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6 Jun

Is it just me, or is it somewhat sad that I’ve been finding the motivation to work out, yet unable to write about it?

I worked out for about an hour yesterday, and I’ve been feeling really, really good–but I don’t know if I want to make fitness the main focus of this blog anymore.

The one year anniversary of Running Muslimah is coming up in a few days! I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since I started this blog. Amazing how time flies.

I’m thinking to gift myself with a little bloggie birthday present. I’ll give you a hint…it rhymes with romaine, lo mein, hussein.

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Rain!

3 Jun

‘Tis raining. Or was. Is. Whoa, thunder. Shook the whole house just now.

The Sister accidentally kicked the cat in the face in her haste to answer the door for my mom.

I arrived home about half an hour before the sun faded away and the clouds rolled in. As I sat outside and felt the breeze pick up, I began to hear the inevitable chorus of sirens that always seem to preface a big storm here on the outskirts of downtown Orlando. A lone coruscant bolt of lightening touched down to the horizon. I counted off the seconds before the rumble of thunder.

The wind was blowing so strong, sending bits of branches and dust and flotsam and jetsam flying everywhere. A broken container from our neighbor’s trash heap tumbled across their lawn.

It’s amazing…from a bright hot sun, to a gray cool thunderstorm. Within minutes.

Ouchies.

24 May

Have been doing ab work for three consecutive days not out of vanity, but sheer need as new job and academia in general have induced distressing pain in shoulders.

I went for a mile and 1/2 walk the morning of our first day of Divine Link: Fiqh of Salah, and came across a lone hubcap outside the steel warehouse down the street from us. It was in perfect mint condition and was just laying against the fence, begging me to pick it up. The inside label indicated it was 15″, the same measurements of my car tires. I brought it home, stuck it in the inside wheel well (is that the right term?) and that baby snapped right into place. My mom struck at it with a mallet for good measure.

Now I only have one bare tire left…where will I find the next hubcap, I wonder?

Our plans, and better plans.

10 May

Finally finished my CPrint captioning training course, alhamdulillah. I’ve submitted my files for certification and am eagerly yet anxiously awaiting reply from RIT regarding approval. I hope I don’t have to go back and re-do anything. I fill out paperwork this Wednesday insha Allah and start work (and school) the following Monday.

Debating whether or not I should get a parking permit for the summer. I could just park out in the boonies and take the shuttle in…but that would get old, really fast. I’m going to try the shuttle method for the first week and see how it goes.

Started reading my textbooks for my summer journalism classes. One is called, “Mightier Than the Sword: How the News Media Have Shaped American History.” It is an absolute joy to read. I just finished the first chapter today. Reading the excerpts from Paine‘s Common Sense and other portions of prose from that time period of the 1770s literally made me sigh. I hesitate to call it fus-ha English–because it is really just an amalgam of several different languages–but that’s the only comparison I can think of. It’s so beautiful, the way people used to write.

Poetic Vision Tour

13 Apr

Salaams all! I was recently blown away by Poetic Vision Tour when they rolled into town a few weeks ago. I got the new album in the mail a few days ago and I love it. Check out their brand new MySpace page as well!

A List.

11 Apr

Since I’ve been finding myself particularly unmotivated to write anything, I present a list.

Things that have been awesome in my life:

  • MSA East Zone conference. Interpreting, captioning, LOLZ. Best experience in recent memory, hands down. The Insanist and I getting hit on by some random dudes who pulled up next to us on the way to Al-Farooq masjid. Well, that part was weird, but The Insanist announcing loudly out the window, “I’m engaged!” just cracked me up.
  • This weather. I love spring. So, so much. HAI SPRING HAI.
  • The anticipation of summer classes. Can’t wait, so ek-sy-ted. One of my books is called, “Mightier Than the Sword.” How cool is that?
  • Changing my major to something I actually like, instead of something I thought would be easy/do-able/noble. The bs classes, it was just too much. A little secret that I learned while working at a homeless shelter: you don’t actually need a SW degree to be a social worker. Yay for reality checks.

Things that have been less than awesome:

  • Allergies. I feel like I’m blowing bits of my brain out of my nostrils, trufax. I’ve been drinking herbal tea with local honey out of mugs as big as my head. Seems to be helping. I have yet to resort to medication, but I might give in if this doesn’t let up. I’ve never had allergies, so I can finally sympathize with those who do. It’s like you feel sick as anything, but because everyone else is going through it, or it doesn’t really count, or because it just never goes away, you gotta continue about like you’re fine. *sniffle*
  • Lack of motivation to work out. Even just going for a walk is a big deal right now for me. I can feel the energy building up, and I know I will return back to working out…but right now just ain’t feeling it.
  • General spiritual malaise. I felt great after East Zone for about a week. Then I realized, although the lectures were amazing and motivating at the time, I couldn’t really remember what had actually been discussed. I didn’t get to take as many notes because I was interpreting, but still. It’s funny how that works.

Back.

31 Mar

Salaams everyone, apologies for the abrupt and lengthy hiatus. I’ve been yearning to post for days now but couldn’t bring myself to do it. I guess its just like ripping off a band-aid. rippppp. Here I go!

I suppose you could say I experienced a crisis of purpose. Things seemed to be going well on paper, but truthfully I wasn’t happy with the direction my life was going on…and I guess things came to a head.

Also, shamelessly posting to at least get one post in March. *shrugs*