Monday, April 20, 2009

Um Manaf's Amazing Subconscious!

Lets rewind a bit to 9 days ago when one of my professors informed me that I would be giving a well structured, informative, extremely long, persuasive speech. 

Now let's breeze through the passing 9 days while I procrastinated, re-prioritized, and wasted my time away and pause at the night before the speech was due. 

Yes I'm nervous, and I haven't prepared anything, and for some reason every time I try to think of a topic my brain blanks on me. So I do what any hardworking, mature student would do....I slept. 

My brain however had other plans...the minute I dozed off and entered Um Manaf's Lovely La-La Land (where I own the whole world and everyone's dreams are to serve me and make me happy) my brain turned on and grabbed a piece of paper and pen (yes my brain has hands) and sat down at a desk (and yes it has an ass as well..).. 

My brain starts at the top of the page by writing down the topic I'll be speaking about then goes about making structured notes of what I'll be saying first, second, third, and last. At one point, my brain actually got up to use a dictionary after forgetting how to spell a word. 

When all was done, grinning broadly, my brain joined my body in La-La Land. 

The next morning I awake, remembering vividly my dream. Could it be? Do I actually have my speech prepared? Shocked I quickly recite my dream in my head and holy crap it's an actual speech! 

At this point even I am shocked at the geniusness that is Um Manaf's brain but I decide not to jinx myself so I say Mashallah a couple of times and change quickly to head to my class and impress the hell out of my professor. 

As I near my university, with a cocky grin on my face as I repeat the speech one last time in my head, my phone rings. 

Friend: Goooooodmorning! We're at Prime and Toast having pancakes...you coming?"

I swerve, nearly killing myself, three others, and a small palm tree, to make it to the nearest u-turn and make my way to Prime and Toast. There, smugly, amidst a plate of warm pancakes, I tell my friends how smart my brain is and recite to them the speech that I should have passed but failed (for lack of showing up)






Now dear readers, you must be wondering why rational, responsible Um Manaf would do something so careless and stupid right? 

Well I did what I did ... simply because......I CAN

11 comments:

Change said...

hmmm.. you could've ditched and let your smart brain attend, i'm sure its ass would have fitted your seat..!! :P
but seriously, how many times in your life would you get the chance to ditch a class and an important speach for pancakes..!! ehehheehe..

suspic said...

Now I'm jealous of your sophisticated brain and plan on preparing nothing for my persuasive presentation to prove I'm better.

My brain's gonna have a powerpoint. =O

Seriously though, pancakes. You did the right thing.

Um-Manaf said...

Change: friends and pancakes always trumps boring speeches.. lol..and my brain wanted the pancakes as well that's why he refused to go to class!

suspic: I have Kuwaiti blood in me ... stomach wins over brain everytime.

and your powerpoint.. will not come near to being as awesome as my failed speech was!

Um-Manaf said...

Change: friends and pancakes always trumps boring speeches.. lol..and my brain wanted the pancakes as well that's why he refused to go to class!

suspic: I have Kuwaiti blood in me ... stomach wins over brain everytime.

and your powerpoint.. will not come near to being as awesome as my failed speech was!

Um-Manaf said...

okay wala jad this time I just clicked once :(

khayzarana said...

wa3alaya ma7ad kaser 5a6re ghair ur brain.. ta3ab roo7a oo ga3ad 3ala his desk oo then the stomach gets the prize.. i say unfair

шнίѕрєг said...

hahaha !!! dude are you serious lol if you were in my collage they'll be like "WTH" !!! and you'll have a penalty or fail the whole course for ditching professors =Pp
bt you ditched them for the right reason PANCAKES haha <3

Um-Manaf said...

khayzarana: laa laa stomach is more important than brain believe me ;p

whisper: jam3atna respects our need for pancakes and thus deems it acceptable for us to ditch in the case of pancake breakfasts.

ĐǻñĎõøðñ said...

as always...

**DANDOOON GRINS**

eldctora said...

ur so cute :D

Um-Manaf said...

Dandoon: of course ;p

eldctora: ur cuttterrr ;*