Sister Soljah
May 15, 2004
I am an idiot

I used to work with a Pakistani lady and over the years we've met up for dinner every six months or so. Well I went to her house this afternoon for tea and she had prepared some yummy pakistani snacks. I LOVE samosas and anything else with potatoes and spice. They were the perfect level of spiciness too. Didn't make me break out in a cold sweat and rush for liquid...just parfait.

Spent a good four hours there with her and her husband...great people. But this is how I am an idiot. I assumed she was Muslim. But she is married to an American Christian so I was a little confused about that. She told me she was Christian. Silly me thinks she converted to Christianity, but no, she was born into a Christian family in Pakistan. I felt so stupid for assuming there weren't Christians in Pakistan. I knew they were in Palestine and Lebanon and what not...yup, i'm an idiot. And I thought i was rather worldly. Hmmm.

Anyhow, it was a great day/evening and now I'm going for a Pakistani dinner next weekend at her house along with some of her Pakistani friends. I love desi's. I do. Love the food, the accent (vorld not world, tunderstorm instead of thunderstorm, etc.), I just love 'em. Maybe I was a desi in my past life.

What else? Dad was reelected as mayor...that's cool for him until i come hijabbed to his place of business and everyone runs me out of town. But YAY for Dad.

I just finished reading The Nanny Diaries and now I feel like being a Mom. And I just started reading Khalil Gibran's Broken Wings. Wow...intense. Also started Jihad vs. McWorld: How Globalism and Tribalism are Reshaping the World. Looks interesting. The pic on the front is of a chadorred Saudi woman drinking a Pepsi. We'll see what it has to say.

Nothing else is new. Blah. I am starting to miss my tv. Need some braindead activity for a couple hours. I'm missing Globetrekker. I like that show. :-(
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