Saturday, November 11, 2006

THE NERD CONFESSES...

I've never had Nutella, alcohol, Taco Bell, illegal drugs or a Krispy Kreme donut. I hate picnics and barbecues (and any other form of eating out-of-doors, especially on or near grass). In spite of being a vegetarian and a Muslim, I LOVE (shudder) Jello.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stumbled on your Blog from Naseeb, and spent the last hour reading your old posts. No more Nerd of the Day segment?

Some random comments:

* Glad your Mom's okay. I had a bad scare with my mom a couple years ago too.

* Enjoy them now, cuz those 5 year olds will soon be playing basketball in your driveway and breaking your car's tail-light and then start throwing a football in the street and denting some uncle's fender and cracking your windshield (speaking from personal experience). Then they turn 19 and never show up to a Pakistani dinner party again (or, at least try not too).

* Their parents will probably never go to the Met -- they'll only go into the city to jackson heights (but only if they can't find whatever they are looking for on OakTree Road)

* Eid Mubarak, I spent mine on a flight to San Francisco cuz my folks decided to ditch me and go to Pakistan

* Matchmaking -- finally got mine to quit, cuz they said quote: 'we aren't running a dating service for you.' But my sister got married this year, and they just got back from Pakistan yesterday, so we'll see if it holds

* How have you avoided taco bell all you life? They have vegetarian cuisine.

* Nice blog, too bad I never ran into you while I lived in Jersey -- estelle, estelle...

Anonymous said...

Are Muslims not allowed to eat Jello?

Anonymouse said...

you forgot 'sex'

SabilaK said...

Anonymous #3: Is there a particular reason why you put sex in quotes? And shame on you for offending my delicate sensibilities. May you never have sex in quotes again!

SabilaK said...

Anonymous #2: Muslims aren't allowed to eat gelatin because it is an animal byproduct. Muslims are only allowed to eat meat of an animal that is slaughtered according to Islamic rites (this doesn't include seafood); plus, we absolutely cannot eat pork (there is no verifying whether the gelatin in any given food product is made from the bones of pigs).

Anonymous said...

Ofcourse Muslims are allowed to have jello, just not jello with gelatin in it:D.

SabilaK said...

Anonymous #1: You seem awesome. Thanks for enjoying my blog.

*We're all relieved that my mom is fine. Mashallah, she's back to her old ways.

*I had bad little kids. My brothers and I were pretty disciplined growing up. Luckily, living in an apartment building, I don't have a driveway and kids aren't allowed to play in our parking lot, so I'm safe from those delinquents for the time being.

*How I hope you're wrong.

*Eid Mubarak!

*Matchmaking...and so it continues...

*I hate Mexican food.

*Hmmm. I dunno. Where in Jersey were you?

SabilaK said...

Do they make such jello (sans gelatin, I mean) sugar-free?

AnonyMouse said...

12.33 AM and you're busy commenting away? No wonder you are not getting any, whether in quotes or without. As for delicate sensibilities - you only know they're delicate when they're offended. I may have also come across you on 'naseeb' (bleugh). Ironic quotes notwithstanding, please note I'm more than anonymous, I'm AnonyMouse!


(In weiter Ferne, so Nah~)

nusrat said...

Oh girl you haven't lived. Nutella, alcohol, chulupa's from Taco Hell and krispe kreme donuts are all I consume. I've been good on the illegal drugs bit for a while now.You seriously need to live.

ns said...

between 1996 to 2002:

new brunswick, highland park, jersey city, morristown, summit

mAn[S]o0r said...

Good to know?! Lol.. Maybe not..

Anonymous said...

Sabila, Paki jello(Rafan, Ahmed- these are brands), is gelatin free. Go to a Desi store. Dunno if jello can ever be sugar free, but taste it, jello's awesome!

Anonymouse said...

If those drugs were legal would you do 'em? Let's not become jello-pushers, people.

Cocaine said...

I love the comments on your posts. They are hilarious. I actually agree with nusrat you need to loosen up a bit. Here is what I recommend you do.
Start with getting a box of krispy kremes. Since you wouldnt know how to roll a spliff get in touch with a friend who does and smoke those doobies. Krispy Kremes would make a lot of sense of now.
This should be followed by sampling a few drinks. A long island ice tea, maybe a metropolitan or sex on the beach even chocolate martinis- these are all light girly drinks so you should be good.
By this time youd be darn hungry, and although I am not a big fan of mexican food either, but theres something about taco bell that hits the spot after an evening of indulgence. So head over to a taco bell and get some vegetarian thing per your liking.
Your head would probably be swirly by the time you make it back home. Your tummy may still be making grumbling sounds. In comes the nutella sandwich - bread absorbs alcohol so it’s good to have some in your tummy when you hit the sack. Also make sure you have had a few glasses of water to avoid a bad hangover next day.
And thats pretty much how you can enjoy or at least sample most of what u havent so far.
Its something that you should do once for sure. I would recommend you be in the company friends when you carry out the routine.
Rock on.

passion said...

as mentioned above, there are kosher/halal jellos.

Its so easy to give in to alcohol and other intoxicants; takes courage and guts to stave the peer pressure; better off without em.

SabilaK said...

Thanks for the words of wisdom, dear readers but I don't plan on delving into the world of drugs and alcohol anytime soon. But thanks for the pointers; now I know who to turn to if I ever change my mind, as unlikely as that will be.

SabilaK said...

All that being said, I'm pretty sure I'd be a great-dancing-on-the-bar-and-professing-my-love-for-everyone-before-breaking-down-into-a-sobbing-mess kind of drunk.

R. Arlington, Jr. said...

Is it true that an unlisted ingredient in Nutella is pig's blood? I love Nutella, but haven't had it in awhile -- I remember the lesbians used to (I think) steal into my Nutella when we living in Queens together...

I think I should take a day off of school -- a Friday of course (call out "sick") -- in December, and we should go to lunch. Maybe you can take the afternoon off and we can go look at the Rock Xmas tree. I love how desperate everything feels in December...

Also, I think you should remember (re: this post), was it E. Dickinson who said that "All serious daring starts from within" -- ? (You've always reminded me of that: the one who is daring on the inside, with her mind and with her heart.)