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Ana Aheb El-Arbia! (I love Arabic!)

So I’m bored and looking at my class schedule and can I just say that I am super excited about one: Arabic! I know I have the same teacher/a bunch of the same classmates as last time, which is nice, and besides that — I just love this language!
A lot of people ask me why [...]

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January 10, 2010 | | 3 Comments

Oh, the weather outside IS frightful!

Happy winter break everyone!
So NJ has been… how do you say… SO COLD! Although I have missed my family, friends, town, and diner a ton this semester, I have not missed this weather at all.

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December 30, 2009 | | Comments Off

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December 14, 2009 | | 4 Comments

Lindale Population: 5,097+1

Why I never want to go home for Thanksgiving ever again.

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December 2, 2009 | | Comments Off

Shout Outs

This is pretty overdue.

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November 19, 2009 | | 1 Comment

Best Birthday Ever!

So yesterday I turned 19! It was weird being so far away from home and having to call my parents for birthday wishes and having all of my Facebook comments from my high school friends end with “I miss you,” but I loved being at UT for it, so I’m not complaining.

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November 13, 2009 | | Comments Off


I feel really silly about this, but I just realized I’ve never really written anything in here about one of my two major organizations — Longhorn Legislative Aides (LLA)! Essentially, we’re interns for Student Government, and we do research and attend meetings with reps and execs and do all sorts of other little intern-y things [...]

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November 8, 2009 | | 1 Comment

“Oh My God, I’m About to Start Crying”


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November 2, 2009 | | 2 Comments

Collge Tip #1

Never, EVER, stay up past 3:00 a.m. working on papers/ studying and expect to be fully functional by morning. Especially don’t expect functionality after doing this more than three days in a row.
Just trust me on this one.

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October 30, 2009 | | Comments Off

Alternative OU

So unlike 99.999% of UT’s students this weekend, I did not attend OU. I just didn’t get tickets in time and then, honestly, I don’t know, but I didn’t totally want to go, so I didn’t. HOWEVER! Do not think that that means I sat around and twiddled my thumbs all weekend. Instead, I ended [...]

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October 19, 2009 | | 1 Comment

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