Los Angeles

I love LA.  I would do ANYTHING to be there right now for reasons more than the obvious. 

This pic was taken on the roof of the parking structure at The Grove on my last spring break in LA.


Santa Monica Pier


Santa Monica



Hot or Not?



These are the Rina Uggs boots in Metallic Gold.  What do you think ….

 Hot or Not!?

Thank God its Thursday!

I thought this week would never end!  I don’t know why it felt so long.  My mom traveled on Monday for work, I really miss her. 
Ramadan timings are taking a toll on me.  Even though we start work late, I still feel that I do not get enough sleep.  I wake up at 8:15, get ready for work, leave the house by 8:45, get to work at 9:20. 
The first couple of days I didn’t nap after work, but now I cannot NOT take a nap.  I just pass out while i’m watching tv or reading a book. Then I sleep again at night at around 1:30-2 AM.  I wake up at around 4 to pray. Then repeat the cycle again.  It is really difficult for me to get out of bed, but i’m fine at work until almost noon, thats when I start to get tired.

On another note, I’m excited for my shipment to arrive from Shopbop! I got “Graffitti” (Red) juicy track suit, brown Uggs and this really cute LaRok jacket.  I cannot wait until winter now!
I really love winter!

I had a dream the other day I was back in Minnesota, and it was snowing.  I was walking next to the river and everything was white.  I was so sad when I woke up.  I don’t know why these days I’ve been having very strong “missing minnesota” feelings.

Once in the shalaih this summer I had a dream I was a mermaid.  The Kuwaiti version of Ariel.  It was a weird dream, seriously.


I’m almost done with gift giving!  I finished Tooomz, Prophet, F, The Jap, Wrrr, and Mrm. All I have left is Kuki and Nunu, their gifts are both ready, i just have to see them.

I realized that I’m not a fan of having a conversation over txt msging.  I think txt msging is good for
“Hills Night, My house, 9 PM”


“OMG I read on perezhilton that LC was seen with soandso in vegas!”

other than that it gets really frustrating waiting and seeing what the other person has to see! A conversation that could take one minute is stretched out over 10 txt msgs!

Anyways I’ve got a little work to do, over and out!

The Hills

The Hills is an MTV reality show based on the lives of four girls, Lauren, Audrina, Whitney and Heidi.  It all started as a spin off of Laguna Beach (of which Lauren took part of), when Lauren moved to LA to start school.  There are other characters that appear ont he show, such as Spencer (gross), Jason, Lo, and Brody.

My favorite out of all of them is Lauren, she has just a little drama in her life to make it interesting, and she has an amazing sense of style.  I also really like Whitney, I feel that she is the most mature out of all of them.  She is also very tall, which is nice ;p  The third girl is Audrina, I feel very neutral about her.  She became Laurens room mate after Heidi moved out.

Now on to the Queen B*****, Heidi.  I cannot stand her, she is the ultimate poison friend.  She would ditch you in a heart beat for a guy, and not think she is doing anything wrong.  Through the course of the three seasons, she has lost Lauren (who was her BFF in LA), and Audrina, and she drifted away from her friend Jen. 

She’s dating Spencer, who totally gives me the hebejeebes.  He’s one of those dominating males that alienated her (with her own doing also) from her friends.  She has NO ONE but him now, and I think he likes it.

This is a very short summary of what is going on in The Hills.  Seasons 1 and 2 are done, and there are already 8 drama filled eposides of season 3.  Hallelujah!

Music Makes MY World Go Round

I used to always say “I love all music except country” and I was adamnt that I hated country music even though I probably never heard it before in my life or heard a crappy song once.  When I moved to Minnesota most of my friends were small town white girls and guys, and most of them listened to mainly country music and a lot of the small restaurants or the bars played country music  between every other main stream pop/hip hop song.

Little by little country grew on me, when I got in the car with one of my room mates I used to request a specific country song, then I started downloading them and putting them on my ipod. 

I realized that country music is very similar to arabic music in lyrics, most of them talk about love.  Its also very soothing and quiet (in my opinion), I usually listen to country music when I need to chill a little, or at night when I’m driving home.

Heres a list of my favorite country songs (some are old and some are new)

1. Take Me Home Country Roads – John Denver (this is for you Tooomz ;p)
2. I’ve Got Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks (Reminds me of Minnesota and my friend Jim)
3. Tonight I Wanna Cry – Keith Urban
4. Me and You Go Fishing in the Dark – Kenny Chesney (SO Minnesota)
5. Keg in the Closet – Kenny Chesney
6. This One’s for the Girls – Martina McBride
7.  Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy – Big and Rich
8. You’ll Think of Me – Keith Urban (total break up song)
9. Bless the Broken Road – Rascal Flatts (My all time favorite)
10. Like I Am- Rascal Flatts
11. My Wish – Rascal Flatts
12. What Hurts the Most – Rascal Flatts
13. I Feel Bad – Rascal Flatts
14. Something More – Sugarland
15. If You’re Reading This – Tim Mcgraw
16. Take Me There – Rascal Flatts
17. Don’t Blink – Kenny Chesney
18. Wasted – Carrie Underwood
19. Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood
20. So Small – Carrie Underwood

As you can see I LOVE Rascal Flatts and Carrie Underwood is really good.  I remember watching her on American Idol 4, and getting goosebumps when she sang “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts.

My Mission

I have a mission to write college essays, I am meeting with Tooomz on Tuesday so she can go over them.

In the past year my writing skills have gone down to the worst ever in years!  I used to write essays like there is no tomorrow, and now I can’t write decent sentences! 

On my drive to work this morning, I was stuck in traffic so I started to think about my changes of getting into a GOOD MBA program or into London School of Economics.  My college grades were average, around a 3.3.  I still didn’t take the GMAT, but I do have good recommendations (or inshala I will when I talk to the GM of my department).

Should I apply?  Or not waste my time?!

When life hands you lemons …

Jenna and Deena were both bored in class, it was almost the end of the semester and they hated being in class at night.
Deena turned to Jenna and asked her “Are you coming to milchat my brother today??”
Jenna: Wala ee inshala, let me check with the girls.

Jenna sent an sms to three of her friends, Dalal, Yasmine and Fayza asking them if they were going and that she wasn’t going to dress up a lot just a simple nice dress or skirt/top combination.  She had a hard time finding Fayza’s fone number on her fone, she was actually surprised to see that it was not saved under her nick name. 

A couple of minutes later she recieves her replies
Dalal: No Way in hell.
Yasmine: Waaih a9lan ana nisait 3an il micha, oo 3indi shay thani asawee, fa sorry baby la’a.
Fayza: Yeah sure, akeed you’ll look hot anyways, I’m used to you turning heads whenever i’m with you, but you know what would be hotter, a red dress with the back showing.

Jenna got cofused at Fayza’s msg, but she brushed it off because she knew that Fayza was prone to being weird at times.  So she kept on msging her back and forth asking her what shes going to wear and what time to meet her there and Fayza kept on replying flirty msgs. Then Fayza asked Jenna to meet her in Fanar when she was done with class, that she had something she wanted to show her.

Jenna left class and headed over to Fanar, she kept on calling Fayza, but she wouldn’t reply then she gets an SMS from her saying
“SOrry I’m busy I can’t answer my fone, but i’ll msg you.”

Jenna was getting frustrated, she was tired she had to get ready for the milcha, and Fayza’s actions were not helping her stay sane.

She called Fayza again and still no answer, so she msged her after walking around Fanar “Wainich!”
Finally she gets an SMS that tells her “Ta3alay ana ib Anotah”

“Why the HELL is she in Anotah, and I swear I’m going to kill her” thought Jenna to her self.

She enters the store really angry, and heads over to the changing room.
“FAYZA, FAYZO WAINICH”  Thats when she realized all the doors in the dressing room were wide open, and there was nobody in there.

The people working at the store approched her with apprehension
“Are you looking for someone”
“Yes my friend she said she’s in the changing room”
“….There is no body in there”
“thanks” and Jenna turned around and walked out of the store.

As she walked out, Jenna noticed two guys standing at the door of Anotah, they gave her a confused look as she walked by them.

Jenna was FUMING, “I AM GOING TO KILL HER WHEN I SEE HER, thats if I ever want to see her again! She leaves the store without even telling me!”

“Fayza, tara mishait ana” that was the last msg Jenna sent to her friend.

She gets into the car and her phone rings, no other than Fayza. 
She hears a guys voice from the other end of the line, he’s cracking up laughing.
Min sijich intay 3abalich your talking to your friend this whole time.

Jenna was shocked.

Jenna: KHalas sorry ghal6a, madry shloon raqmik kan imsayave as her number, again sorry oo bye.
The guy: Laa Don’t be sorry I like you.
Jenna: Raja’an law sama7t, 3an hal qilat adab yala bye.

Confused was an understatement of what Jenna felt, she had no idea what was going on or who that guy was, but she thought it was funny nonetheless.  She started calling her friends telling them the story. 

The guy called her twice while she was on the fone then sent her a txt msg …
” Please, don’t disregard what happened, and I don’t know why my number was saved in your fone, but it must mean something, this has to be fate.”

She ignored this msg, and the others he sent.

He then sent her a msg at 2 AM (ya3ni ma3a 6al3at il wedding) “I hope you had fun”

The next day he sent her another txt msg and that is when she replied “This does not mean anything, please do not msg me again”

But until today, she wonders how the hell did his number get saved as Fayza’s number on her phone.  And its not like she knows any other Fayza’s.

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