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9/18/10 04:39 am - Awwkward Tuurtle, actually just plain awkward

 So I was in my Management class on Wednesday and we were talking about how gender doesn't really make a difference in the workplace and that peoples' view on differences in gender is mostly of perception. He went on to quote statistical studies to prove that.  Well, technically he didn't say that there is no difference (women tend to take off from work more - unrelated to pregnancy), but he said that the gap is drastically closing.

Anyways, so this one FOB, an older guy (like those returning adults), raises his hand and starts asking about PMS, except he doesn't know that it's called PMS and he doesn't know how to say period -- or at least describe it in a less awkward manner by just coming out and saying it.

So he proceeds to talk somewhat like this (imagine it with a fobby accent), "You know, uh, but with women, they uhh...have this kind of thing, you know, for like 3 or 4 days, i don't know....uhh....this cycle? Something like this cycle that women get, that's what I heard. I heard they get kind of crazy, you know?"

And I was thinking in my head "OH MY GOD....I cannot believe he is bringing this up in a freaking Management class."  I mean, if the guy was like close to our age, I probably would have let him get away with it, but then again if the guy was actually close to my age he probably wouldn't have brought it up like that...even if he had a fobby accent.  It was just majorly awkward coming from an old guy (I'd say he's in his late 20s, early 30s).

My professor is young (for typical professor age) and the look on his face was so poker face.  You could still tell that he felt really awkward because he was being put on the spot with this question. Eventually he was like, "Umm, I don't really feel comfortable talking about this..." And almost every girl in the room was like @~@.  And then the Prof tried to make the situation less awkward by mentioning that some guy actually put that down as a disorder, so it would come under a disorder.

And then he was like "This was the first time I've had this conversation in class...*awkward laugh* You guys should feel proud."

So yeah, that was one of the most awkward classes I've ever had.

9/18/10 02:26 am - Writer's Block: Fall Footwear

Are you a boot person or a shoe person? Why?

As much as a totally love boots (more than shoes), I am unfortunately a shoe person.  Boots may be cooler to look at and wear, but shoes are more practical (for me, at least).  If I wear boots, I don't really feel like taking them off much just because of the hassle.  With shoes I can just kick them off and put them back on like it's nothing.

5/24/10 02:24 pm - Confessions From My Childhood

When I was reallly little, I used to have this pink knitted blanket, which was one of my favorites.  I used to sleep with it all the time.  I would hide underneath it pretending that the monsters that would come out at night were too stupid to find me.  I wonder what happened to it.

2/10/10 05:25 pm - snoooow daaaaay

Rider cancelled all classes for today, which makes me happy. Although, I only had one class to go to anyway, so it's not like it makes much of a difference. Oh well. The snow is pounding pretty hard and it's piling up pretty quickly.

My mom took my tiny car to work today (something about the 'Check Engine' signal showing up in her car), but anyways, she's probably going to get snowed in. I have to shovel out a parking spot for my mom when she gets back (not to mention the sidewalk). I'm just not in the mood for that. There's no point in shoveling until after this storm is over, but by then it will be evening and that is when it is freezing cold out.

For some reason I was a lot more excited for this storm than for the one that occurred 3 days ago. It is probably because I get a snow day out of this one, whereas the other one occurred during the weekend.

I have an 8am class tomorrow, which I really hope gets cancelled. The last thing I need is to wake up extra early and dig my car out just to take a quiz.

What's weird this time is that I never got a text or call saying that classes were cancelled, only an email. Speaking of texting, my dad finally broke down and got a plan...so I can finally text without feeling guilty about racking up the phone bill. I think I mentioned this before, but if not, now you know.
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2/8/10 12:18 am - Whatever happened to my creative juices?

I was never creative to begin with. Random, yes. Creative, unfortunately not. I think my randomness and my likes are the reason I somehow managed to pass all of the art classes I took. I just don't have any originality.

The reason I bring it up is because I wasted a good 2 hours of my life with Basma trying to come up with a name for a blog meant for muslim teens. The result? We still didn't come up with a decent name.

Although, we did manage to come up with some stuff, none of which we could use: The Muslim Shadys and MILF (Muslim I'd Like to Friend), the latter would probably get us beaten to a pulp by parents. On the other hand, they probably wouldn't get the joke in the first place until some dumb teen would tattle to their parents, which would somehow lead back to my parents.

I feel like I should do something that would play off the word "slim" as in muSLIM, but minus the rapper stuff.

Ugh, I really don't know. Any suggestions?

1/30/10 01:08 am - meep

Ellow people. Just updating this thing, since I haven't since last year.

First and foremost, Happy New Year! Even though it's probably too late to say that since January is coming to an end.

The new semester has started. I have an 8am class on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Professional/Strategic Speeaking. How much does that suck? Basically, I have to wake up mad early because it takes twice as long to get to campus due to the morning traffic. It's amazing how much an hour's difference makes when it comes to traffic. I also can't write my speeches the morning of and have to do it the night before otherwise I'm screwed.

Let's see, what else?

Oh, I love my Networkings professor. She's like old (40ish?), but she's a totally cool dudette. She totally talks like she's from our generation, and she's into the tech stuff from our generation too, more so than us even.

Anyways, that's all I can think of since my mom is kicking me offline.

Peace Out.

11/19/09 11:57 am - Thanksgiving Overload

I keep saying how busy Thanksgiving weekend is going to be, but I decided to post it all here so that I can organize all the events going on.

Wednesday - Party (Clean House, Prepare Food - Somosas lol)
Thursday - Thanksgiving (Visit People, Thanksgiving Dinner), Night Before Eid Festivities
Friday - Black Friday (Rake in best of electronic deals), EID (Go to morning Eid prayers, help clean up hall, greet/hug/kiss people I haven't seen in months, have to deal with people coming over AND/OR going to other people's houses, clean up house)
Saturday - Chill from exhuastion, More visiting people in celebration of Eid
Sunday - HOMEWORK, Faaiza's Birthday (Do something creative?, Invade her house)

Yep, if you haven't noticed. Eid and Black Friday fall on the same day this year. So the question is, should I even bother waking up that early in the morning if I have to be up and ready (all decked out in fancy clothes) by 7:30? Not to mention, I'll be exhausted by evening time. Eid is a very exhausting day.

11/13/09 04:53 pm - A Horror Film Moment?

So yesterday morning I wake up to hear a light banging sound coming from outside/above my room. At first I thought there was some weird animal in the attic, which I thought was not good at all. After listening closer, I noticed that it wasn't coming from the attic, but from outside my window. I look outside my window to find a swarm of crows flying outside. There were like a dozen sitting on the grass in my backyard and another dozen flying around in the air right outside my window. They kept landing on my roof (the lower section of the roof, which is right next to my window) and then flying back into the air again. It seemed like they were doing flying suicides between the roof, midair, and the grass. I'm not saying I'm scared of crows or anything, but I have to admit the whole situation was really creepy. I mean, up close those birds were pretty big and black. It felt like I was in a horror movie and those crows were an omen that something horrific was yet to come.
Happy Friday the 13th.
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11/6/09 12:38 am - Retarted Distractions

 Leave it to Basma to distract with something as stupid as Camp Rock songs in Hindi. LMAO.


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10/29/09 07:15 pm - So not a bookworm

The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed. Well, let's see.
1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've read 6 and force books upon them.


1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 1984 - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold (so effing depressing T-T)
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

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So overall, I've read 17 of these, not bad.  I'm sure most of my bookwork friends of have read more.

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