August 21, 2006

Her name was Abeer

Posted in Politics at 9:05 am by Nova Newcomer

A band once wrote that God has a sick sense of humor. For Abeer Qassim Hamza al-Janabi, they were right. Abeer means “fragrance of flowers”. She was born August 19th, 1991 (the same year as my little sister) and died March 12th. Honor her by demanding that your government end the Iraq occupation. She was only 14 years old.

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August 3, 2006

My first blog from 36000 feet

Posted in Travel at 10:54 pm by Nova Newcomer

Hello from the heavens, everybody! I know that I am not the first, but I can’t help shouting from the mountain tops (or I should say from over them) about my latest adventure. The actual being in a plane part of travel is my least favorite part about travel. Now, that differs quite a bit from my husband, who would rather be on a plane than just about be anywhere else. He loves the whole experience.

On my first longhaul flight with my macbook and a wireless card, I was able to sign up for wifi on the flight. So, in the course of the last 8 and a half hours or so, I have emailed people who sent me mails while I was in the air, chatted with my husband, 3 of my friends, 3 of my siblings, sent photos of myself in my seat and video conferenced with my husband on iChat. Man, I ❤ Apple big time today!

It’s nice to have the excitement of a 5 year-old every once in a while! I am a lucky girl.