Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Let's get back to more serious matters

I got my hair cut and colored and now I look like a Pashtun boy, ready to do the attan.

Stop laughing.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Riots frighten me

I woke up this morning and saw that a riot occured in Kabul. Now, everytime there is a missile attack in Kabul, I send out a panicked email to my friends requesting that they report. The exchange often goes like this:

Me: Is everyone okay, please report?!
Friends: Yeah...why?

So imagine my sad surprise when it ended up being a 'real' problem? Friends evacuated, homes burned down...terrible. I'm thankful that my friends and family in Afg are okay.

I felt pangs of fear and I realize that this is how our loved ones in the U.S. feel when they read the news about Afghanistan.

Feeling guilty and worried all at the same time.

Sunday, May 28, 2006


I'd write more...but I'm busy serving tea.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006


I'm done!!! I am finished with law school! I can finally allow myself a big sigh of relief.

I had a whirlwind weekend of my graduation picnic (lots of fun), my ceremony (not as much fun - but glad I got the diploma), packing (not fun at all), visiting with family (fun and fattening) and driving down to my parents' (fun and tiring).

I felt pangs of intense homesickness, realizing how much I'll miss my immediate and extended family. I can't think about it too long or I'll freak out.

and now I must start unpacking my stuff.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Oh, my heart, my heart!

My contract is going through and I've received an email asking for my departure date to Kabul (Inshallah Inshallah Inshallah). 

I really don't have anything else to write.

I'll go back to my quickly beating heart and the heart-mending realization that I might, just might, get to try to make Kabul my home. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The end of something?

(Modified the title from Q, who posted a lovely poem.)

Finally done with finals, I am waiting for my grades now. I thought I would jump back into blogging but it turns out that I need to frantically pack, clean the apartment, prepare for my graduation picnic (which is turning into the largest picnic ever, can’t Afghans do anything on a small scale?) and tie up some loose ends.

I’m also feeling quite nervous and…I don’t know…jumbled? Law school has been hard but interesting; I imagine that I’ll need more time to process everything.

I’ll be moving in with my parents while I wait for my contract. Inshallah, that’ll go well because if it doesn’t…well, then you’re all getting my resume. I really want this job, so please pray and hope that I get it please.

As I have stopped to send emails and I am generally feeling quite flustered, I’ll write more once I feel more focused.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

This is the best I can do

I'll have better posts after finals. 4 down, 1 paper and 2 finals to go!

You Are 50% Weird

Normal enough to know that you're weird...
But too damn weird to do anything about it!

How am I 50% when Serathen is only 30%???? I think she lied about something.