Saturday, February 18, 2012


"What do you want to study in college?"
"Um, something to do with writing."
"Oh, so you want to write books?"

It's crazy how many people jump to this conclusion when I say that I want to "do something with writing" when I'm older. Even I thought writing books was the main attraction to having a career composed of words, words, words (haha). Every so often someone will ask me if I what I meant to say was that I wanted to be a journalist, because that's what they think of.

Nope, I guess writing can't have different branches like science. If someone gets the answer "something to do with science", there'll be a million guesses. What kind of science? Biology, Chemistry, Physics? What kind of career? Do you want to be a doctor (what kind of doctor?)? An engineer? Astronomer? Geologist?

"I want to write." " books?"

Why? Why. Seriously.

Not all writing is the same, just like not all science is the same. I say this as I sit here, struggling to write my first "official" article for the Trojan Tribune. Even AP Comp and AP Lit writing differed drastically.

Monday, February 13, 2012

A Helpful Memo for Girls at Wayzata High School.

(Tips & tricks on making sure you are successful!)
  • Make sure that 15 minutes before school starts, you check your hair and make up in the bathroom. This is also a great time to actually do your make up; it will be fresh for your first class!
  • When doing your make up, never neglect any product. The more you wear, the better you look, the better you feel, the more successful you are.
  • Don’t be shy to bring your curling iron with you. Plug it right in and do your hair right there in the bathroom! Freshly done hair will give you confidence, which will give you the boost you need to help you to reach your goals.
  • A great way to raise your self confidence is to pretend you’re on a make over show, and try to completely change your look from the time you walked into the bathroom, to the time you leave.
  • Try to recruit all the friends you may have so they can follow these tips and be successful Trojan girls as well! 
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Haha, I wrote this for the satire unit we had in Upper Level Comp. I was looking through my Google Docs and found it, and I wanted to share. It's weird how much my writing style has improved since then.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

I'm sexy and I know it.

Slightly irrelevant but nonetheless adorable.
Haha, the title of this blog post was supposed to make you think "Wow I never knew Fatima was so narcissistic!" and get you to read the rest of the post.

This post isn't going to consist of me fawning over myself; kind of the opposite, but not in a dramatic and demeaning way.

I feel a little awkward saying this but, it's not like anyone reads my blog anyway, so I'll treat it kind of as a journal.

Yes, everyone is beautiful. I totally get that. I understood it even further after watching the visual essays that my fellow AP Comp students had worked hard on, and their message was loud and clear. You don't have to be skinny to be beautiful. This is a true statement. However, there is a huge difference between being healthy and being skinny.

I used to let myself be reassured that it was okay to be slightly overweight because "every size is beautiful", and continued to eat poorly and exercise rarely. When someone is healthy and fit but a little bigger, that's the ideal situation to be in.

What really made me want to try and get as healthy and fit as possible are blogs like this one. These blogs stress the importance of eating right and exercising your butt off (haha, get it?), so that you can not only look, but also feel good. It also includes really inspirational pictures of people that lose a ton of weight the healthy way, and it just motivates me that much more to do it myself.'s best not to go to extremes. Spending 5 hours on the treadmill and having a large meal of a cheese cube is going overboard; balance is key. Nothing wrong with having ice cream now and then.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Meet Zainab.

For my (now self-assigned) weekly blog post, I decided I wanted to do something different this time. Mostly because I didn't have anything to rant about, and I couldn't think of what to write about in general. 

I put the burden on my little sister, and interviewed her. My sister is very sassy most of the time, which sadly isn't obvious in this interview because she felt a little put-on-the-spot. She can also be a tad judgmental, especially toward me. She's usually embarrassed by me...whatevs. 

She's a fairly snappy dresser, she sews, and she likes to make food. In other words, she is in some ways more mature than I.

Name: Zainab
Nicknames: Zainoo
Birthday: March 1, 2001
Age: 10

What's your favorite part about being in the fourth grade?
...I'm in fifth grade.


What's your favorite part about being in the fifth grade?
You get to be the oldest in the school. And you get to have kindergarten friends. 

Who's your kindergarten friend?
His name is Nick. and another one named Ben. His sister's in my soccer. 

What do you do in your spare time?
Um...I watch TV. Or read. Or do my iPod. movies. 

What is the magic formula for success?

Study what?
Study what's on the test. Or study what you need to know.

hat do you do to relax?
Read in bed. Or paint my nails.

Who’s your favorite singer and why?

Demi Lovato because she's a good singer.

hat do you do for exercise?

Play soccer!

What do you want to be when you grow up?
A businesswoman. 

Because i'm going to make my own store. 

What are you reading lately?
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire! Weee! *rolls over*

ow much of Hollywood is superficial?
What does that mean.

*I explain*
...I don't know! Like...people who lip sync in concerts.

When the aliens land on Earth, who will be the first person they talk to?

The president because he's the president. 

f you could be any animal, what animal would you be?
A bear because they're my favorite animal, and you get to eat all day and sleep.

Which celebrity has the best style?

Teddy Duncan. Bridget Mendler (the actress that plays Teddy Duncan).

What do you like about her style?
She wears like cardigans and stuff. And her shoes, because she wears boots with leggings. and dresses and stuff.

Famous quotes:
--- Her reaction to when our brother kept teasing her and wouldn't leaver her alone.

Thursday, February 2, 2012


Please enjoy the amazing-nes that's Bo Burnham. He's so clever and witty, and I love how awkward he was in his first YouTube videos. Pre puberty. Oh, goodness.

He's offensive, and admits it. Offensive and creative like...(you'll find out in the second video below)

He's great. So great.