Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Mystery: Why Can't We Walk Straight?

A friend posted a link to this video, I just thought everyone should watch it:

The Life is Good Award

I’m always excited when bloggers tag me in these interview-like posts. The “Life is Good Award” is actually a scanned Hallmark greeting card that comes with some questions to answer, it was given to me by Hamdanism, and I happily answered :)

1. If you blog anonymously, are you happy doing this? If you aren’t anonymous, do you wish you started out anonymously, so that you could be anonymous now?

I was actually anonymous for like one post, but then I thought it would be too hard to keep up and changed my mind. Sometimes I wish I stayed anonymous but most of the time I’m happy this way, I got to meet a few people and got to know some more and I’m glad I did :)

2. Describe an incident that shows your inner stubborn side.

I don’t think I have a stubborn side, some might disagree but that’s just because they might have given me advice that I did not like. But I would say that I am very much like Kinzi, really stubborn on the road when it comes to idiot drivers.

3. What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror?

Myself. Also some stuff around me. Where do you guys get those mirrors that tell you who you are anyway? Mine doesn’t do that.

4. What is your favourite summer cold drink?

Watermelon smoothies! Actually I love all smoothies. It helps if they have bubbles.

5. When you take time for yourself, what do you do?

It’s a different thing every time, sometimes I enjoy some girlie self-pampering, other times I’m just Googling stuff (or should I say Wikiing?) you might even find me cleaning my room to the point that you can eat off the floor. Also, if quality time with friends is considered time for myself then that too.

6. Is there something that you still want to accomplish in your life?

Of course, who wouldn’t at 25?

7. When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever, the shy person, or always ditching?

I was all of those, but not at the same time of course, I had a different character each year, I was the overachiever clown, the shy overachiever and I ditched some university classes (but not school because I couldn’t).

8. If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment in your life, what would you see?

Yeah I did not see that question, woah look I’m already answering no. 9.

9. Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog, or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people and events?

I prefer writing about people and events, but that is my true self, I’m not the easily-talks-about-her-feelings type of girl and that is probably what you see on my blog.

10. If you had the choice to sit down and read a book or talk on the phone, which would you do and why?

This highly depends on the mood I’m in at that moment, right now I think I’d talk on the phone, other times I’d feel like I want to be alone and not around people so I’d read, but I’m more into articles than books.

So, I'd like to give this award to the following bloggers:
The super talented Ola from Cinnamon Zone
The ever-so-friendly Whisper from Things I Like to Whisper About (I know how she loves tags ;))
My corn flavored peanut Mayyasi (Mayyasi hada dala3)
The always interesting Jaraad
And as much as I'd love to tag melicieuse, the girl is nowhere to be found, if you see her tell her we miss her! 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Real Truth Behind Hairdressers

In Amman. Or at least the ones I was fortunate enough to go to during my, let’s say 20 years of going to salons.

Let’s start with the classic scenario: girl sitting with her girlfriends “I’m going to get a haircut”

Friend number 1: Nooo whyyy? Your hair looks great now!

Girl: really?

Friend number 2: of course! You look so much better with long hair.

Girl: oh okay! (she’s happy) I guess I’ll just get it trimmed then.

Girl goes to the salon:

Of course the hairdresser will also ask the girl where she got her hair cut the last time and keep going on and on about how awful the previous hairdresser was at her job.

On the other hand, if a girl goes to a male hairdresser:

And the way I imagine guys have it:

* Now until I learn how to draw these things all by myself (which is hmmm I’ll say 53 years from now), I’m going to Google the images and add the text to them, not fancy I know, but I think you’ll get my point without me having to spend weeks to get one post done :( so in the meantime, please ignore those watermarks!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Hungry? ...جوعانين؟

Click to enlarge

You know whom I'm talking about.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

What My Inbox Looks Like

Around 80% of my inbox looks like this:

Click to enlarge and get the whole point

I don't really mind the fun forwards (yeah, people still do that) because sometimes when you're bored you do want to look at angels descending from the sky or a zucchini giving birth to a giraffe, maybe strengthen your faith by reading ahadeeth that the Prophet (peace be upon him) never said... no seriously, some of them are fun (the first time, not the 15th) and I do enjoy looking at dresses or shoes.

But come on!!!

* Note: the Haifa email also applies to Nancy Ajram's childhood photos and images from Sabah's 103rd birthday

UPDATE: I made up everything in this image, please don't boycott Sha3rawi gum & support local products and everything that they sell you at the traffic light.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Do You Come in Another Color?

Everyone knows at least one person whose closet contains different pieces of the same color right? And I’m not talking about people who have two or three blue shirts; I’m talking about people who always, always, always, wear the same color. You can call them (or their closet) monotonous, and I'm no fashion expert but here’s what I think:

1. People who always wear blue: okay, I know, “no one hates blue”, but blue is like the most overused color on earth, seriously it is time blue is left to rest in the sky, sea or oceans. Okay maybe on the cold side of the tap or water cooler. Just let it rest for a while then get back to wearing it. Besides, denim will always remain blue.

2. People who always wear red: you’re ruining an amazing color by overwearing it! This is either a desperate cry for attention or someone has told you you look good in red and you just can’t get over it (or them, for that matter). Either way, you need help, and new clothes.

3. People who always wear black: oh get over yourself! Life doesn’t suck and you’re not miserable! And if you’re trying to look like you have a darker side than the cotton candy pink that you are, it’s not working! If you wear black to look thinner, there are other dark colors that will do the job.

4. People who always wear white: trying to look pure and angelic? I know, “white goes with everything” but every day? Really? And you lose your right to whine when the ketchup you spilled over your outfit makes you look like you’re wearing the Japanese flag.

5. People who always wear grey: who are you, death? You look like you came out of an old TV set, and it wasn’t a fun show. People like you are the reason grey is not a popular color.

6. People who always wear purple: purple is one of those colors that should not be overused, it’s like orange, turquoise and yellow. You just don’t wear those all the time. I get that it’s trendy and some shades of it are awesome, but that doesn’t mean you go and buy every single purple item of clothing in the mall, you look like a Barbie wannabe.

7. People (girls) who always wear pink: why look at you all fuzzy, fluffy and cute like a little princess! We got over it honey, you’re not strawberry-flavored anymore. And who would want to eat strawberries every. frickin’. day anyway? (I have to admit though; you’re more Barbie than number 6).*

8. People who always wear brown: aaah brown, the friend of all khaltos, it’s like some people associate brown with 50+ year-old women. So much that khalto-clothing stores have brown as the basic color for all khalto outfits. You’re allowed to wear other colors you know, no one will talk about you behind your back, except maybe Umm-Yaseen when she tells Umm-M7ammad and Umm-Husam over morning coffee, but screw her she already talks about you anyway.

* This does not apply to baby girls, of course, since they don’t make their clothes in any other color, and since some baby girls need to be dressed in pink for people to know they’re in fact female babies.