Friday, January 30, 2009
Someone close to her was going to die.
The sunlight streamed through the curtains and she winced as she got up. She had a killer headache and she felt that she was forgetting something. As her sister came in her room to wake her up and before she could yet at her for coming in without knocking, it all came back to her. The nightmare, the sweating, and the fear of knowing that someone close to her was going to die. It all came back to her and hit her with such force that she started tearing up. What if it was her sister?
Seeing that she was awake, sitting there with such a look of horror on her face, jasmine closed her mouth and knew to leave her sister alone when she was in a bad mood. She left the room quietly, not that her sister noticed; she was too preoccupied with her thoughts.
Katie walked in a daze throughout the day; the tension was too much. She wished the whole ordeal were over already. She silently cried out at her monstrosity. How could she even think that thought? She had to spend every moment she had with her friends and family, she did not want to regret those moments later. When she got home from school she gave her mom a big hug and held her for a couple of moments trying to remember and store everything about the moment. Her mom smiled gave her a big smile and jokingly asked if she wanted anything and what was up all of a sudden. Katie just smiled at her mom. “Would you like to go out for dinner?” she said, “just you, me, and jasmine, my treat.” “Ok now something is really wrong,” her mom joked with her again. “Just be ready at 5:00 mom” she called out as she got to her room.
to be continued....
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
After what seemed like a month and 2 days of contemplating the idea of putting on my contacts or not, I separated myself momentarily from the laptop to go and put my contacts on, I put one in and then the voices in my laptop told me that Obama was going to do his swear-in. I made the not so wise decision to close that eye because I was not going to miss any part of the inauguration. What would I tell my grand-grand children! I watched the whole thing and I even started appreciating the fact that I was not out there in the cold, freezing my ass off! By the end of it I had to manually open the eye that I had shut, make it back to the bathroom and put the darn thing in there!
At least now, I know what I would tell my grand- grand children about that day!
“The view was great kids, it was just great!”
Monday, January 19, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Man: well my wife here was saying where is she from and I said India
Me: ohh no actually I’m Egyptian
Woman: really!! Well welcome to our country
Me: * smiles* Thanks (did I mention that I’ve lived here for like 9 years)
Man: One of my good friends here, he is Indian
Woman: yea his wife has that little red dot in the middle of her forehead
Me ( in my mind): WAT!! My pimple is not that big!!!
Me ( out loud): ohh well I think that involves their culture or religion maybe
Man: pointing to my brother: well is that your little one
Me: noooo noo that’s my little brother, Say hi buddy
Brother: hi :p
Man: Give me five!
Brother proceeds to give him five
Woman: where did he learn that!
Me: ummm ( wat? How do you learn a high five) school I think!
Woman: that is cool
Woman: Woowww that’s a pretty ring you have on
Me: thank youuuu
Man: yea that’s really nice
Me: thanks again (awkward)
Sweet people. They really were. I’m just not exactly sure what they thought they were going to get out of me, but Ok! :D
I got back in the car and we drove out of the town with a sign of relief at the edge of the town there was a man standing near the road trying to hitchhike a ride. Things I’ve only read about in books I now had confirmed. Little towns and people that hitchhiked existed!! I now saw life in a whole new different manner J
No really, the moral of the story is never to let your gas get low that you have to stop at towns that remind you of Texas chainsaw massacre!
Saturday, January 10, 2009
( Images from Delia's and Alloys)
My best friend made me realize not too long ago that cardigans are life savers and look great with almost everything and i mean this chick makes anything she wears look great anyways. A tip for any Hijabie, Cardigans solve the whole maxidress undershirt problem for the few who feel that they're too tight, cardigans are wider, still lookin good, and leave room to breathe! Although these looks arent hijabie friendly, one gets the drift ( i hope) so go out there and cardigan away!!
Please World do not forget to keep Gaza and all the palestinians in your prayers!!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Something that i feel strongly enough to talk about is the Gaza crisis occurring right now in Palestine. perhaps not the most optimistic thing for a new year or the best to start a blog with, but it is a fact of life, and unfortunately it is occurring while the world does nothing Turing its back to all that is happening. If you do not know what it is I am ranting about let me fill you up with some of the basic facts. On December 27th , 2008, Israel launched a series of attacks on the strip of Gaza where a population of several million Palestinians are condensed together on this small strip of land. On the first day of these attacks Israel killed about 200 people and wounded about a thousand others. They claimed that these attacks were in self-defense against " Hamas" : a Palestinian militant group fighting for Palestinian nationality and elected by the people in 2005. The Israeli side of the story would have been more realistic if they had put some facts into consideration. For the last 18 months Israel has closed all borders around Gaza barely allowing any food, water, medical supplies, etc. through. Barely anyone was allowed through the checkpoints and to the other side even though most of Palestinians worked on Israeli land, this left more than 50% jobless. It was everything a jail was save the name. Now in about a week Israel has killed more than 700, 765 to be more exact, (including more than 230 children and 100 women) they have left about 3100 CIVILIANS injured, some even in critical conditions and with no medical supplies. Israel has not only stopped at that but has demolished houses, schools, places of worship even hospitals. As a result of this blockade people have not been able to flee by land, air, or sea. we are in the 21st century and yet again history is repeating itself with such atrocities as these. What is going on right now gives us a chill reminder of what happened in Rwanda, Bosnia, South Africa, and the Holocaust, 765:4 is hardly blameworthy.
and us standing watching and doing nothing about what is going on makes us part of the horrific actions taking place, and if at least you are not or cannot contribute to the Palestinian cause you can at least stop help funding the Israeli one, one way that you can do that is buy not buying these products http://www.inminds.co.uk/boycott-brands.html that fund Israel.