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Been on a date? You’re going to hell.

Dating can be a complicated issue for most people, let alone those with conservative, recently immigrated (or possibly still back home, but no less present) parents. Despite my father being Arab, Muslim and notoriously overprotective when compared to my friend’s ‘rents, he is liberal in many respects and I didn’t have to deal with any […]

Just politickin’

I hate Jeanine Pirro . I can’t even begin to try to disguise my venom for this woman. All it took was seeing her filling in a few times for Dan Abrams on MSNBC for me to despise her . Jeanine Pirro, to me, seemed to be the epitome of the “Post-OJ hysterical white woman.” […]

Eat As I Say!

I’m not a dieter. I just can’t do it. I think it’s because my parents had a very “You will eat as I say!” philosophy.   You didn’t really have an option when growing up with Egyptians. I remember vividly the looks on my aunts faces when I said I wasn’t hungry. It was a mix of surprise and insult, […]

A Phone Call A Day…

I just got off the phone with my father. He calls me every evening at 7:30pm sharp. He’s very reliable like that. Every evening, as soon as Everybody Loves Raymond ends, my phone rings.   My friends think it’s weird.   “Your dad calls you EVERY DAY?”   Yes.   And a once a day […]