Friday, August 22, 2008

Faiqa on Faye

Did you know the difference between a flood watch and a flood advisory? An advisory means that we might have floods. A watch means that we are either having floods or that they are imminent. Does anyone else wish that they would just say, "It's going to flood, go buy sandbags."

This whole Faye thing reminds me of this guy I knew in high school that told me I should change my name to Faye because it was way easier to pronounce than Faiqa. His name was Muhammad and he had started telling people to call him "Mo." I told him that he could shove it and if people thought my name was too hard to pronounce they didn't have to talk to me. True story.

Anyway, I cannot believe they've been interrupting Young and the Restless for this crap. I don't watch Y&R, per se, but if I did, I'd be damned upset. (On a different note, is it strange that the opportunity to use the phrase "per se" literally makes my day?)

Interesting to note that Florida's weather has the ability to turn the most easygoing individuals into anxiety ridden neurotics. When I met my husband ten years ago, he told me that the most significant difference between America and the other places that he had lived was that Americans worried too much, even though they had the least amount of things to worry about.

Yesterday, he went outside in the middle of a torrential downpour to drain the pool two inches because he was afraid our lanai might flood and bought 50 gallons of water for two and a half people after hearing that we might have a tropical storm warning in effect. My contribution? I pretended not to watch reruns of Oprah.

I'm just saying, whose the anxiety neurotic, now?

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9 Comments:

Anonymous karmi said...

Whoa Faiqa, "shove it" was a bit harsh, wasn't it? :-O You could have just said, "thanks Mo, but I like my name, just as it is." Coming from a dude who calls himself "Mo," as in Mo, Curley, Larry, etc., well, it's kind of a lame suggestion in the first place. You didn't literally tell him to shove it did you?

Friday, 22 August, 2008  
Anonymous Faiqa said...

I didn't actually say "shove it," but I think whatever I said embodied the spirit of "shove it." Gimme a break, I was in high school, my interpersonal skills have improved substantially since then. I think. Btw, karmi, how old *is* older than dirt?

Friday, 22 August, 2008  
Blogger Avitable said...

It was so funny watching everyone run around like crazy people buying water and boarding up their windows.

Of course, I barely had any employees all week because of the damn school system overreacting too.

I've always liked the name Faiqa. And now that you have a kid, you're a mother Faiqa. Heh.

Friday, 22 August, 2008  
Blogger Faiqa said...

Mother Faiqa. Very clever. I would be laughing except that J.J. in the sixth grade beat you to that joke by about twenty years. :)

Saturday, 23 August, 2008  
Blogger Avitable said...

Oldie but a goodie!

Saturday, 23 August, 2008  
Anonymous karmi said...

Faiqa ... you firmly intend to strip me of all human dignity by forcing me to reveal my age. oh the humanity! lol. Let's just put it this way: I've needed Viagra for years now. heh heh. :-D I may be a kurmudgeon (sic) but I'm a karmic kurmudgeon. ;-)

Curmudgeonly hugs,

karmi

Sunday, 24 August, 2008  
Blogger Faiqa said...

OMG, OMG, Karmy, I've uncovered your true identity. You're Bob Dole, aren't you?!!

It was the curmudgeon part that gave you away. And the mention of Viagra, for which I'm sure you are being compensated this very moment. :) Lots of love to ya, karmy, er, Bob.

Monday, 25 August, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where in Fl are you?

I'm in Fl too.

Sarasota area.

(I'm the woman that commented about "abrahamic centric" by the way, not some weirdo).

Tuesday, 26 August, 2008  
Blogger Faiqa said...

anonymous or is it mae east? i live in the sanford area.

Tuesday, 26 August, 2008  

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