Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Hodgepodge of Sorts

I've had so many things on my mind lately and so I'm just going to spew them out as methodologically as I can ...

A couple the Hubster and I are a friends with recently got a divorce. It happened so unexpectedly and subsequently was a huge shocker. The two of them seemed SO happy and perfect together. But on the inside things were happening that they couldn't reconcile. The idea of divorce freaks me out. At what point to people decide thats the best option for them? I suppose the bad must really outweigh the good in the relationship. My mom and I were discussing this and she said that nowadays people don't have true patience to deal with these type of issues. Honestly, with the divorce rate these days, I agree. A lot of divorcees I know say that they're happier once everything's done and over. I just wonder how much truth there is to that statement sometimes especially when it seems so hard to deal with the psychological issues which arise because of a divorce. I dont know.. 

This past Sunday we took a day trip to Chicago to visit some good friends for a gathering. We ended up getting to the city SUPER early (9am) which was a fail because we realized we had nothing to do for a couple hours. I'm sure museums, the bean, and expensive shops on Lake Shore are all wonderful things to do for some people, but not us. What did we in Chicago? We bought a pack of Uno from Walgreens and spent a lovely morning/early afternoon playing Uno and drinking White Mocha at a coffee shop off Broadway. Let me tell you...it was the funnest trip to the Chi I've ever had! We had a friend meet up with us there and guess what? Her and her two kids enjoyed some games of Uno with us too! 

My cat is shedding too much. I've been brushing him everyday now but there's still cat hair all over the place, even if you can't really see it. Any advice?

I just bought a Blackberry and new phone plan yesterday. Woo hoo to finally having a smart phone with a data plan beyond text messaging. Now I feel like completely up and with the times.

Gaddafi is really pissing me off. In one of the recent videos he claimed that that there weren't any demonstrations happening on the streets of Libya and that his people truly love him. The man MUST be smoking something stronger than weed for sure. Thank God his assets are frozen right now. 

Lastly, I recently started listening to Yuna. She's a Malaysian guitarist, singer, artist, fashionista, etc. She was in Chicago this past weekend for an event. I know people have mixed feelings because she's a female Muslim artist but all I can say is that she sounds amazing...like a better version of Nora Jones. Check it out. 




10 comments:

Mrs. Cullen said...

i'm confused. is she the original singer of this song? cuz i feel like i know it (the second one)

Mrs. Cullen said...

but wowww i listened to the first song, her voice is amazingggggggg, mashallah

Constructive Attitude said...

I wish I could play the guitar. sigh. I really liked the first song as well :)

And I feel like the most "mundane" things these days, are the most enjoyable. Everything else is just overrated.

Softly Spoken said...

Divorce is so scary. Harder to say than to live with, in my opinion.

Youthful Wisdom said...

Mrs. Cullen- The second one is a cover of Kanye West's Paranoid
CA- I totally agree
SS- Very true

Kelly L said...

Divorce is scary - I've been married for 22 years - I personally filed for divorce twice.. but my husband would not give up on me... He won me over both times... and I am thankful for that.. I love UNO..

Kelly
I've Become My Mother
Kelly's Ideas
Amazing Salvation

nelson said...

gee, kewl voice! love it...

The Kid In The Front Row said...

Love your writing, as always, love the videos, too. Keep doing what you guys do!

supreem said...

I feel like there is so much to fear today... :x I <3 female muslim artists... If only I could learn how to play an instrument... and well, my vocals need.... cough cough.... tuning... cuz you know, I'm tone deaf.

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