May 2008

Fighting Terrorism One Donut at a Time

May 30, 2008

I’m sure by now all of you have heard about the whole Rachel Ray might have been wearing a keffiyeh in a Dunkin Donuts ad thing. Conservative blogger Michelle Malkin said the scarf was linked to terrorism and all that good stuff. My coworker found one particular comment on the BBC story that is unfortunately, […]

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Rock Band Prowess

May 27, 2008

After singing to Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” on Rock Band yesterday, I was given the following compliment by my friend Monica: “That was a pretty good rendition. You really did sound like a snot-nosed punk.” Thank you, thank you.

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Doncaster

May 25, 2008

When my family and I first visited family in England back in 1995, we stayed mostly at my aunt and uncle’s place in Doncaster in the house that my cousins grew up in. It’s a nice place with a big yard and an actual swing set in the back. And here’s the most important thing: […]

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Top 5

May 19, 2008

Here are the Top 5 questions I was asked during and after my cousin’s wedding: “So when are you getting married?” “Are you getting married soon?” “Why don’t you want to get married?” “When is it going to be your time?” “Do you have any plans to get married?” And, well, you get the point […]

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Simple Yet Elegant

May 19, 2008

In the end, it was a simple wedding. There was no mehendi party, no ‘hangama’ so to speak. Meaning, no singing and dancing the night before. Everyone got to know one another instead, with the two sides of the family mingling. The day of the wedding, my cousin looked absolutely stunning in her cream and […]

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My First Podcast!

May 11, 2008

I got my first Mac a while ago and it came with all this cool stuff, including Garageband. I always wanted to try it out so I figured I would create a podcast, which I finally did over this weekend. So here it is folks, my first podcast. Download Bushra’s First Podcast: The Effects of […]

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Hello There

May 11, 2008

Dear Friends, Do you find yourself ever wondering what Bushra is doing? Do you ever constantly check this site for the latest updates? Well, fear not for I am now on Twitter. With this application you too can follow what I am doing. My Twitter updates, which can be performed via SMS or online, will […]

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There is an Islam in Sci Fi website?!

May 8, 2008

I can’t believe I didn’t know about this site until I saw a post about it in io9. Another thing I can’t believe – that I’ve never Dune before. I dug out my brother’s Dune books from the garage yesterday and plan on reading the first one on the plane. Side Note – It took […]

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Justice. Compassion. Jury Duty

May 4, 2008

For the first time ever, I got called into jury duty on Tuesday. I reported to the courthouse armed with my journal and a book, ready to take advantage of any downtime. After we watched a fun filled video about how awesome it is to be a juror, we were told that we would know […]

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Kind of Cool

May 3, 2008

Last Friday, I conducted a presentation at a class at San Jose State with a few other people on behalf of the media committee I belong to. We first did our presentation, which lasted a half hour, and then the class broke off into groups with one member representing the committee in each group. The […]

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