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Like every single Sunday morning at 6:30 AM sharp, the first thing that crossed my mind today was “Damn, I should have gotten more sleep over the weekend.” The train of “fresh” thoughts this morning were slightly worse than usual though, because the gloomy and overcast sky that I opened my eyes to made me cringe and think how it just didn’t make sense how life could be so cruel.

Why can’t the world run at night?
Why don’t they sell Nescafe on campus anymore?
Why can’t I ditch my midday class to go nap?
Why isn’t there a quiet place to go read and have coffee nearby?
Why did I go to bed at 4:30 AM?
Why the heck is the internet connection at Jordan University so goddamn bad?
Why am I too sleepy to concentrate?
Why do I have to have classes till 5:00 on Sunday?
Why can’t I sleep like a regular human?
Why do I have that 1.5 hours break?
Why can’t I stand people when I’m sleepless?
Why? Why? Why?

That’s my weekly Sunday serenade. Nice, eh?
As for now, I better run off and go look for a source of caffeine on this godforesaken campus- after all, it’s only 10:30, and I need to last till 5:00. That’s like what- 6 hours? I won’t even attempt to do the math.


(Note: I’m not really whining. I’m just sleepy and bored at school, and I’m sitting in this depressingly green lab resereved for the fine arts department that’s in the middle of the IT building with strict instructions to not let any of the IT kids in (they got cooties), and it’s raining and cold outside, and my friends didn’t bother getting out of bed this morning, and I have an Arabic test at 3:00 and I still have to whip up an essay for that class, and I’m really craving mo3ajanat, and there is no Nescafe at Jordan University anymore, so leave me alone.)


April 1, 2006




  1. She

    How can they no longer sell nescafe on campus? Do they sell other kinds of coffee (latte, cappucino, etc)? Don’t they realize that coffee is for students what air is for regular people? Sigh…

  2. DAMN, I feel better toward the morning I had today! I should thank you for that.

  3. WOW …
    You had a worse morning than mine ..
    I have a lot of why’s as well .. but that’s to discuss in a friendly chat face to face :P

    Cheer up dear .. the day will end eventually!

  4. I don’t blame you at all…with a bad connection, a one hour break and lake of caffeine. I just hope you found your source of caffeine by now :)

    Sa7a wa Hana and hope your evening would be much better :)

  5. Omar (brother)

    Another Question… “why dop you wake up at 3pm on weekends”

    and thats also the answer to you sleeping late

  6. She, I have no idea. It was an addiction… There are several stories as to why they stopped, but whichever it is, me is annoyed… They have coffee machines instead, but so few of them and you have to wait in line for too long to get coffee, making it almost a hopeless case…

    Luai, lol, glad I could be of service :P

    Khalidah, looking forward to that hehe.

    Bashar,thank yoU :) things got more interesting as the world started drowning for sure…

    Omar, that’s not true. Maheyeh khalto sa7atni and you know it.

  7. we dont have cooties!!!!!

  8. damn that nescafe was good! their only problem was “ma fee fratah”

  9. It’s 6:50 am around here and I’m asking pretty much the same Qs. I’m a night owl too and when night owls go to college… oh it gets real bad. When will it EVER end?

  10. rOba! Graduate!
    Can u just make a comparison of this UJ ur facing and WHYing about, and the one u have posted pictures off a lil bit bellow!

    Unis in Jordan are going on the absoloutely wrong direction,
    what is normal outside is something considered strange inside, and all the silliness and stupidness in the world is considered “Cool” on campuses these days!
    Damn I wanna graduate!

  11. I hate to break it to you, but Nescafe is not real coffee. I’m very, very sorry to be the one to tell you that.

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