Friday, December 28, 2007

Calling All Women!

understanding_men.jpgA couple weeks ago I wrote a post asking men about traits they would desire/dislike in a wife. I think it's only fair now to return the favor and ask women this time.

What are the top 3 characteristics you would want in a husband and what's the one trait that would make you run in the opposite direction?

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

True Support

support.gifThere are times when people we love hit a rough patch. As a result, their behavior totally changes. Our initial reaction, our impulse, tells us to get upset.. not to accept the change or the way they distance themselves, lie, or even deceive us. "But why didn't (s)he come to me? Why did (s)he not tell me?"

When someone you love is going through a difficult time, it's important to check your emotions at the door in order to help them. It doesn't matter how what's happening makes you feel. You're not the one dealing with this situation. What matters, is that the person you care about is in trouble. Focus on them, their problem, and how you can help them out.. even if it means leaving them alone to sort things out.

When you want to support someone, you should do it wholeheartedly.. or not at all.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


اللي نساك إنساه .. واللي هواك إهواه
واللي قدر فرقاك .. تقدر على فرقاه
حال الهوى أحوال .. كل يوم يجيك بحال
و لو الصبر بك طال .. بكره الفرح تلقاه
لا تشتكي وتلوم .. عمر الحزن ما يدوم
والعمر فيه كم يوم .. حتى نعيشه اب آه

Monday, December 17, 2007

The Good Life

tired-yawn.jpgMy holiday started today (National Day + Eid). I'm off till December 24th.

Slept at 3:30 am, woke up around 10:30.. back to sleep at 11:30 till 12:45.. had lunch.. watched a movie.. back to sleep around 2:45 pm till 6:45.. watched some soccer games.. had dinner.. and now am watching NFL.

Life is good!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Calling All Men!

decisions_banner.jpgSo here's a question for all you men out there.. and please think this through before you respond.

* If you were to choose the most important trait that you would want in a wife, something that MUST be there.. what would it be? (No more than 3 things please.. so pick your top 3).

* Also, what's the one thing that you do NOT want in your wife? The one thing that would be the deal breaker for you? (Only one thing please.)

Sunday, December 09, 2007



I think it's finally time to write a post, totally dedicated to you! Here's to a 15 year friendship and to the highlights during that time period:

* Thinking I was a 'rich Arab wench!' :@
* Yelling at me every time I used a 'bad word'
* Rushing to my rescue with Sudafed! :)
* Correcting my English, even though it was proper British English
* Me correcting your spelling!
* Scooter.. bad hand/eye/brain coordination.. corn field! Nuff said!
* Saving me and my car during the snow
* Breaking your roommate's bed by BOUNCING on it!
* frosted cookies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yum
* Thinking I don't know that you've been reading my blog! :) (Thank you SBC)
* Purdue/Michigan State game, 50 yard line, freezing cold, Purdue down by 11 with 2 mins left, yet coming back to win it
* "I'm a Basketball God!!" "White men can't jump!!"
* Diving in the dumpster, head first, to save my magazines (which you threw in there to begin with!)
* Green Jello and Chocolate Milk!
* "I'll graduate first" "Yeah but I'll make more money than you!"
* "Send $$"
* Basement.. Pin Ball Machine.. Drum set.. Huge Screen TV!
* The best Christmas and Birthday presents I've ever gotten
* Friday nights sitting under the stairs in the dorms, waiting for the drunks to come "rolling" in
* Breaking the news to me in Mar/Apr 1999, thinking I'd be disappointed. Whereas the truth is, I'm very proud of you for making the toughest decision in your life. You owned up to it, regardless of the consequences!
* A freakishly loud camera during your wedding!

The list goes on and on. I can never do 15 years justice in one post. One thing I do know is, family isn't just those who share our DNA. Although we don't communicate that often, I am thankful for having you in my life. You've been a great brother.

Saturday, December 08, 2007


Every year, the family goes on a camping trip.. I have a crazy family, so it's great to go out and spend time with them. The adults usually act more childish than the kids! We had a blast. My cousin went nuts with a Hummer and almost flipped us over, but what's camping with no adventure and risk?!


Happy Camping Season!


Marzouq: you asked for a steak, so here you go.. although, it won't appeal to you cuz it's well done! :P

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Sleep Sleep Sleep

comfybed.jpgFirst thought that crosses my mind when I wake up in the morning is "When will I sleep again?!" I sit there and count how long before it's bed time again! As the weather starts getting colder, this is just gonna get worse!

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Monday, December 03, 2007

Here We Are Again

Here we are again, at the end of the year.. and as always, it's reflection time. I remember last year this time when I adamantly said to my friends that 2007 will hold a lot of changes for me and will be a good year.

Overall, it definitely was. A lot has happened that I can look back positively on. As for 'bad' things, there are only two main events that I can think of. One was something 'normal' that I'd encountered before. The second was a major blow to me and my system. Luckily, that passed and things got sorted out a few months later.

Things I knew and relearned this year: Life goes on.. no matter what happens. How we react to things is what makes the difference in our life and the lives of those around us. It's also best to clarify matters and ask questions, rather than make assumptions - no matter how 'clear cut' the situation seems. Oh, and that there are a lot of psychos out there! :)

My advice: don't be negative! The more positive we are, the higher the likelihood of us seeing the opportunities that lay in front of our eyes!

May 2008 be a great one for all!