Archive for November, 2005

you know you’re living in 2005 when…

1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.

2. You haven’t played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don’t have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.

7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.

8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn’t have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.

10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12. You’re reading this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.

14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn’t a #9 on this list.

and now you’re laughing at yourself…


November 27, 2005 at 7:54 pm 12 comments


it’s weird, i haven’t “blogged” in ages..but as soon as i see a major exam heading my way (philosophy paper in another 2.5 hours) all i can think about it the hundred things i wanna post about…

had the weirdest conversation with one of the LUMS drivers today. i’ll start from the top – went to then bank to deposit a check – sara offered to drive me off but had to go on home so couldn’t drop me back to LUMS, but just as i got out of the car i met one of the LUMS drivers paying some bills. LUMS gaurds/drivers are something of an institution – you can always converse with them about anything from cricket to bad weather to cats to banks. anyway – sweet man that he is, he said he’d wait till i was done and then drive me back to LUMS.

so on the way back we talked about the earthquake, the effect it had had on his family (they’re living in 2 tents), about the LUMS students who went with all the relief goods and stayed at his place, about the convocation and how zainab k won’t be around to arrange it this year and finally about LUMS – more importantly – about how it isolates the “LUMS society” (which includes everyone who lives on campus, including the gaurds, drivers and even faculty) and how we’re so caught up in our own lives that living in LUMS is like living in a bubble. weird.

anyway, come monday and i’m outta this place till the 4rth! will be back for one WHOLE day before i leave for SDC in karachi on the 6th and return on the 13th! I BELIEVE! or so the conference theme states! should be loads of fun (and serious work!) – so many ppl to catch up with!

November 26, 2005 at 7:29 am 4 comments

Seven Things

Seven Things I Plan To Do
1. graduate!
2. learn spanish
3. go on a backpacking trip with friends (preferably europe)
4. go on a trekking trip to the north of pakistan
5. see as much of india as physically possible
6. go to the north of pakistan to help with the reconstruction work
7. visit new zealand, mauritius, russia, spain, poland, kenya and as much of south america as possible

Seven Things I Can Do
1. understand french and gujrati (mostly) besides the usual trio of english, urdu and punjabi
2. get an indian visa in 2 hours (conditions apply)
3. do stupid things without getting embarrased
4. eat unlimited supplies of maltesers, pickles and olives
5. play age of empires for 12 hours straight
6. sleep for 24 hours straight (lol!)
7. not unpack for 2 months after coming back from summer vacations (i just finished!)

Seven Things I Can’t Do
1. control my impatience
2. sing
3. console someone when they cry
4. put up with crap from anyone
5. use HTML! someone teach me!!
6. play the drums
7. eat yogurt

Seven Things I Say Most Often
1. f**k that shit (thanks emad!)
2. damnit
3. dude
4. wazzup
5. i’m-a-like-a-yo!
6. relax
7. chill out

November 14, 2005 at 9:26 pm 3 comments