I LIVED WITH MY GREAT-GRANDMOTHER πŸ‘΅πŸ»FOR THE LAST YEAR OF HER LIFE AND I THINK MY MOST WARM MEMORY FROM LIVING WITH A 100 YEAR OLD WAS WATCHING HER ENJOY EATING VIENNA SAUSAGES CUT UP AND PLACED IN HER COCOA PUFF CEREAL. πŸ˜¬πŸ˜›πŸ˜‚πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ #JIHANTHOUGHTS | photo by @alexnoiret
I COUNT AND MOURN MY OLD HOBBIES LIKE THEY ARE DISCONNECTED FRIENDS. WE TAKE GLANCES AT EACHOTHER AS WE PASS. NODDING. IN CONVERSATION, I AM ALOOF AND LAY LOW TO THE DEPTH OF MY KNOWLEDGE OF BEAD TWISTING, ROCK TUMBLING, THE 1960s FRENCH MOTORBIKE "LA MOBYLETTE", LINDA RONSTADT, WIZARD OF OZ MEMORABILIA, WHITE MATTE GLAZED REDWING POTTERY, AND POST 1985 "POP" PEZ DISPENSERS . BUT JUST AS SOON AS SOMEONE TRIES TO SPREAD AMATEUR FACTS, I SET THEM STRAIGHT WITH SUCH PRECISION AND THOROUGHNESS, NOT EVEN WIKIPEDIA CAN RIVAL. #JUSTJIHAN | photo by @rachelgulotta πŸ†
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WHEN I EAT PISTACHIO ICE CREAM, I THINK ABOUT HOW SIMILAR IT IS TO HUMAN DYNAMICS. OFTEN, I AM LABORED WITH THE EMOTIONAL OR MENTAL DIGGING REQUIRED TO GET SOMEWHERE WITH SOMEONE, AND JUST BEFORE I DECIDE TO GIVE UP, I STUMBLE UPON A LITTLE NUT AND THEN I’M LIKE, β€œWELL, I GUESS I BETTER KEEP GOING”. AND THEN I'VE COMPLETED AN ENTIRE PINT OF ICE-CREAM AND MY RELATIONSHIP IS ONLY AS SECURE AS THE NEXT TIME I GO LOOKING FOR A REASON TO STAY FRIENDS. AGAIN. #JIHANTHOUGHTS πŸ™ƒπŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ€”πŸ––πŸ½ | photo by @jessicakobeissi from our @hsfreeclinic sculpture πŸ†πŸ˜πŸ€™πŸΌ
PEELING AN ORANGE : CLOSEST THING TO "COOKING" I'VE DONE IN FIVE MONTHS. πŸ˜ΆπŸ˜‚πŸ† #JIHANISTHEWORST | have you seen us in Austin this weekend? Photo by @kposocco @soulcycle πŸ’›
IN THE LAST THREE DAYS, MY DEBIT CARD HAS BEEN DECLINED TWICE. NEVER MIND THE REASON OR MY FORTUNATE ABILITY TO FIX IT WITHIN SECONDS. NOTHING BRINGS ME TO HUMILITY QUITE THE SAME, WHICH IS PROBABLY BECAUSE I NEED TO BE HUMBLED AS I'VE BEEN A PRETTY HAUGHTY BEAST LATELY. πŸ‘ΉπŸ˜ˆπŸ€–#JIHANISTHEWORST | photo by @scottyvance of a ceiling I designed for @springstreetsocialsociety @platform_la πŸ•ΈοΈπŸŒˆ
IN 2011 I WAS DRIVING IN BUMPER TO BUMPER TRAFFIC ON HWY 101 IN 103 DEGREES AND A WOMAN IN A SUN FADED MAROON ASTRO VAN, WINDOWS DOWN, WAS SUCKING ON A YELLOW STRAWED CAPRISUN IN THE LANE NEXT TO ME. SHE SMILED AND THEN REACHED DOWN AND MOTIONED TO ME WITH THE UNIVERSAL β€œLOOK ALIVE!” FACE AND TOSSED ME A CAPRISUN THROUGH THE SUNROOF OF MY VW BEETLE. THE END. #I❀️L.A. #JIHANTHOUGHTS | photo by fellow "z", @heatherzweig πŸ’‹of our surprise installation at the @hsfreeclinic which provides free healthcare and support to anyone who walks through the doors, no questions asked. Because every human deserves care. And even non-human. Martians welcome too. πŸ‘½
I'M VERY GLAD TO BE A WOMAN TODAY BECAUSE IT IS VERY FASHIONABLE TO BE A WOMAN RIGHT NOW AND I'M ENJOYING BUT ALSO SUFFERING WHICH ARE (UN)QUESTIONABLY THE SAME THING EVERY MOMENT AND HAVE NEVER FELT MORE STRONG AND WEAK AS A WOMAN IN AMERICA IN 2017. #JIHANTHOUGHTS #2017 | photo by @eleanorpetry for @wmag or was it @voguemagazine?
MY EGO IS VERY PLEASED TO BE THE NEW MASCOT OF LOS ANGELES AND I GO TO SLEEP AT NIGHT VERY HAPPY THAT I'M THE MOST FAMOUS + IMPORTANT PERSON TO GRADUATE FROM MY HIGH SCHOOL WHICH MEANS NOTHING BUT ALSO EVERYTHING BECAUSE #JIHANISTHEWORST. I STILL DON'T HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE THO.πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ#CLASSOF2003 #KAMIAKHIGHSCHOOL #MVP #UNLIKELYSUCCESS #IWON | #Repost @discoverla ・・・ It's more than a city. It's a vibe. #😎LA Balloons by L.A. artist @GeronimoBalloons #discoverLA / shot by @floriasigismondi πŸŽ¬πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
SOMETIMES I JUST WANT TO STAY HOME FOR A MARATHON OF THAT COMEDY DRAMA SHOW ABOUT 65 YEAR OLDS WHO AREN'T SURE IF THEY HAVE A COLD OR NOT BUT WILL GET THE RESULTS NEXT WEEK, WHO HAD A NICE TIME VISITING THE COUSINS IN MAINE. I THINK THE SHOW IS CALLED "FACEBOOK"? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œ#JIHANTHOUGHTS | The 1st & 2nd grade classes of Elysian Heights Elementary made this "EVERY FLAVOR AND SOCIO ECONOMIC AND COLOR OF THE RAINBOW IS LOVED AND ACCEPTED AND WORTHY AND DELICIOUS!" balloon ice cream cone!
I CHECKED, AND THE SAME PERSON WHO "DOES NOT LIKE GRATUITY TO BE INCLUDED IN THE CHECK", CAN BE CROSS-REFERENCED WITH "DOES NOT UNDERSTAND THE JOY OF DRIVING WITH WINDOWS DOWN WITH AC ON A HOT DAY" AND "WILL NOT WISH ANYONE A HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY BECAUSE IT'S A CONSUMER CONSPIRACY HOLIDAY". πŸ€“πŸ˜œπŸ€‘ #JIHANTHOUGHTS | #process #bts photo by @scottyvance from our @springstreetsocialsociety design at @platform_la
BECAUSE I FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT THE PERSONAL IS POLITICAL I THOUGHT I'D SHARE THE MOST PERSONAL THING TO HAPPEN TODAY: A FRIEND OF MINE OF MORE THAN A DECADE IS FIGHTING IMMINENT DEPORTATION (to a country he hasn't lived in since he was 8.), REGARDLESS OF AN IMMIGRATION TRIAL WON A FEW YEARS AGO AND LEGAL RESIDENCY STATUS EARNED/GAINED. HOWEVER, OUR NEW ADMINISTRATION HAS SUDDENLY AND WITHOUT WARNING, OVERTURNED HIS PREVIOUS COURT VERDICT AND MY FRIEND'S ESTABLISHED LIFE, CAREER, NEW MARRIAGE, CAR, HOUSE, STABILITY and MOST OF ALL, MENTAL + EMOTIONAL WELL BEING IS NOW IN THE HANDS OF GOOD PEOPLE FOLLOWING ORDERS FROM NOT SO GOOD PEOPLE. ---> What can be done? 1) Well, I wrote a letter, had it legally certified and it will be added to my friend's legal case, to show evidence of a good life and strong moral code. BUT, What else? 2) Maybe....lifting our arms for hours with a cardboard sign at airport and town square rallies is the beginning--- > 3) Next step: actively look out for your friends and neighbors and even the woman you see every day at your coffee shop. Our friends who share-in and build up our culture require as many advocates as they can. And not to be forgotten--> 4) Talk to your friends and family who are receiving alternate news and media coverage -- who may not be hearing these stories . Forever--->Compassion and understanding IS and can always be bipartisan-- It is lead by us below, not in power but with the people's power. πŸ’ͺ🏽Because, we're all American -- right? And we know how to not give up the fight. / photo by @mjambriz
MY CONCEPT FOR A NEW LOW BUDGET ORIGINAL INSTASTORY SERIES INVOLVES ME PLAYING DETECTIVE AND GOING TO THRIFTY STORAGE IN SILVERLAKE- AND OPENING BOX AFTER BOX, LURKING THROUGH THE CONTENTS TO FIND CLUES. THE SHOW WOULD BE CALLED "HAVE WE FOUND HER?" AND YOU'D FIND OUT THAT I HAD AMNESIA AND IT WAS JUST ABOUT ME PIECING MY LIFE TOGETHER. ALSO, IT'S A WAY TO GET MY STORAGE UNITS ORGANIZED THAT I HAVEN'T OPENED SINCE 2011. | #theveil #thebroadmuseum *we use only 100% biodegradable balloons that are air inflated, not helium (so they don't float into outer space--K?!!πŸ‘πŸΌ)
DAYS LIKE TODAY MAKE U REMEMBER YOUR OLD LOVES. SO TODAY MY HEART IS WITH YOU AND ONLY YOU.... CANNED MANDARIN ORANGES. πŸ™πŸ½πŸŠβš°οΈπŸ›’πŸ’” |#JIHANTHOUGHTS | 🎈photo by @contextofcontent *i use 100% biodegradable balloons.
I'M SAD I CANT SING OR WRITE MUSIC. I THINK I'D HAVE A LOT TO CONTRIBUTE. I SOMETIMES RESENT PEOPLE WHO WRITE STUPID MUSIC 🎼🎧🎀🎹🎺REALLY WELL, BECAUSE I'M LIKE-- ITS A SHAME THIS TALENT WAS WASTED ON YOUR UN-WOKE A**. #JIHANTHOUGHTS #JIHANISTHEWORST | #tb to @springstreetsocialsociety
IN WEIRD TECH NEWS, I SYNCED MY FIRST GMAIL ACCOUNT IN 2005, WITH MY THEN FIANCΓ‰/ FUTURE-EX-HUSBAND ( THE ONE THAT I NEVER FRENCH KISSED... see #jihanistheworst from 13 weeks ago) AND OCCASIONALLY I GET NOTIFICATIONS OF CALENDAR MEETINGS HE'S MADE AND EXERCISE MY OWN RIGHT TO ERASE AND DELETE THESE MEETINGS. BECAUSE #JIHANISTHEWORST, duh. | we made this big huge balloon and tape pile up for our post inauguration fundraiser for the ACLU and general #resisthate attitude with @theflashdance and co. // Shout out to the "president" for inspiring so many PTSD fueled events and a new upper arm endurance and strength for holding so many signs. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜œπŸ˜‚πŸ€™πŸΌ | Mylar balloons by @northstarballoons, my Mylar balloon god parents β€οΈπŸ™πŸ½.
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