Friday, January 29, 2010
But some things have dawned on me recently... like today. And I mean no disrespect to either Ste.ve Jo.bs and his miracle churning minions or to those who identify with what I'm about to share - I love all y'all.
This all started when a friend dissected what I hear was an amazing keynote speech...
I realized that Apple(trademark circle thingy) is sort of like a gold-digging girlfriend.
Does kind of cool stuff.
Easy to accessorize.
Everyone knows that if you pay more, the stuff you can see and do is cooler.
You’ll never really or completely understand it.
AND the douchy-meat head who only knows how to use 3 of buttons will still make it look cooler than you. ...and he probably even got it for free.
No? Too much?
*The opinions expressed in this post do not necessary represent those of.... Yes they do.*
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
(Aimee & Shadi)
Thursday, January 21, 2010
If you ever needed evidence of the interconnectedness of the world in which we live... take a peek at the pictures below. Israel has had some much needed rain the last week - and it seems they've had similar storms at home in OC, too.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Let me explain.
I am a child of the 80s, and as such spent most of my formative years in the grip of Nancy Reagan's anti-drug campaigns. So for me to read an article - presented as though it were breaking news - “if you take cocaine – you could (wait for it… wait for it…) die”.
...because no one ever says "I want to be a junkie"
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
It is, despite requests from family members and lawyers, a closed trial.
Of the 3 lawyers who represent these people, only 1 is present: one has been exiled from Iran, and one is in hiding, himself a victim of persecution.
Your prayers and positive thoughts for justice are very welcome. Thank you!
Monday, January 11, 2010
Iranian officials, under pressure from human rights watch groups and the international community, have been quick to mention that these people have not been arrested because they are Bahá’í - specifically: On Friday, several news agencies reported that Tehran's general prosecutor, Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, said the Baha'is who were arrested on Sunday "were arrested because they played a role in organizing the Ashura protests and namely for having sent abroad pictures of the unrest."
The 7 Bahá’ís who have been in prison for almost 2 years on false and unsubstantial charges and denied counsel with their lawyers, including Dr. Shirin Ebadi, are scheduled - after several delays - for trial tomorrow.
Friends and Family... please, I ask that you continue to pray and be the voice for these innocent souls. Thank you.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Then he asks how old I am. At this point I decide to be truthful and I tell him that I'm 31. He doesn’t believe me (I was only kind of flattered as he's 24). But then he asks if I'm a virgin.
The record literally skipped, friends.
I was like “uhhhhh… I don’t see how that’s any of your business”. It gets better: “my wife needs to be a virgin”.
Naturally I reply – “well, are you a virgin?” [Sidenote: I have zero time for double standards]
HAHAHAHA. Then he got frustrated and asked why I didn’t answer his first question. THEN he tells me “in my village (of course he’s a dahotti – bechareh) I have to marry a virgin”.
But he didn’t want to discuss things anymore when I asked if he was a virgin. Good thing – we were at my stop! Hahahahaha.
Conjunction Junction, it most certainly was not. But it takes 'FANBOYS' to a whole new level, huh?
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Oh! Also... at the guest book table was a mini-polaroid camera; by which I mean that it shot out miniature pictures, not that the camera was tiny. It is so cool! I totally want one!
Hope y'all had a great weekend, too!
Friday, January 1, 2010
This song has been on near-constant replay for nearly a week... I trust that you're all intelligent & imaginative people so I won't break it down ('it' being the how's and why's of my obsession with this song) - but I hope you like it.
I just feel so tough & yet pretty when I hear it.
...or when I sing along. But you know, what ever gets you through the day - or the New Year.
Head's up: courtesy MaSovaida