Monday, July 19, 2010

Hello my friends,
It's been a weird month. I've been jetting back and forth from MI to Dubai to MI so much that I feel like I have permanent jet lag :/. no worries though, I shouldn't be complaining. On this last excursion I had the biggest epiphany, and the most uncomfortable stench surrounding me. Let me explain. I started smoking due to stress related reasons, I went crazy and binge smoked for a week before my 13 hr flight. Not a good idea. I got on the plane and then fainted on my sister and then puked. twice. yup. that was my trip. It made me realize that smoking might just not be for me. I've quit ever since then- which i'm sure Controlled Chaos, will be thrilled to read :). Anyways, so i'm in the beautiful city of DC- or should I say crowded? AND super effing HEATED. This city can get HOT. But I like it. The locals are all dressed in suits and business casual, you can hardly find a slacker looking man/woman anywhere on these streets- well to be fair I am staying near Capitol Hill.

So what's going on in the world? Well, BP finally stopped the leak- for now. They capped it and are deciding to leave it that way for now even though their are some suggesting that the integrity of that cap might disintegrate further on in time- but who cares, it's capped right?
There's supposed to be a meeting tomorrow where President Karzai will declare that the Afghan troops will take over the main security of their country by 2014, what happened to 2011? is really all I want to know. I'm pretty sure the President- our President- was clear that we would leave Afghanistan by July 2011. But I guess these things drag on, something we should all be painfully aware of after 9 years of war.
Speaking of war, Iraq isn't exactly a bed of peace and roses just yet. A suicide bomber let one rip killing at least 43 people. It was assumed he was targeting Sunni militia members, because the bomb occurred outside a line where the militiamen were waiting to get paid. AND on the same day, another suicide bomber targeted a meeting of Sunni militia leaders and killed at least 3 people.
Um..lets see what else is going on? Well Palin doesn't want the building of the Cordoba House, a Mosque planned to be built on Ground Zero; Mexican drug cartel burst in upon a birthday party and shot the place up, killing 17 people; I heard Inception was a good movie, breaks box office record- oscar anyone?; and jobless-ness is at 9.5%. I think thats it, until next time- seyonara folks!

10 comments:

Constructive Attitude said...

oh god. did you puke on your sister too? lol. poor thing.


And it's not being built on Ground Zero, it's being built near it. i dont know why people are not understanding that.

Snake Charmer said...

no not on my sister :)

yes the mosque is being built near the site, but so close that it's being called "on ground zero"

that's why there's so much controversy surrounding it

Irendi said...

From what I've read it's more than just a mosque, and it's for the entire community to use, irrespective of religion. I think that's an awesome thing to do, honestly.

Secretly Identified said...

Aww poor thing..
Love the blog btw, mashallah it's really nice...

Simply me said...

Glad you've stopped smoking, really hard to do. Youve added many years to your life again inshallah :)

Kate said...

Wow, that's intense with the smoking. It's a good thing if you can quit.

I get so worked up about the Mosque, I honestly can't believe that there are people out there that are still so STUPID. I mean honestly. If there are people out there that still blame the Muslim faith for 9/11 then they need to go out and get edumacated. People would not have a problem if a Christian church was being built close by, so why do they care about this? I think it's great. Build on...if I were there I would lend a hand in laying a brick (if I'm allowed).

Constructive Attitude said...

Kate: You would be allowed :) :)

Muslim Girl said...

Haha I felt like I read all the latest news headlines in this one post :)

PI said...

holy crap, smoking a lot and then fainting-- reminds me of "thank you for smoking"
lets watch it when i see you next? cuz i can watch that film over and over. and where were you in high school when i occasionally smoked cigars? woulda had fun times. im glad you quit before i beat u upside the head. smoking is more common here too, of course, as its europe, and sometimes i find myeslf coughing from the second-hand. urgh.

Heckety said...

Your summing up had me in fits! Its not that any of it is funny, its the way you write it...talk about a guilty conscience from laughing!! Stop stop!