Sunday, January 28, 2007

My Microsoft genius friend IS HERE!!

Allow me people to proudly proudly proudly introduce Mohannad Naji, a valuable addition to Jordan's blogsphere... Mohannad is one of my best friends and I am, again, very proud of him. Mohannad last year took part in the Microsoft ImagineCup competition and was AMONG THE TOP SIX.. wow wow wow... I am very happy that Mohannad has started a blog that will tell us some of what goes inside this genius mind... welcome Abu Hneid, welcome!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Hillary Clinton rises above all! Damn it!

Hillary Clinton's announcement today was no surprise. Damn it damn it damn it, whenever I think of this woman, the photo of Monica Lewinsky jumps to my mind... It is quite premature to judge the lady who, if elected, would become the 1st woman president of the US, but I commend her ability to rise above the shame of her husband's "misconduct" and appear in public (I would have divorced the hell out of him), run to become a NY Senator and now compete to become US President! Her versatility, strength and personality are rare... Lets see what women can do if they run the world!

Friday, January 05, 2007

My 2007 plans! it never hurts to be ambitious!

2006 was big to me… so many changes happened in my life I can hardly comprehend them all… I will tell you people some of these!

1- I had a baby: Natalie is 10 months old now! She is speaking her first words… makes me crazy when she says mama!

2- I started a "new" job: this job is really great... very few places in Amman are like that… Working for Grumpy Gourmet has made me trust Jordan work environment back again!
3- I started a blog: Thanks to Isam… I wish I had more time to write… yet through blogging, I met so many nice people…
4- I celebrated my 3rd anniversary: I never could be happier!
5- We redecorated the garden: you now, one of these things that keep plaguing your mind but you keep postponing… but one you do them, the satisfaction is awesome!

So 2007 I hope has a lot of potential… my plans are:

1- Send Abboudeh to KG: Abboudeh is 2 now.. it is time that I let go of him :(
2- Do more blogging and more reading both on the Internet and my book shelves… makes me very sad to see all those great books unread yet!
3- Write more investigative stories: I always feel that there are a lot of untapped areas that I haven’t written about… I feel a great urge to investigate more!
4- Start my own "small" business: one has to do more in this country… the potential is great! More to come!
5- Lose 5 kilos: seems impossible in winter…
6- Visit more family and do more family socializing: never wanted that and never liked it… but getting married and having children made me suddenly a significant person in my and my husband's extended families… everyone seems upset I haven’t congratulated them for getting married, having newborns, graduating, going to Umra and Hajj.. etc… can anybody do that and have some time for himself?! I doubt it…
7- Write a book: I don’t know about what…
8- Learn French, Spanish, German….
9- Learn more html: as if I know any
10- Have "my own" blog: I feel very jealous of

Seems very ambitious right… how much you think dear people can I do out of that?

Happy 2007!