12 Sep

Well, the 8th anniversary of 9/11 held no nasty surprises, thank God. Had an orientation at work for a national learning assistant certification course.  I tried to enroll at the last minute, and alhamdulillah I was able to get in by the skin of my teeth.

Went to Bublix (*Publix) with my sister to get a veggie lasagna for iftar. Also procured oatmeal and Mac N’ Cheese. (Yes, we are 12. It was buy-one-get-one-free, and the macaroni was shaped like Scooby-Doo and Spongebob! How could we resist?)

On our way to Bublix we saw the news van for the local NBC affiliate doing a live news report.

Someone got run over a few days ago on the main street along our house. The same street the masjid is on. The hit and run happened almost right by the masjid. Last night on the news they were showing footage of the scene and you could see the red LED sign of the masjid in the background flashing on and off.

Well, that was pretty much everything that happened yesterday. Oh, I also saw in my (former) college calendar the dates for Muharram, Eid ul-Adha, Eid ul-Fitr, Laylatul Qadr, AND Ramadan…but they got the date for Christmas wrong. They listed the 24th of December as “Christmas Day.”

Some of my co-workers were perplexed. Heh. I’m experiencing a bit of schadenfreude on their behalf.


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