Sunday, June 27, 2010

way too many exclamation points!!!!!

Sometimes i get those dreams that stick in my mind, purely because of how weird they are.

So the other day i was reading about King Henry VIII. That same day i was thinking about one of my friends for some reason or another.

That night i had a dream that she was trying to marry King Henry VIII!! seriously the things i dream of.

I should start a dream journal, make it into a book and become rich!!!

sounds like an awesome plan? ya i thought so too.

Excuse me while i go dream some more dreams for my book. This is serious work.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

My List of 70 Random things to do

I've always at one point or another come up with something that i wish to achieve before i die, or something that i've heard another person has done and since it was so awesomly awesome, i thought to myself " I HAVE TO DO THAT!"

It came to a point where i was like " i should just probably write down my list" so here it is

1. Graduate from university
2. become a lawyer
3. work for human rights
4. learn a martial arts
5. scream at the top of my lungs
6. skinny dip
7. go skydiving
8. bunji Jump
9. donate blood
10. run a marathon
11. write a novel
12. open a (successful) boutique
13. swim 500 yards in under 6 minutes
14. get my nose pierced
15. sleep under the stars
16. teach English in South Korea
17. find the roots of my family tree
18. Visit Japan
19. backpack through Europe
20. ride a horse in the middle of the night
21. Ride a camel around the pyramids in the middle of the night
22. camp in the Sahara desert
23. raft through the grand canyon
24. get closer to my dad
25. shower in a waterfall
26. visit Greece and Turkey
27. feed birds in Italy
28. send a message in a bottle
29. get an answer
30. plant a tree
31. fall in love
32. Marry the person I fall in love with
33. pray fajr on a beach somewhere
34. Stay out all night at a beach and build a bonfire
35. help build a house for battered women in Egypt
36. sponsor an orphan
37. Spend three months getting my body into optimum shape
38. Visit the holy land
39. learn a new language
40. learn how to make sushi
41. scuba dive in the red sea
42. Go white water rafting
43. Ride an elephant through the jungles of Thailand
44. get a job that I love
45. Ride in a gondola down the Grand Canal in Venice.
46. run for student council and have fun doing it
47. Stand on the Great Wall of china
48. learn how to surf!
49. go yak skiing
50. write an article for a major publication
51. get on the cover of a magazine
52. participate in poetry slam
53. live like a local for month
54. visit Niagara falls
55. people watch in central park
56. travel anywhere with a friend
57. ride a boat down the Nile
58. pay the toll for the person behind me
59. partake in a Japanese tea ceremony
60. visit the Prophets grave
61. drink an espresso at the chansa` le zait
62. swim in the dead sea
63. get all As in a given semester
64. make an impact on someone’s life
65. take part in the world’s biggest water fight during Thailand’s New Year’s festivities
66. Bike the Pacific Coast Highway.
67. memorize the Quran and learn its tafseer
68. milk a cow
69. make hajj inshallah
70. be at peace with myself

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

And i hope there's a pot of gold at the end of that rainbow!

This Summer was not what it was set out to be but i'm not complaining.

Started out visiting my dad and found him getting ready to move from his apartment. Seriously how much stuff do you need when your only two people in an apartment! The place was full of stuff that for lack of better words, had no use.

when i say my dad and brother can open a fishing equipment shop with all the stuff they've collected that would be an understatement.

During all that, I started teaching Arabic and Qur'an at their Masjid here. This is probably one of the most patience trying yet satisfying things to do. At times you'll have to repeat a verse 50844 times( slight exaggeration...maybe) before the kid gets it. Once they do though, and recite the whole surah back to you it feels good to know that you've helped them memorize a surah they're gonna be praying with the rest of their lives.

I figured i should also step up my religious game a bit and read Islamic books. I started from square one, Islam in general. What it means to be Muslim, and not just Sunni. I began reading into Shia, Sunni, and Sufi theology. It was interesting to say the least. I’ve read the generals but I wanted to go into historical depth. Then it became too many books to keep up with so I figured if a book should take precedence it should be the Qur'an. So Qur'an understanding and memorization it is.

Then during all that, I realized that "oh hey, I'm planning to go to law school. I need to take the LSAT exam for that". Yea, so I’m cracking open the books.

hmmmm, lets see what else.

I promised myself that i would try being healthier, and i swear its not easy! I don't know how my sister eats so much fruits. Seriously, like that has to be unhealthy or something. forget eating 5 fruits or vegetables a day. I'm trying to get it to 2 first! and running a mile everyday.

ummm, we'll see how far that goes.

Yep. so thats life.

I'm not much on the blogger scene anymore.
I barely get an internet connection as it is.

Happy 2nd day of summer Ya'll


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

lets give it a C-A-R-R-O-T!!! whats that spellll!

The other day we were driving a 12 hour drive to Virginia. To pass time i decided to play a game of I spy with my siblings, when it came to my little sisters turn it went something like this.

Little Sister: I spy something green!

Me: That tree.

Brother: that other tree

sister: Your shirt

Little Brother: her pillow ( pointing at my blanket)

Little Sister: No, NO you guys let me give you guys a hint. It starts with K

Brother: ummmm

Me: (Jokingly) Mama's eyes.

Little sister: YAAAA!! you win!!

Me: :S that doesn't start with K

Little Sister: Yah? but its greeeen!

No one can blame me for my spelling and grammatical errors. It's in my genes!

Monday, June 7, 2010

checking in

Alive and thus thankful.