Happy almost last day of the month! Any of you watching the Olympics? I hope you are enjoying them. In my area, most schools start back in August. That day will be here before we know it - wow!
Occasionally I still see these question thingies floating around blogs
and enjoy doing them myself. It's been awhile so when I saw this one on Wafa's blog, I decided to post one, too.
Eleven facts about me...
1. I like Facebook too much. It's
where a lot of my friends and family live, it seems. That said, I could
do without all the militant anti-and-pro stances (e.g. Chick-fil-A) some
2. I sometimes wish I lived in another
country - or even another area in the United States - just to experience
something different from what I'm used to.
3. That said, I like home.
4. I don't like loud neighbors. Or rather I like them, but don't appreciate their loudness. I have one in mind in particular...
5. I enjoy meeting people from other countries. Shoot, I often enjoy meeting people from different parts of this country!
I remember back in high school how infatuated I was with the folks from
the North who came here to live. I recall we used to joke about
accents and certain sayings (might could, reckon, over yonder, y'all) a
lot. One guy from Connecticut even called me a "redneck" one day! :)
6. I believe I'm a little strange because I don't feel the need to
have children of my own to complete my life. I must be missing that
7. I usually enjoy discussing politics
and religion. I always hope to learn from the opinions and perspectives
of others. I hope I have a teachable spirit.
8. Was thinking the other day that this October marks five years
since I met Samer, and my eyes were opened to a whole new way of looking
at the world as I started to see things through his eyes. In
Muslim-calendar years, this present month of Ramadan marks five years
since we met. October 9, 2007 was during the last few days of Ramadan.
9. Oddly since I met Samer, my tastes for books has changed
drastically from almost entirely fiction to almost entirely
non-fiction. I really like fiction books still, but just find myself
more and more reading the non-fiction variety. This is quite a huge
switch for me!
10. I recently found a reservation receipt from when we went to
Charleston, SC several years ago. It was addressed to me as "Suzzain."
Now I'm wondering if this is really how I say my name.
always hoped to go back to Syria one day, and I hope that happens still.
Unfortunately the country is in a civil war at this time. That makes me
really sad when I see stories or talk to friends about it. When I was there, the country was so
peaceful, and the people were very kind. I remember they seemed to like
Obama. He'd just been sworn in not long before we were there. Now I see
how militant John McCain is about helping Syria and wonder at the
irony. If he were President, would the United States be more involved
in helping the opposition? Or is McCain able to hold his more truculent
stance because he is not the President. If he were President, would he
be as slow-to-get-involved as Obama has been. Just things I wonder