December 27, 2010

jundi's life

well we got our salaries early this month ... just before christmas ... and with a nice bonus to go with it ... so that was nice ... i decided to do some mini-shopping ... i went to ikea and bought some things ... no furniture ... just things ... like i bought a clock ... and some plates ... why did i buy plates ... well i don't own any plates ... i was using plastic up until now ... i have bowls ... but no plates ... i bought some other stuff but i don't have to tell you every item i bought ... or do i ... no i don't ... anyway ... i also went to saco ... that's a hardware store chain here in saudi ... very famous ... love saco ... though the one here in jeddah is kind of lame ... the riyadh one was so much better ... place was like a mall ... anyway ... so i bought a toaster ... i also got a snuggie ... see i didn't go in there thinking i was going to buy anything ... i just went in there to walk around ... but i was like hey a toaster ... i make sandwiches almost everyday so why not ... speaking of sandwiches ... you know what's a good one ... peanut butter and nutella ... it's really good ... but i digress ... so then i was like hey a snuggie ... that can come in handy when i'm laying on the couch playing ps3 so why not ... yeah it's a hardware store but they have random things like snuggies ... they even have a sports equipment section ... they have the shake weight ... no kidding ... what else ... oh yeah they had high school musical skateboards in the sports equipment section ... which i thought was pretty ironic ... because i don't think there is anything more anti-skateboarding culture than hsm ... moving on ... i was driving home today ... i was on the highway ... and it was kind of dark ... and i see this thing in front of me in the distance ... i'm like huh ... and i realize it's a guy ... he's standing in the middle of the lane ... i was on the left lane btw so i'm going pretty fast ... and he wasn't even facing the oncoming cars ... he was looking the other way ... just standing there ... i had to swerve to avoid him ... if there was someone next to me i would have hit them ... i would love to know what the fuck he was doing ... was he trying to commit suicide or what ... maybe it was jinn ... i don't know really ... but that was weird ... what else ... i started listening to podcasts recently ... previously i used to just play music or quran ... depending on what i feel like ... and even the music can be arabic or english ... depending on what i feel like ... so there are a lot of podcasts out there ... i mean a lot ... so i was like which podcasts should i subscribe to ... there were the obvious choices ... the espn ones ... like the nba today and around the horn and pardon the interruption ... also the thundering herd ... but i don't have a one track mind ... i care about other things besides sports ... so i subscribed to keith olbermann's countdown ... also the rachel maddow show ... i don't necessarily agree with them but i find them entertaining ... beats rush limbaugh or glenn beck any day ... i also subscribed to a couple of playstation podcasts ... but i think i'm going to unsubscribe from them ... because oh my god they are too geeky ... i mean i enjoy playing videogames but listening to these people talk in such depth about games is a bit much ... i also subscribed to some jazeera ones ... ittijah il mu3akis for example ... so anyone have any podcasts they want to recommend for me ... moving on ... work is exhausting ... i almost made a big mistake the other day ... one that would have gotten me in some trouble but i was saved ... so that was a big phew ... hamdulila ... i'm probably going to go home next weekend ... visit my parents ... probably the last time i ever visit that home ... it's starting to look that way ... sob ... oh well ... life goes on ... i will close with this ... how about that lakers heat christmas game ... are the heat legit now ... well the lakers have been in a slump lately ... they lost to frickin milwaukee the other day ... i think the heat have finally shaken off the bad start they got off to ... but it's all going to waste unless they win the championship ... anything less is unacceptable ... so yes they deserve credit for the victory and yes they seem to have finally gotten their shit together ... but let's not get too excited ... until they hoist up that trophy i refuse to be impressed ... in conclusion i leave you with a song ... good night ...

3 comments:

Prudence said...

yes you do...what did you buy :p
and what is a snuggie?? is that like a blanket??
what are the podcasts?? I hear them talk about them in mahjoob and i assumed they were something that would not interest me..your description confirmed my assumption :p

Jundi said...

no i dont .. idk i bought random things .. like i said there was a clock .. a couple of plates .. and some other things .. like there was a fake potted plant .. just small things for the apartment ..

what is a snuggie .. well the easiest expanation is its a blanket with sleeves .. u can google for an image ..

and what are podcasts .. well its like this thing on itunes where u go to the itunes store and u subscribe to whatever podcast u want .. there are video podcasts as well .. most podcasts are free .. anyway what happens is itunes automatically downloads whenever a new episode is released and when you plug in your ipod it will sync with it and the new podcasts will be uploaded to your ipod so you can listen to them .. its basically the same show - be it a radio or a tv show - but for your ipod .. whether video or audio format .. so then you can watch or listen to them either on your laptop or on your ipod .. i listen to them when i drive ..
not sure if that was clear so just in case ..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcast

Prudence said...

A fake potted plant?? LOL jundi you never cease to surprise me!

Thanks for the explanation and it is pretty clear I don't need to check the link. However I think I should own an Ipod if I were to listen to them.