No Wifi in the Sky

Time (Kuwait): 10:07 AM

Time spent in the air: 10 hours

Time until arrival: 3 Hours.

As I type this, I’m somewhere in the sky over some country somewhere. Actually, now that I think about it, the plane is probably  over an ocean or something. For someone that insanely terrified of flying I can tell you this is not my ideal situation. However, I’ve endured the past ten hours so what’s three more till I’m reunited with my precious ground?

Let me paint you a picture. I’m sitting next to the emergency exit. My feet propped up by my carry on bag (apparently sitting next to the emergency exit means no foot rests. Andddd, I have my fuzzy pink socks on. Oh yeah, and I have my beats on.  Why is it not socially unacceptable for a hijabi to have beats on? I’m aware that I probably look ridiculous which would explain the looks I keep getting, but come on! Hijabis deserve excellent sound quality too!

I intended to write a post yesterday but between the rushing and the packing and the yelling and the stealing of certain clothes from my sister I couldn’t find a time to do so.  I actually spent last night trying to figure out whether or not I can actually do this. I will not BS with you Internet. I’m terrified. I’m letting go of home cooked meals, clean laundry, and clean everything for that matter. I’m not even sure I can cook anything other than a burnt egg,

Regardless,

considering the amount of paperwork and hoops I had to jump through there’s no turning back now. Did I mention I’m afraid of flying? The plane keeps shaking a bit and my brain keeps flashing to all kinds of scenes from different movies/shows.

Top picks?

  1. LOST (I don’t want to be that chick that gets thrown out of the plane when it crashes because she didn’t have her seat belt on. Although, it’s safe to assume that I’d die from a heart attack just out of sheer terror then the actual plane crash).
  2. Grey’s Anatomy’s finale. If some kickass surgeons  can’t survive how am I supposed to?
  3. Every single doomsday/ end of the world where movies crash for no reason.
  4. Kristen Wiig’s plane freak out scene in bridesmaids. It’s not a crash scene but it never ceases to be funny.

For future references, if any of you are trying to find a good track to jam to during a flight you should seriously listen to Sunday Morning. It’s really fun to jam/bob your head to.

A Little Bit of Everything

In keeping with the spirits of how I ended the last post. I’m going to share some of my favorite snippets of everything that I like from all over the internet. I think we should establish that my love for the internet is.. well let’s just say that if I had a first born, it would have to spend its life competing for my love.

Behold! I present to you my list!

1. TasteKid

I LOVE this website. As a person who is constantly asking for good book/music/movie recommendations and often ignored by their twitter followers this website is a miracle. You simply have to type in a bunch of stuff you like and it recommends stuff you’re probably going to enjoy.

2. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

Okay so if you can’t from the title what this is about I’m going to fill you in. Lizzie Bennet is the iconic character from Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice. Most of you have probably watched the adaptation starring Keira Knightly. TLBD is youtube web series  that kind of retells the story in the form of a “vlog.” Its a really clever revamping of the story that’s entertaining and addictive.

3. Crazy Architecture by Victor Enrich

The pictures explain it all.

4. Asobi by Yasutoki Kariya

“This is a mesmerising piece of work which art student Yasutoki Kariya created for his senior thesis exhibition. Aptly being dubbed the Edison Cradle, this revised version of the world famous Newton’s Cradle uses 11 computer programmed light bulbs to visualise the transfer of kinetic energy.”

Watch a video recording of it here.

4. The Lost Library of Moscow

Somewhere under Russia, there’s a library that contains thousands of valuable  artifacts and books  are waiting for  people to find them. Sounds interesting? I think so. Read about it here.

5. Things to Worry about

In a time of great stress I’d like you all to read this list F. Scott Fitzgerald (one of my favorite authors) wrote to his daughter.

6. Frank Ocean’s “Forrest Gump”

7. Beautiful Animal Bridges

“If we’re going to keep putting roads in the middle of their habitats, animals are sometimes going to need to cross the road. But it’s better for everyone involved if they don’t have to push a button and wait for the light to change, because they don’t have thumbs and nine times out of 10 they’ll just careen into the side of your car. Which is why some highways have overpasses built specifically for animals like deer, elk, and grizzly bears.”

Doesn’t make up for all the ways we’ve destroyed everything but this is kind of cool. Read more here.

8. Young the Giant’s “open sessions”

They go to weird remote places and record songs. A band definitely worth listening to!

That is all for now! 

Packing

With 11 days til the inevitable (that’s what I decided to call the big move). It’s with a heavy heart that I regret to inform you all that I’ve started the unbearable process of packing. While packing for a trip has never been a pleasurable experience, packing for college is ten times worse.I feel like I’m literally packing my entire life into a suitcase and I swear the whole is beyond upsetting.

General whining aside, there is one strong epiphany that I’ve had while packing. I don’t have a lot of clothes. It has become painfully apparent that:
A. I’m ridiculously dependent on my sister’s closet
B. I own enough witty tshirts to fill a little boutique

I’m “breaking up” with the clothes I’ve decided not to pack as one of my friends brilliantly put it.

Weird stuff that made the cut:
A. A copy of Jane Eyre (I detest the novel but knowing I got through it without using Sparknotes once always reassures me that I’m more than capable of being an Eng Lit major)
B. A Georgetown University cheerleading major t-shirt (No, I am not gonna attend Georgetown and as you can tell I’m not perky enough to be a cheerleader but it had sentimental value)

What I wish I can pack:
A. Our coffee machine
B. Half of my books
C. Half of my sister’s closet
D. More useless sentimental junk

P.s: more often than not, I find myself wasting time on this site that posts all these interesting letters people wrote in the past. I recommend you guys go on it the next time you’re bored. Here’s the link!

Back in (ninja) Black

If pop culture and movies have led me to believe anything, it’s that my college days are going to be my golden days. That being said (or typed?), I do know better than to believe everything hollywood has taught me. HOwever, I’m trying to be hopeful and optimistic about what is to come.

Why am I blabbing about college you ask? Well you see, this happens to be the third time I reboot this blog. I seem to have a hard time sticking to something, which may have to do with my ADHD tendencies or the fact that I can get ridiculously lazy about my writing. But don’t fret! I’ve decided that since I’m starting college [abroad] in a month and that I have a hard time keeping things to myself I will treat this blog like an online journal of some sorts. Knowing that my life is not always interesting (Hey! at least I’m honest), you can expect snippets of art, literature, film, and general rants about how much I detest everything with a lovely hint of sarcasm that seems to be missing from this particular post because.. I’m fasting? My clever quips and dry humor is directly proportional to how full my stomach is and the amount of caffeine in my system so I don’t blame you for yawning while reading this post 90 seconds ago.

I guess that just about covers everything. Welcome to my dysfunctional mind stranger. May this journey be infinitely less underwhelming than this first post. Now excuse me while I go stare at the coffee machine and fantasize about espresso in my system.

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