Monday, April 25, 2011


Authors Note: I had a little fun with this one... :) 

The words on the screen. They mock me. They laugh that I can't read them. But it's not that I can't read them, I just don't want to read them. I don't want to read them because I'm tired of them. They're everywhere, did you know that? EVERYWHERE. These words that I'm typing, yeah, they're mocking me too. But they're confused. Why on earth would I despise them if I have to use them to express myself. Damn you words. I can't think right now. Again- not that I can't but I don't want to. Words... W.O.R.D.S. Confused? Me too. Junkadoodle. That's an awesome word. JUNK-A-DOODLE. I think it's my favorite now. Say it out loud. Go ahead! Try it. You know you want to. Haha you did, didn't you? It’s mine, you can’t steal it. If I catch you using it, you will be in trouble. Letters. Letters make words, which make sentences, which make thoughts, which make conversation. Wow. Letters do a lot. Yet these words are mocking me. Laughing at me. Staring me in the face. Pointing fingers at me. Bullies. HELP! ... No one comes. Sad. Ha, who cares? Not I. Why do you mock me my dear friends? If it were not for me, you would not be read. You would not be written. No one would care to think about you. LIES. Caught me. You are everywhere, of course people would think about you. But would they actually take the time out and see you through the lens which I see you through? No, I don't think so. So you are welcome. You are welcome, although you mock me. I don't appreciate you mocking me. It's not fair. Stop it. STOP IT! Now I shall laugh at you. I give you birth and you mock me. Words. Without you I would be so lost. With you I am tired. Can't live with them, can't live without them- just like men. Ha, I had to.  

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I have lots of guy friends who are always looking for advice about girls, the complex creatures that we are.  Here are some pointers:

Skinny jeans are for girls, not boys!  That goes for low rise too... eww.
Always walk with me on the inside, protect me from danger.
I'll wash the dishes, just pleaseee take out the trash.
Don't trust a girl who doesn't love babies.
Chocolate.  Enough said!
Be an amazing son to your parents.
Movies on a first date is the wrong move.  Take us somewhere where we can converse.
We want to come to sporting events!  Not every single one, you have your boys for that, just once in a while.
Do not take longer to get dressed/do your hair than we do - all girls like rugged boys!
Have an awesome laugh.
Walk in to a room and own the place.  Shoulders back, head up, don't slouch.
Don't smoke.
Sing us something, even if you're terrible at it, you'll earn a million love points.

Be the charmer we all know you can be ;)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Fact or Fiction

My entire immediate family (including me) was born on a different continent
·         Mom- Asia
·         Dad- Africa
·         Brother- Europe
·         Me- North America

My brother and I are 6 years apart and he’s freaking amazing with technology- I love you!

I have always dreamed of going to Law School at SMU and one day will fulfill this dream

I want to go into the FBI after Law School as a criminal interrogator

I LOVE fruit snacks- I love food in general though

My favorite movie is Pirates of the Caribbean- Jack Sparrow is hilarious

 My mind is always in a continuous spectrum of thoughts- Recently my thoughts have been taken over by a certain something

I want to get married in every major religion- I think it would be fun to experience different cultures weddings. Probably won’t happen though, ha!  

 I feed off of the energy around me

My religion is my life- proud Muslim woman

I hate being underestimated- I might be small but my actions speak louder than my WORDS!

I’m a genius- don’t doubt it

I love extra pulp orange juice- DUHHHH!

I’m loud and crazy and love doing spontaneous things

I currently am thankful for everyone in my life and all that I have- Thank you God

I had an amazing day today-The day’s not even over yet! :) 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Air, Earth, Fire and Water- the four classical elements of the world; all four elements are major components of human life and all four elements are taken for granted. Air is what we breathe daily, earth is where we live, fire gives us warmth and water, well, water gives us multiple things. I believe that water is one element that is of most importance to us and one which we don’t appreciate.

Water. It is wet and cold, heavy and light and it flows with great ease. Water is also the most useful element on the planet as it can: purify, provide a home for creatures, quench thirst, destroy things and rebuild things. I didn’t realize until today how important water really is to us.

I’m going to take a different approach to explain how water has such a huge impact on our lives. I did some research and found that basically every poet has written about water and the way they perceive it. With these different perceptions I am finally able to appreciate water and the effects it has on us.

Emily Dickens “Water is Taught by Thirst”
“Water, is taught by thirst.
Land -- by the Oceans passed.
Transport -- by throe --
Peace -- by its battles told --
Love, by Memorial Mold --
Birds, by the Snow.”

Through this you learn that water is good for your body and appreciate the thirst it quenches.

Langston Hughes Excerpt from “Life is Fine”
 “I went down to the river,
I set down on the bank.
I tried to think but couldn't,
So I jumped in and sank.”

“I came up once and hollered!
I came up twice and cried!
If that water hadn't a-been so cold
I might've sunk and died.”

“But it was cold in that water! It was cold!”

Water has the ability not only to save life but take life.

Hafiz “A Suspended Blue Ocean”
 “The sky is a suspended blue ocean.
The stars are the fish that swim.
The planets are the white whales
I sometimes hitch a ride on,
And the sun and all light
Have forever fused themselves
Into my heart and upon
My skin.
There is only one rule
On this Wild Playground,
For every sign Hafiz has ever seen
Reads the same.
They all say,
‘Have fun, my dear; my dear, have fun,
In the Beloved's Divine
O, in the Beloved's

Water can be alluded to different aspects of the world and still represent its true form.

Robert Frost “Fire and Ice”
“Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.”

Water has different forms, ones which can be dangerous.

T.S. Elliot Excerpt from “Death by Water”
“PHLEBAS the Phoenician, a fortnight dead, 
Forgot the cry of gulls, and the deep seas swell 
And the profit and loss.
 A current under sea 
Picked his bones in whispers. As he rose and fell 
He passed the stages of his age and youth 
 Entering the whirlpool.
Gentile or Jew 
 O you who turn the wheel and look to windward
Consider Phlebas, who was once handsome and tall as you.”

Water has the ability to purify and rebirth.

Jalaluddin Rumi Excerpt from “The Vigil”
“Lovers can't sleep when they feel the privacy
of the beloved all around them. Someone
who's thirsty may sleep for a little while,
but he or she will dream of water, a full jar
beside a creek, or the spiritual water you get
from another person. All night, listen
to the conversation. Stay up.
This moment is all there is.

Water can also be looked upon a religious and spiritual aspect. 

Sunday, April 3, 2011


That's what I'm talkin about!