6.19.2009

Friday Fragments//Jumuah Jottings # 11- It's The End Where I Begin

While holding Ms.Jo's sleeping baby boy I realized, the world is a circle in more than one way. While he is the welcomed beginning to their family, he was the end to her over indulged Starbucks-inspired sleep patterns.In fact, one might say that life is one huge PMS trip, with ups and downs, cramps, bloating and riddled with cycles.

These are cycles; they end forming new beginnings and new opportunities. Sometimes goodbye is the opportunity we need to say hello to the actual potential within ourselves. The tricky part is finding that delicate balance and maintaining it without literally going overboard. Sitting next to Zahra at 2am when she whispers, "I don't have the patience," forced me to realize that in this life of cycles it's in the end where I begin. With each setting sun and closing light there are surely doors opening and suns rising. It's the dedication and will power we must seek out within ourselves that will fuel us towards greatness. And as for patience it's bitter but, it's fruits are sweet.

Friday Fragments//Jumuah Jottings #11

Finally the world is recognizing the importance of women in society. Little research has been done to understand how investments in girls impact economic growth and the health and
well-being of communities. This lack of data reveals how pervasively girls have been overlooked. For millions of girls across the developing world, there are no systems to record their birth, their citizenship, or even their identity.


Take note of The Girl Effect. Support. Sponsor. Inspire.
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If you see a black man riding south on a bike, take the bike. It's probably yours.

If you see a black man riding north on a bike, take the black man. He's probably yours.

--This is the joke one of my inappropriate and slightly offensive neighbors told.But, in all seriousness though did any one else hear about the government law being passed in which the United States as a country apologizes for slavery? The issue is once the bill is passed, alot of people are going to be expecting a mule and 40 acres.

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I'm nannying for my neighbors' kids (4 ,7)for the next week.We went to the store where the youngest looked at a woman exclaiming, "You're ugly!" I pulled him aside explaining that it wasn't nice to say such things...outloud. The boy began to cry, shouting, "But she isn't pretty!"

His parents reduced my pay by 1.25$ an hour, for 'encouraging their children to lie, in public'

-FML
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More Proof My Friends Have Zero Life



He mostly speaks in Urdu.
But, says "I love you" & "asalamualaikum" (@ 1:15).
Anyone recognize what he says at (1:35) ?
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When I was younger I aspired to work at Krogers and bag groceries. My mother was disappointed. Then my sister was born and revealed she wanted 'to be famous', like the people on Jerry Springer! God bless, younger siblings.
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Over Heard Moments in Ptexan's Life


Annoyed husband at Restaurant: I like you better when you drink.
Equally Pissed Wife: I like you better when I drink too.

Man in Suit:Every day I try to do something out of my comfort zone, like hanging out with you.

Officer: Immediately!
Intern: Like now, immediately? ---You're getting warmer
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Why do people talk about ‘girlie’ things but never ‘boyie’ things?
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Why Are You Allowed In Public?

This new section is dedicated to all of the geniuses I encounter daily. Like the teachers on an elementary school playground.

Art teacher, looking at another eating Pringles: Pringles are the perfect chip, based on the texture, shape, and lines. They fit perfectly in your mouth.
History teacher: I don't know. If you asked me, I'd just prefer a Lay.

Because, clearly this couldn't be misinterpreted, or considered inappropriate conversation.
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Driving to class, I saw a biker signaling left. Another car rolled by and tried giving him a high five instead. The man fell over. I'm still laughing.
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Can you describe your life with a six word sentence?
Here's mine: I dare to be me,everyday.
Or perhaps it's: I'm inspired by a thinking heart.
PC's are for the cool kids?....
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Word of the Week

Chronoptimist
Function: (adj)

A person who always under estimates the time necessary to do something or get somewhere.

"Hey, Sarah. You know my parents are expecting us in 20 minutes."
"No problem. I just have to wash the dishes, take a shower, do my hair, walk the dog, trim the bushes, and then I'm all good to go. See you in 15!"


*This word was (again) inspired by the bestie, Zahra who is a chronic optimist.

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ATTN everyone on Twitter:

The question asked of you is: What are you doing? No mandate to share random thoughts exists. Please take note.


Also: Follow me :)
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23,040 minutes.384 hours.
15 days until the 46th Annual ISNA Convention in D.C.

I'll be heading out at about 5 am with Zahra and Co.
7+ hours in a car can make you do some crazy things but, as long as I get my McDonalads Breakfast w/hot Cocoa and The Script CD I'm a happy camper.

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Random Text of The Week//Where Do I Find these People?

For those of you who are oblivious to my attending the number 6 party school in the United States behold my friend Amber.

Amber (S): I may be a little high but I'm pretty sure my alphabet soup has only Os in it
Me: We call that spaghetti Os

The sad part is she was completely serious, and not high.
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When talking on the phone why do people say "oh well, I'm gonna let you go." I mean technically, if you go, I go. And, I didn't know that I was applying for your attention but, this is obviously a minor detail.

People usually say things like this actually meaning, I want to get off the phone now because I hate talking to you, but I'll pretend that I'm being polite by letting you go back to whatever boring crap you would be doing if you weren't talking to me. And the worse part of it is that I'm a total I'll let you go-er.

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Useless information I learn as a Marriage and Family Relationship therapist

  1. According to the Museum of Sex, the vibrator was originally used as a medicinal treatment for female "hysteria" during the 19th century. The vibrator-induced orgasms helped doctors dissipate hysteria's anxiety-related symptoms.
  2. There are approximately 45 billion fat cells in an average adult.
  3. Impotence is grounds for divorce in 26 U.S. states.
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When airplanes land why do the people suddenly feel the need to start clapping?
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Anyone click on some of the links in my new nav bar? Try checking out the Perplxin-ictionary. It's a combination of words, phrases, and fun time facts, like a dictionary, that helps you navigate and understand the blog!
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Here about the newest craze? A PC game that allows players to gang rape virtual women – and then force them to have an abortion – has been banned from Amazon. It's a virtual rape videogame. Honestly, I wish I just made that up but, unfortunately it exists.
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If dawn breaks, does dusk come together?
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I'm off for a weekend excursion. The location is near the upper midwest of the USA. It was at one point considered a busied music town and the car stealing capitol. There will be dancing and too many people for the area we'll be in. Anyone know where I'm going?



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14 comments:

Julie said...

Great Fragments! Very random and though provoking. My favorite so far.

Are.you.serious. about the nannying thing?! That is absolutely insane. Time to find a new family to nanny for.

The mere fact that someone came up with a rape video game is beyond horrifying. Who are the sick punks who allowed it to be mass produced?!

MrsSki said...

Great Frags! I'm still laughing about the biker signaling left. For some reason that type of humor cracks me up most...good thing I don't ride bikes, kharma might just tip me over too!

z-dizzle said...

the people working at wall-mart who were shopping for cereal while they were still at work! i'm so freakin happy that friday fragments are back and better than ever!!!

Kris said...

You have got to be kidding on the nanny-ing thing!

Mrs4444 said...

WOW-You were just FULL of fragments this week, too, weren't you? Glad you got to unload them. Wow-I don't know where to begin, but of course I will...

Laughed out loud (hard) through many of these tidbits, but I especially loved the high-low "five" and the "I like you better when I drink too," and the "Chronoptimist" word. (Please tell me that really is your own original term, because that is pure GENIUS, which I would like to attribute to YOU :)

That rape "game?" WTH? There really is evil on this earth, and it's hard to fathom. Wow.

Detroit. Have fun!

Yaya said...

What's worse are the people who just hang up with no warning and that's their 'goodbye'.

ModestJustice said...

I always love your Friday Fragments Jummah Jotings :D

I also love The Script <3!

Paris said...

I LOVE your new layout! Whoah! It is so you. And I agree, these are you best fragments, yet!

Lisa said...

Okay I've been trying to figure out the upper midwest town your headed to. And this is a tough one because I always thought Newark, NJ was the car stealing capital all these years. Is it Cincinnati? Ugh I'm lost sweetie.

I am so glad to see Friday Fragments back in business! This was such an awesome edition....

Ugh. So do you reall think they'll settle for 40 acres and a mule? Girl, you've seen our friends in H-town, and they want more than that. Maybe a Rolls Royce would suffice :) Or a Caddy:)

Praying you are making a lot more than $1.25! Isn't that illegal? You may as well head to Mickey D's for those meager wages :)

The history teacher Lay/Pringle thing was hilarious. I'd take a lay too, they are great with Ranch Dip :)

Are you really counting down the seconds until ISNA habibty? I was laughing so hard about that one.

Love you lots.

Anonymous said...

I love your FF and are glad they're back! You work in the most obscure places and for the oddest people. Did you ask if you taught them to lie in private would it make a difference. Maybe encouraging them to steal will give you a raise!

Children of the Nineties said...

I love the FML nanny thing, it's absolutely ridiculous. Teaching kids not to be incredibly rude is probably not sufficient grounds for a cut in pay.

DocE said...

Your randomness is inspiring me to write another post in my head... I do love the FML though, sometimes I wonder how it is the world keeps turning with all the stupid people running around it.

The rape video game, yeah, it's been on our radar at the uni. for a while.... disgusting.

Chuckle said...

OH MY GOD! you came to DETROIT! my home! i wish i knew earlier! i don't know why. stalk much?


darn it.

David Kames said...

Why do people talk about ‘girlie’ things but never ‘boyie’ things?

"Don't be such a boy about it" - mildly offensive sexist comment that implies the person is
a)being emotionally incompetent
b)afraid of looking technically/physically incompetent

use it wisely my friends...