After my family got to it:
Seriously? I can die happy now.
A Paris court on Tuesday convicted Brigitte Bardot of provoking discrimination and racial hatred for writing that Muslims are destroying France.
The court also handed down a $23,325 fine against the former screen siren and animal rights campaigner.
A leading French anti-racism group known as MRAP filed a lawsuit last year over a letter she sent to then-Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy. The remarks were published in her foundation's quarterly journal.
In the December 2006 letter to Sarkozy, now the president, Bardot said France is "tired of being led by the nose by this population that is destroying us, destroying our country by imposing its acts."
She was referring to the Muslim feast of Aid el-Kebir, celebrated by slaughtering sheep.
French anti-racism laws prevent inciting hatred and discrimination on racial or religious or racial grounds. Bardot had been convicted four times previously for inciting racial hatred.
I realized that one of the moments in life that I am at my most happiest is when I'm plummeting on a roller coaster.
I can't wait to see her and Saif in Kunal Kohli's newest film.
And while I'm at it, here are some nice articles on my favorite Hollywood actress, Natalie Portman:
I finally watched Atonement last night. It was really good, sweet and sad, and I cannot stress enough how sexy James McAvoy is, but the book was better...same for The Other Boleyn Girl, though Natalie was, of course, amazing. I think there has been only one case where I liked a movie better than the book it was based on, and that was A Walk to Remember.
I found this video on a website about a man who bought an out of service plane in India and charges people to come inside and have the experience of being on a flight. At first you think, "Wow, he's ripping people off," but then you realize he's doing it for children and people who are too poor to even buy shoes and have never been on a plane before...they pay to catch a glimse of it. The look of happiness and wonder on one boy's face brought me to tears...I am so lucky I have everything I need and so much more.
Summer always gets me so nostalgic. I start thinking of Al-Rahmah summer camp, road trips, playing in the sprinkler, gardening, barbeques, blockbuster movies, popsicles, sleepovers, Sam's Club, sandals, out-of-state relatives, Disney World, mango lassi, graduation parties, weddings...the list goes on and on.
This summer I've applied to many internships, we have my Uncle's wedding in Chicago to go to, after which my dad is planning a train trip to California, I plan on learning some Arabic and French, as well as having tons of sleepovers with Bollywood movies and my cousins, and my mom has promised me a road trip to Orlando. I'll take MCAT classes (because that never ends), I want to go swimming every weekend, and help out at Al-Rahmah/ Taqwa summer camp, and attend weekly halaqas. Oh, and this is an Olympics summer! The last A-Man-A-Beard one was so much fun.
I know I have a lot to get through (the hell known as finals, when I feel like throwing myself off the library balcony)....but not really. I only have a week and a half of school in March, then April. May 1st is the last day of classes. So the countdown has officially begun :)
I can't believe it's been a year since my last Spring Break. I keep saying it and I'll say it again- time is flying by for me now that I'm in college. Last week at school was hell with all my Microbiology exams and lab practicals. And I have a stupid Physics lab report due on Friday.
This random, but I have really been craving Southern food lately, like battered fries, chicken fried steak, cheesy biscuits, gravy....I need to stop. Or go to Texas. Come to think of it, I've been craving a vacation down South, too.
I slept until 2:45 today. And it felt really good.
The Olsen twins looked so cute at the Chanel Fashion Week show in Paris:
I love those glasses!
I also love Drake Bell, and this movie seems hilarious: