Sunday, December 04, 2005

Chips & Chunks

-How can people eat Twizzlers?!? It’s like flavored plastic! And still, I see many chewing on the damned things.

- It was so cold yesterday that I literally smacked my face because I didn’t want my cheeks to fall off.

- I hate buses. They manage to squeeze in between cars and they always get their way! I tend to honk when they slyly attempt to cram themselves in front of me; sometimes I let them through – because I have no choice- only to see them tread a few meters before stopping at the next block. I yell at them “Yal Bus!” as if it’s an insult. Then I mutter to myself, “Sij bus.” I hate buses.

- There is a cluster of Indians living on the 10th floor of my building. Every Friday, they seize the party room, invite hundreds of relatives and friends, and feast on deliciously seasoned home cooked meals. The crappy thing is that the party room is right next to the gym, so the yummy aroma of spices taunts me as I groggily jog my burgers and buns away.

- It’s almost time to go back home. I don’t know if I’m the only one who does this but a few days prior to my arrival, my dear mother calls and asks me what I want to eat for dinner. At first, I gleefully request the usual – grape leaves, salad – but then my requests turn into fiery instructions, “Mamy, I want your salad dressing…and tell Baba to bring Kanafani…no no, the soft one…okay…good…”

PS Goldfrapp - Lovely Head
PPS Blue Foundation - End of the Day

at 1:15 AM


  1. Blogger snookie posted at 7:07 AM  
    oh man! i hate twizzlers too!! zero flavor.. yech.. i got a packet once and after i tried it, i put the packet outside my door so that someone else would take it.. it was gone after an hour!!!

    oh ur lucky.. i want to go home so bad :( but my sister is coming and we're going to LA.. i love LA but i love my home more.. and dad always makes sure the first thing i eat when im back is grilled fish with 7ashu inside.. mmm.. i can taste it right now.. :)
  2. Blogger Erzulie posted at 7:23 AM  
    Snookie: Mmm I can taste it too! So what, you're going back home in the summer? Man, that's rough...I don't think I can bare not seeing my family and friends for that long...and of course, there's also the food factor :P
  3. Blogger BloBoz posted at 7:25 AM  
    Yeah agree el normal twizzlers Taste So bad or Tasteless.. but their is one with sugar on it taste sweat ..
  4. Blogger Erzulie posted at 7:45 AM  
    Bloboz: Sweetened plastic.
  5. Blogger Kthekuwaiti posted at 10:38 AM  
    You mock them because you don't know how to use them! (Twizzlers, not the bus)
    Twizzlers have a hollow center .. use it like a straw and drink something fruity. Other than that they are pretty much useless as candy.
  6. Blogger Erzulie posted at 10:48 AM  
    KKuwaiti: Hmmm...they can also be used as a softer, sweeter substitute for ruler spanking...just a thought...
  7. Blogger 3baid posted at 11:55 AM  
    "I hate buses" - Me too! Meee toooo! They're big and slow and annoying! >_<
  8. Blogger Erzulie posted at 12:02 PM  
    3baid: Haha, welcome to the Anti-Buses Org. I hate 'em but I'm sort of afraid of them too.; they're just so big I'm afraid they'll squish me. I have this weird fear of buses keeling over and falling on top of me when they park next to me at traffic lights.
  9. Blogger kila ma6goog posted at 1:08 PM  
    like ur posts
    respect u

    but hey! no one talks bad about twizzlers

    this is ur last warning:)
  10. Blogger Erzulie posted at 1:19 PM  
    Kila Ma6goog: Heh, that was a little bit out of the blue but greatly appreciated :) And, I'm sorry...I just can't...Flavoured straws as KtheKuwaiti put it :P
  11. Blogger D.N.A posted at 1:54 PM  
    i remember i had this friend that said, "tawnee galabt bas!" well lets just say that he was more of a friend of a friend. Anyways we brushed his comment aside untill we read the news about an upturned passenger bus on the quaint 4th ring road (kuwaits PCH), 14 people injured. The next day he disclosed the incriminating evidence that he simply got fed up of buses stopping infront of him so he slammed the brakes while a bus was behind him...
  12. Blogger Temetwir posted at 3:05 PM  
    what? u dont BANG on ur nose when its cold? i sure do

    im in the uk, so u can prrrrrretty much imagine how SICK i am from just SEEING buses.. theyre fruitin EVERYWHERE.. brit mafakiz

    and if thats what ur asking from el waalda, then u do NOT deserve to go back :( sorry but its true .. 10 k says ur thinking abt akel me6a3em el q8, rnt u? RNT U!
  13. Blogger Sami posted at 4:19 PM  
    I was once eating some Twizzlers on the bus riding to an Indian party. Every time the bus made a pass, there would always be someone honking. Why are people so cranky when it's real cold outside?
  14. Blogger Erzulie posted at 4:32 PM  
    DNA: Oh my God...that's horrible. Yeah well I don't do anything that drastic; I just do my usual frowning, grumbling, and occasional 'bus'-y rated words.

    Temetwir: If I bang on my nose, well...I don't think I'd have one :P Brit vs. American English :P~~ And yeah, buses in the UK...I think buses are more acceptable there I mean everyone uses the bus when you're in downtown; owning a car in, for instance, London is SUCH a hassle...And about akel il ma6a3im: I would bet 10 K that my mom's cooking is better than any restaurant! ARGH! Seriously's THAT good...and I don't mean typical Kuwaiti good...tiramisu, dolma, sponge cakes, mini pizzas that put Fayasel to shame (shame I tell you!) But yeah...if I do every run into you and I just HAPPEN to have a plate of goodies I will gladly give you a taste but I'm afraid you'll move into our house after's THAT good! Yum...yum...YUMMMM!

    Sami: Ahaaa...I see your devious pattern :)
  15. Blogger 7tenths posted at 4:33 PM  
    I know Twizzlers suck!! This summer while desperately attempting to maintain my sanity between flights a pack of the T's caught my eye, & I was like "Damn, why don't they get those in Kuwait? They look so yummie!!" .. 30 seconds later I realized why! :P Buses piss me off and scare me too, & they never pay attention to my honks; so I just end up throwing some honk farts (u know, when you keep hitting the wheel with the edge of your wrist, kind of like when ppl celebrate) & that just disorients the crap out of them because they don't know who's honking & so remain motionless for like 5 seconds :) try it! (I may be exaggarating a bit :P) & mabrok on coming back! What do I miss the most when I'm not here? My grandma's marag simech! Mmmmmmmmm :PpPp
  16. Blogger SheWrites posted at 6:58 PM  
    When I was 15, my mother told me I was too old to keep using Twizzlers as straws.

    I'm telling her they've made a comeback.

    PS - "Yal Bus!" "9ij bus!" probably just made my year.

  17. Blogger Sedna posted at 8:53 PM  
    So are buses in the States as obnoxious as buses in Kuwait? :P If that's the case then you have a right to hate them with a passion!

    Hehe I love being asked what I want for dinner whenever I'm coming back to Kuwait :) Yalla to9leen b-salama inshalla
  18. Blogger Erzulie posted at 11:32 PM  
    7tenths: I love marag simech but I'm afraid of the bones; my dad sometimes pinches off a piece and quickly throws the thing on my plate to avoid getting, honk farts :P Yeah I think my brother's a fan...

    SheWrites: You know it's not a bad make Twizzler's function more like straws. I mean think about it, a strawberry shake with Twizzler straws...when you finish the drink you can eat the now soggy piece of plasticized sugar...

    Sedna: Allah esalmich - although it's more like mid-month but I can hear the drums rolling :)
  19. Blogger McArabian posted at 3:06 PM  
    I didn't like Twizzlers either when I first tried them - but now I get it. They hit the sweet spot if you can't find Jello anywhere near you :P
  20. Blogger U.E. posted at 6:16 PM  
    I loved, loved, loved the tone of this post. You made me smile the whole time. :)

    "Yal Bus" as if it's an insult. HA! I do that do, but ya as in you. Not sure what 'yal' is... unless you mean it in the southern twang sense of 'you'.

    I start thinking of all the places I'm gonna eat about two weeks before I go back to the states. Then, when I'm there, I desperately miss fresh warm bread and moutabal. :-) Gives me something to look forward to coming back for!
  21. Blogger Erzulie posted at 9:58 PM  
    McArabian: Sweet spot? Yeah I never got that from those damned straws. I must have dysfunctional taste buds, so kudos on yours :)

    UnknownEntity: Lol isn't it so weird! Food puts you in the mood...for more food that's outta reach! When I go back home and stay there for a month - usually happens in Xmas - I miss the big, fat, juicy burgers here...Mmmmm...
  22. Blogger Delicately Realistic posted at 10:53 PM  
    I hate twizzlers! No flavour at all!
    Haha Yal bus! Sij bus! Something I would say!
  23. Blogger Erzulie posted at 11:57 PM  
    DR: Solidarity. Anti-bus AND Twizzlers :)
  24. Blogger Pedro posted at 8:26 AM  
    blukh! twizzlers! wai3! they're so BLAND!!!... i'd rather have the ones they sell in iljam3iyat bilkwait (not twizzlers ofcourse, marka dathra;P) illi 3alayhum mil7 (aw shakar, madri)..
    I LOVE it when my mom calls me to ask me what i want when i get back...a7la shay when i get back from the airport I have my mom's signature chocolate cake waiting in the living room just for me.. AND CHAY 7ALEEB yaditi :D:D:D... last semester i actually wrote a list whenever i craved something:P.. 3ashan layma arrid likwait ommi mat7en 3alay etgooli shtabeen qadda lyoum.. i just give her the list... O i don't know if this happens to you, but the day she ends up cooking what i want from the list, i end up going out to lunch with my friends... WOW this is long, ma9akhtha shway hehe.. anyways good luck with your exams and to9leen bilsalama, have fun in Q8 ;)
  25. Blogger Erzulie posted at 12:00 AM  
    Pedro: Hehe, the longer the better. Yeah, I tend to stick around for the first week or so lolling around in our house but then my friends take over :P Good luck on your exams as well :)

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