3abd El-routine



As much as I cherish my freedom, and hate routines, and avoid planning ahead, I find myself hooked to certain errands and rituals that set the hours of my days and the days of my week.

Ok, working hours is mandatory, yoga sessions, also mandatory. But how about the time that I have for myself? I tend to have a special time for reading, a special time for writing; I sit in the same place in the living room. Not only that but when I visit family and friend, I unconsciously sit in the same place. And if I find that that apace is already occupied by someone else, I drop in another place and wait till that place gets vacated so I can jump in. this also includes the chair I use for dining, the side of the bed I sleep in; always to the left. And oh, the chair I use in the meeting room; that becomes really frustrating when I find it occupied by another colleague, I develop this sense of resentment toward this person throughout the meeting; how dare he invade what is rightfully mine?

And when someone drops in at a time my heart is set on something; even if he’s a dear person to my heart, my mind keeps buzzing, and what a relief it is when he leaves. Now I’m not talking ’bout serious things or urgent things that can’t wait.

That’s why I need a vacation once and a while. Not from my work, and not from people around, I need it to get away from myself coz I HATE routine.

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mishu1984
    Oct 09, 2004 @ 09:39:00

    we all hate routine Rabab..long hot baths usually help anyone relax.

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  2. AyyA
    Oct 09, 2004 @ 10:11:00

    Waiting for you mesh to have my off routine day 😉

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  3. mosan mosan
    Oct 09, 2004 @ 13:37:00

    oh me too my buddy…I want sun and beach on an island

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  4. AyyA
    Oct 09, 2004 @ 14:12:00

    A tropical island, with kamikaze drink would b perfect.

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  5. Maryam
    Oct 09, 2004 @ 14:23:00

    it seems everybody living the same boring routine 😉

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  6. mishu1984
    Oct 09, 2004 @ 20:15:00

    Maryam: maybe because everyone is in the same boring country..

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  7. AyyA
    Oct 09, 2004 @ 21:20:00

    Yeh mish and u r leaving paradise and coming here hah

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  8. mishu1984
    Oct 10, 2004 @ 04:42:00

    paradise is kinda boring right now..plus i dont see any apples to bite into, and the only one worth bitting is not here…right now its like a cheap casino: fun in the beggining but it wears you out in the end, and kicks you out to the curb, where your only solace is a bottle of Jack Daniels (eeewwwwww- much more of a JW man myself)

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  9. AyyA
    Oct 10, 2004 @ 15:36:00

    Mish
    Let me be honest with u when Adam left paradise he did not know what he was getting into. I’m not trying to scare you, personally I love q8, and I’d rather b living here than anywhere else, but when I look back @ my college days I get this sense of yearning and I’m thankful that at least I had the opportunity to be there at THAT TIME and this capitalization is not by accident, I meant to stress on that. I did go back after some years and wanted to continue my education and may be have the chance to b there one more time but believe me it’s not the same. Opportunities come at times in our lives but we don’t know it until it’s over and too late. Well buddy I hope that it’s not too late for you and wish you the best. I just don’t want you to regret it latter.
    Now enough of that old mama talks… if u can’t get apples, bear the pear. U never know may be u’ll like it 😉
    G luck and c u soon

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  10. mishu1984
    Oct 11, 2004 @ 08:52:00

    Dear Rabab: what you call paradise, i call hell. dont get me wrong, Miami has been a blast, but its has grown on me too much for comfort. Well actually not. it has nothing to do with the USA, or what have you not. I am physically present in Miami, but my soul, my very essence and reason of being is in Paris. god knows i whinned and pouted would have been more succesfull at turning lead into gold than convincing my dad to let me study in Europe for my freshman year. eventually he saw how adamant i was, and said that if i got straight A’s for the first semester, i could then transfer to a university of my choice wherever i please on the face of god’s green earth. i delivered on my half of the bargain, and sadly much to my surprise he didnt…i have to complete a year in sharjah (yakh…ewww) and then i get to go to Paris, if i get straight A’s all year…mother f*er- well he is indeed otherwise i wouldnt be here- so, Miami is ok, but its not where my heart is. hope that explains why Miami is not for me. Although, if Fofo was here, then it would be a different story altogether; i would be as happy as a kid in a candy store.

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  11. AyyA
    Oct 16, 2004 @ 19:02:00

    Well Mesh I hope you all the best

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