I cannot believe the break is over! Time flies when you're having fun.. or sleeping. The fam came up for a week, and I went down for a week. It was a most relaxing two weeks filled with late night talks, practical jokes (why are these jokes always on me!?) and constant humiliation to anyone who tried to beat me at Air Hockey. Mommyblogr admonished me before break to abstain from books but I'm a book worm of the highest order (no TDH this does not mean I'm a nerd!) so ofcourse I devoured a few when I could spare some time... and a "few" movies too.
Quick Book Review: Pilot's Wife- entertaining page turner. Thanks Huda! PostSecret- I'm fascinated with the website where people from around the world share their secrets...so ofcourse had to buy the book. It's a fun read and a great coffee table book...though I wish he kept all the postcards their true sizes. Islam (by Karen Armstrong)- almost done with it and its a fantastic book. She has a gift to be interesting and fairly objective. I intend to read many more of her books.
Quick Movie Review: Sadly, though there were (very half hearted!) attempts to go see some movies in the theatre it seems that Fun with Dick and Jane (I dont care what the reviewrs say, it looks funny... repossessing their grass? that's funny!) and Memoirs of a Geisha will have to wait.... We did catch some at home though. Pinjar which I talked about in the post below. Jinnah- detailed the life of of Qaid-e-Azam the founder of Pakistan. It's in English and Christopher Lee did a good job portraying Jinnah. The movie helped me understand better the creation of Pakistan. The Interpreter is good if you like suspense movies. Hidalgo is great if racist stereotypes are up your alley... Man on Fire- eh. Could be better. Dakota Fanning needs to occasionally play a seven year old and not a 30 year old trapped in a child's body. In Good Company, surprisingly entertaining. I loved it for its lighteartdness. Reaffirmed why I dont want to work for corporate America though.
I am also thrilled to announce the laptop is back. And it's fixed. Thank you Geeksquad, you get major kudos in my book for having found the laptop in the warehouse when it was not labeled under either Kashif or Aisha... but Joseph.... JOSEPH. It's amazing that my books are now sitting on bookshelves and not performing CPR on this laptop!
And school... the cycle reconvenes on MONDAY. Though Spring is just as busy credit wise (well 17 instead of 18 credits!) I'm looking forward to packing the classes into three days and having Tuesdays and Fridays off. I'm also excited to work at the aclu , I'm hoping I'll do good work there and that it will lead to other opportunities. I was going to work at the aclu in the fall but because I wanted to try out for moot court competitions I delayed until spring. I'm sure they'll ask me "so did you make it".... its going to be hard to say.. ... no.... ah well.
Eid is Tuesday. If you were considering doing the qurbani overseas I found this website where I sent my donation to. They also send to Pakistan. I know some people believe that you must do qurbani locally... I've done that before but I personally prefer donating overseas where to me the need seems a matter of life or death like it is right now for the homeless and starving in Pakistan.