(This way to the Mad Hatter’s) Tea Party!

Asma’s been wanting to have a tea party for the longest time where we just taste a buuunch of different types of tea. And no, this sadly was not a Mad Hatter tea party because it’s Asma:/ But although there weren’t any major references tied to this, Asma did wear her Iroh quote (of “Sick of tea? But that’s like being sick of breathing!”) necklace AND did serve jasmine green tea.

Even though I wanted to dress all girly because it’s a tea party, the crop top I bought to wear over my maxi dress was the wrong size so I ended up wearing a pretty cute casual outfit instead, and it was kinda funny seeing how NO ONE knew what the dress code was xD Zahra wore sweats and a ratty old tee, Mesha was dressed ultra formal in a proper dress that would work for a wedding, Haniya was also dressed casual for her which meant a dress, Asma wore a dress, Musfirah wore fancy fancy shalwar kameez, Ambereen was casual in jeans, and then there was Hadia…She wore her Eid shirt WITH PAJAMA BOTTOMS -____- This child is clearly confused.

Anyways, it was fun tasting the tea because as we all know, I’m not a chai drinker😛 I of course gulped down a cup of piping hot Kashmiri chai (clap clap) because it’s just THE BEST OF CHAI and then tried other stuff. I thought I liked the Iroh Jasmine tea, but by the middle of the first cup I was already sick of it ^_^; I became Ciel Phantomhive next with a cup of Earl Grey and dang, I quite enjoyed it! And I’ve tried it before because I’m alwaaaays up to being more like Ciel, but this was the first time I actually liked it! I guess the right amount of creamer makes all the difference😛

Overall, it was a really good little party even though it ended with a terribly sour taste in my mouth since Asma and Hadia disappeared on us to run to the the park near Asma’s house because it’s a pokestop AND to hatch their eggs. I was so seriously annoyed and hurt. These guys just always leave me out. I got so pissed. I had a stern and serious and emotional yell at/talk with Hadia on the drive home. She apologized so that’s something and said she wouldn’t do stuff like that with Asma anymore. She didn’t know how strongly I felt about it and how left out I felt. But the thing is, if she and Asma do something like this again, and I’m expecting them to, even if it’s not on purpose like all of these have been, I don’t know if I can stop myself from getting seriously upset with them to the point that I can’t forgive them for a while. I just don’t want it to come to that. But this dingnuts would totally forget and go dashing out in a heart beat to catch pokemon without me. Blahhs don’t even KNOW pokemon….*grumble mumble*

And now to seriously distract myself from this terribleness with anime. Laterrr.

 

Mall Shopping Spree with Rubab: Vlogging Adventure

Remember how when Rubab first landed in America a few weeks ago in the middle of Ramadan, she invited me out to an outlet mall in the city to go shopping? Well, we decided that wasn’t enough time for us to hang out, so I invited her over to my place so I could drive her out to the mall nearby today.

After a looot of negotiating, we finally set up our plan to meet up at the mall and to hang out there until we were ready to come back to my place. (I was hoping to get some pokemon go catching in there too, but I didn’t manage to😦 )

Sooo I drove out the van there and we met up. We did loads of shopping in H&M, Charlotte Russe, Charming Charlie, and visited some others like Forever 21, and Books a Million too.

Rubab didn’t do that much shopping, because she thought she wouldn’t wear cool stuff like dresses in Pakistan much -___- boring. She did most of her shopping for gifts for other people. And speaking of gifts for people back home, she had promised she would vlog us hanging out at the mall, so that’s exactly what we did. And I have to say, it was really fun! I got the footage from her once she’d left, and it was really fun to watch us goofing off on camera xD The only problem of listening to yourself recorded is having to hear your own voice, ew. But anyways, I realized I totally had enough confidence to vlog in public and it was a really enjoyable thing to do~ I’m glad I tried it out.

Besides that, the family at home needed the van to go to a BBQ, so I dragged Rubab home and we chilled out here, recording a haul video and also experimenting with some buys such as my eyeshadow palette and Rubab’s hair doughnut. Mid make up tutorial however, Rubab’s ride showed up and we had to say bye. Again. Ugh, good byes stiiiiink. I just really hope I get to fly back soon to visit. I miss my friends❤

-Frostie
the magical as hell snowman

Mini MovieReview: Finding Dory

Years later, after the most amazing movie Finding Nemo, Pixar announces a Finding Dory. And I don’t know what to do. Should I be crazy ecstatic this is happening? But what if they mess it up? What if this is another out of ideas idea where there are unnecessary sequels??

So many worries. So many expectations. So many fears.

But going in to watch it yesterday with Zahra, Asma, Musfirah, her cousin, Ambereen, Hadia, Haniya, and Mehreen, I am very glad to say:

It was everything I could have ever hoped for. Not even five minutes into the movie, I was bawling my eyes out. Through out the movie, I cried. It was just such an emotional movie for me to watch.

But it was just perfect❤

-Frostie
the magical as hell snowman

Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara~!

THE SECOND SEASON OF SHOKUGEKI NO SOUMA IS OUUUUT~!!
(Ni no Sara means something along the lines of “the second plate”.)
(Well, it came out a day and a half ago, but I tried to wait for Alya to watch it with.)

So Alya and I started Shokugeki no Souma together when it first came out, but we never found a mutual time to finish the first season. So we had that last episode left and I tried to get her to watch it with me now that the second season started. But she kinda made me wait a day and hasn’t replied since, so I just went ahead and finished it.

ONWARDS TO THE SEASON 2

AND OH MY GOSH the hype the drama and the shokugekis have just been crazyyyy in this first episode and the last one of season one!! I have MISSED this show and I can’t WAIT for more! I’ve been waiting for this for so long and after Haikyuu, I have desperately been in need of an anime that gets me that hyped up and excited. Well, here it is❤

And although this show is so very verryyyy different from most of the anime I watch and just different from most anime altogether, it’s hilarious and totally a must watch! It’s just freaking brilliant❤

Let the main Autumn Election Tournament bloody finally begin!😀

-Frostie
the magical as hell snowman

The Confirmation Email of the Century

My current phone has completely passed on, so I decided to get a new one and this time, I can’t think of a siiiingle decent android I’m interested in getting, so I’m just gonna take a risk and try out an iphone. Let’s see how this goes.

Anyways, Abu and I drove out to the store yesterday and they only had the SE in rosegold which is basically a metallic pink to apple and I didn’t want that. We thus had to order the color I did want and when they did that for me at the store, they just said I’d have to confirm through email and then the phone would get shipped to me.

Unsuspecting, I come home, only to find a confirmation email….completely in Spanish. Uhhhh. And I am clearly not versed in that language.

So I then had to call customer care to try and get someone to resend me the email in English or at least tell me the details of my order. Talking to four people later combined with the efforts of google translate, I managed to figure out the details of my order and could actually confirm it. Phew.

But dang, was that a what the hell moment. Why Spanish I don’t understand….

So now my new phone should show up sometime in the coming week. Can’t wait to have a working phone again! ^_^

-Frostie
the magical as hell snowman

Shoes Shoes Shoes (for a Dance Off)

I’ve been having loads of mini dreams recently and I’ve just decided that I should also document those so here goes~

In the dream, it starts off at Hadia Mammi and Nomi Mamma’s old house in E-11 having a sort of dance practise but dholki style. I don’t remember the people that were there, but there were loads and it was a very jam packed, crazy busy, disorienting mess. I know Rubab was there for sure and everyone was going craaaazyyy, dancing super seriously and giving it their all as though we were performing on stage. It was insane.

Then, I wake up in my bedroom in Isloo and I realize I’ve slept in and I scramble to get ready. Now, I couldn’t figure out what to wear and I was digging through my closet like a madman.  I knew it had to be something I could dance in, but that only made it harder, especially one glance out the window, and you could SEE the sticky humidity that came with the heavy grey clouds that were hung so low into the city. I couldn’t force myself to wear jeans, so I pulled on a black maxi skirt and threw on a quick shirt with it. I realized dancing in a maxi skirt would look ridiculous cuz you wouldn’t be able to see any cool leg moves, I thought I’d figure something out by stealing a friends pants or something once I was there. But first I had to get there, and I was laaate!

As I’m doing this, Abu knocks on my door and I try to ignore him, but eventually I had to let him in. He had come to offer me cheese, and even though it was cheese, I panicked and said no thank you. But he insisted I have cheese and started spewing all these facts about different cheeses. I had to push him out of the room with his fabulous cheese.

But what exactly is “there” anyways? Well, apparently it was a dance off. Rubab and I were competing in a dance off and she then called asking where I was. We were meeting up with our dance people at the HS F-6 branch. Anyways, I tell her I’m just grabbing my shoes and leaving.

Now I hear Que and Hadia run down the stairs to the car and I dive towards my shoe section in my closet to find- ALL OF THE SHOES. All of the shoes from Haroon’s for some reason in my closet. And the more I dug to find MY shoes, the more Haroon’s shoes I’d find. Screaming in frustration, I gave up and just tried to find  a matching pair that fit me. That’s when my mom came in to “let me know” she’d bought just about all Haroon’s shoes in her size and stored them in my closet. Thanks, Ammi.

Anyways, I’m hurrying and hurrying to find shoes that fit me AND have two shoes in the pair, hobbling about as I reject one shoe after the next. I knew I’d be able to make it if only I could find the right shoes…

And that’s when I woke up, disoriented and still thinking about shoes with the urgent need to pee.

And that was the very boring dream of how I didn’t get to an epic dance off with Rubab at HS😛

-Frostie
the magical as hell snowman 

The Snickers Challenge of Theoretical Tonnage

Monday, Joe told me that they use an equation to calculate the theoretical tonnage of a loaded truck used to pave a certain amount of the road. He then challenged me to find the coefficient constant in that equation by taking the measurements of all the other unknowns and solving for it. He also upped the challenge by saying if I got within five numbers of the actual answer, I would win two whole snickers bars. Now, if you thought I wasn’t taking the challenge seriously  before, this was what I needed. TOTALLY GAME TO BRING IT, I was prepared to measure everything at least four times for the most accurate of averages (just kidding haha too lazy).

But then it rained. And poured. And we got soaked through. And the paving had to be cancelled.

UNTIL TODAY.

With the same challenge and the mindset to win all the chocolate, I was dropped off at the paver by Joe with my (ahem his) trusty tiny wheel, map, and field book in hand. Let the calculations begin.

This is the part where I talk about maths (in brackets). Just a heads up.

(The equation is
Theoretical Tonnage = [((Length*width)/9)*(MAGICAL CONSTANT*depth)]/2000
where Length is the length the paver paves with the theoretical tonnage of the truck
width is the width of the road being paved
Magical constant speaks for itself hello
depth is the depth of the road that is being paved
9 and 2000 are used to convert because square yards and pounds.

Now, I assumed 14 feet as the width because it was half the road at a time and my total road width for one street was 28.4 feet. The depth was assumed to be 2 inches (that’s how much they were supposed to grind off). The theoretical tonnage, which is obviously what we actually try to solve for, was supplied to me by the ever to helpful truck tickets with the exact loads and other details on it.

SO now I have
20*2000 = ((Length*14)/9)*(MAGICAL CONSTANT*2) where you just need the length.

To find the length, I used Joe’s wheel and followed along two truck loads completely to get some values around 120.4 and 113.8 ft but then something totally weird happened with the third reading because they were ending the road, and I just got confused what to tape and not, so I scraped that reading and took a fourth one to replace it with, which turned out to be somewhere around 118.blah. I averaged these lengths to actually get 117.5 ft. Now I have a length to work with~)

Plug and chug, and bombdiggity bam bam, you end up with 109.4 as your MAGICAL CONSTANT value. Yes, the caps is very important.

Now, I really doubted myself all of sudden coming out with such a strange constant because most constants are either some degree of 2 (2^2, 2^8, etc.), include a pi or just seem to not make any sense like damn gravitational constant G or electric constant…

Anyhoo, I showed Joe my work and eeeyyyy I was close! The actual constant’s value was 112 (for this kind of surface and leveling binder)! SO I WON MY TWO SNICKERS BARS YUUUUS!!

Joe then taught me how to calculate yield percentages with this information and even though I mixed up the actual and predicted values in my calculation, I understood it and left knowing more about paving.

I came to the office feeling very victorious and found Dobson at his desk. When he found out what I’d been doing this morning, he began to pop quiz me and I think I did pretty well. He then told me about poly binder* and its differences from HMA (hot mix asphalt pavement) and I learned even MORE about pavement xD

*(It’s much finer and identical to sand. Because it’s so much smaller, it’s packed more densely than HMA aggregate is so hence a smaller constant.)

With my sudden abundance of pavement knowledge and utter boredom after managing to finish a suuuper simple warm up code I started yesterday to get force myself to remember syntax, I decided to start a new code. And what better program to code than to code one that uses this equation and at least the mathematically applicable concepts of this knowhow?

However, simple calculations were too easy a code for my taste so I made it a little more interesting using functions and trying to figure out where the heck I’d stored the syntax required for a function to call a function in the depths of Brian.

When I finally figured the code out, I was apparently too expressive with my triumph and Dobson asked what reason I had to be punching the air… Can’t a girl just be pumped at her desk? xD

Sooo I kind of told him about my being a CS minor and coding for fun and since I’d just told him all that, I decided to gush about this new code I’d just figured out. I was pretty proud cuz it wasn’t just some useless gibberish to entertain others and myself, but actually useful should we need it.

And it’s not like my coding is a secret, but I did want to keep it under wraps because of how I fail at all other things computer related and I can’t give tech support to save my life. My tech curse is a true struggle, okay. So I didn’t want to give the impression that I’m actually a computer person because HAH, isn’t that a laugh?

But yeah, that was that for today :3 Let’s see what happens tomorrow~ Will I win more chocolate? ONLY TIME WILL TELL❤

-Frostie
the magical as hell snowman