Have you ever walked into a toy store and felt a rush as your mind mentally travels back in time to when you where a child ?

A sudden overflow of childhood memories, laughter, falls, fears and timeless mental snapshots as your eyes scan the different toy sections.

The words:

I remember

Ages ago

when I was

once

I used to

All become word transactions between your sentences as you rant along loudly and eagerly.

Just like the 8 year old boy that’s jabbering on ever so excitedly with a Cheshire cat grin on his face while he sits on the toy store floor legs, stretched out flat in front of him, while a sales assistant helps him strap up the coolest Rollerblades ever..

Wait a minute..

I know that boy.

That wasn’t any 8 year old boy!!

That WAS me.

I literally was sitting flat on the floor and like a child insisted I had to had to had to try on the Rollerblades. The sales assistant managed to get my tiny feet into the last pair, a size 34/35.. I managed to pull a Cinderella!!

That’s what happens to me when I enter a toy store !!
I know I’m a grown woman, that works a respectable professional serious job.. But I am still a child deep within! And if any one of you denies the true child in them.. then read the title again and you’ll know you still are :)

Anyways moral of the story..
If you wanna little lift me upA laugh… Or just a good time.. Visit a toy store when you get a chance to..
For continuous amusement and joy.. Simply surround yourself with kids

P.s. No matter how much you say you hate kids… We all know you really don’t ;)

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Tagged By DoDo

July 23, 2006


Extinct-Dodo
this is for you :)

BEST:
1. Male friend: Saving that spot for “he” who deserves it
2. Female friend: a few I cherish and they know who they are
3. Vacation: New York. spontanious and random weekends with nothing but my phone and wallet on me.. we’ll shop when we get there..

WORST:
1. Time of day: usually afternoons.. it drags and I want time to fly so I can go home and crash
2. Day of the week: Monday. maliha mowqif min ile3raab
3. Color crayon: Black. ppl should learn how to shade at a young age

LAST:
1. Person you talked to that goes/went to your school: W
2. Talked to on the phone: W
3. Text: My bro
4. Person who Instant Messaged: Tinks

TODAY:
1. What are you doing now: This Tag
2. Wearing: Sweats

TOMORROW:
1. Is: My Brothers 28th Birthday (allah yer7ima)
2. Got any plans: Taking the day off work and be absolutely unproductive.. spend it with friend and no where near my house !!
3. Goal: To be a bum for the day
4. Dislikes about tomorrow: My reality check that he really is gone !!

FAVORITE:
1. Number: 4
2. Song: for the past few weeks it’s been Deja Vu “I can’t stop”
3. Color: RED.

CURRENTLY:
1. Missing Someone: Many
2. Mood: indifferent
3. Wanting: Nothing

TRUE/FALSE:
I am a cuddler: The Best !
I am a morning person: Sure am !
I am a perfectionist: I get on my own nerves sometimes.
I am an only child: Nope, I’m the Baby !
I am currently in my pajamas: False.
I am currently pregnant: I act like it.
I am currently suffering from a broken heart: I burnt the broken pieces and blew away the ashes a long time ago..
I am left handed: sometimes I try to be.
I am addicted to Blogging: My lack of posting already answers that !
I am online 24/7: I have a life !
I am very shy around the opposite gender: Usually, unless I know them well enough
I can be paranoid at times: at times ??
I currently have a crush on someone: Not right now, but ask me again later ;P
I currently regret something that I have done: No regrets, just a lotta lessons learnt.
I enjoy country music: Hell no !!
I enjoy smoothies: Not really
I enjoy talking on the phone: If it’s the only option then yeah.. otherwise no !
I have a hard time paying attention at school/work: False
I have a hidden talent: I have Many !!
I have a lot to learn: absolutely
I have a secret that I am ashamed to reveal: I thought too long.. that means no..

ANGER
1. Are you currently mad at someone? Yes.. lets leave it at that..
2. Which of your friends has the worst temper? I thought I did, but I don’t know I don’t wanna know..
3. Have you ever thrown something at anyone? I was 3, threw a rock at my cousin, scared him for life.. Hey !! he was coming at me with a kitchen knife !!
4. Ever had something thrown at you? Toys, the kids think it’s fun.. I just play along :)
5. When you’re mad do you prefer to stare angrily or yell and scream? I don’t stare, a striking look and turn of the head is enough !!

EXCITEMENT
1. Has anyone ever thrown you a surprise party for you? family and friends a few Birthdays.
2. Are you easily excited? For Sure
3. What are you most excited about? These questions are getting too personal :P
4. If you won a million dollars what would be your first thought? Africa
5. If you could have anything right now what would it be? a massage

SELF-DISCOVERY
1. Name: DiiGMaa
2. Where were you born? Hadi Hospital, Kuwait
3. What’s your main goal in life? Self Actualization
4. How do you want to die? like it’s a choice ? I don’t know.. quick and peaceful ??

OPINIONS
1. Sex before marriage? whats the rush ?
2. Gay Marriage? seriously theres more important things I care about
3. Lower the Drinking age? because ?
4. Recycling? akeed !

DREAMS
1. What was your latest dream? Nightmare.
2. Have any of your dreams come true? usually they always do
3. What was the weirdest dream you’ve ever had? flying skateboarding … don’t ask !

1. Straight, Gay, Bi? Straight.
2. Do you have a bf/gf? No. I hate that term anyways !
3. Do you have a crush? No. I have many !

How many beds did you lay in yesterday? 1
What color shirt are you wearing? Yellow
Name one thing that you do everyday? Live
What color are your walls? off White
How much cash do you have on you right now? KD 17
I can’t wait till…? this tag is done
When was the last time you saw your dad? over a month ago
What did you have for dinner last night? sushi
What’s the last piece of clothing you borrowed from someone? Shrug, never wore it though.
What website(s) do you visit the most during the day? Hotmai, Gmail, safat, BBC News, MSNBC.
Does anything hurt on your body right now? My back

HAVE YOU EVER:
1. Have you ever failed a class? No
2. Have you ever sung in front of a crowd? in the heyday
3. Have you ever not taken a shower for 3 days? waiiii3
4. Have you ever slept with a night light? Not by choice
5. Have you ever danced in the rain? sheer bliss
6. Have you ever lied? You kidding me ?
7. Have you ever had contacts? yeah sure
8. Have you ever tripped over something stupid? I trip on myself

PICK ONE:
1. Samosa, Pakora, Kebab: Kebab
2. Bollywood, Lollywood, Hollywood: Hollywood
3. Love marriage, Arranged marriage: Love
4. Honeymoon, no moon: Honeymoon
5. How many kids would u like 1,2, 3+: 22
6. Kulfi, Ice cream: Ice cream
7. Shah ruk khan, Orlando Bloom: neither
8. Meenar-e-Pakistan, Eiffel Tower: either/or
9. Lahore, Khi, Islambad: all of the above

My poor dear mother has been really worried about my big bro that’s in Lebanon on a business trip.. she didn’t sleep a wink the past 2 nights and is still glued to the TV and abusing her mobile trying to reach him at all times.. sometimes she has luck and sometimes she just sits back and prays for his safety…

I remembered my college years and 9/11

and when the war started 2003… I was on spring break in LA & Vegas.. My Big Bro was the one that always got a hold of me and made sure to keep me posted.. eased my worried self with his random jokes, sarcasm and caring tone..

Lately I could only trade places and try to be the one to comfort coz I have never received such serious msgs from my Bro, like the ones I received yesterday.. I’m used to up lifting and cheerful msgs that are full of personal jokes and a joyful tone.. these were simply informative.. almost journalistic.

These are a few examples of the sms’s he sent me during the day..

Date: 14-Jul-06

Big Bro:

05:39
We are ok. We are sooooooo far away from the bombing. Tell Mum. We are watching TV just like you.

21:12
The convoy started moving heading to Zahla on farraya road. The bombing raid has started hizbala has started hitting the Israeli ships in front of Beirut.

22:01
We just reached the altitude of 1239m we are crossing the clouds now, the other road we avoided “Bekfayyah” has loads of traffic and bombings around it. We are getting safer now that we took this road. We still have 1 hour to reach our destination.

22:21
We have just reached 1706m isolated mountains near Tartish the Village lights are far away, a few cars around us driving crazy!! We saw some jets earlier but flying too high.

22:27
We have just reached “Abiqaa3” our destination is 5 minutes away.

23:51
We’re in bardoon Restaurant in Zahla near waterfall amazing weather we are crossing over to Syria at day light.. its safer and only 15 minutes.

Date: 15-Jul-2006

10:14
Justgot this sms from *friends name*,
“But *Brothers name*, they are bombarding homs road. They Just hit the entrance of my village ras baalbeck and the village after al kaa that leads to homs. Don’t take this road. Are you taking al manaa?”
Me(Big Bro): yes we are about to.

I’m starting to worry ppl.. I feel like he’s keeping me posted just in case.. I don’t like these msgs.. I want my brother back and I want his funny sarcastic sms manner back with him !!

11:11
Dear all,
we have just started moving towards the Syrian boarder.. we just got news the other roads have just been hit and we are sticking to our planned route through almasnaa boarder point, we have picked up more women and children our total now is 16 people, in a large bus. I will keep u posted.

12:25

The problem is from the lebanese side, they only have 3 employees for 1000s of people. It looks like we gona be here a long time.

12:48
The bombing raids just started. They hit shtoora 15min from here. Now the main rd behind us is cut off from the raids at shtoora. Ppl will have to find other ways if there is to this boarder. There are thousands of ppl on the boarder its getting very hot and some are loosing their cool. We finished our passports fast but the road is blocked with cars.

13:10
We reached the boarder; there is a line of cars we saw Kuwaiti families waiting under the shade of shops.

13:53
Dear all, we r on the Syrian boarder, Kuw embassy staff r handeling us now.

15:03
More raids on the road we were on a while ago on the lebanese side. One of the cars behind us came with shattered glass. 12 people are dead and many injured. Only 3 Km away from the boarder. They just informed us that they are also threatening to bomb the road to damascus on the Syrian side. We r on that road and we have 20 min till we reach the road to Jordan.

15:25
We just took the exit to the road to jordan.

16:58
Just heard that enemy planes are bombing the border point with syria in almasna.. The same check point we were in 1hr ago. 4 are dead. We r still on the syrian side of the border finishing our passports.

17:13
We just heard there was 4 strikes on the leb – syrian border on THE SYRIAN side, we r approaching the jordan side of the border.

18:16
Dear all, finally we have entered Jordan, all is well and safe, we pray for those in Lebanon a safe and peaceful exit from this war.

UPDATE:

My Big Bro is currently safe in Jordan and will be flying home tomorrow inshalah !!