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Eid Mubarak!

I just want to wish myself an Eid Mubarak!!! Tomorrow is Eid-ul-Adha.  Unfortunately it snuck up on us this year as we weren’t paying attention so pretty much everyone has to work today, and I have to review for my finals.  It’s gonna feel like a regular day other than the fact that we’ll be having the usual family dinner.  Although, I’m not even sure everyone will be able to make it for that…alas, if only we got as much time off as we do for Christmas.  I remember being little and feeling like Eid was SUCH a huge deal, now it feels like just another thing that we don’t have enough time for.

But anyways, for those of you who dont know what Eid-ul-Adha is, here’s a brief explanation:

“Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى ‘Īd ul-’Aḍḥā) or the Festival of Sacrifice (Turkish: Kurban Bayramı) is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims and Druze worldwide in commemoration of the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. The devil tempted Ibrahim by saying he should disobey God and spare his son. As Ibrahim was about to sacrifice his son, God intervened and instead provided a lamb as the sacrifice. This is why today all over the world Muslims who have the means to, sacrifice an animal (usually a goat or a sheep), as a reminder of Ibrahim’s obedience to God. The meat is then shared out with family, friends (Muslims or non-Muslims), as well as the poor members of the community. “–http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eid_ul-Adha

So if you celebrate Eid, I hope you have a wonderful holiday full of family, friends, food and fun.  If you don’t celebrate Eid, I hope you have a particularly fantastic Monday full of um….something that will make your Monday suck less. Love, Peace and Hugs!

–Jasmine

My top 10 favorite movie scenes…

So I was extremely bored the other day despite the 10 million things I always have to do, and I needed something to think about that has nothing to do with family, school, interning or work, and wouldn’t cause any frustration or depression. I decided to hit up a friend on facebook who always does top 10 lists with me, and never fails to give me something fun to let my imagination run with. I wanted a good one to contemplate over the next few days so that I could have something easy and interesting to ponder during those useless moments on the metro when weird things pop into your mind.

Good ole’ Ben from State College gave me a pretty difficult but entertaining list to form: My top 10 favorite movie scenes. Here they are in no particular order ( I included links to the scene if I could find it):

10. ’10 things I hate about you’–The scene where Michael and Cameron drop a whole bunch of flyers from the top of the school staircase as the song ‘sexy boy’ plays by Air. (The first 16 s of this video)

9. ‘Donnie Darko’–The scene towards the beginning of the movie when ‘Head over Heels’ is playing by Tears for Fears. It’s kind of a montage showing you every character in the movie and kind of captures the essence of what their purpose is in the movie. (The first 2 1/2 min of this video)

youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWJPa0bvWnM

8. ‘Batman Begins’–When Batman is interrogating Flass about a shipment of drugs and Flass says, “I never knew, I swear to God!”… and Batman replies: “Swear to me!”

7. ‘Cruel Intentions’–The ending scene as ‘Bittersweet Symphony’ plays by the Verve.(yes..music often affects my choices..)

6. ‘Love Actually’–The very beginning when Hugh Grant is telling us that love actually IS all around us. 🙂

5. ‘Wicker Park’–The end of the movie when Lisa and Matthew find each other at the airport after being kept apart for so long.

4. ‘The Boondock Saints’–Towards the end of the movie, the courtroom scene where the brothers’ and their father explain their purpose to the people of the courtroom. “We do not ask for your poor and your hungry. We do not ask for your tired and sick. It is your corrupt we claim…”

3. ‘Office Space’–The scene where they beat up the fax machine. (Starting from 3:32s)

2. ‘Meet Joe Black:–The scene where Brad Pitt gets hit by a car.

I can’t find a good video for this one, but I’m not psychotic.  This isn’t my favorite because I enjoy seeing Brad Pitt get hit by a car.  It’s more the fact that it’s interesting to me because the makers of this film inadvertently made this scene really funny.  I’ve never seen anyone get hit by a car, so I don’t know what it looks like, but the way Brad Pitt’s body twists and turns looks more like a cartoon than a live-action movie.

1. ‘Little Miss Sunshine’–Noo, not the scene where she does her dance, the scene when Dwayne finds out he’s colorblind.  I just think his reaction was really genuine, and I felt how disappointed he was.

And that’s my mindless post.  I also apologize profusely for my absence, I will not let this much time pass without posting again.  Sorry.

eek grammar!

HAHA…okay, so I just have to say that I went back and read the last post that I just wrote, and it makes no grammatical sense whatsoever. I’m also far too lazy to go back and edit it even though that’s fully possible. Tee hee, you’ll all have to live with my errors….

Jasmine

My snippet of the debates…

So I’m sure that I should be talking in-depth about the Presidential debate that just took place, but I’m just too boggled with other things. I’m sure the Bella will give you full run-down but just so that I don’t feel guilty, here’s my two cents. Bear in mind that while I have strong opinions about certain things, I am by no means fully educated in the realm of politics so this is no intended to be intellectual AT ALL.

I only actually caught the tail-end as I am a slacker who is still in school and had class till about 9.30pm. Of what I saw, I actually have to say that as a hardcore Obama fan, it pains me to admit that McCain doesn’t suck as a debater/speaker…whatever you want to call it. There were moments where he was pulling the Grampa thing, and I was totally almost falling for it. Naturally, I came to my senses because I agree with almost NOTHING he said. I must also say that I get thrills and chills every time Obama said “Pakistan,” because he actually pronounced it right. FYI..the ‘pak’ rhymes with ‘barack’ and not with ‘sack’ or ‘back’ or ‘tack’….or any thing of that essence.

Also, what do you suppose a candidate does if they’re second to answer a question, and they totally agree with the other candidate’s response? Can he just be like, ‘yo, homeboy stole my answer’ or ‘duuuddeeee! thats what i was gonna say!!!’? I don’t know, I could imagine myself being in that situation, listening to the other candidate’s answer thinking ‘oh shit, now what am I supposed to say?????’

So yeah, that’s all I got for now. Expect rantings about my life to come later….

Jasmine

Barack, my love, my hero…

I’m not quite back with a vengeance yet, but I just wanted to ask the question:

Is it weird that I am fully convinced that Barack Obama is not only fit to be President of the United States, but that he will save me, save the world, cure cancer, turn shit into gold at the touch of his hand and make bad hair days physically impossible? Do I have too much faith in one man?

Jasmine

Invisible for awhile

Jas just wants to say that she is aware of many intriguing and intelligent posts being written on this blog.  She however, is losing her fucking mind, and will be taking a slight hiatus for say…..a week? Maybe less?  She doesn’t know, the point is, don’t expect to see too much of Princess Jasmine for the next couple of days.

When I come back though, I promise it will be with a vengeance.

Jasmine

sink or swim?

Life goes through its cycle of ups, when you have an insane amount of energy and you feel like you can take on the world and charge down everything that makes its way into your path. It also has its downs, where you feel like you’re drowning in a sea of things to do with not even remotely enough time to get it all done, even less energy, and microscopic amounts of motivation. I would say, right now, I’m experiencing a down.

I cannot shake this sense of impending doom. The world is about to thoroughly kick my ass. I can feel it. I’m sure I could attribute these emotions to stress, but I really don’ t think that I have enough stress to be complaining. It’s simply that at the end of the day, I am incompetent sissy. Despite this conclusion, I have to keep moving forward. There’s nothing I’d like more than to just stop fighting against the tide and let myself sink to the bottom of the ocean floor, but that’s just not an option. I wonder why I, and others who I know feel this way, often don’t give ourselves this option? Not in the sense that it’s the best course of action, but what is it that forces us to keep going when all we want to do is hibernate? Some days I feel that it’s solely my fear of what other people will think if I stop; other times it’s because I know that if I stop now I may never get going again, and where will that leave me?

My hugest concern when I fall into a valley like this one is that at the end of my life I will have done nothing. I start contemplating the future and worrying about how it will end up. I will not have established a fine career, I will not have loved someone and had them love me, I will not raise a happy well-adjusted child, and I might never do something to really, truly help someone in need. But then again, who gets to do all of those things in one lifetime? What makes me think that I have any right to be allowed to accomplish so much in one lifetime? Wouldn’t you think everyone gets ONE great accomplishment and that’s it?

But if I don’t keep going and keep working, then I won’t even get my one big accomplishment. So it may be that i can’t take over the world, but if I don’t stop every time I hit a slight roadblock then maybe, just MAYBE, I’ll eventually do something that people will remember.

Hmmm… I’ve talked myself out of the funk for now… but it may not last for long…

Jasmine