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.
<3

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

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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!

xxx,
A

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.
[geniusphrasebyfarah]

ohh and Calvin & Hobbes is the besttttt.

Monday, August 3, 2009

I couldn't sleep last night because I know that it's over between us. I'm not bitter anymore, because I know that what we had was real. And if in some distant place in the future we see each other in our new lives, I'll smile at you with joy and remember how we spent the summer beneath the trees, learning from each other and growing in love. The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds, and that's what you've given me. That's what I hope to give to you forever. I love you. I'll be seeing you.

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the notebook

this is me

-I don’t drink water
-I hate liars
-I like yoga
-I trust people too easily
-It’s hard for me to say ‘no’
-I really do love helping people
-I keep everyone’s secrets but my own.
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-I love learning random interesting facts
-I love historical sites and learning about history, but I never liked being in the class
-I always want to please other people
-I want to live in northern Africa for a couple of years
-I would love to join the Peace Corps
-I think family should always be your first priority
-I am skinny, but I am not that healthy
-I wish I had a better memory
-I love astrology
-I really don’t like when girls don’t have respect for themselves
-I don’t mind just sitting at home every once in a while
-I dream of visiting the seven wonders of the world
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-I hate alcohol (without trying it, I can easily say I hate it)
-I think that everyone should make an effort to keep in touch with the people they care about
-I want to learn Urdu
-I don’t hold grudges (only one)
-I wish we didn’t remember everything we want to forget and forget everything we want to remember
-I have many best friends
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-I don’t know if I’m good at hiding my feelings
-I think it’s interesting that people find their soul mates (and best friends) in their hometowns when there are a jillion other people in the world
-I like being a part of something big
-I love spirituality
-I am interested in knowing where things come from and how they’re made
-I don’t eat fast food
-I love creativity and imagination
-I get really passionate about things for a while and then I lose all interest and find something new to obsess over
-I wish people weren’t so materialistic
-I am a kid at heart
-I would like to visit India
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-I don’t have any regrets
-I want people to write each other letters and not e-mails
-I am different around different people. And it isn’t because I’m fake in front of anyone. It’s because different people bring out different sides of me.
-I don't eat when I'm sad
-I like to look nice, but I do not like to spend a lot of money
-I love hearing songs that bring back good memories

xxx,
A

Sunday, August 2, 2009

long time no see

uhh its been 397 years since i've written anything on this blog. lets change that.

its finally time for college! took us long enough! i cant believe we're already ready to leave home. i dont feel old enough to be on my own. i feel like we're too young to graduate! i remember earlier in the year when i found out i was leaving home for college, i was so scared and i really just wanted to stay home. its hard for me to adjust to change, i think. i'm the first kid to leave home and it's really no surprise to anyone in my family because i've always been more willing to try new things, and more adventurous i guess. i was excited, but worried about not being home for a whole year. a good friend of mine convinced me that i should be happy to be leaving home and that i'm going to have so much fun! now im more excited than i've ever been! shopping at target has been a great experience :) i recommend target to everyone.
leaving high school is incredibly sad. these were the best four years of my life, no doubt. and i met so many people that i feel like i could stay friends with forever. and i met people who although we may have drifted apart, i still feel that i can call them up whenever and everything will fall right back into place like we were best friends again. i feel like this summer was my last chance to hang out with all the kids i really got to know. but that didn't exactly happen. the thing with me is that i hang out with a million different type of people so its hard to get everyone together because they have such different personalities. and i get really attached to people and i want to do everything i can to stay in touch with them. but i guess that doesnt always work out the way it should. its sad, really. maybe we can make it work.
time goes by too fast. i feel like summer just started. there are so many things i still want to do and so many people i need to see before i leave. i havent started my high school scrapbook. but i dont feel like i can because i suck at arts and crafts! i need a talent. everyone around me plays music, paints, sings, whatever. i need a talent.
did you really just read all of that? damn, you're cool.

xxx,
A
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