Yea, we're armed. Everyone in the street with knives and swords. It's fun.
If you're following Egypt's situation with any interest, you might like to read "Notes on Trying to Call Egypt" published on Matador's Traveler's Notebook. The author shares her thoughts and experiences as she's stuck in DC, worrying and trying to call her friends in Egypt. She finally gets in touch with Abdalla; their exchange is both entertaining and very serious.