Ahlan Wa Sahlan

Ahlan Wa Sahlan

Friday, November 30, 2007

You know you're married to an Egyptian when...

A cute list I found on UmmLayla's blog that I had to steal.

You know your husband is Egyptian when...

he insists that if you don't wear slippers in the house you will catch cold.

you find yourself cooking fatah and stuffed grape leaves when you are happy with him.

you can't tell if he's yelling because he's mad or just yelling when he's talking to his family on the phone. (omg SO true)

you think "insha'Allah" means "if I can."

the biggest threat he makes to the kids is "the slipper". (or well actually its usually me threatening him.)

he has stories of his own parents and "the slipper".

every story from his youth involves someone named Mohammad.

he never eats fish when he has a cold.

he drinks tea upon waking, when getting ready, when working... Well, he just drinks lots of tea.

your closet contains a box of things from Egypt to use when you need a last minute gift for someone.

you have at least one cartouche in your jewelry collection.

he has a great sense of humor.

everyone says "I have always wanted to go there!" when you tell them where he is from.

he gets steamed up when all the American depictions of Egypt are the guys in Giza or upper Egypt wearing jilbab.

he never says Alexandria, always Alex.

you wear hegab in the masgid... not hijab in the masjid.

it isn't a meal if you don't offer your guest as much food and variety as the average American gets in a week.

almost everything you cook has cumin, coriander, onions, garlic, and bell pepper.

you have mastered the art of filo dough.

not only do you buy eggplant, you make more than one dish with it.

you know who Amr Diab is, and you actually have at least one CD.

you are truly loved by a man with a heart as big as the ocean;) (thats the truth)

I love my husband so much.


UmmLayla said...

Well, to answer your ? with a comment on your blog... You do what you are doing. Comment on the blogs you read... And people seem to follow profiles to see who is commenting (I know I do) and giving a few links on your sidebar seems to help too.

I don't really know how easy it is to find my blog... But I just jumped in w/commenting on other peoples blogs and linking to them to get where I am now.

Ohhh, and posting is good too. Sometimes I just forget to check blogs if they haven't posted in a long time. Just my two piasters;)

Amira said...

Salaam sister,

UmmLayla's advice is the best, I just started with the blogging thing too and am already hooked! It is wonderful to find new sisters and beable to read and share stories about anything.
If you ever need anything let me know