Monday, November 7, 2011

Yet another quiz thingy

Mark things that apply to you with an X.

(X) I am a cuddler.
(X) I am a morning person. (Yes I am, but oddly I am something of a night owl, too. @_@ How does that work?)
I am an only child.
I am currently in my pajamas.
I am currently pregnant.
(X) I am currently single. (Yep, but not for too much longer, inshaAllah!)
I am currently suffering from a broken heart.
I am left handed.
I am married.
(X)I am addicted to my myspace. (Change this to Facebook and the answer would be yes.)
I am online 24/7, even as an away message.
(X) I am a little shy around the opposite gender at first. (More like all the time. Unless they're Army guys. Then it's all "Hey, dude, what's up?" : P)
I bite my nails.
(X) I can be paranoid at times.
I don’t like anyone. (LOL)
I enjoy country music.
I enjoy jazz music. (I like it as background music on TV.)
(X) I enjoy smoothies. (Especially strawberry banana smoothies!)
(X) I enjoy talking on the phone. (I don't have much choice if I want to talk to my family!)
(X) I have a car. (Can't get anywhere here in a timely manner without one.)
(X) I have a cell phone. (Who doesn't?)
(X) I have/had a hard time paying attention at school. (I always got in trouble for reading in class, lol)
I have a hidden talent
(X) I have a lot to learn. (Don't we all?)
(X) I have a pet. (Four cats.)
I have a tendency to fall for the “wrong” guy/girl
I have all my grandparents
(X) I have at least one brother (Two older half brothers, one younger full brother)
(X) I have been to another country. (Mexico, Afghanistan, Kuwait, with brief stops in Germany, Spain, and Iraq that can be numbered in hours.)
(X) I have been told that I am smart
(X) I have been told that I have an unusual sense of humor.
I have OR HAD broken a bone.
(X) I have Caller I.D. on my phone.
(X) I have changed a diaper
(X) I have changed a lot over the past year. (I like to think I have, at least.)
I have done something illegal.
I have friends who have never seen my natural hair color
(X) I have had major/minor surgery. (Very minor, tonsils out when I was a kid.)
I have killed another person.
I have had my hair cut within the last week.
(X) I have mood swings (Don't we all?)
I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life
(X) I have rejected someone before. (Yep. Five offers of marriage from Afghani guys while I was deployed, lol)
(X) I have seen The Lord of the Rings trilogy. (Extended version. Multiple times. All in a marathon row.)
I have seen the television show The O.C.
I like Shakespeare.
I like the taste of blood.
I love to cook.
(X) I like to sing. (At home with my cats and in the car)
I love Michael Jackson
(X) I love sleeping. (Quality sleep is the best thing ever.)
I love to play computer games.
(X) I love to shop. (For clothes? No. Hate it. For books? LOVE IT!!!)
(X) I miss someone right now.
(X) I own 100 CDs or more
(X) I own and use a library card
(X) I read books for pleasure in my spare time. (All the time.)
I sleep a lot during the day.
(X) I strongly dislike math (It is by far my worst subject.)
I watch soap operas on a regular basis.
I will try almost anything once.
(X) I work at a job that I enjoy.
I would classify myself as ghetto.
I would get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free of cost, and scar-free.
(X) I am currently wearing socks.
I am tired.
I love to paint/draw/sketch/sculpt.
(X) I have had/have a broken heart
Smoked cigarettes. (Nope. Never even remotely tempted to.)
Rode every ride at an amusement park.
(X) Collected something really stupid. (Barbies, lol)
(X) Gone to a rock concert. (Recently, I went to see Panic! at the Disco and Hanson. Two separate concerts, lol)
(X) Helped someone.
Gone fishing.
Watched four movies in one night.
(X) Gone long periods of time with out sleep. (28 hours. Woohoo!)
(X) Lied to someone. (Unfortunately. :( I try not to do it, though.)
Been dumped.
Failed a class. (No, but I've gotten pretty close.)
(X) Taken a college level course. (I graduated from community college.)
(X) Been in a car accident.
Been in a tornado.
Watched someone die.
(X) Been to a funeral.
(X) Burned yourself. (accidentally)
Ran a marathon.
(X) Your parents got divorced.
(X) Cried yourself to sleep.
(X) Spent over $200 in one day. (This happens far too often when I make the rounds of my favorite book stores...)
(X) Flown on a plane. (FAR too many times in the last year and a half. I'm so over it.)
Cheated on someone.
(X) Been cheated on. (Yes. We aren't going there.)
Written a 10 page letter.
Gone skiing.
Been sailing.
(X) Cut yourself. (Accidentally)
(X) Had a best friend.
(X) Lost someone you loved.
Shoplifted something.
Been to jail.
(X) Had detention. (In 5th grade...)
(X) Skipped school. (Senior year, one day, on a "Senior Skip Day".)
(X) Got in trouble for something you didn’t do. (Probably.)
Stolen books from the library.
Dropped out of school.
Been in a mental hospital.
Watched the “Harry Potter” movies.
(X) Had an online diary. (I reckon a blog counts, right?)
(X) Fired a gun. (M-16 A2 and M-4 rifles, woohoo! So good my nickname was "Annie Oakley", lol)
Gambled in a casino.
(X) Had a yard sale.
Been in a school play.
(X) Been fired from a job. (Yes, for stupid reasons, and I'm still mad about it. :/)
(X) Taken a lie detector test.
Swam with dolphins.
Gone to sea world.
Attempted suicide.
Voted for Pop Idol.
(X) Written poetry.
(X) Read more than 20 books a year.
Gone to Europe.
(X) Loved someone you couldn’t have.
(X) Had surgery. (minor)
Had stitches.
(X) Taken a taxi.
Seen the Washington Monument.
Had more than 5 IM’s/online conversations going at once.
Had a drug or alcohol problem.
Been in a fist fight.
Suffered any form of abuse.
Had a hamster.
Petted a wild animal.
(X) Used a credit card.
Gone surfing in California.
Dyed your hair.
Got a tattoo.
(X) Had something pierced. (ears)
Got straight A’s.
(X) Your parents sent you to a shrink.
Been handcuffed.
Known someone with HIV or AIDS.
(X) Taken pictures with a webcam.
Started a fire.
Had a party while your parents weren’t home.
Gotten caught having a party while they were gone.

Another survey quizzy thingy.

Books I've read recently...

1. The Qur'an (English translation, of course)




Songs or albums I listen to all the time...

1. "Secret Codes and Battleships" Darren Hayes

2. "Vices and Virtues" Panic! At The Disco

3. "Thank You, Allah" Maher Zain

4. "The Remedy" Native Deen

5. "Not Afraid To Stand Alone" Native Deen

6. Anything by Josh Groban :)

7. Anything by Selena

8. Anything by David Bowie

I love...


2. my family

3. my cats!

4. my friends

5. Books!

6. food of most types -- leave out the fish/seafood, please.

7. a good night's sleep : )

Things I've learned this year...

1. More patience, lol.

2. How to readjust to life in the US post-deployment.

3. How wonderful my family and friends are.

4. Allah is always there for me!

5. That I eat too much bad food. :/

6. And it makes me gain weight. :((((

7. That I am a good person, despite my flaws, and I'd want to be friends with me!

New recipes I want to try and make...

Vegan neatballs with spaghetti

Vegetarian "chik'n" shawarma

Pizza crust that isn't all soggy and yuck (from scratch)

Favorite online hangouts...

1. Blogs

2. Facebook

3. Amazon

4. Yahoo

5. eBay

Projects I need to work on...

1. cleaning house

2. working more :/

3. organize my books

Islamic quizzy survey thingy. : P

1) Are you a convert or born Muslim? How about your parents?
I'm a convert (converted in April 2011, alhamdilullah). My mom is a practicing Christian, my dad is not a practicing Christian, but practicing Pentecostal -- these are two separate things in my family. If you knew them, you'd understand why. X/

2) What's your ethnicity and how did it relate to how you were raised?
I'm white, lol. Irish or Scottish and German on paternal side, I think, and Southern of English descent on the maternal side. :)

3) Where are you from, and if not the Middle East, have you been there? For how long and why?
I'm from the South in the US. If being deployed in Afghanistan counts, then yes, I've been to the Middle East.

4) What's your favorite Arab/Middle Eastern dish?
Hummus and pita bread, and chicken shawarma is a huge favorite.

5) What's the most interesting or funny Islam/Arab related saying you use day to day?
I don't really use anything on a daily basis except perhaps for "salam aleikum".

6) What's the most attractive and unattractive thing you find toward a Muslim or Arab man/woman?
I like open-minded people who respect others' free will and individuality. I loathe people who expect me to act like some wilting flower just because I'm Muslim. I have a big mouth, plenty of opinions, and don't appreciate control freaks.

7) What's the thing you love most about Islam? What do you dislike the most?
I love the Qur'an and the new understanding it has given me of Allah. It answered so many questions for me that the Bible just didn't. I don't like the hadith, the way some people put Prophet Muhammad on a pedestal and nearly worship him, or the insistence in reciting the Qur'an in Arabic instead of reading it in your native language.

8) What's the most interesting/embarrassing/funny thing in your house that's related to Islam or Arab culture, excluding the Quran?
Ummm... I have two shelves of books about Islam and the Qur'an, and I have a little wall hanging with the shahada/kalima -- wish I had one that just said "La illaha il Allah" and left off the rest.

9) Do you speak Arabic? If you do, then say something.
Only the most basic stuff: the salams, inshaAllah, mashAllah.

10) Name of all the Islamic Prophets you can remember at the top of your head. No Cheating!!
Adam, Jesus/Isa, Abraham, Noah, Muhammad, Lot, Ishmael (was he a prophet?).... Wow, I can't think of any more! I fail, lol!

Feel free to copy and fill out yourself!