Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

You have to watch this video!

Ok everyone NEEDS to watch this video!

Isn't that awesome?! Right...?!

Yeah...you got got rick rolled...and then that jerk Kanye had to go and interrupt it! I'm way too funny for my own good....

Looks like Rick isn't the only one to by Kanye-rupted.

Ok, back to less ridiculous things now. My husband and I went to visit his family yesterday. It was nice, as visits there usually are. His aunt and grandma and two cousins and one of the cousin's wife were there too, plus the family I normally see. The one thing I hate about family gatherings like that is praying time. Someone always has to say grace before we eat. That's fine and all, but why can't anyone be like "hey, so, is there anyone who's, oh I don't know, NOT Christian?" because I would be more than happy to not awkwardly stand there and quietly say "aumn...." when they're finished so I sound like I said but but I'm really thinking more like "aumnna jump out the window". Maybe it just seems especially rude/offensive that I'm more or less forced to participate because there are people there who know I'm not Christian. So...yeah. Just thought I would complain a little there....

Besides that, things were good, as usual.

Count down until NY! He has his interview on Wednesday, I bought the ticket the other day and just booked the hotel. Ah I'm going to miss him! I think I might go around and take some pictures and stuff tomorrow. It's supposed to be a really nice day, which means the lake (Lake Washington) is even more beautiful than usual, so that would be something nice to do. I will post pictures if I do.

I have a lot of steamed trout in the fridge. I brought two trout to dinner last night, thinking other people would eat it too, yeah...I guess I'm the only one who doesn't eat chicken that isn't halal. Go figure....

If anyone knows some recipes that use steamed trout, let me know. I need to figure out something to do with it all! I think tomorrow is going to be fish tacos...but I have to figure out what to do with the rest!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Interruptions are SO rude!

So I was reading my morning new this morning, and I was interrupted by the RUDEST person EVER!

Just take a look!

Can you believe that?!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Change will happen, for the banks as well.

This made my day!

When I see my brother in law I just want to go "Shhh! Don't struggle...it'll all be over soon!"

This is my other favorite things of the day.

Yeah, you show them! It's not a "fee" or "interest", it's usury! That's how stuff like this can happen (click on the picture to see it all):

This is why booze isn't a good idea....

So if you're wondering what caused this, it probably had something to do with this.

Kids, stay away from booze or you're going to end up like Kanye and no one will like you!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

One more thing....

So I have one more thing that's been bugging me which I'm going to write about before I go to bed. I just got a facebook message from this friend of mine:


don't the democrats have a veto-proof majority in the senate?

if so, I fail to see why republicans should be blamed for failure on healthcare reform
I don't know if they do now that Kennedy passed away
Plus I think that even if they do have the veto proof majority it's pretty douchy to just pass it through without trying to work things out with the other half of congress"

It always seems like this guy is trying to trap me into saying something about the Democrats. I honestly don't even know what he's doing.... After I wrote that I saw he was "typing" and didn't actually say anything, then signed off a few minutes later. Wtf?! It's so rude...every week or two he'll send me a message about how the Democrats did something wrong or this and that and tries to make me feel like a bad person about it. I just don't get it. Yes, I'm vocal about my opinions, I post links to articles when I don't agree with something the Republicans or conservatives or anyone else has done, but I don't harass him in facebook messages! We used to get along a lot better, but last year he went to DC to work on the McCain campaign (he's Canadian...kinda strange...I know) and ever since then things have been like this. It's like he takes it personally that I find Sarah Palin to be completely insuferable and completely unqualified to lead our country. I would never take someone's political opinions personally. Everyone has a right to their beliefs and I respect that. Sure I don't agree with a lot of the things the Republican party has been doing in recent years but I think there are still good people in the party and I don't hate anyone who affiliates with them.

The other thing I think is sort of weird is I think he might have converted to Christianity (he was a Muslim the last time I checked). I have no idea if that has anything to do with any of this, I won't assume that it does, but it makes me wonder a little if he was drinking the Kool-aid at party meetings....

Today and New York

I was making my sandwich for lunch tomorrow and had some ideas for a post...but then I forgot :-/

My husband and I went to a friend's house today to watch the Seahawk's game. Yeah, I'm not really into football...but when Seattle basically sucks at everything athletic you have to be a little proud when a team wins 28-0. I guess that's what happens when it's rainy and overcast 9 months of the year; the only thing you're any good at is swimming...or being a duck.

The son of the couple who we were visiting was soooo cute! He's 2, but he's really big for his age so I would have thought he was about 3. My husband got up from his chair for some reason and the kid sat in it next to me for a few seconds then he got up to play. When my husband came back he sat in the chair and the kid went "NO! That's my chair!". It was so funny, he was fighting my husband for the chair and basically shoved my husband over to sit on it too.

I always feel old when I go to things like that. I don't know why though, I really should feel young. I'm always the youngest person there (since it was all friend my husband knew first and he's about 3 1/2 years older than me), but everyone else has kids or is having kids, so I sort of feel like I'm older because I'm hanging around older people I suppose. I guess that's why I get for marrying an older man!

Speaking of my husband, he has an interview tomorrow! Omg I hope he does well...I'm really, really, really tied of us working opposite schedules. We haven't had a weekend off together in almost a year :-( If he gets the job though, that means we're moving to New York! The irony of this blog's title will be increased 10 fold if that happens! I'm still a little against moving to NY, but as time goes on (this application process has taken a couple weeks already), I'm getting more and more excited.

New York Pros and Cons:

+ Lots of cool things to go in NY
- I will miss the cool things to do in Seattle
+ Flights to Europe will be cheaper and shorter
- Flights to Asia will be longer...even though I haven't been to Asia yet
+ Lots of halal markets!
- Not so many Asian restaurants
+ Meeting new people
- Missing old friends
- Cost of living is expensive in NY
+ Cost of living is expensive in Seattle
- I definitly don't have a chance at getting a garden
+ Better public transportation. Yay for the subway!
- I would be away from my family
+ I would be away from certain members of my family

Basically, it would be a great job for Jason and an opportunity for me to get into a field I want to. Hopefully I can find a position at a museum, that would be fantastic. I guess we'll see how things go though.

Finally, Kanye West you are a d-bag for ruining that poor girl's night!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Words in Bible and Quran

I just saw this really interesting list posted as a comment on youtube.

"The bible and Quran
Sword:Bible 400, Quran 1(to describe an oppressor)
Kill:Bible 400, Quran 8 (part of do not)
Stone? to death:Bible 20, Quran 0
war:Bible 137,Quran 22
Battle:Bible 208, Quran 2
Sex:Bible 50, Quran 3 (2 for gender 1 part of do not)
Prostitute:Bible 74, Quran 0
Whore:Bible 65 (kjv),Quran 0
mistress:Bible 8,Quran 0
Virgin:Bible 54,Quran 1(as part of pure)
"eat dung drink piss":Bible 2,Quran 0
Mercy:B 124, Q 164
Merciful:B 21Q 219Gracious:B 46, Q 264 Charity:B 0, Q 62 "

Granted, the Bible is longer than the Quran, but I still think it's pretty interesting. I'm curious about the "sex" part of it. Yeah, you know me, always about the sex hahaha. Anyway, it's interesting because it is referred to in the Quran just from the little reading of it I have gotten through so far, but not always directly using the word, so I'm wondering about the comparison of not the literal word but the act and if it's any different. Also, how much of it is positive and negative references. One thing I really don't like about Christianity, at least in the US, is how negative they portray sex and how you basically are a bad person for wanting it. Thanks Puritans! I would have thought this mentality would have died out with the crazed cult who completely abstained from sex to a point where they all, literally, died off. Good job guys!

Pie and Posting

I need to not post at night time. "Ich have schwer Wanderlust. Schade :/" Ich have? Seriously?! That could have been just a typo, but really now?!

Ich habe schwer Wanderlust! Und kann ich nicht schreiven :( Sehr schade....

I was listening to a news report on YouTube last night in German. I could understand about half of it, the guy was talking really fast, but his wife was easier to understand. I would love to go and live in Germany for a few months to improve my German. I feel like I'm losing it every day.

I'm cooking a shepherd's pie right now. It's lentil and turkey, not lamb, since I had turkey and lentils and not much lamb. Unfortunately, I am out of eggs and I have no half and half, so making the mashed potatoes will be interesting. I think I'm going to have to run out to the store. The pie in the picture is not mine, by the way, since there are obviously no lentils in it and mine is still stewing right now.

Today is supposed to be golfing day, since last weekend was horrible, and the week before SOMEONE didn't wake up in time! We'll see how that does since it's 12:30 right now.

One last thing, I have an official blog follower! :O! Yeah...I know! Not just a stalker blog follower *guilty look*, but an official one! Thanks!

Friday, September 11, 2009

I'm sort of falling behind with the posts....

I'm trying to write interesting things...anything at all really, but it's kind of hard. Since I spend most of my work day on the computer, I don't want to be on it at home much (except to watch tv since our tv is hooked up as a second monitor), and I don't feel like writing blog posts at work with people looking over your shoulder.

I did something that made me feel really good a little while ago. I told American Express to shove it. They send me a letter last month telling me they're raising my interest rate. I told them to f-off, but in much more polite and sarcastic wording. I posted it as a note on my Facebook, if you care to read it, as I wrote them an e-mail instead of talking to "Francisco" in Bangalore again.

I watched a video of a talk Rick Steves did in the bay area about making his Iran special. It was really interesting. I love Rick Steves...he's a man god <3. He's having some classes up in Edmonds on the 3rd, where he is actually doing the speaking, so I might drag my husband along :D Ah...Rick, how I love thee! Actually, a girl I work with lives in a house w/ a bunch of room mates and she said one of her room mates actually knows Rick. He was over there once for a party (his birthday, I think she said, is what is was for) and the girl was hula-hooping drunk with Rick! I don't think Rick was drunk, just her, but I'm soooo jealous!

Since I've been doing so much reading about Islam the last few weeks, I figured it was finally time to start actually reading the Quran. Unless a book has a really good thrilling plot I'm very much a "book jumper", meaning I'll read a little of everything here and there. I got bored with the other Islam books I was reading, though I plan on finishing the one about Muhammad, even though I got bored at the war part. I like the Quran, it's organized a little bit like my brain sometimes is. Basically, it's not ordered chronologically, but from longest part to shortest, so it can skip around a bit. Plus it restates things a lot, which is good for remembering. So yeah, the Quran basically is perfect for my ADD brain that gets bored easily!

I want to go to Turkey so bad. Heck, I want to go anywhere just about now. Ich have schwer Wanderlust. Schade :/

That article made me see this article about drive in movie theaters. I didn't even know those still existed. The only one I've ever been to was in Montana, and my god people, it's Montana!

Also, an interesting article about religious diets, especially considering it's Ramadan right now.

Finally, today is 9/11, and we all know what that means. I've seen lots of status updates and what not today about the anniversary, but I think I'm going to try to do it some justice by not trying to sound all "We shall never forget!" and just choosing to remember as oppose to being poetic.

So yeah...that was my ADD post for the day.