Sunday, December 27, 2009


Winston Rowntree

Friday, December 25, 2009

unknown destination♥

i can't wait til years from now when everything's sorted out and we're set. waiting sucks.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

NYC snow♥

Doug Kim

Hm, a grand snowball fight in the middle of Time Square on my birthday blizzard?

Monday, December 21, 2009


...maybe i've realized it already,
but i havent stopped chasing people or trying to fix everything
and on a side note,
people need to stop taking advantage of me.
seriously, it's not cute.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

peace, defined♥

snow brings peace.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

a kid forever♥

today is my 19th birthday :)
my last year of being a teenager... woww. i would say 'it feels like just yesterday that i turned 13', but i don't actually remember that or anything else.
this is the first year i had absolutely nothing planned for my birthday. and it just so happens to be snowing 12-24 inches today, too. SNOWED IN ON MY 19TH. oh joy. well, there's always sledding :)
and cake. and lots of fun gifts.... hm, this might not be so bad after all. we'll see.

im still a kid.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.
(Speech at Islamia College for women March 25, 1940.)
-Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

the ting tings♥


Sunday, December 13, 2009

cute and clean♥

haha aww james franco, i love youuu.

Friday, December 11, 2009


When you're feeling pain, it sucks.
It's like you KNOW in your heart that one day the pain will be gone and things will be fine.
But when you're in it, it sucks and you're stuck and nothing anyone says can make you feel better.
You will be reassured about a million times that you're amazing and that you'll be fine.
And it may be true but at that moment, it's not.
And you'd do anything to be free of all the hurt that your heart is filled with.

And that, my friend, is LIFE.

On a happier note, my first semester of my freshman year of college is OVER. And it was wonderful.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

a walk to remember♥

Look, I thought I saw something in you, something good, but I was very wrong.

i stumbled upon this.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

road trips♥

my weekend was so much fun.
next weekend: NEW YORK CITYY, babyy.
my home away from home.
i love road tripsssss.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

a much needed farewell♥

I’d wanted a real kiss, something to remember, but I’d long ago learned not be picky in farewells. They weren’t guaranteed or promised. You were lucky, more than blessed, if you got a goodbye at all.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


10% of the world’s pop is in Africa yet she's home to 67% of all HIV cases. Fight AIDS in Africa.
Join (RED).

Sunday, November 29, 2009

i'm lucky♥

they call me their four leaf clover :)


is where i want to be right now.
this weekend? winnn.

Friday, November 27, 2009

for my first time EVER working, my shift was from 1am to 7am on black friday. damn, i'm good.
no, i just stood at the front and greeted people for 6 hours.
stand around and get paid? sounds good to me.

i'm takin my earnings, and i'm going to Bora Bora.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

I'm dying to breathe in these abundant skies.
i love Thanksgiving.
i want to bottle it up.
this year is especially great because i get to see my high school friends who i havent seen since college began!! ;)
and tomorrow's Eid! greattt weeek.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

saturday night was AMAZING. i'd like to put that night on repeat, please.
and i want some black heeled boots. i'm craving them. i love boots.
i want to take a drive on a long narrow road.
i'd like a pet zebra.BANKSY.

Monday, November 23, 2009

prettyyy churchh. i finally went inside yesterdayy.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Erin and I at the front desk at the library asking a man for help with our human spirituality project:

"Hi, where can we find the Torah, Bible and Quran?"
"In the BS section."

Yes, that actually happened.

Friday, November 20, 2009

"You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect - you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break; her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there."
Bob Marley was a smart man.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

100th Post :)
let's make it magical...
if i find out i have 10 cavaties at my next dentist visit, ibrahim is to blame.
i eat way too much candy.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Leonid Meteor Shower!
I went to see my first meteor shower this morning from 2am til 4am and it was so incredible! We didn't see too much because it was a bit cloudy and there was still a lot of light pollution even when we left the city. but what we did see was beautiful :)
but before we actually went to view them, two friends and i got lost for 40 minutes on some highway... haha surprise, surprise...
when we finally got there, we put the blanket out and laid down to watch the magic.
i kept giggling because it was so early and i havent gotten any sleep! and that's what happens to me when i'm that tired. i just finished writing my sociology paper and now i have to read for one of my classes. so i just pulled an all-nighter...hooray.

wishes, wishes, wishes :)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

last night was so much fun :) zaneera picked me up at 11 last night to go to the park with friends... the park closed at sunset. so we went and met up with 6 other girls to have a BONFIRE!! it was so scarryyy and so much fun! just a bunch of girls on a cold night crowded around a warm fire. starting a fire when the ground's wet is soo hard. it took us forever and it ended up being a baby fire. and when the fire finally started to crackle and strengthen, kairshma yells at us all to be quiet and then she was like, 'oh shit, everyone shutup! come on lets go, COME ON we have to leave!!!' she stomped the fire out quickly and we all grabbed our stuff and started running. it was pitch dark and we couldn't see where we were going!! we couldnt turn on the flashlights because we all thought a cop or someone would see us and we would get into trouble for trespassing.
so we finally got back to the car, and headed towards kairshma's house! her, urooj and i stayed up to watch The Ugly Truth (which we all learned from LOL) and ended up going to sleep around 5:30am.
this morning at like 11am, kairshma calls us for breakfast. we ate delicious eggs and waffles and i walked back to my dorm to get ready for a day out at a historical manor near campus. today was the most beautiful day we've had in a while. the weather has been super bipolar and i wouldn't be surprised if there was a random blizzard next weekend. at the manor we toured the mansion and got to ride the horse-drawn carriages around the park. it was so relaxing and the house was amazing. the furniture was all victorian and basically, that's how i want my house to look like when i'm older.
and now im tired. greattt weeekend. goodnight. xxx.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

just bought some puma's!!! finally some comfortable shoes.
not that my cowboy boots aren't comfortable :)... but yeah. i needed some real shoes. chucks are so uncomfortable! i didnt think so before but after living in the city where all i do is walk all day, i found that they are the most uncomfortable pair of 'tennis shoes' i've ever tried on!
yesterday was so much fun. MY FIRST COLLEGE BASKETBALL GAME. i love bringing out the war paint! and apparently i was on TV with my group of friends! hollywood, here i come. and we left early cause we were so hungry...right after we left, one of the players won free pizza for everyone in our section of the stadium... a large box of pizza for each of us... that definitely beats the qdoba we paid for.
hmm, what else? i would tell you what i did later last night but i'm trying to surprise everyone when i get home. so, uhh for now, that's a secret!
my dad and brothers came today! it was so much funn, i love showing people 'my' city when they visit me. it's weird, but it's cool.
anyway, going out aimlessly tonight.
laterrr, skaterrrs.

Friday, November 13, 2009

blogggg. yesterday was so much fun. i spent the day pretty chillin... i probably should've done work but i guess that's what today will be for. yesterday kawthar, fadi and i were in the library "studying" and just hanging out cause the weather is bipolar. and ALL we did the whole time was listen to fadi read YO MAMA jokes off some joke website hahaha it was HILARIOUS. it was really silly, but it was a rainy dayy and we're silly people haha. there was one joke that made our whole section of the library laugh.

and then later at 9pm we went to the gym and played basketball. MY GOODNESS! such a great workout. but i was really hungry afterwards. actually, i was pretty hungry ALL day yesterday... it was weird. anyway, basketball was a lot of fun, and i got to do pull-ups on the bar! which i havent done since the summer. after hanging out with ben so much, by the end of the summer i could do 3 pull-ups! (this is a big deal because at the beginning i could only do one!) and yesterday at the gym i could barely do one!! it was so sad. all that hard work fo nothin'. i guess that means im gonna have to keep making these late night gym trips! it was so much fun playing basketball, though. i LOVED it. almost as much as i love soccer.
weather update: umm i almost got blown away (not exaggerating!), 10 of my friends complained about their broken umbrellas, and its freezing! alan, hanane, erin, and i were running backwards to qdoba wednesday night (at 2am lol) because it was so cold. AND qdoba was closed because it's veterans day! so we had to drive to macdonald's (bleh!) and burger king (mehh). ANYWAYS back to the weather (PS i think i have ADD... its annoying). I CAN JUMP IN THE PUDDLES BECAUSE I HAVE RAIN BOOTS :) !!! it is so much fun, everyone in the world should have rainboots (unless you live in the desert or something). the bottom of your jeans will never get wet again! it's a wonderful thing.

Arthur Leipzig

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

So what, so I've got a smile on me
but it's hiding the quiet superstitions in my head
Don't believe me
When I say I've got it down

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

i love when people yawn. i think it's the funniest thing. i love that it's contagious and unexplainable.

Monday, November 9, 2009

boo belly aches :/
i would be sleeping if it wasnt for my 8am anthropology exam that needs to be studied for.
and my late night human spirituality class.
what to do?
oh, look what I stumbled upon... :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Time together is just never quite enough
When we're apart whatever are you thinking of?
What will it take to make or break this hint of love?
So tell me darling do you wish we'd fall in love
All the time

if you're ever wondering what kind of flowers to get me, sunflowers are my favorite :)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

how about some color?

Yesterday after Friday Prayers, the MSA made sandwiches, chips and tea for the homeless. Then, we went to the park in the middle of campus and distributed them to all of the people there. A big part of the charity we do is not only giving food, but also talking to the homeless and making them feel like they are really a part of our community. We've made friends with many of them and they always thank us for coming out every friday. One man who we see a lot always tells us to smile. He thanks us for the food and then he just talks about how important smiling is and asks us to smile for him.
Next time you see a homeless person, SMILE at him :)

then last night we went to a candle light vigil for Breast Cancer Awareness. it was really nice and some of us got to speak about our experiences with breast cancer (family members who have it) and how it has affected us. Breast Cancer Awareness month is over and this month is Lung Cancer Awareness month. Keep that in mind.

what a rewarding day.

if you finds a cure for cold hands i will love you forever.


Friday, November 6, 2009

1am nature hikes by the river are good for the mind :)
last night we went hiking on one of the nature paths by the river and it was incredible! some of the most beautiful things can only be noticed at night. i suggest everyone take a late night hiking trip to straighten your thoughts or just clear your head. turn your phone off and look around.

"People never notice anything." - J.D. Salinger, the CATCHER in the RYE

Thursday, November 5, 2009

alis volat propriis

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

feelings can never really be put into words.


Monday, November 2, 2009

Boys would be gone without warmth from
A woman's good, good heart

Saturday, October 31, 2009

it saves us sober kids from having to pick you up at 5am after you've been pulled over by the cops
I should get a gold star or something.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Maybe you were all faster than me
We gave each other up so easily
These silly little wounds will never mend
I feel so far from where I've been
So I go, and I will not be back here again
I'm gone as the day is fading on white houses

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

i've wasted so much time on things of such little importance.
and i'm only now realizing it. better late than never, i guess.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

I've been laughing so much lately it feels like I did a million crunches.
ohh yes, the best kind of work out.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

john mayer. period.
photo via dirtyharrysplace

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

"Would you stop thinking about what everyone wants? Stop thinking about what I want, what he wants, what your parents want. What do YOU want? What do you WANT?"

Monday, October 19, 2009


Friday, October 16, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Let me take you down, 'cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields.
Nothing is real and nothing to get hung about.
Strawberry Fields forever.

Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.
It's getting hard to be someone but it all works out.
It doesn't matter much to me.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

i can't take the cold.

Arnold Pouteau

Monday, October 12, 2009

My name, Anisah, means intimate/pleasant companion; friendly

i feel like that might've been true last year, but i've changed so much and i'm worried that that's not me anymore :( i'd like to prove myself wrong and be that person again.
i love driving in the country, and just being on the countryy side. i've always wanted to live part of my life in the city and part in the country. right now i'm living in the city, and i loveee it, but it just makes me appreciate the country so much more. its all about the air qualityyy. and open roads. i actually just LOVE driving in general because for some reason, when i'm behind the wheel my thoughts are clear. it's perfect.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

theres no place i can go to just be alone
and get away from all the noise

Friday, October 9, 2009

Stars show us the past, our history.
There are no stars where I live,
My sky would be empty if it wasn't for the moon.

But memories are far too important to forget.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

everyone has a rough draft. that's all it is. and we put it behind us and start fresh. and we get by.
They will see us waving from such great heights
'Come down now,' they'll say
But everything looks perfect from far away
'Come down now' but we'll stay

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

i hate surface talk.
when you're feeling sick and you're all alone, it's the scariest thing in the world. this morning i was in Anthropology and around 8:40 i had to leave the class because i really wasn't feeling good at all. while i was walking down the hall to the bathroom, i felt like i was going to faint. i made it though, and i still felt lightheaded and really hot. and i just threw up. and i wanted to cry because my stomach was hurting so badly, but no one was there with me. the only people who i wanted with me were a million miles away and couldnt be there. i've never thrown up outside of my own home. it was sad :( i didn't know who to call... i just walked back to my dorm, brushed my teeth and went to sleep.
being sick sucks. but when you're alone, it sucks even more.
and im scared of vomit. so don't do it around me :)

Monday, October 5, 2009

only the coolest thing in the world:

who doesn't love bubbles?

Sunday, October 4, 2009

there's too much bad shit in the world.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Salaaam guys and umm sisters, my name is Waleedudin Younas Abdusami

(Waleed Sami)

And Anisah has been begging me to guest blog so I have relented. She also found me this picture to talk about so I will.

So apparently this is some folk singer at a hippie concert some-where. My music tastes range from Qawwali to Death Metal to underground gangsta rap. I'm try to make a death-qawwali-gangsta rap genre too. I'll tell yall how that works out. Anyways the only folk music I'm into are The Greatful Dead.

Anyways, this picture is pretty boss. The guy is riffin through a chord with a cig in his mouth with the eternal peace sign above him. Quite symbolic of the Caucasian-Oriented peace movement in the 60s. Fun Fact: My uncle had an afro in Pakistan. The newspapers went crazy and printed his picture in the front pages saying he was the first hippie of Lahore. So yes people all over the world have afros.. including my uncle... who is like 56 now.


Anyways the only thing I find wrong with this picture is this man is smoking a cig. I think thats so low class, I'm personally a pipe enthusiast. So I'm very biased. Yes I do have elitist tendancies.

Anyways, thank you Anisah for letting me blog! This has been a truly amazing experince that I won't do again!

Peace and Love


Waleed Sami

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I shouldn't be this tired.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

that was the gloomiest weekend i've had since we've been in college. it rained all day yesterday and EVERYONE went home for the weekend. i need my bottle of sunshine (hanane). hopefully next weekend we can go to the island and watch the sunset for real.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

50th POST!
GUEST POSTER! Mariam is here with us today, and she has a couple words she would like to say to the world:
"I cant really think of anything of importance that I want to say to the world but I feel priveleged to be able to have my two cents worth on Anisah's blog... trust when I think of something important to say that I will revisit this page. I only wish I were as creative and witty as Anisah.. too bad, lol"
yayyy!! mariam and i are sitting in the library with three other girls who aren't important enough to mention, and we decided that we needed to make the 50TH POST to make the blog a little exciting!! we're about to go to a shura meeting, which should be funn! tomorrow we're going to do a thing called Project Downtown and make sandwiches and hand them out to the homeless! be like us, or at least smile at the homeless pereson! you will make their lives a little bit brighter :)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

ohhh happy dayyy! (free concert from hanane and mee 16th floor, hollaa)

Kat Von D.
today in my english class we were discussing religions. we did a fishbowl discussion with two groups: religious and non-religious. hmm...Im the only person in the class that isn't christian! haha it was very weird cause everyone kept saying, 'we all go to church lalala we all read the bible and so lalala' i was like... i go to the mosque hehe... :) it was all very interesting, though. we got to see everyones backgrounds and kind of where everyone is coming from. and im sure everyone was curious about me because im cool... or maybe cause i wear a scarf... nahh, it's probably because im cool.
and just outside of our building there was this guy preaching to the world about the bible and how being gay is wrong and then there were, of course, people who were yelling back and I JUST WISH he would keep his damn thoughts to himself. honesly, who the hell cares what he or she believes? just worry about yourself, and i'll worry about myself. kthanksbye.

Monday, September 21, 2009

i deactivated my facebook.
when i was leaving it said to me, 'your 914 friends will miss you if you leave facebook!' pshhthahaha. do i even know all of them? probably not.
i just feel gross being on facebook so much! blehh! just like i never watch tv anymore, same sort of deal.

+nida and i are removing the word 'like' from our vocabulary. yay! be like us!
+i got a haircut, yayy! in a couple of years we will be celebrating my turquoise dreads. yayy!

SONG: Liquefy by The Servant

Sunday, September 20, 2009

don't you love it when everything goes better than planned? i just got home and i had a really greatt nightttt.
i went to the library to study today (i didnt even start to work) and then we went to a friend's house for the last Iftar of Ramadan! first of all, the food was delicious (go to an arab's house if you haven't already, they'll feed you like no other :) ). secondly, when we were done eating we watched Sky High. which sounds a little dumb but Warren Peace is VERY attractive. so we all kind of stared at the tv and drooled. and then we were like 'roadtrippp' so we went to this place called Moody Point (except its not even really called that) to see this scary abandoned house that is definitely Off Limits and we screamed our lungs offff even though there was nothing. there used to be a prison in the area and a murderer escaped or some scary shit like that though so umm thats a good enough reason i guess! so we went back to our friend's house and chilled in the basement. and because its ginormous, we rode scooters and lifted weights and then had an extreme dance party with strobe lights and all that good stuff. it was fun cause dance parties are only my favorite thing in the entire world!!!
its 3:10am and its the beginning of Eid.
freshh startsss.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

oh my goodness! nida and i are getting this tattoo right now!

Friday, September 18, 2009

"maybe you guys aren't perfect for each other. maybe you're just perfect friends."
farah, you're a smart girl.

Mmm... Ireland.
[National Geographics]

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

i guess he charges my happiness...
"He is the energizer bunny to your heart." Nicely put, Anfal.
I'm kinda sad now that it's done
You think my time is for free
In all the ways you say to me,
Sweet versions of let's wait and see
We all share the pain of our histories
But the ache goes away if you could see
This night under stars, well, I call it peace

If you say, I'll never need more than this

The trees grow so thick
You can barely see through
But the forest bestows the simplest of truths
You think you'll be happy if granted one more wish
But the truth is you'll never need more,
You'll never need more
You'll never need more than this

[national geographics]

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Handbook of Life Health
[my favorites]
  1. Drink plenty of water
  2. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and less foods that are manufactured in plants.
  3. Make time to practice meditation, yoga and prayer.
  4. Play more.
  5. Read more.
  6. Take a moment of silence.
  7. Go to sleep on time, rise on time.
  8. Take a walk.
  9. Smile and laugh.
  10. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  11. Don't have negative thoughts about the things you can't control.
  12. Don't waste energy on gossip.
  13. Envy is a waste of time.
  14. Forget issues of the past.
  15. Don't hate :)
  16. Make peace with your past.
  17. You don't have to win every argument.
  18. Family is important.
  19. Give to those in need.
  20. What other people think of you is none of your business.
  21. Do the right thing.
  22. God heals all.
  23. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyous.
  24. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
  25. Forgive everyone for everything.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

I have such great friends, alhumdullilah. i'm so happy i've gotten to meet so many amazing people throughout my life. I always talk about my hometown to my college friends, so much that they probably know each of my friends just by hearing my stories about them. Aileen and I were talking the other day and we were just remembering summer and thinking about how much our group of friends hung out and how lucky we are to have such close friends. She mentioned that she doesn't know any other group that hung out every day and we're both just really thankful that we have one another! It's so true that you can get through anything with a close friend. Anytime I had to go through something tough, my friends were always there for me. Sometimes you don't know how much you've impacted someone else's life. You may have thought you were just good company, but for someone else you may have been their lifesaver.

Here are two nice things that were said to me in the past week by good friends:

"When i moved here, I thought you were the most magical thing I had ever seen. I just sat back and watched." (Nadiah)

"You're so utterly intelligent and you so very maturely carry yourself everywhere you go. Honestly, you'll go sooooooo far in life inshallah. You have something that some people spend forever trying to embrace." (Sarah)

i'll never need more than this :)

i get lost everywhere i go. including the library! i love the library. i took this picture of our endless bookshelves.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Danger? Hah! I walk on the wild side. I laugh in the face of danger. Ha ha ha ha!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

remember back in the day when i blogged about locking my keys in the car??
i did it again at the laudromat over the weekend. and i got locked out of my dorm twice in one week!! i have the worst memory in the world, but i dont even think that's what it was about! i dont know, im not that irresponsible! but i cant blame anyone but myself... i guesss.
anyway ben was telling me that hes going to forget all of us when he's 80 because altheimers runs in his family! i told him i would forget everyone by the time im 20 so he wouldnt feel so bad.
thats DEFINITELY not true though. i could never.
anyway, today i walked around campus and saw guys playing the bongos and a fencing club meeting. they were fencing! in the middle of a little park! it was cool. then i saw a pretty building and thought, 'ohh i wish i had my camera'. i want to take lots of pics and post them. but right now i have to study.
my dorm is too cold for meee! but at least it's cute, so i forgive it for being so cold.
story time by mohammad:
"and my cultural foundation teacher is insane. like literally she randomly starts laughing really loud, it's hilarious. she thought it was funny that the room was long so she started laughing REALLY LOUD then 15 minutes later she explained why she was laughing haha u would love her though"

he's right, i would love her. should i include something more in this blog? i feel that Calvin is just what this post needs.

Monday, September 7, 2009

If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn't be, and what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?


Saturday, September 5, 2009

there's nothing like the warmth of the one who has put in the time and you know he's gonna be there

Friday, September 4, 2009

tip #41: Always trust your gut.

tip #35: Never settle.

tip #29: It’s OK to just listen to him breathe sometimes.

tip #13: Expressing strong emotions doesn’t make you crazy.

oreos make me feel really good inside.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

im so tired of talking, i just want to listen.

im throwing my phone in the ocean.
no, just call meh. i'd love to hear your voice.

Preserve your innocence, please. It's important.
♥home is where the heart is.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

forgive but don't forget

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Last night a bunch of us went to chili's to break our fast and eat iftar! iftar was at 7:44 so we planned to get to chili's at 7:10 so it would leave time for seating and getting appetizers. we got there on time and were seated right away. our table was dirty. then we waited 15 minutes for a waiter who never showed up. we called a nearby waitress and asked her if she knew about our waiter and she took the liberty of waiting our table. it was 7:30. we ordered drinks, nachos, main courses, and desserts all at once. it was time to break our fast, but we didnt even have drinks yet. we waited another 15 minutes to break our fast. we got our drinks. and nothing else. we called a waiter nearby and he apologized and brought us nachos and salsa and cleaned our table. we were stil waiting for our actual appetizers though. we watched the people at the table next to us come and leave because they were vegetarians but got meat in all of their dishes. at 8:30 we finally got two of the 3 appetizers we ordered. then 5 minutes later we got the 2nd appetizer and all of our main courses. we had no utensils, we had to ask. a fly landed on my friend's burger and flew onto the table and died. a piece of plastic was found in her velvet cake shot. we ate our food, it was good. after we were finished, the third appetizer was brought to our table. the waitress packed it in a to-go box because we just looked at her like she was crazy when she brought the plate after we had finished our main dishes. we waited another 20 minutes for our desserts. then another 15 for our checks. we talked to the manager and we were really nice and patient about the whole situation so he gave us a discount. it wasnt too much off though. i don't know if it was because it was a new restaurant or what, but the service was ridiculous. the waitress was really nice about it but the kitchen kept pushing back our orders for some reason...
anyway, grabbing dinner at chili's turned out to be a three hour ordeal.

we needed to walk it off so a friend and i went to the most beautiful hotel in the world (see photo below) and took a self-guided tour. it was gorgeous and the people were really nice. we read about the history and played the grand piano. there was a dinner party going on with a live band and my friend and i danced at the door :)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

i thought i was cute when i wrote a sign on my window for the dorms next to us but when i visited, i saw that everyone writes signs on their windows.
before i left for school i didnt think i would be homesick at all but i miss home. i no longer take a clean bathroom for granted.
i got a letter today! its cute when people write letters because no one ever takes the time to write anymore.
my roommate wants to know if i ever sit down and eat a full meal. i snack too much. its probably bad.
i saw a cyclist get hit by a car and it was really scary. he got up and walked his bike away.
i take the stairs once a day to the 10th floor because it makes me feel healthy and fit.
a couple nights a week i go to watch people breakdance in the middle of campus.
i can't wait til next weekend. i love it here, but i do appreciate a cozy home.
i'm obsessed with candles. i'm not a pyromaniac but i do love fire.
my hallmates are really cool. i like staying up late with them.
i was supposed to go out tonight, but its raining.
rain sounds good when you're falling asleep.
i ordered 102 pictures off of snapfish.
im trying my best to keep in touch.
no one reads my blog anymore.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

the church at night is gorgeous! it needs to be seen in person.

my dorm is freezing and my roommate went home for the weekend.
i turned the AC down but im still cold. im wearing a sweats, a sweatshirt and im under my covers.
im getting tired.
im going on a tour of the library tomorrow morning at 11.
ramadan starts tomorrow! Ramadan Kareem, everyone! lets make this month really count :]
goodness the city is beautiful and i am tired.
goodnight, cityy. you're beautiful.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

we posted this outside our dorm window to warn the people in the dorm building across from us :)

Monday, August 17, 2009

college parties are cuhrazy
[and party hopping is tiring]

Sunday, August 16, 2009

i love college.
we were like just walking down the street and we got invited to like 3 different parties.
gahhh, i could get used to this.

and there's a church here, and it is absolutely gorgeous. i will take a photo and post it.

Friday, August 14, 2009

"Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation."
-Kahlil Gibran

its time to say goodbye.
its the first time i've ever had to say goodbye.
i hate to have to say goodbye.

but i'm excited for college.

"I don't do funny business, not interested in fakers"
im trying this new thing; i'm not going to give a shit about people who couldn't care less about me.
it's gonna be tough, but i will try.
i'm going to say 'no', and it isn't going to hurt anyones' feelings.
i'm going to do what i want to do, and not worry about pleasing other people first.
i mean, obviously i'm going to take peoples' feelings into consideration, but i'm going to start doing things for me, too.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Time is
Too Slow for those who Wait,
Too Swift for those who Fear,
Too Long for those who Grieve,
Too Short for those who Rejoice;
But for those who Love,
Time is not.

Henry Van Dyke

Sunday, August 9, 2009

They just want relations, they dont want relationships

Baby, it's a fact that once it's gone, you'll never get it back
Hold on to your innocence
Use your common sense (you're worth waiting for)
Be strong
Honey, don't give in, blessings come with patience

Take a deep breath
And think before you let it go


it was really hot today! in the afternoon i helped my cousin move her stuff from a hotel to an apartment. an apartment with no elevator. four stories and she was on the fourth. the boxes were really heavy and the heat was incredible. im looking forward to moving into my dorm...10th floor. at least there's an elevator.
my friend and i went to DC and we had planned to go to the tidal basin and walk around the memorial sites BUT it just happened to be the hottest day in the past 38947 years so all we wanted was A/C! the subway took 4589 minutes to get to our stop and it was burning up in there... and then when we finally got there, we decided to go to the art museum. so we sat at the fountain for a bit and then went to the museum. BUT it closed at 5pm because it's sunday. so we were the hottest we've ever been and we kept walking towards the botanical garden. i saw this guy with his son (he was around 5 yrs old) and i offered to take a picture of them together because they looked like they were having a hard time. and then after i took a couple of them together, he asked if he could take a picture with us... i didnt know what to say and my friend just looked at me. i, of course, said 'sure!' and he told his son to take a picture of the three of us. it was really weird. then we went to the garden. that was closed, too. we found a police car and asked him where the nearest ice cream place was. he said it was somewhere down the block. we walked down the block, got distracted by the capitol and a strange man in a trenchcoat and then got lost. we walked back towards the canadian embassy to one of the metro stations. we saw an ice cream truck on the way. the guy charged us three bucks for a lemonade ( small popsicle would've been $4 each!)... we got on the subway to go home, the A/C worked, and we laughed at how hot it was and how tired we were from walking. it was quite a work-out. im glad i got to hang out with my friend before i leave for college, though!


Friday, August 7, 2009

Babe, i'm sick of your childish ways,

my jeans don't fit like they should.

my favorite smells:
-play-do (smells like childhood)
-the smell of NYC (its dirty but i love the city)
-the smell of the air when you're in the mountains (its just the freshest!)

college in a week...

Thursday, August 6, 2009

hahaha i just got the besttt text message.

Women are like the apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree. The boys don't want to reach for the good ones, because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead they get the rotten apples from the ground that aren't as good, but easy. So the apples at the top think something is wrong with them when in reality they are AMAZING! They have to wait for the right guy to come along. The one who is brave enough to climb to the top of the tree because they value quality!
[and then of course the 'you have been considered one of the prettiest and most phenomenal women in my contact list' lol uhh duhh ;)]

kkkkkk just thought i'd share cause it's funnn :)
I know it hurts. But it's life, and it's real. And sometimes it fucking hurts, but it's life, and it's sorta all we have.
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Don't tease me about my hobbies. I don't tease you about being an asshole.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

tip#34: laughing makes you skinny

results may vary.

ohh and Calvin & Hobbes is the besttttt.
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