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My name is Ameena and I started this blog because I love to talk but my husband is tired of listening to me. Actually, I do believe he is tired of me in general. I don’t blame him. I’m kind of tired of me too.

You may not be clamoring to know but here’s a little bit about myself:

  • I graduated from the University of Southern California because I didn’t get into Georgetown. I think my dad is still angry with me.
  • I’ve been married for 12 years and have a 7-year-old daughter. Sometimes I randomly look at her and realize that I am a parent. This still shocks me.
  • I have very little patience.
  • I’ve worked in entertainment finance for years, and right now I work in reality TV. I love it.
  • For half a second I thought I wanted to be a writer. But to be honest, it’s not looking too likely. Apparently just being a blogger doesn’t get you a book deal anymore. Imagine that.

  • I live in Los Angeles and am counting down the days until I can move to New York or London.  What’s stopping me? A husband who hates cold weather and the $2+ million I need to buy myself a place overlooking Central or Hyde Park. In other words, not too much.

Email Me: ameenadin@hotmail.com
Tweet Me: @ameenadin
Instagram: http://instagram.com/ameenadin
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  1. November 13, 2009 1:11 pm

    HI there! Thanks so much for visiting my blog :) What a lovely family you have. Sounds like a wonderful career, too! I always love finding other people who went to school in Southern CA :) I went to UCI.

  2. November 24, 2009 8:45 pm

    Hi! What a beautiful family that you have! Are you indian? I can’t wait to read more!

    • November 25, 2009 10:00 am

      Hi Sana – Yes I am half-Indian and half-Canadian! Thanks so much for visiting!

      • Saima permalink
        December 1, 2009 8:40 pm

        oyyyy!! fellow Canuck!! :D I am Indo-Canadian too! when did you move to the US?

      • February 3, 2011 7:19 am

        ha …….I was way off Italian….. hahaha

        I’ve never been to this page before,you and your family are beautiful :)

  3. November 26, 2009 12:36 pm

    Hello
    I might add you to my blogroll, I like this blog. CHeck out mine if you care to.

  4. December 3, 2009 1:13 pm

    You have the most beautiful family, and your daughter is just ADORABLE!

  5. December 11, 2009 7:31 am

    Beautiful!

    Enjoy!

  6. December 11, 2009 9:53 am

    Adorable!
    I am from the east coast and you better like snow, ice and cold if you head that way! :-)

  7. December 17, 2009 9:51 am

    ADORABLE family!

  8. December 18, 2009 6:58 pm

    What a beautiful family!

  9. December 23, 2009 8:19 am

    BEAUTIFUL family girl!

  10. December 30, 2009 10:37 am

    Gorgeous family.. so glad I found your blog ;)

  11. December 30, 2009 2:11 pm

    Oh awesome! I great to meet another Los Angelino too! beautiful family. You all look fantastic! Wow! I really enjoy your blog too and Im so happy I found it. I look forward to reading more.

  12. December 30, 2009 2:46 pm

    your family is adorable!

    i too took the plunge this year and left a good job that i was no longer loving. it is good to know that I am not the only who does crazy things like that.

    thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    kate

  13. January 5, 2010 5:40 pm

    Adorable family (and I love the vertical strip paint in her room, by the way). Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m really jealous of your California location right about now–we’re freezing here on the East Coast. :)

  14. January 5, 2010 5:47 pm

    You have such a beautiful family! And entertainment finance- that sounds really fascinating- my career aspirations include being in the television industry, more like International news (BBCWorld etc or my dream would be the Travel Channel!)
    Sounds like we have a lot of similar interests!
    Sara

  15. January 6, 2010 4:37 pm

    HaHa! I think my hubby is tired of listening to me too ;)I look forward to reading more on your blog. Thanks for visiting mine! :)

  16. January 7, 2010 10:47 pm

    Hi! Just came across your website and loved it! Your posts are so entertaining and your family is adorable!

    xxx
    vb

    victoriabitten.blogspot.com

  17. January 16, 2010 8:57 am

    You’ve been nominated. I just hope you haven’t done this before :D
    http://jeeney.wordpress.com/2010/01/16/i-have-received-so-i-give/

  18. Jennifer permalink
    January 16, 2010 8:56 pm

    I recommend moving to NY ;) Live in Brooklyn Heights or Park Slope (both very family-friendly) AND ENJOY!

  19. January 18, 2010 5:28 pm

    Just stumbled upon your blog, it’s absolutely lovely. Look forward to checking back often :)

  20. January 20, 2010 12:43 pm

    Hey there – Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I lived in LA for 10 years and even worked for Paramount for four whole days (worst job of my life).

    My husband’s sick of listening to me too – happy to chat anytime!

  21. January 25, 2010 12:45 am

    Funny enough…not only are our names the same, but I also love to talk, yet I live alone and work in a place where I don’t have many friends, so there’s normally no1 around to really talk to, and blogging is my way of having what you call “a social life”.
    Thanks for dropping in on my blog, I sure will be visiting yours…

    Amina the engineer

  22. Passive Non-aggressive permalink
    February 10, 2010 10:46 pm

    Hi Ameena,

    I like your blog. you’re witty, smart and honest. you definitely should write a book.

    I was reading an old post you wrote about having a low self esteem when it comes to your look. Allow me to say, that was the least smartest thing you ever said in this blog. I honestly think you’re Gorgeous – yes, with a capital G!- I mean, models-Gorgeous. If you were my best friend I wouldn’t wanna be seen next to you ’cause you would make any other girl looks bad :)

    Once again, great blog, and wishing you the best of luck in your life.

    • February 11, 2010 6:38 am

      Thank you so much for what may be one of the nicest compliments I have ever received. Seriously, complimenting not only me but my writing too? You have no idea how much I appreciate your comment!

  23. February 11, 2010 11:16 pm

    Your house is super nice! From the two pictures I’ve seen, your husband must be rich because your house looks super classy.
    I’ve been seriously considering becoming a vegetarian but I don’t have the will power hahaha. Chocolate is AMAZING. I once had a chocolate bar that had wine swirled into it while it was being made. It tasted soooo good.

  24. February 12, 2010 6:13 am

    Wow.. you have an interesting job. Love it! Enjoy it you and your beautiful family! :)

  25. February 17, 2010 8:15 am

    Hi Ameena,

    i’m new to the blog world. been following the actor’s diet for a while but never really had the time to actually start my own blog until now and i found you on their comments section. i really like your blog. is it ok if i add you to my blogroll? please? and thank you. that’s what we like to teach our kids right…teehee ;-) by the way, you have a beautiful family.

    lequan

  26. February 22, 2010 6:22 pm

    Your writing is so good! And, your daughter is adorable :)

    I’d love to hear about your experiences working with the History Channel. I almost went into public television, but I decided to study nutrition instead :) I’m looking forward to reading more of your writing!

  27. dave permalink
    February 26, 2010 4:14 pm

    I agree with all the comments here. I saw your picture, and then your blog, and wanted to write straight away that you and your family are all very beautiful including your husband too. But everyone seems to have the same thought. I hope it can show you that if everyone has the same words in their mind even before seeing this page of similar comments, that you inspire people’s affections and that you seem a lovely person even with first appearances and also by the way you write and speak to us about yourself and your life through your blog . :) And I am sure people all think god, I wish she were not married after we see that you are because you are very pretty (but wish you lots of happiness together), or I wish she were my friend. But it is the internet. :) Good luck with everything Ameena and good wishes for your life. :)

    Please don’t mind if people find you pretty, because at least for me, if i see someone so nice in appearance as well as that they seem a kind and nice person then i want to just say something nice to them about it and let them know that I appreciate it when i see someone like them. It’s a nice reason to smile for me especially when there are so many who get by without being nice natured. :)

    Have you got a friend who is similar, lol. :)

  28. hayleycepeda permalink
    March 3, 2010 10:17 am

    Hi Ameena! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment…I really appreciate it! I can’t believe you were able to fit back into your pre-pregnancy clothes the day after you gave birth! I could only wish for something like that. You’ll be my inspiration! Thanks again.. :)

  29. susan permalink
    March 3, 2010 6:10 pm

    hola ameena! thanks for stopping by my blog… just from reading your “about me” i can tell i’m going to love your sense of humor! see, not all people with math brains are boring!

    hahahahaha i’m kidding of course!! ;)

    i am excited to read more!

  30. March 18, 2010 2:07 pm

    Just wanted to say hi! I found your blog through Sophia’s site when she mentioned an LA blogger meet up. My husband and I have lived here for 10 years…we think about moving frequently but haven’t found the “perfect” place yet.

    Beautiful family by the way! Looking forward to reading more :)

  31. March 19, 2010 8:31 pm

    Your writing is graceful and evocative. Engaging but without pretension.
    Well done.
    Keep going.

    I should have realized, from your modesty, that you were one of us (Canadians).

    It’s true. The world really could use more Canada.

  32. March 20, 2010 3:18 pm

    Hey Ameena,

    I’m pleased that you liked my little spoken word piece and even more pleased that you took the time to take a peek at my blog.

    If you liked that one, I think that you might also enjoy an article that I wrote. It’s titled “Towards an Understanding of Wellness”, is a few posts down from the piece that you read and is a combination of inspiration, introspection and out loud reflection.

    To be honest, I think I wrote the article more for women because, (1) women seem to have a better understanding of the need to seek out wellness; and (2) so much of print, radio, television advertising and societal conditioning seem (in my estimation) geared towards getting women to buy into a very narrow, specific (and material) conception of what it means to be well.

    I’m rambling…and will stop now.

  33. March 30, 2010 5:51 am

    “I love to talk but my husband is tired of listening to me.”

    YES! This is exactly why I blog, too! I just checked out your blog for the first time today and love it. Definitely adding you to my Reader.

  34. April 7, 2010 10:16 pm

    The History Channel?
    WOW!
    And I like your once field of work.. *entertainment finance* not so much the finance, more the entertainment.
    Good luck!

  35. April 8, 2010 7:21 am

    hey! i just randomly found your blog and i love your stories. you have a beautiful family! :)

  36. May 11, 2010 7:39 pm

    You have a gorgeous family!
    Are you husband and daughter veggie as well?

  37. May 13, 2010 5:58 am

    Hi there, just found your blog. I’m 5’5″, 110 lbs currently live in LA as well. Yup, love that traffic, don’t you? I love eating veggies more than meat, though I am not quite vegetarian yet, maybe someday. You look gorgeous, and your daughter looks pretty! :D

  38. May 17, 2010 6:12 pm

    OhmyGod …I want to be paid to read for a living too PLEASE! Let me know if you get a job like that…

  39. May 21, 2010 1:35 pm

    Hey there! I started my blog as my friends and family were tired of hearing me talk about health and fitness type things. I would also like to improve my writing! Your family are adorable and I think you would like Scotland :) I adore London too and lived near there last year, but I love rural Scotland right now!

  40. May 24, 2010 2:54 am

    Oh this is a great blog! I share your passion (and your allergies, eek!). Im glad you stopped by my blog so that I could find yours and all your great GF recipes. YOur family is so beautiful!

  41. May 26, 2010 5:04 pm

    AND YOU’RE FROM CANADA?!?

  42. June 2, 2010 7:07 pm

    I cannot believe I am just finding your blog. I love it, looking forward to reading more. I love Indian food, I grew up eating mainly curry, but as the years went by, I decided to experiment. bought an Indian cookbook and started cooking.

    Always looking for new recipes. Have a good evening.

  43. June 15, 2010 9:33 am

    Really…. blogging changes our life, we find friends to share our thoughts and a suitable place to present our thoughts.

  44. June 25, 2010 6:05 am

    What an adorable family! love you site!

  45. June 27, 2010 1:35 pm

    I agree with all the comments here. I saw your picture, and then your blog, and wanted to write straight away that you and your family are all very beautiful including your husband too. But everyone seems to have the same thought. I hope it can show you that if everyone has the same words in their mind even before seeing this page of similar comments, that you inspire people’s affections and that you seem a lovely person even with first appearances and also by the way you write and speak to us about yourself and your life through your blog . And I am sure people all think god, I wish she were not married after we see that you are because you are very pretty (but wish you lots of happiness together), or I wish she were my friend. But it is the internet. Good luck with everything Ameena and good wishes for your life.
    +1

  46. July 4, 2010 7:51 am

    Thank you for stopping by my blog, Ameena. I love visitors! You are quite beautiful and your family is adorable! I look forward to following along and reading more about you. You have a great writing style!

  47. July 19, 2010 6:01 am

    Thanks for commenting on my blog, Ameena! I have been reading yours but too shy to say hello. You have so much talent as a writer, and your whole family is just beautiful!

  48. July 21, 2010 4:41 pm

    I stumbled upon your blog and have been reading for a while. Finally, I got around to say (or type) hello :)

  49. myra permalink
    August 5, 2010 12:54 pm

    Just started reading your blog , fell in love with it.

    loved the humor, book marked your blog have a lot to read .

    you have a very pretty daughter.

    • August 6, 2010 8:45 pm

      Hi Myra – thank you for your very kind comment! And thank you for reading. :)

  50. August 17, 2010 3:16 am

    Thank you for the comment on my blog. Trust me, it is not pure selflessness, Sam (yellow wiggle) is my motivation. It helps to have some eye candy while my daughter is busy dancing around. lol.

    You have a beautiful family! And you’re Canadian? what part of Canada?

    Nice meeting you :)

  51. August 19, 2010 4:24 am

    just wanted to let you know that I spent an hour reading old posts on your blog. me and you? same humor. Love your fresh, sarcastic, honest voice in the blog world. I’m also glad you don’t eat banana soft serve, train for marathons, and eat froyo 24/7…thanks for showing us dirty laundry and your daughter. xoxo-mymarblerye

  52. August 23, 2010 7:29 pm

    hi–good to “meet” you! it is indeed a small world and i look forward to spending some time going through your blog posts. definitely a new book mark. :)

  53. August 29, 2010 10:06 am

    Howdy-doo Ameena,

    Thanks for stopping my humble little internet abode. Nice site and I like your name too!

    Toodles!

  54. August 30, 2010 9:41 am

    Your family is just beautiful! I wish you the best of luck with your book! Maybe one day I will work up the courage to write mine as well <3

  55. September 5, 2010 9:15 am

    So glad to have found each other. My husband and I moved from So.Cal about 6 years ago. We were in LA for a long time during med school and residency. I love your writing and your blog! Looking forward to your book publication…how exciting!

  56. September 17, 2010 12:50 pm

    You have a beautiful family. It was good to know more about you. I started my blog out of boredom and to improve my writing skills. So glad to meet a passionate writer.

  57. September 18, 2010 12:26 pm

    Haha, I created my blog because my boyfriend was tired of listening my food talk :D

    You have such an interesting career!

  58. September 19, 2010 7:20 pm

    Hi Ameena!
    I am so glad that you found my blog, and thank you for your comment and kind words. My favorite thing about blogging is hearing from people I’ve never met before, especially if they have their own blog. I will certainly be reading more of your blog in time and will continue to follow the newest posts.

    It’s so interesting to me to read about all of the places you have worked. I am not well-educated in business, finance, or anything related to it – that’s my brother’s field! At any rate, it’s highly impressive to see everywhere you’ve been. Also, you have a lovely family.

    On another note, I looked at your book’s page. I look forward to reading it when you publish! Best of luck to you with it. I have many ideas for books, but lack the time to work on any of them, hence my short fiction at the moment. One day, perhaps!

  59. November 11, 2010 12:10 pm

    Ameena, you know what is so funny? I only just read your “About Me” page for the first time today! I didn’t even realize that you had some Canada in you! See? I knew you were my long lost sister!

  60. November 17, 2010 5:13 pm

    Your blog is really great! Hope to read a bunch of your posts.

  61. Jen permalink
    November 29, 2010 4:29 am

    Would your husband like to or be willing to move as well?

    Do you mind if I ask what type of hours you work? Is it flexible or typical 8 to 5 p.m work? Wondering how you work that around parenting and the book writing?! Or vice versa ;)

    • November 29, 2010 3:48 pm

      I’m lucky because these days my hours are fairly flexible so I can pick Maya up and take her to school, etc. I get up very early in the morning to I can get things don – gym, emails, writing, work…most everything important is accomplished before noon. Ali is not currently willing to move but if I hound him long enough he may just give in…

  62. December 13, 2010 7:10 am

    Ameena -thank you for visiting me; I have enjoyed reading your posts & viewpoints. What a lovely family… Cheers for the Season! MJ

  63. December 18, 2010 12:56 pm

    great story, gorgeous family

  64. December 21, 2010 6:03 am

    Your family is beautiful! Can’t wait to read more of your blog :). Love your approach to life!

  65. December 21, 2010 1:04 pm

    I am going through your blog and I am loving it for the way you write. Keep writing. I see true warmth of a mother in how you describe stuff involving parenthood and even marriage considering sometimes you really have to mom your spouces. :D

  66. December 31, 2010 5:14 pm

    Ameena, your family is beautiful and so is your writing.

    Best wishes,

    Nisrine

  67. January 9, 2011 7:17 am

    Hi Ameena, thanks so much for the compliments :D I think you have a beautiful family as well, and LOVE reading your blog. I think I enjoy it so much because we have so much in common the way we think/feel about things. You are so honest and down to earth and I love that! Anyway, I was so tickled that you visited my blog. Stop by anytime! Take care :)

  68. January 12, 2011 11:27 am

    Hi, Ameena, thanks for stopping by my blog. It’s nice to meet you (as far as one can through blogging.) I’m looking forward to reading up on your posts.

  69. January 27, 2011 3:44 pm

    <3<3<3 i heart heart heart you

  70. January 28, 2011 6:53 pm

    I LOVE this, your family is beautiful! I cannot wait to read more!

  71. February 19, 2011 2:18 pm

    I am a native of Los Angeles and I love this city more than almost anywhere else in the world and I’ll take it hands down over London/New York.

    Surely you can’t complain about congestion and mention those two cities as if they are any better. In fact they are more crowded, more expensive to live in and don’t offer as much to do or see.

    Anyway, I look forward to reading your posts.

  72. eva626 permalink
    March 5, 2011 12:36 pm

    very bollywood family! haha nice blog!!!

  73. March 19, 2011 12:03 pm

    This is the first time i ever came across a ‘mummy’s-blog’ and I must confess that I simply fell in love with your work!
    Your writings are an outstanding combination of wit, humor and emotions :)

    • March 19, 2011 6:35 pm

      Thank you Habiba – your amazingly kind comment just made my Saturday night!

  74. April 20, 2011 5:29 am

    Funny funny. Come be a guest sometime on our podcast The Because Show! Love to have you over. We record in Glendale each week, Thursday nights at my house- it would be a delight for you to bring your snappy sense of humor & do some book reviews, make some book recommendations for our audience!

  75. April 28, 2011 7:25 pm

    Ameena you have a beautiful family… god blesss… :) thanks for sopping by my blog… hope you visit againg… and you have beautiful pictures.

  76. May 3, 2011 2:21 am

    I have just stumbled across here, and when you find yourself in a new place which looks good you need to shout out about it – Nice blog and I’m going for a walk about your blog.

  77. May 4, 2011 8:20 am

    I like your sense of humour.

    I think I can listen to your ramblings without strangling your neck or shooting myself in the head.

  78. May 24, 2011 7:02 pm

    What a beautiful Family Ameena!!! I look forward to reading your blog!

  79. May 26, 2011 8:50 am

    Hey there! Great Blog..hoping you achieve all your goals!

  80. June 4, 2011 12:02 am

    Ah nope! Half-Indian I read. Your writing seriously makes me laugh.

  81. June 5, 2011 3:20 am

    hi you’ve got a vey interesting blog:) really liked it..one question though..Are you from Pakistan ? (Your name is sooo punjabi:P)

    • June 5, 2011 8:38 am

      Hi Asma – I am half-Indian, half-Canadian…but my husband’s family is Punjabi Thank you for reading!

  82. June 6, 2011 11:21 pm

    Hi there! Me again!
    I just wanted to let you know that you are fabulous and that as way to show it I’m nominating you for a “Lovely Blog Award” and “The Versatile Blog Award”. (You can grab the logo’s from my blog)

    If you have already received something like this or prefer not to participate its ok. I wont be offended.

    I just want to let you know and others know that I love your blog.

    The rules for acceptance are:

    1. Choose five (or more) other people who deserve this award and pass it on.
    2. Tell 7 facts about yourself.
    3. Let the people you gave the award to know.
    4. Thank the person who gave you the award.

    Have a fabulous day hun!

    Yasmin

  83. June 13, 2011 12:41 am

    What an absolute pleasure to come across youtr pages this morning..great blog..and the best of luck with your book..I know what a struggle it can be..ELiza Keating

  84. June 28, 2011 7:34 am

    such a nice Blog.

  85. July 5, 2011 2:09 am

    I absolutely love your blog and thefancybookshelf too – I believe you express yourself really well and its always a pleasure reading about another Desi (Asian) in the West…lol

    Keep it up.

    • July 5, 2011 7:12 am

      Thank you so much for the compliment! And thank you for reading. :)

  86. July 10, 2011 12:22 pm

    I’m just thrilled by how much popularity you have gained over this blog and how much comments you get on each published post. :-o How did you accomplish this?

    I particularly loved the header of the blog. And the reason why you blog. ;)

    • July 10, 2011 8:54 pm

      Hi Sajib – Thank you for the compliment! It’s taken me a really long time to get the number of comments I currently get. When I first started blogging nearly two years ago I had one reader and it was my mom. :)

      • Rufina permalink
        September 28, 2011 5:06 pm

        Hi Ameena! First of all, hello gorgeous yourself. Thank you for commenting on my own newly-launched blog; it was so kind of you. Your comment above about when your first started makes me feel especially better, because my followers are my sister, my husband, and a couple of my closest friends; I’m reading “Blogging for Dummies” because I’m still figuring out what to do! …I love your blog and sense of humor already, and will pass it on my friends with kids especially. Will follow myself also just to see what’s new with you and the funny way you describe it. Cheers!!

      • September 28, 2011 7:21 pm

        I wish you lots of luck Rufina…it definitely takes a while to grow an following but if I can do it anybody can do it. Good luck!

  87. July 14, 2011 12:37 am

    really nice blog……

  88. July 18, 2011 8:52 am

    Hey doll.. if you want to move to the East Coast still you can be my new next door neighbor =) I’ll babysit! <3 haha

    love you!!!

  89. July 26, 2011 8:35 am

    Isn’t that the truth? I know my husband believes that my blog is the best thing that happened to him! He’s not much of a talker or a listener most of the time. Why are men like that? Oh well. I am a fellow Indian…Indian-Brit in my case.
    And if you move to London…take me with you.

    • July 26, 2011 8:45 pm

      My dream is to move to London…at least you are closer to living there than me!!

      • September 20, 2012 8:21 am

        Hi, i found this blog by coincidence :)
        I have a question, why do you want to move to London?
        I used to live there couple years, and to be honest it isnt as fancy as it looks like..
        However, i kind of miss living in that big city instead of the small Vienna now..

        Anyway, keep on blogging! I am your silent reader! xx

      • September 23, 2012 8:00 am

        I love London because it’s just full of some much…amazing people, delicious food, great culture, love the chilly weather. But maybe after I live there a while I might think differently…I still want to give it a chance on day. Also I think Vienna is so pretty! I loved that city.

  90. July 27, 2011 2:09 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Glad you did else would have missed out on finding about you! I really enjoyed reading your recent posts and I do believe you when you say those are his black pyjamas hanging in the cupboard! :) Hope you have found a publisher for your book because I would like to read it. One of my friends works for Rupa Publications in India- I don’t know if you still interested or if the connection would help but could refer you to her?

  91. August 1, 2011 9:25 pm

    –So interesting.
    I love your sentence about your hubby being sick of listening to you.
    I get it.
    I say to mine “Just read my blog and you’ll see what’s goin’ on!”
    And about that non-fiction book.
    I am searching for an agent right now, as well.
    Warmly.
    K.

    • August 2, 2011 6:47 am

      Good luck with the agent search…I’d love to hear what your book is about!

  92. Nooruddin Jalal permalink
    August 5, 2011 5:48 am

    Keep exploring Ameena but make sure to dig first:)

  93. WellYaKnow permalink
    August 10, 2011 9:54 pm

    Blogs are great when a partner’s listening ability fails when it comes to some of our complaints or thoughts. I loved going through some of your posts! Looking forward to reading more. Your blog is refreshingly honest and funny. And yay for hating L.A.!

  94. September 8, 2011 12:05 pm

    Ameena – your family is BEAUTIFUL!! How old is your daughter?

    • September 8, 2011 1:58 pm

      Thank you Lindsay! Maya is 6-years-old…going on 15!

  95. September 18, 2011 10:53 am

    Ameena. U have a nice blog.

  96. September 22, 2011 3:57 pm

    hi ameena, that’s so funny your husband hates cold weather, so does mine. he is always nagging me to move to cali.. southern cali that is. i wanna move to London too!!!!!!!!!!!!! i know the weather sucks, but just want to experience living in europe. you and i have a lot in common. i work for cbs in nyc at the moment.. :-) so ironic!!!! thanks for stopping by, i will start visiting you. :-)

    • September 23, 2011 11:30 am

      You work at CBS too? How funny! Yes, London is on my list of places to live before I die. That and NYC. At least you are there already! How do you like it? I would definitely love to meet up on my next trip there – probably November?

  97. October 3, 2011 11:00 pm

    I live in Los Angeles too! Your about me is really funny; I’m excited to keep reading!

    • October 4, 2011 9:26 am

      It’s nice to “meet” another Angeleno Jaclyn!

  98. October 4, 2011 6:43 pm

    What a great blog you have Ameena! Love your writing style and humor. I look forward to reading more :)

    PS – A Fine Balance is my favorite book. I spent two days in total depression and isolation after I finished reading it. Nothing has ever had such an effect on me. Not even marriage!

    • October 4, 2011 7:32 pm

      Thank you Gayatri for your very kind words. I agree – “A Fine Balance” stayed with me for a long, long time, the same way the movie “Precious” did.

  99. Scared & Imperfect Mother permalink
    October 27, 2011 11:24 pm

    Please send me an email I have a huge favour to ask you c.l.coetzee at gmail dot com

  100. November 6, 2011 7:31 pm

    I love your humor!!! Too funny! Glad to have found you, I look forward to following!

  101. December 3, 2011 2:09 pm

    Ameena.. I am your fan! Really! I believe that you are the wittiest woman I have come across. Love your blog. I read all your posts but don’t comment regularly because with the free time I get at work, I just manage to read your posts! Your daughter is so cute (please tell her I said this). You and Ali make a great couple :) God bless

    • December 3, 2011 6:11 pm

      Shruti…thank you for making my Saturday night! I will definitely tell Maya your very kind compliment. Thank you again for reading!

  102. December 6, 2011 1:12 am

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, Ameena…I dont think I can say anything which has not already been said about your blog. So at the cost of sounding cliched, you have a wonderful sense of humour and amazing writing skills and you have a wonderful blog..Keep writing!!!

  103. January 14, 2012 1:29 am

    A nice blog here. I enjoyed the selections I read and look forward to more. Have you made it to London yet? Can’t think why you would prefer it over Los Angeles! :)

    • January 15, 2012 9:24 am

      I LOVE London…the scones, the weather, the classy people, the great food. I would move there in a heartbeat!

  104. February 11, 2012 10:48 pm

    AWESOME! Beautiful couple and a beautiful doll, I am from Pakistan working in Saudi Arabia if you people come for ummrah or Hajj please tell me,

  105. February 12, 2012 12:41 am

    I’m also looking for a publisher for a book I’m working on and well, no luck in finishing it any time soon or finding a company ready to publish for me. So, it’s nice to know I’m not the only one going through that. Nice to meet you! :)

  106. March 5, 2012 4:46 am

    Thank you for stopping by my blog to comment! LOVE yours! Being beautiful, smart AND witty is an awesome combination! From the little I have read so far, you will surely have to move your publishing deadline forward :-)

    • March 5, 2012 2:10 pm

      You are unbelievably kind…thank you for your comment. I feel like a million bucks right now! :)

  107. March 5, 2012 5:20 am

    I’ve just looked again at this post and realised you used to work in entertainment production. Would you mind if I emailed you to ask more? As a teacher I would love to know more about this area to share with students. I have prepared many a music student for university to study composing with a view to working in the media and I myself have (very distant) hopes to write scripts for TV and Film – so I would love to know a lot more about the kind of work you did! :)

    • March 5, 2012 1:23 pm

      Hi Ken – I currently work in reality TV but I can try to help…feel free to email me!

      • March 5, 2012 9:38 pm

        Done – watch out for it! Check your spam box as emails from Bangladesh sometimes end up there. This country is apparently known for its spam! :-s

  108. March 13, 2012 11:40 am

    Best blog I have read in a really long time!

    • March 13, 2012 6:25 pm

      Dixya…thank you so much for visiting! And for the comment. :)

  109. March 19, 2012 9:40 pm

    Ameena! I have some blog awards waiting for you back on my page. Click and you shall see! http://masalaart.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1147&action=edit&message=6&postpost=v2

  110. April 8, 2012 7:51 am

    Hey Ameena!!
    Thats a lovely family!
    Enjoy!

  111. April 18, 2012 6:18 pm

    Hello there,

    Just dropping by to let you know that I nominated you for the Sunshine award. If you choose to participate, you may visit: http://currierose.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/my-own-person-award-show/

    Have a lovely day,
    Currie

  112. Sonel permalink
    April 20, 2012 1:47 am

    Wow! What a beautiful family you are Ameena. Your daughter is absolutely adorable. :)
    Hang on to your dream. When the time is right you will get it. :)
    Great blog and pleased to meet you. :)
    *hugs*

    • April 20, 2012 8:17 am

      Thank you Sonel for all of your kind words! I am pleased to “meet” you as well. :)

  113. May 24, 2012 10:06 pm

    Hi Ameena, I enjoy your blog and your sense of humor so much! I hope you don’t mind I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award: http://catbirdinoman.wordpress.com/2012/05/23/kreativ-blogger-award/

    Thanks for sharing your life with us!! :-)

    • May 26, 2012 6:30 pm

      Thank you Cat! So nice of you. I can’t wait to check it out.

  114. June 27, 2012 6:26 am

    Thank you for visiting my blog and for the kind words Ameena. Every post I see here speaks to me and I love it! (My daughter from over my shoulder – ‘Can I play with that DiDi, she looks so pretty’) Couldn’t agree more :)

    • June 28, 2012 10:52 pm

      How sweet are you! Thank you and your daughter for your kind words. They just made my morning. :)

  115. September 30, 2012 9:40 pm

    Wonderful blog! Had so much fun reading too. Tell me about the East Coast move! We lived in DC and moved down south (oh yes, we did!) a few months ago. Strangely, this place feels more like home though I completely crave for the EC most of the times.
    LA is that place I fantasize visiting and all that (does that make me sound like an over-enthusiastic tourist?).

    • October 6, 2012 8:34 pm

      Thank you Vaishk! I think that LA is a great place to visit but to live? Not so much.

      I love DC by the way! Haven’t been to the south too much but I hope to see more of it soon.

  116. November 12, 2012 10:09 pm

    Thanks so much for the visit. What a beautiful family you are!
    I just moved from the East Coast to California and am glad to be out of the cold winters and hot humid summers. I do love London, though.
    I like your writing and look forward to reading more.

  117. Jenn permalink
    March 13, 2013 8:09 am

    Your lack of patience with life in general matches mine. And that’s why I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.
    http://naileditfailedit.wordpress.com/2013/03/13/cheesy-shrimp-rice/

  118. April 3, 2013 6:06 am

    Hi I am working in your company. I recently joined this and enthusiastic to know about my colleagues and their life style. I found you simple, sweet and more specifically “Conscious about your life style and the way howz life going”. I am a habitual “Observer & Researcher”. As it makes me excited what other people are doing, how they are spending their life :-). I am having nice impression by the people like you, that’s great. Thumbs up and carry on :P

  119. May 15, 2013 6:20 am

    I love your blog, which is why I have nominated you for the Liebster Award (don’t feel you have to accept!)

  120. June 2, 2013 12:05 pm

    Good one….Cute little daughter…:)
    Beautiful blog…hope you move to New York as soon as you can…..:)

  121. Rufina permalink
    July 27, 2013 2:48 am

    Looks like you made your dream come true :) – start spreading the news, NY,NY!!

  122. September 8, 2013 4:15 am

    I love your blog Ameena..considering that i am a non-stop talker myself..
    Keep writing :)

  123. September 23, 2013 12:44 pm

    now that you have moved to NYC- time for update, no more counting days :) :)

    • September 23, 2013 5:48 pm

      Really good point! I must revise my About page. :)

  124. October 23, 2013 11:13 pm

    Somehow I stumbled on to this blog and it’s very cool. Great about page and great writing in general. Really like your humor

    • October 24, 2013 3:50 am

      Thank you Sreejit! I appreciate the nice comment and I appreciate you reading!

  125. January 8, 2014 8:13 am

    Hi Ameena! I can’t wait to read more of your blog, but what I have read so far, I love! Thanks for always stopping by mine! I hope to not be such a slacker in the blogging dept, but life takes overs and then…yeah. haha.

  126. January 24, 2014 3:11 am

    I have nominated you to receive some (virtual) cake! :) http://writermummy.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/super-sweet-blogging-award/

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