Sunday, May 28, 2006

To Sms, or Not to Sms

Following the whole 'friendships' and 'unintentionally hurting others' theme, I am here to admit that I messed up.

I've become so accustomed to technology that I've become completely reliant on sms, email, and chat as a means to stay in touch with people. Never really realized that some people, especially if they're close, don't consider that as an acceptable method! They expect an occasional phone call to ask about their health and how life is treating them.

By the time I'm done with work, done with family obligations, I am so wiped that, most of the time, I don't have it in me to hold a proper conversation. I need some peace and quiet. So friends whom I love, I end up using technology to let them know that I'm thinking of them or asking about them. I never really realized that this is sending them the wrong message until today.

So, if you're one of my friends whom I haven't called recently, please know that it is NOT because I care any less for you, don't think of you, or don't consider you important. I promise to put in more of an effort, if you promise to kick my butt and let me know when I've become distant again.

Friends help us through the roughest of times. Nothing is worth losing them over.

Anyone else have a similar problem?

Friday, May 26, 2006

Test of Time

I don't know about you, but I feel time is FLYING by! Just yesterday I was thinking 'man, this week flew by...! it's the weekend already.' Only thing is, it wasn't yesterday that I thought this. It was last week!!! I hadn't even noticed that this week has ended and it was the weekend again.

An interesting thing happened to me this week, though. An old friend from school somehow located me over the net. She sent me a message, not sure whether it was me or not. I was completely shocked and excited!!! We used to be REALLY close, back in 1989. She left in 1990 and we completely lost touch shortly thereafter. Now, 16 years later, she has managed tracked me down!

It's been amazing catching up with her and finding out what she's been up to. The one thing that I loved is that we talked as if we were just together yesterday! It didn't seem like our friendship had endured a 16 year drought.

I guess true friends are never separated by time, nor geography. So, while the last couple weeks have flown past me in a blink of an eye, I was able to regain a friend I lost 16 years ago! I guess that makes us even.

Sunday, May 21, 2006


"I didn't mean it! How many times do I need to tell you, it wasn't intentional.. I didn't mean to hurt you!"

"But you did.. whether you meant to or not, fact remains that the damage has been done!!"

"I know.. but you know me.. you should know my intentions were good!"

"Intentions don't count when your actions contradict them so loudly! Your intentions should have stopped you from hurting me."

Friday, May 19, 2006


There's a scene I rarely see in public, but when I do, it leaves me speechless. It's the most beautiful, sexy, pure, amazing scene. No matter where I am or who I'm with, when I see this, my eyes lock on it, my mind drifts, and I just sit back and enjoy it.

What am I talking about?

A father taking his son out for a 'boys day out', or a father with his daughter out on a 'date'. I think it's the nicest thing in the world to see.. Seeing the way the father looks at his offspring with such love and protection.. seeing the reciprocated look from the son/daughter towards their father.. a look of pure awe and admiration. He's their hero!

Simply, utterly, 100% BEAUTIFUL!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Real Woman!

** Congratulations Barcelona! **

I found the below entertaining, so I thought I'd share with you:

Good Housekeeping Way #1
Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips.
Real Women's Way
Just suck the ice cream out of the bottom of the cone, for God's sake. You are probably lying on the couch with your feet up eating it anyway.

Good Housekeeping Way #2
To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.
Real Women's Way
Buy Smash mashed potato mix and keep it in the pantry for up to a year.

Good Housekeeping Way #3
When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking tin, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead and there won't be any white mess on the outside of the cake.
Real Women's Way
The Cheese Cake Shop sell cakes. They even do decorated versions.

Good Housekeeping Way #4
If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it's still cooking, drop in a potato slice.
Real Women's Way
If you over salt a dish while you are cooking, that's tough, Please recite with me the Real Women's motto: "I made it and you will eat it and I don't care how bad it tastes."

Good Housekeeping Way #5
Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.
Real Women's Way
It could keep forever. I don't eat it.

Good Housekeeping Way #6
Brush some beaten egg white over pie crust before baking to yield beautiful glossy finish.
Real Women's Way
Sara Lee frozen pie directions do not include brushing any egg whites over the crust so I don't do that.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

HELLO?? Mc Fly?!

So you're standing there talking to someone, and suddenly you just stare into their eyes thinking 'HONESTLY, is your brain turned on??' and before you even have a chance to finish that thought, you suddenly change your mind and think 'IS there a brain there to begin with?!?!'

I'm sure everyone's had a similar thought at some point or another in their life when talking to someone. (If not, then there's a fear that perhaps you've been on the receiving end of that thought!!)

I just need to know something.. can people seriously be that 'mentally-challenged'? or do they do this on purpose because it's just so much easier to relax and not really use their brain cells?

Monday, May 08, 2006

Perception meets Relativity

Two concepts that have kept me amused lately are “relativity” and “perception”.

When I was in grade school, I thought high school kids were SO BIG! I wondered what it would be like to be that age and that knowledgeable. I couldn’t wait to get to be ‘that old’. When I was in college, high school kids suddenly seemed so young and immature.

On a boring day, one hour can feel like eternity. While, on a busy/fun day, one hour flies by faster than a nanosecond! Everything in life is relative to what you compare it against/to.

Similar to relativity is perception. I’ve always heard that perception is reality. What you show people of you is how they view you. Therefore, your vibes are what people perceive as reality. However, we all know that what you THINK you see isn’t always the truth: that girl is snobby, that guy is smart, those two are having an affair, etc. These judgment calls we make are nothing other than how our brain interprets the data (however little that data may be) available to us.

Not everyone really sees the full picture. Not everyone knows why that person behaves in the manner in which they do. Not everyone knows what they go through on a daily basis. Who are we to pass judgment? Yet, in one way or another, we all do!

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Brain Mode = OFF!

The past few weeks have been extremely hectic. After being busy with a happy event (a loved one's wedding), I got slammed hard with an extremely disturbing event (loved one being admitted to the hospital.) As soon as that tidal wave started to ebb, work duties started to pick up and I ended up leaving on back to back trips (sitting in traffic for TWO hours just to get from Jumaira to Deira is NOT acceptable!!)

Now that life should be going back to normal, I feel my brain has gone into overload and has gone into emergency shut down status! Not sure that I want to turn it back on again. But just in case I do, any idea how I can go about doing that?!