Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Snippets II

So I'm five days into 29, and so far, so good.
Except that I'm not married, I don't have my own home, my career is at somewhat of a standstill and I still haven't been to Australia. And next year's 30. Dizzamn.
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All my life, I've hung out with people older than I am. I didn't get along well with kids my age, so my friends were always older. That all changed when I moved back here from college. Now, I'm among the oldest in my 'group' of friends. I don't mind it one bit -- in fact, sometimes I hardly notice it.
But then, of course, there are days I REALLY notice it. And it trips me out that I know people so young. That my schedule becomes extra busy between Dec. 9 - Jan. 13, when the college kids come back to visit. That there are people I know who were in the single-digits when we were in the midst of 1990's Gulf War. Also dizzamn.
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Facebook is so aggravatingly addictive.
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My aunt and cousin have been staying with us since the New Year -- they're visiting from the US. This is my mom's sister and her daughter, and as most of you know, my mama isn't Kuwaiti; this is their first time in the country.
To be honest, I'm somewhat disappointed by their reaction to Kuwait. I was expecting them to be a little more 'wowed' by us, I think. Is that weird? I feel like if you're making your way to Kuwait for the very first time ever, your reaction to it should hold a little more 'oomph.'
I just wanted once to hear them say, "Whoa -- why all the Starbucks chains?" Or, "How random -- is Ruby Tuesdays really that big here?" Or maybe, "Haha, neat! Desperate Housewives on billboards!" Or even, "Daaamn, nice cars."
Again, is that weird? I don't think I would have expected Kuwait to be the way Kuwait is if I wasn't from here or living here.
They dug Mbarkiya, though.
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Time for a vacation. London? :D
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And finally, if Jack Handy married Andy Capp, then married Jack Paar, then moved on to Stephen King, he'd be Jack Handy Capp Paar King.

"Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age -- as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight."

Friday, January 05, 2007


"We know we're getting old when the only thing we want for our birthday is not to be reminded of it."