Saturday, July 7, 2007


Well, yesterday turned out to be a glorious day. Not only was it Friday but also it was the day I earned a Lasko Mechanical Engineering degree. I could hardly believe it myself, but it’s true.
Due to the heightened heat temperatures recently and Amira’s warm-blooded body temperature I knew I had to do something in order to cool her down. It was even too hot for her to go out in her little pool we bought as the water was starting to boil (kidding).

Anyway, decided I needed to take action and fast. I went to the store and purchased two 18’ oscillating fans (without remote controls) to generate a wind tunnel affect in our home to cool things off.

Of course, nowadays nothing comes assembled, BUT with instructions in the finest font print and in 50 different languages. We could catch on fire before I could attempt to locate the English 2 pitch font on the instruction card, so tossed the instructions.

There is just something exhilarating about building something, constructing something, crafting something or making something, and then seeing the completed project.
As I was assembling the fans, Amira was cheering and coaching me along. “Momma, that looks nice. You’re doing a great job. Can I do it?” Finally finished the first fan, plugged it in and Amira squealed, “oooooooooh Momma it works---good job!” Truly what more could anyone ask for then their own fan club?

Finished the second fan, plugged it in and Amira was equally as thrilled, but as soon as the wind current took hold in the living room, Amira said, “Momma look my hair is crazy”. It was whipping everywhere, and we laughed.

Truly last night was the first night she slept good in sometime, presumably due to the house being cooler.

Now just trying to figure where to hang the Lasko Mechanical Engineering degree. :-D Hmmmm, any suggestions?


Anglo-Libyan said...

salam ibeebarbie
hang it above the fan so that every body can read it while admiring and enjoying your very own assembled fan, Mabrouk :o)

ibeebarbie said...

Wasalam Anglo-Libyan,
LOLOLOLOLOL Excellent idea. I'll be sure and enlarge the font so there's no trouble for anyone reading it. :D

PH said...

Why don't you scan it and put it on the sidebar of the blog :D.

ibeebarbie said...

Oh another excellent idea, but really I'm a humble woman so wouldn't want to brag. LOL

PH said...

loooooooooooooool @ "wouldn't want to brag"

I wouldn't have thought that at all * angel face*

Lebeeya said...

LOL, I think you should frame it and hang it on your front door or maybe as a bumper sticker on your car?

Tape it on the back of your shirt?

a_akak said...

Mabrook for the degree :) as you are now apart of the "Engineering" group :)

Well done, assembling such a complex fan :P and the satisfaction of completing a project or design is really good and that’s what we engineers have :) especially when I design something a after a few month they bring me the pictures :) its like having a child :) well in my eyes lol and you start getting emotional and believe it or not you get defensive when people start criticizing lol

MABROOOK we proud of you IBEE

Fe Aman Allah

Romana said...

hahah hang it above Amira's bed,she's ur # 1 fan, lol, im sure she'll be the happiest!

God she's so cute, mashalla mashalla mashalla, i want to squeeeezee her! lol im sorry, i didnt mean it to come out this way!

Allah bless you and amira, and ur engineering skills, lool ;)

ibeebarbie said...

LOL@PH ;-)

Salam Lebeeya,
Excellent suggestions! Well I’m a pridefully shy woman, but perhaps a small marquee? :-)

Salam Ahmed,
Does this mean now I can qualify and apply for a position on the engineering team at Saipem? :D

I do understand what you mean by being excited about a project you designed or created, and also how it feels when someone may voice an opinion that may be not to one’s liking.

Salam Romana,
Oh my goodness you have me laughing so hard with Amira being my #1 fan. Nice play on words.

By the way, I’d let you squeeze Amira…….she is squeezably soft and fun to cuddle. :-)

Safia speaks said...

Buy a third fan and you´ll have your own fan club haha - or wait ´till Amira turns teenager and you´ll learn what can boil LOL

MaySoon said...

Well there sure are some lazy people like who would love to get things ready.. So you can make a business out of it, charge us for assembling the fans, get your name listed at the and we'll come to you :oD

God Bless Amira isn’t she adorable!!! MashaAllah

ibeebarbie said...

Salam Safia,
LOL-good one. I'll run to Safia when Amira reaches teenhood. :D

Salam Maysoon,
I'm right there with you.:D What happened to the good ole days when that stuff was done? I want those days to come back.