Saturday, January 07, 2006

Pre-Plane Pep

Its nine a.m. on a day off and i'm awake. Pretty strange behavior coming from one of the world's biggest sleep lovers. Even stranger is the fact that i've been up since 5:30 a.m. After praying fajr (the dawn prayer), i couldn't get back to sleep. Wanna know why?


Whoa, lemme rephrase that. Sorry, the excitement is just too much to handle. What i meant to say was, ahem, that i'm going to LA tonight.

...exciting, eh? I'm soooo excited. We only confirmed that we were going yesterday. ("We" being my family and i.) We planned the trip a couple weeks back, but my dad couldn't book tickets because he wasn't sure exactly what day he'd be able to get off work. Until yesterday that is. So yeah, it was a bit of a gamble on our part, but it worked! That's why a lot of our friends back in LA don't know that we're coming. Imagine the looks on their faces when we show up at Eid Prayer on Tuesday. Heeheehee.

But yeah, joking aside, this trip is gonna be very interesting. I haven't been in LA for over 2 years now. I wonder how different everyone is gonna be. We left everyone as kids, and now we're coming back adults. The couple of inches that we grew are gonna give us a very different perspective of LA, i think. I just hope its for the better.

Two quick notes before i go. (And yes, i must go. I have loads of packing to do, and our flight's tonight!) The first is that i tend to be a very family-oriented person, so you may be hearing about my family in the most random of times in this blog. When discussing my family, i tend use the term "we" (like i did two paragraphs above), but usually, i don't put an explanation as to who "we" is. So from now one, when you see "we" pop up randomly in my blog, know that it's me talking about my family with myself included. When i just say "my family", i'm talking about my parents and brother, myself excluded. Got it? Cool.

The second note is that, as you've noticed, i don't capitalize my "I"s when they come in the middle of a sentence. The reason for that is that i'm used to typing in email jargon, as in im used to typin w/o carin about spellin n grammer rules n stuff. But for this blog, i wanted to write a bit more "properly" so that the blog could be easier to read. I'm capitalizing every sentence for you and following grammer rules (when i see fit), so spare my poor pinky the trip to the shift button every time i write the letter "I". Hey, you rub my back, i rub yours.

So now that those two things are explained, i'd better get off the computer. My bag is calling, begging to be packed. And plus, i'm hungry. Breakfast time!

Sunday, January 01, 2006

New Year's Resolutions

Somewhere between "Get more organized" and "Cut calories", you'll find "Make a blog" on my New Year's Resolutions list.

I've been wanting to start up a blog for a while, but never got around to actually doing it. There were always too many other distractions when i got on my laptop. As 2005 was dwindling to an end, i decided i'd add creating a blog to my already extensive list of resolutions. One more wouldn't hurt.

So it's the first day of 2006, and i'm at my computer as promised, typing away. First resolution of the year, accomplished. Not too bad, eh? All i've gotta do now is keep this thing going. I'm thinking a post a week should be fine on average; sometimes more, sometimes less. Depends on my mood.

So what should you be expecting from this blog? A little bit of everything. What does a girl-turned-adult from nearly every country in the world have to say? And a Muslim one at that?

Questions, questions... you just wait and see. I'll give you something entertaining, don't you worry. But for now, i've gotta get off this laptop. I've got half an hour to read "The Master of Petersburg" before going to bed, and i plan to savor every second.

Till my next post!
Salaam... (peace).