As Jane Eyre says, Reader, I married him. Or should I say, I married them? After all, we are three — I, my husband, and our daughter, little Lemon. There is much to write about our marriage, our new home, the life we are settling into together. I will get to all that in due […]
Entries Tagged as 'All-Star Crackstar Squad'
July 26th, 2012 · 18 Comments
June 15th, 2009 · 5 Comments
Spoonful of Suga, originally uploaded by yaznotjaz.
Sorry for the radio silence at this end, buddy boys. The Grand Move of 2009 occurred last month, and the familia and I are still settling in - not to mention still busy clearing remnants of the last decade out of Casa420. Who knew that, once we relaxed our […]
April 1st, 2009 · 10 Comments
Serenity at Santa Cruz (ii), originally uploaded by yaznotjaz.
Some friends and I are going to be in Santa Cruz this Sunday, hanging out in the sunshine (and there damn well had better be sunshine, or I shall be pissed). I sent out a reminder email a few days ago with the following Highly Important Questions:
March 6th, 2009 · 20 Comments
Tangerines!, originally uploaded by yaznotjaz.
Hi, is this thing still on?
I know. It’s been a long while.
Owl has tried shaming me with harassment tactics, and H (”Yasmin Without an E”) has probably resignedly reverted to reading about immunoglobulins, and Baji’s still holding out hope, and Hashim has given up altogether.
I like when I beat […]
October 27th, 2008 · 19 Comments
Poetry walk - Addison Street, Berkeley, originally uploaded by yaznotjaz.
I am humbled in this city
There seems to be an endless sea of people like us
Wakeful dreamers, I pass them on the sunlit streets
In our rooms filled with laughter
We make hope from every small disaster
-Painting by Chagall (The Weepies)
Conversations from the past week:
H: my English has […]
Tags: All-Star Crackstar Squad
October 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments
Superman in San Francisco, originally uploaded by yaznotjaz.
I realized the other day that I hadn’t talked to my buddy S in months - so many months that the last conversation I clearly remembered was back in January. Worse, he had left me a voicemail a couple of weeks ago, wishing me Eid mubarak, and I […]
Tags: All-Star Crackstar Squad
October 7th, 2008 · 2 Comments
Sent to 2Scoops, originally uploaded by yaznotjaz.
[Read the front of the card in large-size.]
This was originally posted to flickr, but, again, really belongs here, because Blogistan is where it started. Also, I need to stop blogging on flickr. It’s getting ridiculous.
2Scoops is one of my favorite crackstars in the entire world - and was, […]
October 7th, 2008 · 6 Comments
Happy birthday, Baji! (the belated, flickr edition), originally uploaded by yaznotjaz.
This was originally posted to flickr, but truly belongs here. Although Baji and I have both been hanging out a lot more on flickr these days, Blogistan is where it all started, after all.
September 25, 2008
My wrinkly pirate t-shirt and I would like to shout, […]
July 23rd, 2008 · 7 Comments
Melody, originally uploaded by yaznotjaz.
I’m pretty sure I’ve forgotten how to blog - or, at least, how to write in general. This is a sad state of affairs. And if that’s not bad enough, Adnan has gone and deleted all RSS feeds from his GoogleReader.
“But how you vill follow veblogs now?!” I exclaimed [mentally, […]
June 12th, 2008 · 10 Comments
The better to stab you with, originally uploaded to flickr by yaznotjaz.
Last night, I joined ZMan and my sister and our friend F in Berkeley for dinner and dessert (gelato!) and a catching-up session. I’d not seen Z since our South Bay dinner back in November, and we decided it must have been a […]
May 21st, 2008 · 13 Comments
I want a vespa the color of tangerines, originally uploaded by yaznotjaz.
Missed you much, Blogistan. Going through my Drafts folder now, and finishing up old, half-written posts I had never got around to publishing. Here’s one from last month; excuse the slightly disjointed nature of it. More are coming. I promise.
13 April 2008
We returned from […]
Because if I’ve done nothing else in five years of blogging, I’ve at least indulged in drug references as a form of public service
March 17th, 2008 · 13 Comments
From an IM conversation with a friend:
M: bas yaara, sorry for boring you
Yasmine: dude, not at all, hope i helped in some way
M: I need some crack
Yasmine: crack is always good
just stay away from the real deal crazy estuff
i don’t want to have to tell your ummy i introduced you to […]
February 28th, 2008 · 22 Comments
Evening at the Berkeley Marina, originally uploaded by yaznotjaz.
Back in mid-January, my friend A sent me a very short, simple note with the subject line reading, Salaam, crackstar, telling me his father had recently died.
Doomed to be forever affiliated with my disgruntled, fist-shaking references to “that poetry slam we never went to,” A is one […]
February 22nd, 2008 · 29 Comments
TARGET dressing rooms have rocking red walls, originally uploaded by yaznotjaz.
Last June, my buddy A left me a voicemessage late one night after having watched the film, Paris je t’aime, which actually consists of eighteen short films by 21 directors, each of the stories taking place in different arrondissements (municipal boroughs) of Paris. Walking […]
November 16th, 2007 · 7 Comments
“Welcome to the Purple Zone”, originally uploaded by yaznotjaz.
The last time Z and I shared a meal, it was a year ago. He had switched, just a couple of months before, from being my co-worker to working in Palo Alto, and I drove up from San Jose to join him for jummah at Stanford and […]