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Trip to Canada

After a very fun-filled week in Canada because of all the wedding events and family events, we arrived back home late last night. The ride back home took forever! Getting from Mississauga to the United States and Canada border usually takes a mere forty five minutes… but yesterday it took us over three and a half hours! Traffic in general is horrible.. but when it takes over two hours to travel one mile – that is just ridiculous.. and very annoying! Fortunately we didn’t get too much more traffic for the rest of the way.

Congratulations Adnan Bhai and Dania! I wish you both a lifetime of happiness.

I can’t believe half of the summer is over already! It is going by waaayy to fast! πŸ™

Yay for a Vacation!

I’ve been interning for a month now… and boy am I glad for a vacation! My family and I, on Monday, will be going to Canada for about a week for my cousin’s wedding. The week should be a lot of fun – and very exhausting!

So far the internship has not turned out to be what I had expected at all, but that is life… I suppose.

I can’t believe how fast the summer is flying by! πŸ™

May 30th, 2008

Today was our last full day here. Today, we went to Sweden for a few hours and then had a family barbecue.

These past ten days seemed to go by really fast and we have had a great time here. It’s weird to say that I’ve been to Europe. πŸ™‚

I am definitely going to miss everyone here, especially my niece and nephews who we have had so much fun with. Our family here was very hospitable and we had a great and memorable time.

Picture of the Day

I took this picture yesterday at 9:45 P.M. here in Norway. When I went to sleep around 1 A.M., it still was only a bit dark.

It Had to Happen

So … things were going way to well. This morning, I found out that the airport in Oslo is in a midst of a strike. At this time, it seems to be only affecting domestic flights there … but you never know… our flight is still twelve hours away (just under that) at this point and a lot can happen in that time frame.

So, we’ll see what happens.

Random Blurbs

I never realized how much I hate packing – and how much effort it actually takes. I had been putting it off consistently, thinking “oh it will only take me a little while to get it done”. But my god, things accumulate … and not only trying to fit everything, but also trying to organize everything is a hassle! But I am FINALLY done.

In about 17 and a half hours, we have our flight for Norway and I am one of those people that can’t fall asleep before anything big … so it is going to be a very long night for me. I am so exhausted (but the kinda exhausted where you just can’t fall asleep).

The only thing that is bugging me about tomorrow (well, actually later today) is that I’m kinda annoyed that I will miss the primaries results tomorrow and won’t know the details until many hours later. Even though it is a given at this point (barring some insane and surprising circumstances) that Obama will win Oregon and Clinton will win Kentucky, it is still neat to follow the results the whole night and tomorrow will be the first one I will miss all election year long so far (no matter what I was doing or even if I had an important exam the following day, I still made time to follow election night coverage). There are a lot of times “unexpected happenings” that make things more exciting, but even in general I love following election nights coverage.

All this election talk reminds me… did you hear about Obama’s rally last night that drew over 75,000 people to it? How amazing is that?

Moving on, I’m going to try and blog as often as I can while I am in Norway, so I can look back later and recall everything. I’m definitely really excited and want to make sure I can remember later things I see that I would most likely forget otherwise.

To end with, it’s the week of birthdays in my family … and I want to give a special early birthday shout out to Hooria and Imran (Imran, sorry I am missing your birthday AGAIN). Love you both πŸ™‚

And So it Begins

So today is officially my first day of summer vacation (considering I had work yesterday)..and waking up around 10 today felt AMAZING! I haven’t had a chance to sleep in forever. So far, it has been okay just being lazy for the day (it’s only about 3 P.M.)… but I am definitely not used to not having anything to do since during the semester I never get a second to myself.

At the same time, fortunately my summer will be pretty packed. Thankfully I just confirmed my internship for the summer and my orientation is on June 2nd, which is right after I come back from Norway … so I won’t have much time to waste. I am sure this experience will be great and I will learn a lot from it. I am definitely looking forward to the experience. It’s at a law firm, and what is great is that what I will be doing deals directly with my psychology field as well. I’ll be interning in Manhattan, so I hope I don’t get tired of going there so often — especially with the trains always delayed and what not. πŸ™‚ But, whatever, the experience will (hopefully) be worth it.

Besides the internship and Norway, I have a couple of family weddings to look forward to (one involving a week long trip to Canada – which is always fun). I absolutely hate coming back from Canada (even though I went four times last year!).

Five days and counting until I leave for Norway!