My Very Own 25 Random Things

There’s a meme going around Facebook where people are writing a list of 25 things about themselves and then tagging people to their note and have them write their own list. I’ve been tagged a handful of times and I thought I would make a list. However, I’m still not sure if I want to put it on Facebook so I’ll put it here for now.

Here are the rules: “Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you.” So with that, I came up with this list:

1. I really need to work on being a better Muslim and a better person.

2. I have a touch of geekiness.

3. I love speaking in front of crowds.

4. There have been two times where I have been so incredibly high on sugar and caffeine that I was a mess 1) At Serendipity’s in NYC with my cousin when I had my frozen hot chocolate and finished up her frozen mocha and 2) When with a friend the night the last Harry Potter book came out. I had two cold coffees from Mirchi’s that night. I don’t recommend doing that.

5. I’m hoping to get away with wearing jeans, t-shirts, and hoodies for as long as possible.

6. Zooey Glass from J.D. Salinger’s Franny and Zooey is my favorite literary character and I wish I could write like Salinger.

7. I like writing but I don’t write nearly as much as I should.

8. I want to get a PhD because I told my dad I would in one of the last conversations we had before he passed away. Even if I don’t end up getting an advanced degree, I still hope to one day be the kind of daughter he can be proud of, InshAllah (God Willing).

9. I want to go from someone who ‘likes to take pictures’ to a ‘photographer who is good at taking pictures’.

10. Beginning the process of learning Arabic is one of the best decisions I’ve made in a long time.

11. When I commuted to Emeryville everyday, I constantly worried about getting into an accident during my long commute. I ended up getting in a fender bender not on the freeway, but in the parking garage at work. D’oh!

12. My family’s old house in Newark had a glass sliding door, which I ran into. Twice.

13. I’ve been a lifelong Superman fan and even read Superman comic books weekly for 5 1/2 years.

14. There’s just something about Donnie Darko that speaks to me.

15. I want to help people.

16. If I had to choose between the power of flight or invisibility, I would choose flight.

17. I have this thing with mochas. I have to try a mocha whenever I’m in cafe I’ve never been to before.

18. I once almost broke out into song at the gym while listening to my iPod. I caught myself just in time.

19. I acknowledge that sometimes I am too sarcastic for my own good.

20. Even though I can be a bit cynical sometimes, I’m actually a hopeless romantic at heart.

21. It took me a while to realize that it is completely ok that I’m sort of a loner.

22. I only have a few close friends but I’m really protective of them.

23. At one point during a long stretch of unemployment after college, I got so lazy that I didn’t finish my sentences. I just waved my arm to signify that I was done talking. I wasn’t usually talking about anything important so no one really noticed that I stopped talking mid-sentence.

24. I was always wary of babies and little kids until my nephew Raza was born. I never thought I could feel as much love as I do for him and now my niece Sundus.

25. I could never be half the person my mom is but it is definitely something to strive for.

6 thoughts

  1. I permit myself a cafe mocha on the weekends, if I have to work. I would choose C) – telekinesis. HAAR! Flying is overrated – no one ever mentions how cold you would get, plus if you flew high enough, you’d get hit by more solar radiation!

    Telekinesis is awesome. Invisibility is not that bad either. And no, I do not subscribe to the theory that NPR devoted a segment on superpowers to – it does not make me sneaky! Just shy.

  2. Vivian – Let me know what you think of it!
    Rahul – I permit myself a mocha whenever :) You should check out the Superpowers episode of This American Life where they discuss flight vs. invisibility. You bring up good points but I would still go with flight.

    Btw, you two will still be tagged in the facebook note when I finally post it :)

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