Thursday, March 5, 2009

Plane yummies ^^

So as I was packing for my senior trip to Singapore and Malaysia, which I'm leaving on tomorrow, and I thought that I would check up on my frequent source of vegetarian dishes and see if she had anything of spectacular delight that I could make as a goody for the plane. I was in luck! She recently posted a recipe for a Chile Lime Tequila Popcorn that is to die for! So as soon as my packing was done I thought what the hell? and so here I am twenty minutes later, bagging my yummy popcorn and looking forward to the trip tomorrow^^ Check out the recipe! Thanks for another great idea Heidi!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Non-Uniform Day

Funny conversation with my friend N that just happened>

N: Tomorrow's a non-uniform day!
Me: No it's not, it's next week.
N: Eih!? I would have looked so bad! (laughs)
Me: Yupp. Were you really gonna not wear the uniform tomorrow?
N: Yeah! But I'm not gonna come so its ok.
Me: You're such an idiot.

I Never Liked Boobs

Here at the Modern English School in Cairo, we have two breaks a day between our classes. Each break is about thirty minutes, and that half hour is filled with the cheerful sound of little egyptian children beating each other up, and the smell of said little egyptian children, the smell of b.o. and feet, such a sweet, mouthwatering scent. These golden half hours that give us a break from work, are also filled with hilarious conversations and us seniors trying to avoid being caught breaking the uniform regulations. Here is a selection from one of those hilarious conversations between myself, my friends N, Y, and K. It starts out with my friend Y and I leaning up against N's shoulder's for pillows:

K: N, you look as though you are going to be breast feeding them.
Y: (jokingly) Mamy!
Me: You know, I never liked boobs. Even when I was little. I refused to breast feed and forced my mother to pump.
K: Lovely. (turns bright red and laughs hysterically)
N: My breasts. (pushes Y and me away)
K: You never liked boobs at all?

Another funny exchange with the bus lady

So on the home from school today, there was another amusing exchange between us high school kids and the bus lady. I got on the bus today and sat in the back seat with this girl who is in the spring musical We Will Rock You with me, and as we were heading home she was showing me a video of Chris Brown (shes madly in love with him). Now mind you, I don't really care for Chris Brown much, and even less since he beat up Rihanna. So when the girl next to me is on the verge of an orgasm at the sight of him I couldn't help but to burst out laughing (and of course I have a very loud and boisterous laugh). So of course my sudden laughing caught the attention of the bus lady who proceeded to turn around and just flat out stare at me and the girl next to me. The following conversation ensued:

Girl: "Can you stop staring at me, I hate it when people stare at me!"
Bus lady: "No."
Girl: "Why?"
Bus lady: "Because it's my job to stare at you."

Now at this point, the only other kid on the bus was the boy mentioned in yesterday's post, and he had been talking on his phone to his mother this whole time, but now he's hung up and is staring at the bus lady as if she were Medusa and had petrified him in his seat.

Boy: "Since when was your job to stare at us?"
Bus lady: "Since now."
Boy: (in english as the prior convo had been in arabic) "Hey lets just sit here and stare right back at her and make her feel awkward."

So we all then proceeded to stare right back at her, and the bus lady didn't quite know what to make out of our reaction to her staring at us, so feeling uncomfortable she turned around and faced back to the front of the bus. As soon as she had turned back around we all burst out laughing hysterically, at which she turned back around and stared at us more. So this time I spoke up.

Me: "What do you want?" No response "Why are you staring at us?!"
Bus lady: "Because. Can I know whats so funny that has you all laughing?"
Boy: "It's none of your business."
Bus lady: "Everything is my business if it is about the school."
Girl: "It has nothing to do with you or the school."
Bus lady: "Is that a mobile phone? Because I'm supposed to confiscate your mobile phones!"

She seemed to give up trying to torture us for the day and then spent the rest of the bus ride staring out of the window. Honestly these people who work at my school have no clue of how to work with children. And they are so damned nosy!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Snow days or (rather lack thereof on my part)

So I woke up today to yet another E-mail form the weather channel informing me that Westford public schools have been closed due to snow. Yet again.

Honestly? How retarded is that superintendent? This is approximately the 25th time this year that schools in New England have been closed due to snow. What now that I have moved away from the area you decided to have all of your snow days? So not cool.

I wake up to yet again another boring morning here in Egypt, and all I can think is how I can't wait till I wake up and I'm not in this bed or this room. I can't wait until I go home to the states, as much as I have enjoyed my time here.

So yes a typical morning. Me having a pity party and wishing I could skip school. The usual.


So I have decided to return to writing my blog. So I thought I would start off with a little rant about how dumb the bus lady who rides on my bus with us loser highschoolers each day is. Today when I got on the bus I sat in my seat and opened the curtain (I happen to enjoy the warm sun you know). The bus lady turns to me and asks me to close the curtain. I'm baffled and like huh? So mind you I have long since decided that I don't like this woman so I asked her why and she replied " I don't have a good reason. Just close it." So I told her no, and when the other boy got on the bus she asked him to tell me in english (the convo had been in arabic, but im just a dumb american so what do i know right?) and he and I just exchanged looks that said shes psycho.

So we are halfway down the street when the bus lady turns around again and demands that we close the blinds because she doesn't want men to see her. (now I am really accepting and understanding of religious women who feel the need to cover themselves given that they are Muslim, but this woman, while she is veiled is a hypocrite who wears clothes so tight there is no room for imagination). So the other boy says to her no that she has her curtain open so men can see her from that window, and so she says no its from that side I don't want them to see me. Whatever.

Ok honestly. Women out there who choose to be (or are raised etc etc) Muslim, I fully understand and support you, but when you choose to put on the veil it is to be "modest". Whatever "modest" is supposed to mean, I can assure you that when you wear clothing that is so tight fitting that it leaves no room for any man to want to imagine you and also it gives you a camel toe, I have to say, you aren't modest.

Plus its just damned ugly and not something I want to see.