Saturday, June 14

Back to Amman,

umm, okay.
Hello everyone!
it's just been way so long since I last posted that I couldn't remember how to write a new post :0)
oh well,
Today,
I was having my breakfast (how could've imagined that i'll have egg with pesto one day?) this morning, sitting at the balcony in my parents house in Amman and listening to the birds, and I was thinking how it was strange to wake up this morning, turn on my iPhone (yes I managed to jailbreak this little girl, and I called her iRene), look at my iTo-do-list and find it empty!
I have been continuously busy for almost two years now... I feel like I have been running for a long time and I just stopped and realized how tired I have been. I think I was running after my future... It feels like- now that I've calmed down and looking back at myself- I never felt good enough about my present and wanted to fast forward things. My last four semesters at AUC were all over-loaded semesters of 18 or more credits. I was working two part-times jobs, both on-campus; one as the Dean Assistant at the department of mechanical engineering and the other is a lab technician/researcher at the Physics Department at AUC.

Then Tessa, my better half, (as she likes to think :0)) came to Egypt last April. It had been almost two years since we last met and it was great to see her again. She helped me move to our new apartment in Heliopolis. I tried to be a good host and show her around Cairo but I was too busy with my midterms (I had exams in the last two weeks of classes, and they still called them mid-terms!!) and my finals... But then during my finals I discovered that Maz Jobrani was coming over to Cairo, and I wrote him and told him that we would love to attend his show and he actually replied!
Majed,
I'm setting 2 tickets aside for you for the 6pm show on May 30th. Please confirm that you can make this. If you can't make the 6 there is also one at 10. Let me know which one works and I'll have 2 comp tickets waiting for you guys.
Best,
Maz
So we actually got the comps delivered to my place! and we went to the show and it was amazing and we laughed so hard!... The poor Maz had his leg broken but he still made a great show! then we met him after the show and walked with him to the backstage and he asked me about the family and sent regards to Khalid! It was so much fun.
Oh and they gave us two gigantic bags of Doritos too :0)
fun fun.

Having Tessa around me helped me to settle alot. So for the first time I decided not to take summer courses and instead I took Tessa to visit my parents in Jordan. My parents got finally to meet her and we stayed their place for a week and it was very nice. Then as we were half week through, getting ready to leave to Canada and meet her parents, I found out that I left many important documents back in Cairo, and it would take me at least 10 days to prepare those documents again, while Tessa had to leave soon because her vacation was ending soon and she had to go back to work...
So we had to use the remaining couple of days and have a good time. I took her to Petra (one of the World's Seven Wonders now!) and we rode camels (thank you khalid for making fun of my camel riding experience in your blog! NOT) and horses (luckily I've done that before)... and it was so much fun (i'll post pictures soon!)....
Then next day I took her to downtown Amman and we walked through all those little antiques stores and bazars and we bought some gifts to her parents... Later on we went to the ancient Greek Colosseum near downtown... Then I took her to lunch in a very nice Jordanian restaurant, and we went back home after that and started packing...

Later on that night, sadly, Khalid and I drove her to the airport (I haven't got my license yet, my driving test is next week!) and she left to Montreal.
:0(
oh well, I woke up next morning and had pancakes with maple syrup, that made me feel better a little...
Now I have to figure out what to do with my life for the next two months, got a thousand and one plans and need to figure out where to start from...

Good to be back, thanks for reading :0)

8 comments:

Jeffrey said...

Majed,

Is it really you? A few years ago, you and I talked on the phone when you were visiting here in New York. Seems like a long time ago, right? Well, it's good to hear that you've been studying hard and are now taking a well-earned rest. To be honest, I like you FAR MORE than the other Jarrars. Yes, I know that they're your family, but that doesn't mean I need to tolerate Raed's non-stop nonsense, right?

Good luck and I hope you have an enjoyable summer.

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Majed Jarrar said...

Thank you for passing by, jeffry.

I think you should still put up with Raed cuz you are citizens of the same country; you should respect each other's opinions...

how else would America survive if not through tolerance?

oh late night sarcasm.
:)

Jeffrey said...

Majid,

Raed is not a citizen yet. I'm hoping that he is somehow deported. It's not anything against you, Khalid. It's just that I find it very phony for a guy who wrote how much he hated Americans on his blog to then marry an American and relocate to the GREAT SATAN, don't you think? Not only that, just a few weeks after arriving in San Francisco on a marriage visa, he starts calling himself an American! What the hell! I guess Bremer should have called himself an Iraqi, right?

At least you're honest in not wanting to come here. I can respect that. I will never respect your brother.

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Jeffrey said...

Majid,

Sorry, I wrote "Khalid" in that third sentence. Of course I mean you.

Oh yeah, sarcasm is good, especially late at night.

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Jay said...

Majed,
My name is Joseph Wineroth and I work for the Arab Press Network, a department of the World Association of Newspapers, in Paris, France. I found your blog and I would like to interview you about media and news in Iraq. The interview would be published on our website www.arabpressnetwork.org along with other interviews from 4 other young adults in 4 other arab countries. I would like to warn you that you would have to disclose your first and last name for the article. We would also like a photo of you. If this interests you please email me back.
Thank you.
Best,

Joseph Wineroth
World Association of Newspapers
7 Rue Geoffroy Saint Hilaire
75005 Paris
France
Tel: +33 1 47 42 85 37
Fax: +33 1 47 42 49 48
Email: jwineroth@wan.asso.fr
http://www.wan-press.org

Aisha La Estudiante said...

Sallam,

Cute blog (about time too.. I thought you forgot your blog fans). I see you are ever popular even getting phone numbers.. wow. :)

Your sweetheart sounds wonderful, may you two be blessed Insha'Allah.

Peace,
aisha

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