Monday, June 29, 2009

Don't know what to say

Well I've been in Egypt for over a week now. I still find it really hot. I moved to my fiances family's flat yesterday and am enjoying myself.

So far I have seen the pyramids, the zoo, the Egyptian national museum, and Muhammad Ail Palace (might not have that last one right.) The most commen thing I hear here is "Eat (insert my name) eat!" I would also like to add the the driving over here is crazy. I would love to give it a try though *evil grin*

I was looking outside to night and saw a white owl. I was like :O they have owls?? I thought owls only lived in cool places... but maybe that's because I associate them with pine trees and tree like we have at home. I am totally craving popcorn right now. I miss it. I used to eat it every-single-night. I haven't had it since I've gotten here. :'( lol.

I broke my glasses and I hope I get them back from the person who is fixing them soon. Wearing contacts so much drives me up a wall. My camera also broke that same day as my glasses. My fiance dropped it. Luckily I can still take pics and stuff, the lens just doesn't close right.

Monday, June 22, 2009

For the Aussies. We don't know much about you but we really do love you.

I found this while stumbling. I hope you read it and have a laugh and I hope no one takes it personally. It's not intended to be that way.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

I had a great night :)

Last night I went out with my fiance. Hehe, first time we finally got to hang out. We went to a cafe to watch the Egypt vs. USA game. I was saying that I was going to root for Egypt but I ended up not rooting for either and just watching. I was happy the US won though. Really it's a win-win situation. lol You have to love those.

But before I went out I lost my friends cell phone I'm borrowing, it had a ton of contacts and stuff in it :( so I feel bad about that. Then I got home and was told off for being out so late... it was only 12. I mean...... kinda late but not really. I have to adapt to their "late" for girls here. I'm used to late being 4 or 5 am for both genders. (not that I've ever stayed out that late.)

I am supposed to meet up with my other friend on Friday and I can't wait to meet her and her baby and hubby finally. :)

AHHHH webpage

The web page was in Arabic when I opened it!!! AHH. I couldn't read anything. Luckly my friend figured out how to change it to English elhamdolallah. I also hear it everywhere. I have a feeling I will pick some up weather I want to or not. But I do want to learn some sooooo bring it onnnn lol. I can sometimes get the gist of the conversation. :D

Saturday, June 20, 2009


I have been here for 2 whole days. I had a decent trip over. The Paris airport was soooo uncomfortable/expensive. They wanted 8 euros for a stupid sandwich!!!!! NOOOOOOOO... The landing in Cairo was a little rough but other than that we had a smooth flight. It took me 1.5 hrs to get though all of the customs since they were checking everyone for swine flu... I'M SO SICK OF HEARING ABOUT IT!!! IT'S A FREAKING FLUUUUUU! i mean... *angel face*

Then the ride back to my friends flat was interesting. My friends were right in warning me that Egypt drivers are crazy lol. I saw some sheep in the street eating and the look I had on my face made my friends cousins start laughing at me lol.

I went to the baby celebration last night and that was cute. A sheep somehow got into the building and worked its way upstairs. I started laughing and sat still while all the girls screamed and ran away from it. After that I went to the mall. I think we might be going back tonight.

I don't have connection right now so I won't be blogging too much for a while.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


First of all, I went down to my college for an ASCE (American Society for Civil Engineers) meeting. We talked about a golf outing and next year. I've never golfed before. How do you do it? I have a feeling I'd get like 100 over par lol.

I came home and repacked. I have everything packed and not over the weight limit! Elhamdolallah.

My brother, sis-in-law and two nieces came over. We talked and played the Wii for a bit. Then I feed them the rest of the bashamel I made a few days ago. My niece then didn't feel good. The poor girl was constipated. They left and cam back like 5 minutes later since she actually threw up for her. I hope she feels better soon isA.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Quick Update

I'm leaving in 5 days. Not packed completely yet since I'm STILL waiting on a stupid package.

I have to teach my mom how to use MSN... this is going to be hilarious. I made her an account yesterday.

I made bashamel yesterday. I guess it turned out ok. I need an Egyptian to come over here and tell me lol.

Tonight is my first henna party :) I still have to decide what to wear and do with my hair.

I'm wondering if anyone have a really good place in Egypt I should visit? If so please leave me a message. I know about the pyramids, sphinx, so how about a not so well known but amazing place?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Who's On First for the Next Generation

I found this while stumbling. I could totally see this happen since our former president was as smart as a block of wood.

George: Condi! Nice to see you. What's happening?

Condi: Sir, I have the report here about the new leader of China.

George: Great. Lay it on me.

Condi: Hu is the new leader of China.

George: That's what I want to know.

Condi: That's what I'm telling you.

George: That's what I'm asking you. Who is the new leader of China?

Condi: Yes.

George: I mean the fellow's name.

Condi: Hu.

George: The guy in China.

Condi: Hu.

George: The new leader of China.

Condi: Hu.

George: The Chinaman!

Condi: Hu is leading China.

George: Now whaddya' asking me for?

Condi: I'm telling you Hu is leading China.

George: Well, I'm asking you. Who is leading China?

Condi: That's the man's name.

George: That's who's name?

Condi: Yes.

George: Will you or will you not tell me the name of the new leader of China?

Condi: Yes, sir.

George: Yassir? Yassir Arafat is in China? I thought he was in the Middle East.

Condi: That's correct.

George: Then who is in China?

Condi: Yes, sir.

George: Yassir is in China?

Condi: No, sir.

George: Then who is?

Condi: Yes, sir.

George: Yassir?

Condi: No, sir.

George: Look, Condi. I need to know the name of the new leader of China.
Get me the Secretary General of the U.N. on the phone.

Condi: Kofi?

George: No, thanks.

Condi: You want Kofi?

George: No.

Condi: You don't want Kofi.

George: No. But now that you mention it, I could use a glass of milk. And then get me the U.N.

Condi: Yes, sir.

George: Not Yassir! The guy at the U.N.

Condi: Kofi?

George: Milk! Will you please make the call?

Condi: And call who?

George: Who is the guy at the U.N?

Condi: Hu is the guy in China.

George: Will you stay out of China?!

Condi: Yes, sir.

George: And stay out of the Middle East! Just get me the guy at the U.N.

Condi: Kofi.

George: All right! With cream and two sugars. Now get on the phone.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

8 days!!

I'm leaving in eight days!!! I'm super excited! Can't wait! lol. I still have to finish packing... :S:S:S:S but I have everything ready except I just need to reorganize and get one last thing shipped to my house. :) I'm soooo not looking forward to the 18-20 hr traveling time over there. I'm looking at the airports now to try and determine which terminals I'll be flying into and out of... CRAZY!!! lol I kinda like flying, once we're in the air I'm fine. I just am not a big fan of taking off or landing... but I don't show my nerves so I'm all good. I need to find my MP3 player...

Monday, June 8, 2009

I think I'm going crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok so lately I've been having really messed up dreams. Last night I was stuck on an island and a giant snake was going around the waters. We had to go back and forth between two islands by swimming and people were getting eaten by it. When I say giant I mean GIANT like...a mile long or 1600m. I got to the other island to do my job (funny enough it was as a civil engineer). It was a gold company that had underwater tunnels that people went into to search for gold. Well one of the holes kept having the worker disappear. They were like "go find out why this happens" thinking the pressure sucks him out of the hole or kills him. I knew why-the tunnel had an opening out to the water that was the largest... so big the snake could fit in it and eat the people.

The best part... I like snakes. I wouldn't go picking them up and kissing them, but when I see them I don't run from them screaming lol.

Next dream:
I was at Niagara Falls we decided to take boats down to see how close we could get to the top of the falls. Well the fall changed... instead of one bigggg fall it was a smaller one then the big. I was like ok we'll go up to the smaller on and look down safely. We'll we got there and looked for a bit then all of a sudden the boat moved down the fall. We went towards the edge of the big one. We got there and looked down and I was just thinking "We're going to go over!"

I've had more but forget them now. Just some examples of my mind being crazy lol

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Amazing song.

Here's a link to an amazing song... might be able to get it on this site, don't know.

This song get's you thinking... watch it for yourself.

Saturday, June 6, 2009


I was asked for the pie recipes. I'm not sure how well these will turn out but here they are...

It's the french apple pie with standard 9 in. 1 crust.

There's a bluejay sitting on the windowstill

Couldn't think of anything else to name this post. I looked out side and its staring at its reflection now lol. And he's gone :(

So the last few days have not been fun. I've been in weird moods that then to come around the same time every month. Depressed, antisocial, wanting to be social, lazy, feeling to lazy... I hate it lol.

Last night I went to baby sit my 2 nieces. One is 8 and the other is 2.5 months. I played Mario Party with the older one most of the night and explained why I wear the hijab. She said "You're crazy." lol She doesn't completely understand. When I said I don't show my beauty to guys she just stared at me like "HUH?" Then she said that most people she sees that wears the hijab is from a different country or state. I tried to correct that view by saying most of my friends were born in the US (but most of them are from the neighboring state since I go to college out of state. But I have also met a lot of people from my state.)

When she went to bed I stayed up holding her sister and feeding her. There's something that makes you fall in love with them when they stare up at you with their big eye. So adorable masha'Allah. I want one of my own lol. Except.... I need to finish school first. After that insha'Allah.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Zain Bhikha

So he came to a surrounding area in the last few day and I went to see his concert. I love his songs, very inspirational/meaningful. He did a great job singing masha'Allah. Afterwards, I bought two of his CDs but have been busy the last few days so I haven't gotten a chance to listen to them(even thought I know most of them.)

I also learned about a website there. It's purpose is to correct the warped views most American's have by getting information out there and helping new Muslims. I would like to become more involved in it. They give out care packages to new Muslims with info for them. I want to try and get one... don't know where to go and don't know if I can still get one.