May 29, 2009

Archie Avoids the Economic Crisis

Looks like the economic crisis has also taken it's toll on love. It was just brought to my attention that after 60 years one of my favorite red-heads, Archie Andrews, has made a decision to marry the very wealthy Veronica Lodge over the sweet Betty Cooper. I read about it in an article by the National Post and had it confirmed by the website. If there is one comic book I can think of that has most likely been read by everyone at least once, I'd say it's Archie. At least when I was growing up my friends had the comics everywhere; kitchen, bedroom, car, bathroom (no you weren't the only one). Even though I haven't been keeping up with the comics, I am sort of shocked by his decision. I knew he always loved Veronica's sexy legs, but was convinced Betty's personality would win him over. Lesson to the ladies, we should all rethink the cute "girl-next-door" tactic, not happening anymore.

Betty is clearly distraught by his choice, evident by her latest blog post, while Veronica is ecstatic, obv. (that's right, all the characters have their own blog). The six part "Archie Marries Veronica" comes out September.

May 28, 2009

Rice to Riches

To all you rice pudding lovers out there, if you haven't been yet, you have to take a little trip to Rice to Riches, literally rice pudding heaven. I've always been a rice pudding lover, in Egypt my grandma always got me so much of it from this one tiny place, so I have fond memories of it. With over 15 rice pudding flavors and about 10 toppings, Rice to Riches in Nolita will get you hooked. The smallest size is pretty big, I'd recommend sharing with someone because it's a pretty heavy treat. The best part is you can try as many flavors as you want... which is obviously what I did. I'd have to say one of my favorites is "The Milk Chocolate Only Rings Twice." Well I did get pretty obsessed with the "Coconut Coma" with the buttery graham cracker blanket after my cousin got it. I hate her.

Grab a couple friends, get a couple flavors and enjoy :)

New York Arab-American Comedy Festival Update

I couldn't have met more fun people at the NYAACF than I did. I'm so lucky to have experienced it as my first performance in NYC. Everyone was great to work with and I made some friends that are definite keepers. I find it funny that I'm probably one of the most Arab actors in the show yet I got cast as an American, the picture I've attached pretty much sums up the crazy pro-Palestinian activist I was. Here is some press:

Wall Street JournalTime MagazineAFP story that appeared in newspapers across the Middle East as well as in India, Turkey, Canada, and France

To all my family and friends who made it out there, I'm so lucky to have you; you don't know how much your support means to me and I couldn't be more grateful!

May 6, 2009

April '09 Playlist

Ready for the Floor - Hot Chip
Once I Loved - Lisa Hannigan
Desafinado - Lisa Hannigan & Damien Rice
Runaway - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Sunhump - Richard Durand
Walking on a Dream - Empire of the Sun
Boom - Anjulie
Même Pas Fatigué - Magic System ft Khaled
You Found me - The Fray
Sexual Healing - Hot Chip
Getting Some Fun Out of Life - Madeleine Peyroux
The Journey Continues - Mark Brown feat. Sarah Cracknell