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Islam, Autism, Mom-ism.

I Choose YOU Pikachu!

If you turn your head ever so slightly to the left (no yet, otherwise you won’t be able to finish reading this sentence) you’ll see a pretty button that sez MWS member. Ok, now turn your heads. Back? Ok. Great. I need you guyses help. Rather, the Muslim Writers Society needs you guyses help. The…

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Soup for Brains

It’s T-minus 30 minutes until Iftar and there are too many yummy smells upstairs. Which is why I’m hiding downstairs. My head feels soupy today, soupy in the sense that if you take a bowl of soup and turn it, the bowl goes one direction but the soup will go another. I’m sure you could…

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The Currency of Kindness

I hereby resolve not to write about my head unless it’s a.) actual news, b.) actually interesting or b.) actually relevant. With that in mind (my mind being a figure of speech and not necessarily within my head these days, he he) tally ho! My Cuppa Tea is leaving the country for a well-needed vacation….

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Scots Wha Hae

Went to an Iftar party today and I was doing my best to be upbeat. I thought I was doing good, but Chai asked me, “Abez, you alright? Your eyes look kind of…” “Do not operate heavy machinery?” “Yes,” she nodded. The food was great, the company was superb, and I felt dizzy. It’s amazing…

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Burninatin the gingerbread… I would like to type something brilliant and exciting. But then, I would also like a million dollars. Boing. The guests from an Iftar party my dad threw just left. They were very nice people, but the dinner was a sad reminder of my lack of Urdu skills. Also of my wandering…

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A Cop(y) Out

A Simile by Matthew Prior (1664-1721) Dear Thomas, didst thou never pop Thy head into a tin-man’s shop? There, Thomas, didst thou never see (‘Tis but by way of simile) A squirrel spend his little rage In jumping round a rolling cage? The cage, as either side turn’d up, Striking a ring of bells a-top?–…

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Rubaiyaat vi & vii

Ramadan I seek refuge in Allah From evil and my self Being this month same And I alone to blame *** Arms, legs, limbs Arranged around a hole And still the empty body Not as hungry as the soul. Rubaiyaat i-iii Rubaiyaat iv & v

La baasa fih

Just got back from the tabib and atypical neuralgia it is. I got a change of medication which I am actually very excited about. Tabib sez that Topamax won’t have as many side-effects as the Neurontin did, so I hopefully won’t be sleepy, spacy and spazzy. At least not beyond my usual self, he he….

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Victory!

I’m alive! I made it! And now that I’ve got iftar, dinner and two cups of tea nicely tucked in, I’m ready to work out, pray Tarawih, read Qur’an and then decorate a mess of gingerbread cookies. Adimittedly, I did have an unscheduled snooze on the sofa when no one was looking, and I had…

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Still going…

Well, it’s 3 pm right now and I’m only slightly off my proposed schedule. I only managed to stay up until 8 am. Then I woke up at 12:30-ish and had class. I’ve been up since, and so far I’m proceeding nicely into the ‘looking tired and sleepy’ stage of things. By five o’clock I…

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Randomness, Thy Name is Abez

I don’t care what the Scrabble dictionary says, in my world, Funions is a perfectly valid seven-letter word. I should be able to put it on the board and get not only the 50-point bonus, but an additional 100 for the fact that Funions are so tasty. Btw, for those of your who didn’t spend…

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This, dear Blogistan, is the second-best iftar in the world; tea, dates and After-Eight chocolate mints. The first is black coffee and gingerjabis. Now if only I could stick to only these things and not wander into the cholay department. I find that any type of food that you have to serve by scooping it…

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Tadaa! My brain, the same people responsible for this layout. And my headache too. Well, no one’s perfect. Not even my brain. :p

Trying not to flood my own comment box…

To the Monologist, who asked some very interesting questions about my post about Smiting stuff. 1.) “So you’re standing on the battlefield and you’re itching to take revenge,”. That’s a bad thing, and your religion orders you to do no torture, not to act in unnecessary violence, even in battle, therefore curbing your revengeful fury….

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RB: psst, you still awake? LB: yeah, somewhat. What’s up? RB: Did you see the MRI report? LB: Yeah… RB: Good thing it came out normal, otherwise we might have been in big trouble… LB: Trouble? What do you mean? RB: Ever hear the term ‘partial lobotomy?’ LB: Oi! Don’t say the ‘L’ word! This…

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Thoughts that occur to a person over a bowl of cereal:

Some people say that Islam is a violent religion, and they point to a verse in Surah Al-Anfal as proof. …thy Lord inspired the angels, (saying): I am with you. So make those who believe stand firm. I will throw fear into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Then smite the necks and smite of…

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Choo-choo!

I had my first MRI today. I’m sure they probably make pretty advanced MRI’s somewhere back in the first world, but I bet they don’t make ’em with techno music! And train sounds! Yep. I spent 45 minutes in a plastic tube, with my head very firmly harnessed strapped, and foamed in place, and the…

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Good News Item number One: It’s Ramadan! Alhamdulilah! SubhanAllah! AllahuAkbar! Ramadan Kareem everybody. Yes, everybody. 😀 Number 2: The silver bullet has been replaced. With another silver bullet. Same make, same year, same color. But this one has a sound system that takes up the whole trunk. Awwww yeahhh… Number 3: I get an MRI…

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Dear Blogistan, I haven’t felt like myself lately, and not knowing who I have been feeling like, (maybe you?) I’m not sure what to type. My head feels… gelatinous. I’m not saying that to complain, but to try and clarify what my head feels like. The hippos are gone tonight because the Neurontin got rid…

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For Amir, butter pecan. 😀

And the winner of the ‘Guess Abez’s Headache’ is…. *opens envelope* none other than… *blinks charmingly into camera* KarrvaKarela! For his on-the-spot diagnosis of nueralgia. Technically, it’s Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia, which is the blessedly less painful cousin of a disease “universally considered to be the most painful affliction known to medical practice.” Don’t freak out,…

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Alright all you blogistani pre-med students, Dr. Moms and self-proclaimed experts, I have a quiz for you. 1. What does it mean when you have a headache on only the right side of your head? 2. Why have I had one for the last four days? Mefenac (Mefenamic acid) gets rid of the pain almost…

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‘Ods Bodkin!

I was watching Ma Shakti today. In case you don’t know, Ma Shakti is an Indian tv show based on two famous Indian epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. I didn’t know this either until Ma Shakti came on TV today. 0_o The show deals with religious and mythological themes, and today’s episode seemed to…

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Missing: bechara… Some evil person with no scruples now has our car. They stole it this afternoon from the masjid when my Abbu went for Friday prayer. I’d be upset, but I have to laugh at what the thief is going to find in the glove compartment: a high-quality ball-pen, a pair of plastic glasses…

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RB/LB

For knicq. Whose blog is brilliant. 🙂 We Taste Like Lard Catch-22

Medic!

Something happened to me today that hadn’t happened in a long time, and I wasn’t expecting it. I got bit. Imagine my surprise when a three year-old whose mother was over for lunch leaned over and chomped down on my hand as I was multi-tasking, task one being holding the gate closed so he could…

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The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth… –The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost Frost had it easy. His double-road dilemma ends with him taking the…

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1. What is your blogger site name? (2) Why did you choose such a name? (3) Tell us a short story that tells us the reason for choosing the name you post with. As proof of precisely how lazy I am, I’m commenting on Some Desi’s recent post and calling it a blog entry. It’s…

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ex-post-facto

(I typed this blog last night and then ran out of internet hours, so now it’s being posted after the fact, ex-post-facto, har har! -ahem- Ok, moving on…) LB: I’m tired. RB: Me too. LB: Let’s go to bed. RB: Ok. LB: … RB: … LB: I thought we were going to bed. RB: I…

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home again, home again jiggety jig

Got home half an hour ago. It’s my Momma & Abbu’s anniversary, and we have to go and party accordingly. Will blog later tonight InshaAllah. 🙂 PS: HEMMIE AND USHI RULE!

Sleep Depraved

I just typed a blog about how tired I was. Then I closed the blog without saving. Because I was so tired. Now it’s gone. Having a lovely time. Mehndhi, wedding, pool party, peacocks, Lahore Museum, donuts, shawarma, brownies, tea, nap. Love, Abez