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August 31, 2010

Back to My Roots

I've been thinking a lot lately about my roots. A thick, complex weave of cultures, nations and bloodlines-I ¬†feel myself discovering new things about myself every day. My Pakistani side is quite obvious from my looks but my mother's genes seem to creep up on me as I get older. Sometimes I look in the mirror and realize my face is changing. I see my mother's nose, her bronze complexion. I also feel my father's…
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August 26, 2010

That One Time I Got Addicted to Antibiotics

My body is under attack and my phagocytes don't know what to do about it. Honestly they have been thoroughly useless to me since the 1980's. At even the first glimpse of a harmful infection they pack up, move out of town or huddle together in a corner whimpering. It's ridiculous! Then one day my doctor prescribed me a bottle of penicillin. They arrived like the royal cavalry ready for war. A few days into…
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August 25, 2010

The Blue Hens of Russel C

They say the best way to write your own blog is to get inspired by reading the blogs of others. I have to admit I have become a little bit of a blog junky. Who knew there were so many eloquent, witty, remarkably hilarious people in this world? Can we be friends in my head? Today I was reading this blog and literally LOLing (I know I use lol a lot but this time I…
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August 24, 2010

5 Things I Loved As A Kid That I Still Love Now

1. A Nice Big Bear Hug Sometimes when I feel down all I need is a nice big hug. See personally, I prefer bear hugs, the more you squeeze the more I like. And there is something about a hug that makes all other worries in the world disappear. 2. Vanilla Ice Cream...With Sprinkles On Top Once in a while my mom would pick up me and my three friends (Abigail, Helen and Joy-Loi) from…
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August 23, 2010

Confessions of a Shoe Whore

Take me away now and lock me up, because I am guilty. Guilty, guilty, guilty. I am a no-lie, absolute fiend, crack head addict for shoes. I don't even know where the addiction started but I believe it began in the era of Spice Girls, girl power, and ridiculously high shoes. My first expensive shoe purchase...what a thrill. I had saved and saved and saved and finally I was able to purchase THE original moon…
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August 17, 2010

Happiness

About a week or so ago I started writing a blog about happiness. It was elaborate and explanative, filled with glorious details but then I realized something: you can't explain happiness. Happiness is fleeting. It occurs in a flash and fills you with warmth. It's a feeling you can't describe but want to describe so bad. It's that moment when you realized you just let out a little sigh and the world felt alright again.…
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August 2, 2010

I Survived…The Running of the Brides

When I first saw a TV show about the Running of the Brides I thought to myself, that has got to be the coolest event ever. So this past Friday I gathered up my bridesmaids and traveled to Washington, DC to participate in the Running of the Brides at Filene's Basement. Transport yourself to Pamplona, Spain. The streets are filled with people, there is a mixture of sweat, anxiety and anticipation in the air. The…
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August 2, 2010

Do This Now

I've been finding some really interesting pages out there on the ye olde Internets lately. There was a time when I thought I had come to the end of the Internet and BOY was I wrong! If you have a minute to do any of these things, do them...now. 1. Which Famous Writer Do You Write Like? It is kind of dumb and definetly hokey but that doesn't make it any less fun. All you…
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