Patience is NOT a Virtue

August 17, 2006  |  Trip 2006

I can never be patient, it’s hard for me to be patient but then again sometimes the odds are that I have to be patient. What’s killing me right now that is bringing this idea into my head that I’m not patient, well the fact that I still want the Macbook so much, and now more than ever but I will wait, I have to wait, and guess what if I do, and if I start saving up I can get it from my own cash instead of making Papa get it for me, because that way it’ll be sort of the first thing I purchase in my own cash, but wait I have my Car’s monthly installments coming up LOL! :/ Crap hehe need to apply to jobs. Got a few places in mind, but let me go back to my initial topic, my patience.

Something that is so beautiful in the new Macbooks is the fact that Boot Camp has been updated and now Windows XP supports iSight and you can actually use the Windows XP Version of MSN Messenger to video chat with the other Windowsers. But for those of you who hate the fact of installing Windows on your lovely Mac, which I happen to be one of them, regardless of the fact that 90% of the programs are Windows but I mean its a Mac. There is a new program coming out soon for Mac Intel called “CrossOver Mac” and it simply does the following: “Our flagship Macintosh desktop productivity tool. Intended for Intel Mac OS X machines, CrossOver Mac will allow Mac users to run their favorite Windows applications seamlessly on their Mac. No Windows Operating System license required; CrossOver is a complete replacement for your Windows OS as far as your applications are concerned.” [Excerpt taken from original site linked in the name above]. So what its saying is that all you do is install this application and afterwards you can install any windows program and it’ll run nicely and smoothly.

Isn’t Apple so beautiful? Don’t make war, Love the Apple.

Woke up early today but was tired and went back to bed after waking up the others really and they went out and came back to pick me up. We went to the DMV and I got me a State ID for no reason whatsoever but just for the fact that my sister was getting one and I might as well have one you know. However she didn’t get one because she needs more documents, I however don’t need anymore documents at all, only Passport and Social Security Card and that’s it ;P My birth certificate helped though.

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Afterwards we got lost trying to find the Social Security Administration to get the letter for my sister and well we decided to eat lunch at Pizza Hut, however I find that I enjoy Kuwait’s Pizza Hut to this one, it’s really plain and no fancy selections as we have back home. Waitress was a dumb blonde who messed up everything but eventually we made out with a free pasta dish which she messed up. Daddy ordered the pasta dish with chicken she brought one without chicken over, and he pointed that to her, she’s like oh sorry and she’s like lemme see if i can get chicken to add to it, and then she comes back saying her manager says you can eat this while you want for the new one since they’ll do a new one and we were like cancel it. Instead she comes out 10-15 mins later and says it’s on its way and we’re like no we said cancel it. And eventually manager comes back out and says that he’s sorry and we took it off the bill but please take it home to enjoy it since they would be throwing it out either way.

Headed over to the mall, had fun browsing through stuff, then went over to Walmart and got me a dozen Glazed Doughnuts from Krispy Kremes since that’s my breakfast. And afterwards Pops and Fee wanted Chinese food which they got, we went home and ate dinner and watched The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.

Sounds kind of boring day right? Well yes although tomorrow we’ve got a long day ahead of us and most of it won’t be in Columbia, Gotta wear comfy flip flops :/

P.S. I love food that’s why I mention it alot, I love gadgets and that’s why I mention them alot as well.

P.P.S. Thanks to S’s mom (Fee’s friend’s mother) she cooked us a traditional Arabic dinner, consisting of Scrambled Eggs, Cheeses, Black and Green Olives, Gaimar (Cream), bread, and TEA! YES I DRANK TEA YESTERDAY INSTEAD OF COKE! FOR DINNER! It was delicious and I loved every bit of it, brought back memories of when Grandma used to make me such breakfast :P

P.P.P.S. This is my actual State ID or Non Driver License.

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Don’t I look pretty? I’m too hot for you hehehe.

I Can Cook

August 16, 2006  |  Trip 2006

Not really, I can’t cook but I just microwaved me some buttered corn ;P And so I think that I can cook ;P Hehehe oh well, I’m just so exhausted, it was a long long day filled with lots of stuff.

First off, I woke up at 9am when I slept around 4-ish :/ I woke Fee and Daddy but they decided to sleep off a bit and I took a shower (a bit too much sharing? I don’t think so hehe) anywho afterwards they woke up and took turns since its a 1 bathroom apartment and I did my hair ;P Yay I love having straight hair. But anywho we got ready and headed out to meet a few other Arabs here in Columbia.

We visited the bank first to change the billing address and such and then we went to Everett’s to have lunch with Shaikhona and her mom, S and her mom (Fee’s Friend), and this other Mother and Daughter combo who lived here. Basically we were 4 Kuwaiti’s, 2 Saudi’s, and 2 Iraqi’s , so we were basically 3 neighboring countries there. We had alot of fun and chatted up a storm. I had fun :) Nice meeting you all.

Afterwards we headed out to S’s place to chill for a bit and we spent a few hours at home playing with heir nephew S who happened to be so cute he reminded me of Hassan hehehe, he was so naughty he kept calling me “Budda Ant” (Butter Ant) in his lovely accent hehe. But that didn’t stop it for us, we went out afterwards with S and her mom and shopped for a bit but we didn’t buy anything. It was lots of fun and Dad spent the time with the Saudi guys, I think he had alot of fun.

S is so fun, I love her hehehe she’s so great and I am glad to leave my sister with such good friends S, N, and F hehe the Quadruplets :P And I am convinced not to cut my hair I guess it’s nicer long, so I think I want to put in extentions :P Hehehe just kidding really.

So I am beat right now and I believe I’ll head out to bed. I am enjoying my time off and so is everyone here I guess ;P It’s fun but in a different kind of way.

Gotta go switch the placement of my airbed. Ciao

Yesterday in Pictures

August 15, 2006  |  Trip 2006

Okay, I didn’t post anything soon because I got in quite late and I was tired and all of that jazz, but the jist of the story and day is that it was a nice short day or so, since I slept at 6am that morning I woke up at 3pm but I hate how the sun was shining on my face, if anything can stumble me awake its the sun, it happened today as well, it’s quite early now at 10am! Anywho, we woke up and headed out to Mediacom to return the modem and cancel the old cable connection since new apartment comes with mediacom already. Afterwards we headed to Ace to get something that daddy wanted to fix something in the apartment, it’s nice having a daddy who fixes things.

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Sorry to have shrunk the pictures but oh well, afterwards we were heading to the mall to feed ourselves and on the way I noticed a nice store or place that might insight some happy thoughts :P So here goes:

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Jacks Coronado Restaurant, hehe but I won’t eat at it I don’t know it doesn’t sound that that cool ;P Anywhooo so we headed to the mall and I had Sbarros!

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I had the Baked Ziti with Chicken and Tomato and Cucumber Salad and a Pepsi (HAH Swair THAT’S ESPECIALLY FOR YOU :P)

We shopped a little, not really but we headed to Target (again) and got the toilet seat cover and all that jazz and then we went to Kinkos to fax something and then hmm we went to Lowe’s to browse for some wood for daddy to fix into a cover up for the kitchen sink to expand the space. I hate how I have become addicted to HGTV and TLC watching Home Makeover shows! :/

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I thought the rugs were interesting well I was browsing through them anyways for no obvious reason ;P Afterwards we headed back to our apartment at 8pm just so that we change and prepare for our 9:20 movie “Step Up”

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The sky looked beautiful in it’s sunset and so I had to take a semi-picture of i thehe from the sunroof ;P But anywho afterwards we hit the movies and I saw “Step Up”.

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The movie was nice, it wasn’t like block buster movie or anything but it was nice, I liked the dancing and the music in it was AMAZING, I’m so going to download it once it’s available! It was cheesy but still I liked it.

As for today, lots of stuff are planned but most of all meeting up with a few girls at Everret’s Restaurant and Lounge. I hope I’m going to like it :P

That’s it for me today, Adieu.

Oh yeah and one reason why I love Dashboard and Widgets, is a widget called “AlbumArt” All I have to do is play a song in iTunes and press F12 for the Dashboard to come up and the album art is being acquired from iTunes, I select “Add to all songs on Album” and VIOLA! It’s done! Example is as follows:

Widget:

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Result:

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Thunder Thunder

August 14, 2006  |  Trip 2006

So it’s not even raining yet but there is a loud bunch of thunder outside and therefore I hope hope hope that today, Monday morning will witness some rain. Okay I’m crying from laughing so hard right now, I just sneezed okay, so I said “Bless Me” and then I answered myself “Thank you” that made the day for the entire 3 of us. What the hell does entire 3 of us mean, bah well I guess this is the problem when its like 2:30am or so here.

Summary of yesterday? Woke up at noon, spent a few hours awake and then went to old apartment to vaccum and clean up a bit. An hour later we grabbed Subway, I got “Cheese Steak Sandwich” and headed back to new apartment and ate. We wasted some time until Daddy came back and at 5pm we decided to head out to Target and got some new bedding and bathroom mats and such. Then we headed to Burger King for some dinner and we later headed back home where we did some small work, well basically Fee did some stuff and Pops perhaps all I did was shift the bed from one wall to another and helped put the sheets on. And well the only thing I did was fix Fee’s cheap 300$ desktop, which by the way i AMD Sempron LOL! I mean its so boring and lame that I hate it, but I made it come out great, I uninstalled alot of the software that comes with it and hooked her up with everything else and I’m teaching her how to use Torrents. Yaay!

And right now I decided to actually write a post up because I thought if I didn’t chronicle this day then I would miss out on some nice memories made today, especially the Sneezing segment.

Oh GOD NO! NO NO NO NO NO! I am extremely annoyed by the Frappacino from Starbucks ad on TV, the song is stuck in my head, I was even humming it in Target. Oh yeah and I saw Mr and Mrs Smith again on HBO. Tomorrow will be movies day or better yet today. And the day after, Tuesday, I’m meeting with Shaikhoona along with the other Arab girls here in Columbia.

Okay my bum is asleep, time for me to sign off. Adieu!

Cheesecake Factory

August 13, 2006  |  Trip 2006

Oh Lord, it’s been a looooong day! It’s been a really really long day and I believe I should crash but I thought I should at least write something for now to basically commit it to memory. My blog is first and foremost my own personal space to record memories, to express thoughts and ideas and to rant basically, the fact that its public is just an added plus to it and all that. But now let’s get down to my day today.

Woke up at the new apartment at 9am due to the fact that the shutters weren’t closed entirely and I am sensitive to light and therefore I woke up and I couldn’t go back to sleep, and even though I tried pulling them down again I still couldn’t get it done :/ It was weird and sad and all of that. But I spent the next few hours reading a novel that I bought, the sad thing is that this is supposed to be my reading material for back home LOL! But lord knows I can’t help reading. Anywho spent a few hours in bed until at 2pm in the afternoon we decided that we should head out to St. Louis, Missouri.

So we head out to St Louis, it’s a 2 hour drive and well we reach there close to 4:30ish to trade in our rented car the Jeep Grand Cherokee 2006 for a better one since the Jeep stopped on us more than once, and instead we got a Ford Explorer. So once we’re done we were basically starving and it was close to 5:30-6:00pm when we finally found Galleria mall and that’s basically when we headed to Cheesecake Factory to have our late lunch/early dinner. Living in the US has made me start eating late and eating more like one meal a day which sucks because I have to eat breakfast in order to maintain a healthy thingy. Well anywho, we finished lunch and went through the mall browsing and shopping basically. I of course, had to go to the Apple Store available there and I got a new battery for my 12inch Powerbook G4, and for those of you who don’t know this yet but I have decided to wait the few weeks because its not really logical to get something when weeks away it’ll be updated right? Well not only did I get a battery I also got a Belkin FM Tuner thingy for the iPod to be used in the car, which is great really because I want to use it in my car. Lemme show you a picture of it.

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It’s called Belkin TuneBase FM for the iPod and iPod nano and it costs 80$. If you click on the image you’ll be taken to a review and where I got that picture on iLounge.Com

Anywho, as we were shopping, I went through different shops and got some cute clothes and all that, but 9:30pm approached soon enough and that’s when the mall closes basically and therefore we had to head back to Columbia and that trip takes 2 hours and a half or so. So we grabbed some cheesecake and normal cake from Cheesecake Factory. I took Linda’s Fudge Cake, whereas Fee took the Snickers Cheesecake and headed back home.

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But before we arrived back, we decided to hit Walmart at midnight for some hangers and me being a food addict picked up some delicious snacks including some Krispy Kreme Glazed Doughnuts to eat for breakfast.

We still haven’t gone to the movie Step Up but soon I believe. All I’d like to mention now is that I love you Daddy :P And See Y’all.

P.S. It’s the end of Day 11 I believe and therefore I’ve got around 19 days left here, hopefully we’ll do much much more stuff here.

I Want Kabab

August 12, 2006  |  Trip 2006

I really am craving some traditional Arabic food, or whatever its called like I want some Kabab-ji or Kabab El 7eja, you know food that stuffs you. It’s sad that I want to lose the weight but I love eating, I can’t help it really, I love food, I enjoy it.

I thought I should write up something since they left me alone in the new apartment stating that they were getting the rest of the stuff since we’re spending the night here. But it’s been a few hours already and that’s sad really the fact that they ditched me God knows where they are!

So today is basically final day of moving stuff, because we’ve got the major stuff out, I set up the wireless and Cable as well and stuff, and I love that. We need to hook Fee up with a Wireless card for her desktop because we’re not wiring her to anything anymore, she’ll have a cute thing now a room that’s her office + a guest airbed, a bedroom, and a living room. And so her office + guest room will be where she stores her junk basically and that’s cool. But enough about that.

I don’t like Apple, I don’t like the rumors that are floating around that next month will be the month that they release newly vamped Macbook + Macbook Pro with the new Core 2 Duo chips. And that makes me feel that I should re-think the purchase plan ? But I don’t want to because I am dying for a new Macbook, I want the sleek white look :/ I want the larger screen! I mean think of it 1280×800 Screen Resolution in comparison to my current 1024×768! I mean think of how I can abuse the screen that way :/ Urgh if only I can get a sign that’ll tell me whether I should go ahead and get the current Macbook or wait it out :/

But I guess that’s it for today, other than the fact that I lunched on Subway, I don’t know what my dinner will be since its 9pm and they haven’t come back. I think they forgot me? Don’t you agree?

Happy Birthday SWAIR!

August 12, 2006  |  Uncategorized

Happy Birthday Baby Girl :****