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Welcome to my blog. Here I share my successes and failures along my journey to becoming an anthropologist. My most prominent interest anthropologically are the new approaches to handing food security/healthy eating in the US, particularly in urban "food deserts". I enjoy the Anthropology of Tourism as well; combining food and tourism has scholarly promise. My other interests which have converted into anthropological hobbies of sorts include converts to Islam, diaspora of Muslims, and MENA in general. I also have some interest in historical archaeology.

I welcome comments, discussion and even respectful debating. I will however keep discussions to a respectable level. I reserve the right to ban anyone from this forum.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

update

I just joined (for the second time in my life) the direct sales company Tastefully Simple. The products are really fabulous! I am looking to bring in more income and to possibly grow this to full time for the summer.

www.tastefullysimple.com


That said my life is hectic and crazy!! I work as much as I can while trying to juggle the stress of a graduate class. I am really overwhelmed...forgive my absence for sometime.

anthrogeek10

12 comments:

Tara Umm Omar said...

Asalamu Alaikum, you go girl! May Allah make things easy on you and increase your provision ameen. Take care, T

Anthrogeek10 said...

Walikum Salaam...
Insh'Allah. lol Sooo much reading to do....

so little time.

Tara Umm Omar said...

Its time to hit the books lol

Chiara said...

It is great that you are getting a taste of what a grad class is like, before grad school actually comes upon you. Categorically different, isn't it!?

I hope all goes well and that you are making mountains of money from your new/old adventure.

If you get time the newest post on my blog, on Muslim Women and Interfaith Marriage, based on one of the Doha Debates, might strike your interest--especially as it does involve conversion issues of a different sort.

http://www.chezchiara.com/2010/01/muslim-women-and-interfaith-marriage.html

If you get time to comment, great. If not, I know you are off the streets and in the library! LOL :)

Chiara said...

Oh, I forgot I now know how to embed a link in a comment, just click here. LOL :)

Tara--congratulations on your newfound productivity on FHWS, and without even the hiatus you feared you needed! :)

Tara Umm Omar said...

Chiara- Thank you! Best wishes with your blog.

Anthrogeek10 said...

Chiara,

Graduate classes are different. Today I will be doing quite a bit of writing comparing tourism ethnographies. I really do not know where to begin. I hope I made the right choice taking this class. She is one tough professor. Although, I can handle criticism of my writing, I wonder if I will be "shredded". :)

Thanks Tara for your kind words. :)

anthrogeek10

Tara Umm Omar said...

Tiff- You're welcome. Lol @ being shredded. Tourism ethnography sounds interesting! I wouldn't mind helping you out with that...just let me know insha'Allah.

Chiara said...

Tara--you are welcome, and thank you.

Anthrogeek--shredded or bloodied, but they only bother doing so on people with potential. Just do your "bestest" and I am sure you will be fine. Tourism ethnography is a new one on me but I am sure if you apply your A level standard for a 4th year course, with a little more research and extra attention to your hypothesis, your conceptualization and evidence for it and to the writing you will do fine.

Thanks for the comment on the interfaith marriage post. Stayed tuned there is more anthro related "stuff" coming up soon. LOL :)

Anthrogeek10 said...

Thanks Chiara. I am working on the first paper now. I need to compare two ethnographies. She assigned the books. More to come because I will post the paper when it is done. lol It will be focused on commodifization of bodies, goods and services--yup some sex tourism in there. :)
salaam!

Salaam Tara...
Well, I am working on some eco-tourism but thank you for your offer. :)

anthrogeek10

Chiara said...

Looking forward to the post with the paper in it. Hmmm don't forget medical tourism along with the sex and bodies!

Anthrogeek10 said...

Chiara--I know. That type is not a focus on any 4 of the ethnographies. lol