Friday, August 19, 2005 

On the Road Again..This time for good...

  • I'm going to hit the road to L.A. in a few minutes. I'm moving for good. Packed as much stuff as I can in my car, had to leave a few stuff in the old place. Here's the thing...I'm taking off just like that. I don't even have a place to stay yet. I'm sick of driving back and forth. I was know what..let's get it over with. Last night I hung out with a lot of friends for one last time in Boise. I said bye to others today. I'm going to miss this place. Boise has been so good to me and so have the people. This place has had a huge impact on the person who I am today. It has also shaped my life to this last moment. I have so many good memories of this place and I'll never forget them and the people. Oh well, I guess I'm used to it. My whole life has been going back and forth to Saudi and the States. And also from state to state. This feeling of "not sticking to one place" is like a brush that has painted the way I see things and the way I deal with people. I came to Boise without knowing anybody. And now, I have this huge social support group of friends that I have had the pleasure of meeting through out my four years here. I guess I have to start over again. L.A. is different though. But I'll get by. I'll be okay.
    The weird feeling is that this whole idea of graduating, getting accepted at another school, moving, leaving friends behind, and all these circumstances has not sunk in yet. I don't know why. Maybe because they all came at once and it's really complicated for my mind to comprehend. I think it's going to hit me once I find an apartment and settle in. I bet I'll be sitting in the middle of the living room in an apartment that has no furniture what so ever and amusingly saying to myself, "What the F did I just do!"
    I know it's for a good cause. Ce'st la vie, as the French would say. I don't know when I'll be back to blogging again. Hopefully soon. Wish me luck. I'm going to update my iPod and take off. Adios Boise, hello real world.

  • Wednesday, August 17, 2005 

  • Saudi Arabia beat South Korea to secure first place in group A. Not to mention qualifying to World Cup Germany 2006.

  • Changing our views on AIDS patients. (In Arabic)

  • I love my "beoble."
  • P Diddy changed his name....Again. Reminds me of Triumph the Insult Dog saying, "Poop Diddy, are you in show business still?
    I didn't know wearing a suit was a skill." He he..I keed :p

  • Footage Contradicts London Police Reports. This is in regards to Jean Charles de Menezes, the Brazilian who was shot a month ago on a subway train in London. All I have to say about that is, thank god he's Brazilian. Cause if he was Arab, you would never hear of his ass. Or it would be some fabricated crap about him being one of the terrorists.

  • Check out this photo from the game lol. I love Koreans. I guess the Saudi/Oil stereotype has finally made it to the far east :p
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2005 

  • New Internet worm targeting Windows. I'm glad I use Mac.

  • Sen. Biden Says Bush Should Fire Rumsfeld. Sen. Joseph Biden is one of the few on Capital Hill who understand foreign policy.

  • Rare reason why some kids forget faces. They may take longer to process facial memories, study shows.

  • New Universities and research centers to be built in Saudi Arabia. (Arabic article). About time...

  • Drowsy days may signal depression.
  • Monday, August 15, 2005 

  • Doubt a man’s masculinity and he’ll get macho. Men whose male identity is compromised will overcompensate, study finds.

  • But I hate math. Five minutes of math all it takes to maintain a healthy brain, study suggests.

  • And I thought they were all pro-Bush. US Air Force officer charged for anti-Bush graffiti.

  • Some really are better with names than faces, study shows.

  • Scientists Crack DNA Code of Rice.

  • McCain: Iran Military Option Must Be Kept. What an idiot. Sen. John McCain was a POW back in Vietnam. Sometimes I wish he was still locked up over there.

  • Personal Footnote:
    Just got back from L.A., tired as hell. I found a nice studio in Northridge, just waiting for the credit check process and all that other crap associated with getting an apartment. I feel bad for my car going back and forth for the past couple of weeks. I'm trying to get rid of stuff that I don't really need, which is what I mostly have. I'm so sick of driving I think I'm going to stuff as much crap in my car as I can and ship it to California and I'll just fly there. Gas prices are on the rise, you know :p

  • Wednesday, August 10, 2005 

  • South Korean man dies after 50 hours of computer games as a result of heart failure. I should start taking video games more seriously now. I actually do take them seriously, I play until I beat the game :p

  • Christopher Reeve's widow, Dana, is diagnosed with lung cancer. Poor woman.

  • Scientists say they have been able to monitor people's thoughts via scans of their brains.

  • For one girl with autism, the world is made up of music.

  • Frivolous lawsuits reach Russia. Russian woman claims million for a cup of McDonald's coffee. I'm sure she's Lovin' It.

  • Personal Footnote:
    I'm driving to LA tomorrow night to look for more apartments. Hopefully I find something soon. School starts on the 29th of this month. Wish me luck. I'll be back in a couple days.

  • Tuesday, August 09, 2005 

  • The man who shocked the world.

  • Renowned Muslim Icon Deedat Dies.

  • Dubai reaches for the sky.

  • Men do have trouble hearing women, scientists find. I guess I have an excuse now.
  • Monday, August 08, 2005 

  • Peter Jennings dies at 67.

  • Maggie Mitchell Salem on GWOT (Global War on Terrorism) and SAVE (Struggle/Strategy Against Violent Extremism).

  • The Economist has a piece on why people laugh.

  • Personal Footnote:
    I had a chance to meet Peter Jennings a couple years ago. He was a great, down to earth guy. Didn't even hesitate to take a picture with me and autograph his book.
    Peter Jennings was one of the few voices in the U.S. media who was committed to telling the truth when it came to the Middle East. He knew a lot about the Arab world because he spent a great amount of time there. In an interview with Phil Donahue once, Peter was asked, "Some people accuse you of being pro-Palestinian." Peter replied with a smile, "Pro-Palestinian as opposed to what?" He was one of my favorite news anchors. He had quit smoking for a long time, he came back after September 11. I think the reason why he came back was because he had found out that the hijackers were Arab. I bet he was like, "After all these years of trying to paint a better picture for Arabs, this shit happens...F*** it...I need a cigarette." :p
  • Saturday, August 06, 2005 

  • Implanting false memories may help dieters.

  • "Beurger King" French Muslim-themed fast food restaurant opens in Paris.

  • "What causes morning breath?" and "Why do beans give you gas?" A new book by New York physician Billy Goldberg helps explain such weird questions. Ironically, the book is titled, Why Do Men Have Nipples? :p

  • What an idiot... A New York woman who posed in high-society circles as a Saudi princess pleaded guilty to fraud.
  • Friday, August 05, 2005 

  • Toddlers get a head start on diversity. An article about raising children to be tolerant.

  • Wanna take it online? A Time Magazine article on "online" bullying, and how convenient it can be.

  • Memory problems got you down? Take a hike. A recent study showing how physical exercise can help form new brain cells, thus boosting your cognitive abilities.

  • Tareq Al-Maeena ponders on why Saudi Arabia isn't doing enough to tackle intentional ignorance of some news outlets such as CNN.

  • Personal Footnote:
    I was in LA for the past couple of days checking out Northridge, CSUN, and looking for a freaking apartment. I'm so going to miss the rent I used to pay in Boise. I stayed a night in Sin City.
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