Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Happy Eid Everyone

I didn't include an exclamation mark on the title of this post because I'm feeling a tad bit bitter about what I'll be doing during my Eid holiday which is doing what I did when I was twelve i.e. going to the chalet with my family. Half of my extended family and friends are already out of the country somewhere in the region or if they were smart enough, bought tickets to somewhere in breezy Europe a month or more in advance. On the bright side, I just rearranged all the new music I received from two sources a while ago so my Ipod is up and ready for that half an hour drive to the seaside tomorrow after I have lunch at my grandma's house. I noticed the nighttime weather change too and it feels mighty good.

To be honest, I'm happy Ramadan is over. The whole familial feel is great and all, but the level of road rage got so out of hand this year. Traffic lights became pretty much an option at the tail of the month. You'd think that people would think twice and remember that it's the month of piety and all that good stuff. Guess it's ironic to thank God that this holy month is over.

Well, save your pennies starting now because soon enough, the domino effect of economical collapse is going to hit us hard. This is going to be one interesting year…

The Doors - Hello, I Love You
Duke - So In Love With You
David Bowie - Always Crashing in the Same Car
Modern Talking - Brother Louie

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Question of the Day: Do ugly people know they're ugly?

Seriously, do they? Let's just forgo the whole "beauty is from the inside" hoopla for now, although I personally do believe in it since I know quite a homely individuals who have a beautiful glow due to their charmingly warm character and demeanor.

But for now, go ahead and share your opinion(s) on the matter below.

The Coasters - Get An Ugly Girl to Marry You
Ugly Kid Joe - Everything I Hate About You
Summberbirds in the Cellar - Now We are Ugly Inside
Atmosphere - God Loves Ugly
Smashing Pumpkins - Ugly
Elliott Smith - Pretty Ugly Before
Bubba Sparxx - Ugly

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Big Brother!

MP3's for Big Brother...

A bit of jazz...
Nina Simone - Do I Move You?
Miles Davis - All Blues
Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass - Tis Autumn

A bit of alternative and rock...
Alanis Morissette - All I Really Want
Hootie & the Blowfish - I Only Wanna Be With You
Sister Hazel - All For You
Pearl Jam - Crazy Mary

The rest is in this song :)
Nick Drake - Northern Sky

...to Big Brother, who brightens up every bit of sky known to me...

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Monday, September 01, 2008

Ramadanian Post

Get yer prayers rugs out 'cause it's time to be good again! I'm not actually feeling this year's Ramadan. It's probably the weather though. I think you can break your fast with this darned humidity. Friggin' lethal stuff out there. I was called out on my cussage so I think I'm going to take it down a notch because of our lovely, close-knit society.

Ramadan is a great way to catch up on relatives' goings-on, like who's looking like they've got a little bun in the oven, who's scurrying off to an abandoned room with their eyes fixated on their cell phone's text message before coming back to the packed living room looking aloof and sweaty under the few observers' leering eyes, who gained or lost weight, who graduated, who failed miserably, who was stupid enough to hack off her gorgeous hair to an unflattering bob, who got a funky looking new nose, the pimply preteen cousin whose voice has just started to crackle, the eternal bachelor with a wandering eye, the eighteen year old stud who thinks he's the hottest piece of macho meat in town, the newlyweds, the newly divorced, the weird cousin who just sits there and sulks, the outlandish visitors who attract strange looks from almost everyone in the guest room, the beautifully fat babies who you just want to squish, the nanny that looks like a serial killer, aunts' timeless, hearty laughs, the one who wore the most stunning dara3a, the glowing face of grandma, the ten year old piece of shit that needs to be slapped around a few times, the wonderfully witty elderly you visit a couple times a year.

Actually, I think I am ready for this month. I still don't have a new dara3a yet. Crap. That's okay right? Crap I mean? Ramadan friendly no? I always thought to myself, "What if I accidentally curse in my head? Would that be Ramadanian foul play?" You know what, I am sticking to "crap." It's a fine, fine word to use this month. I'll be potty-mouthing it again when eid comes along.

Have a wonderful Ramadan people :)

Herbaliser - Sensual Woman
RJD2 - A Beautiful Mine
Kruder & Dorfmeister - Going Under (Kruder & Dorfmeister Session Main Mix)

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