October 31, 2005


Posted in Iramville, Randumb at 7:17 pm by Iram

Have you ever noticed how people always want more choices, but once they get them they don’t know what to choose? Oftentimes, choices are fairly inconsequential, like what flavor ice cream I chose to have at the Chocolate Bar on Saturday, but every now and then somebody is going to have to make a choice that has the potential to change the course of the planet. It’s a scary thought that such a significant decision would go through essentially the same logic process as my ice cream selection. (BTW, I went with German Chocolate Cake)

October 30, 2005


Posted in Randumb at 7:16 pm by Iram

When will they invent the cure to foot-in-mouth disease?

October 29, 2005


Posted in Iramville at 5:14 am by Iram

I spent today at Astroworld with my little brother, just trying to stock up some last-minute memories before the park closes down for good. For anybody who has not yet heard, Astroworld is not opening again for the next season. They sold it, and if you come to Houston in a couple of years you will probably see some sort of Astro-Apartments mega-complex in its place. We got in six rides in six hours, but two of them were little kid rides that had absolutely no wait because they were for *little* kids (don’t ask why we were on them). It was still fun, though, and now I wonder that if I had gone to Astroworld all the times I had wanted to go to Astroworld but wasn’t able to, would that have kept them from closing down? I really want to know what the difference was in their land value and the park profits, and how much profits would have had to increase to keep them from selling the park (that’s the economist in me speaking there). So, goodbye Astroworld. But this does give me a good excuse to make a trip up to Fiesta Texas….. =)

October 28, 2005

Picture this…

Posted in Iramville at 9:24 pm by Iram

1 elevator, 7 people:

Bob Smith, Bob McTeer, Richard Fischer, two secret service agents, Alan Greenspan, and ME!!!!!

October 27, 2005

Mean kids

Posted in Iramville at 1:56 am by Iram

I was driving down Westheimer today, and when I noticed just how bad the traffic was I decided to make a right turn and head one street over. I made my way into the right hand lane just as the light turned red, and found myself standing at the edge of a clear intersection positioned to make my turn. But, just as I began to move,  I noticed out of the corner of my eye these two little black kids who were trying to cross the street. Of course, I stopped my car and waited for them to cross, but somehow the guy standing in line behind me didn’t understand my patience:  just as they were passing in front of my car the guy honked his horn for me to make my turn. I threw him a nasty look in the rearview mirror, and when I looked forward I saw that the two kids were now staring at me. They must have thought that I had honked at them, because one of them had an evil look on his face, and the other started swearing at me and flipping the bird. Now, that wouldn’t have been so traumatic, except that they also refused to move from in front of my car. Naturally, not wanting the kids to get the last laugh, I switched into neutral, revved up, and gave an evil grin as if I was about to run them over. I have never seen little kids run out of the street that quickly.

October 26, 2005

Eid gifts for New Orleans

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:49 pm by Iram

Yesterday was absolutely awesome! We’re doing this project where we’re sending Eid gifts to the Muslim children of New Orleans, and we spent a good 3-4 hours in WalMart this weekend doing our shopping for the project. Yesterday was the gift wrapping dinner, and I was really dreading it because I figured that everyone would wrap a gift and leave, and I’d be stuck with the 50+ gifts excess we have over MSA members. But, people who aren’t even part of the MSA showed up! And, we had an entire assembly line running! So now we have 100+ wrapped Eid presents that I can send to New Orleans to help brighten up Eid for these children!

October 24, 2005

Finally Got It!

Posted in Iramville at 10:55 pm by Iram

Hah, I finally figured out how to upload the bleepin’ thing to the University server. So, now you can all check out my new site and let me know what you think. I designed it for the Muslim Students’ Association at Rice.

October 23, 2005


Posted in Iramville at 3:35 pm by Iram

So, I just realized it’s been 4 days since my last post. Oops. I’ve been sitting at the computer for such extended hours that it just didn’t occur to me that I hadn’t yet posted. But, I have a good excuse. I’ve been designing this new website for the Rice MSA, and I would just like to say that the page is absolutely awesome. I’m very proud of my work. Now, if only I could figure out how to upload it…

October 19, 2005

Yay Astros!!!!

Posted in Iramville, Randumb at 3:29 am by Iram

They kicked ’em in the poo-hole!!!!


The Phil Hendrie Show

Posted in Randumb at 2:30 am by Iram

Today on the Phil Hendrie show this guy who apparently owns a big steak restaurant chain calls in to complain about not being able to bond with his son. As he was driving his son home from school, his son pointed out a “wierdo” from his school. Naturally, like any responsible father would, the man takes his McLaren SLR and drives really fast into this puddle of muddy water, splashing the kid and getting him all wet. Then, his son makes the terrible mistake of actually apologizing to this “wierdo” who, as it turns out, is a chronic sufferer of cystic fibrosis. Apparently, it would have been much more appropriate for the son to not apologize, but to brag about his amazing dad.

Dad: I’ll probably be condemned for saying this, but that kid could die from pneumonia tomorrow from the water I splashed on him, and I wouldn’t care.

Phil Hendrie: But that kid has an entire life ahead of him, he has people who care about him and people who love him.

Dad: At least he’ll have something to talk about. He got splashed by a McLaren SLR!

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