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Thursday, August 20, 2009

What? Another Award?!

Wow, so I am feeling surprised and blessed. These awards are circulating like crazy on. It still surprises me that my blog has been awarded for anything other than Layla's cuteness.

I got the Freakin Fabulous Award from 3 Ladies who are all fabulous themselves:
Skye, Nazia, and Tiffany Nicole :)

Here are the rules:
The rules of this award are:
•List five current obsessions.
•Pass the award on to five more fabulous blogs.
•On your post of receiving this award, make sure you include the person that gave you the award and link it back to them.
•When you post your five winners, make sure you link them as well.
Don't forget to let your winners know they won an award from you by leaving a comment on their blog.

I know I was awarded thrice, but I am still only listing 5 obsessions because Layla is attention-starved and I'm lazy :)

1. Coldstone Creamery
This one is not a good obsession for the long term. Hubby and I have been going here at least once a week lately. It is expensive and filled with empty calories, but it tastes so good! The second part of my obsession here is that I always have to get cookie dough in my ice cream. Yesterday Layla and I shared mint with cookie dough.

2. Books
I have way too many books already, but who doesn't like more. We are always looking for used bookstores, regular bookstores, and buying books online. My favorite genres are religion, history, cultural studies, and languages.

3. Thai Food
I've been making Pad Thai or Thai red curry at least once a week for awhile now. Its spicy, tasty, and easy to make. There are a lot of asian groceries close to us, so I can get the curry paste really cheap. Layla already eats spicier than most American adults.

4. Somali
This is an ongoing obsession for sure. Oh Somali, why do I love thee so much? I seriously think Somali is the most beautiful language in the world. To me it's even more beautiful than Arabic and Hebrew combined. My husband just thinks I'm weird. This means I read Somali kids books, do crossword puzzles in Somali, and speak Somali on the phone. I just need to get back to updating my Somali blog and all will be good.

5. Everyday Deals
So there is this weird store just down the road from my house, I've written about it before. They sell damaged, almost expired, and discontinued or overstock merchandise. Now I go there almost every day. Last week they had cantaloupes 2/1.00 and both the ones I picked were perfectly good. I also have like 10 boxes of cereal in the pantry now. I just can't resist the urge to go in there and see what new things they have each day.

So yes, I'm weird just like the rest of you :) Let's enjoy our differences and weird obsessions.

In turn I am awarding:
1.Tuttie at Trying to Take Over The World
2. Maryanne at Cairo/Giza Daily Photo
3. Aalia at Chasing Jannah
4. Never Ever at Finding Guidance
5. Cairo, Lusaka, Amsterdam


Susanne said...

It's amazing how you know Somali! I don't think I've heard it, but it sounds lovely from your description. I enjoy these things so I can learn more about you. Enjoy that spicy food! I bet it's yummy! :)

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

@Susanne, It sounds sort of like Arabic, but even more crazy if that's possible. When I first heard it I was just like, "wow, I'm going to learn that language". For some reason I don't have trouble pronouncing any of the gutteral letters either. Go figure.

Susanne said...

That's awesome! You must have a real knack for learning languages. Or be realllllly dedicated and smart!

It's funny that your husband thinks you are weird. Is he like you though in many ways - likes different cultures, religions, languages?

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

@Susanne, He likes languages, but isn't really good at learning them, so it just likes to antagonize me.
Its funny though because he'll act like he doesn't want me to speak Somali, but then he bought me like 4 Somali related books for my b-day.

I'm not actually that dedicated. I'd be much more fluent in Arabic and Hebrew if I actually kept to studying :)

Susanne said...

That's cute of your husband buying you Somali books..hehehehe. True love. :-)

Did you take Arabic and Hebrew classes or just learn it on your own? What program/books did you use or recommend?

Cecilia said...

haha! I did not see you have already got an award! you´ve been awarded by me aswell! :)