Browsing All Posts filed under »nerdiness«

July 1, 2008


On being urged to join Facebook, my friend T. Shahin announced that there would be no point, because Facebook had been banned in his office. As a result of his request. Yes, he complained about how it affected productivity among his colleagues – really. poll by

Obstinate Lions

May 28, 2008


Leo: There are numerous subjects that should not be breached on the first few dates. Me: Broached. I’m annoying sa7? Leo: Both work actually. It’s a border that you’re not allowed to breach. Me: Yeah you can breach lines and rules and barriers… Leo: Exactly, these subjects are barriers that aren’t to be broken. Me: […]

For El Sab3

May 6, 2008


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Are we smarter than American high school graduates?

June 28, 2007


Apparently, the editors of American Heritage dictionaries have compiled a list of 100 words they recommend every American high school graduate should know. “The words we suggest,” says senior editor Steven Kleinedler, “are not meant to be exhaustive but are a benchmark against which graduates and their parents can measure themselves. If you are able […]

Five things you don’t know about me

February 19, 2007


Much as I hate tags I have nothing to blog about so will accept one from Faisal, even though I don’t think there are five remaining things readers don’t know about me. And of course your lives will always be a teeny bit empty if you don’t know everything about me. 1. I hate the […]

How some people are not going to ever get engaged like their friends did

January 11, 2007


Yesterday two of my closest friends celebrated their engagement at Sequoia – mabrouk yo! On my way there I got a phone call from E, who under the mistaken impression that we are dating, instructed me to order for her so that when she arrived her food would be right there in front of her […]

January 6, 2007


I forgot to mention another nugget that delighted me: apparently Blues Boy’s dad is now in the Guinness Book of Records…for collecting the largest number of rosaries (seba7). Page 104. This is what spending a lifetime in Kuwait drives you to.

Pat me, please

October 12, 2005


I work on the school newspaper, the Obiter Dicta. That’s Latin for “comments by the way” i.e. not the deciding rule in a case. When we all started law school we embraced Latin like it was going out of style – wait, it has gone out of style. But you wouldn’t believe the jokes about […]