, neighborhood citizen patrol that keeps vigil on this street everynight and we all know how arguiles boost sensory alertness.
Feeling safe? Now, pop the champagne and celebrate the 7th anniversary of liberation.
Happy RESISTANCE* and Liberation day.
*Capped and bolded for all the playa haters out there.
Disclaimer: 2007 pictures are mine, 2000 pictures are stolen off the internet. I think it was the BBC site.