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What I Know

A running, absolutely non-exhaustive list of what I know a lot about, am starting to know more about, and what I know nothing about. Here’s to making sure it’s always growing and in flux.

 

Things I know a lot about: 

  • Where to find the best Pakistani food in Houston
  • Myers Briggs types
  • My friends’ Myers Briggs types
  • The various side eyes and their meanings of my two female redbone coonhounds
  • Zero waste grocery shopping
  • Early stage startups
  • Norman doors
  • Facilitating meetings
  • How to plan an intercultural, interfaith wedding on a budget
  • Productivity tips and tricks
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Writing a good resume and cover letter
  • South Asian fiction authors
  • Building team culture and trust
  • Harry Potter
  • My husband’s dance moves and what they mean (mashed potato = he’s excited/scheming)
  • Thrifting and the best spots to go in Houston
  • Writing a really good email
  • Helping you interpret texts from your new flame
  • Losing a parent
  • Workflow automations
  • The different types of curly hair and how to take care of it (not that I actually practice this)
  • The How I Built This podcast
  • Drake songs (it is what it is)
  • How to cook the perfect boiled egg
  • Northern Louisiana vs. Southern Louisiana (hint: they are not the same)
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Making a PowerPoint presentation that is just fine
  • The OJ Simpson trial
  • The cult that is The Transformed Wife
  • The Houston startup scene and its unfiltered pros and cons
  • Daily journaling
  • Peeling and eating crawfish
  • Why Palms is the best neighborhood in Los Angeles

 

Things I’m starting to know a lot (or just more) about: 

  • Customer surveying and feedback
  • Homemade bread
  • Saying “no”
  • The benefits of remote work
  • Recognizing advice that is not so great
  • Local Houston politics
  • Data-driven decision making
  • The fast fashion industry
  • The importance of regular eyebrow threading
  • Dolly Parton
  • Developer tools
  • Weddings
  • Building habits
  • Why dudes have been in charge of everything and why that’s not okay
  • Personal finance
  • Mexican-American culture
  • Healthy(ish) cooking
  • What being a modern Muslim-American can mean
  • Differences between sparkling water brands

 

Things I know a bit about: 

  • Data privacy
  • Basketball
  • Baking
  • Homemade cleaning supplies
  • How the stock market works
  • Blockchain
  • Sewing
  • Yoga
  • Magical realism in fiction
  • Climate change
  • The India-Pakistan partition
  • Where to find the best garlic paratha roll in Karachi
  • Design thinking
  • Marketing
  • How to use public transportation in Houston
  • Using a drill and screwdriver effectively
  • Running
  • Excel
  • Gun control in America
  • JavaScript and how the web works
  • Godaddy.com
  • Credit card points
  • Tarot cards
  • Boiling crawfish
  • Properly assembling IKEA furniture

 

Things I know nothing about: 

  • Most sports
  • Physics
  • World War I
  • Anything car-related (including my own)
  • Playing music
  • The United States political system (beyond I’m just a bill, sittin’ on capitol hill)
  • Crossfit
  • What REALLY happened to Selena Quintanilla
  • America’s incarceration problem
  • Presidents James Monroe through James Buchanan, and then Andrew Johnson to William McKinley. Who were they? What did they do?
  • A lot of global politics
  • How to make haleem
  • Astrology
  • Woodwork
  • What Kim Kardashian is up to (thank god)
  • Bitcoin
  • How bridges and roads are built
  • Human anatomy
  • 80s rock
  • Vegan cheese
  • New England
  • Black holes
  • Russian literature
  • The bottom of the ocean
  • Differences between various definitions of organic
  • WWE
  • How to contour
  • Languages besides English and Urdu
  • How my taxes are actually calculated
  • Machine learning
  • Solar panels
  • Sign language
  • Polenta
  • Pork bacon and most pork products
  • The Crusades
  • How Chris Brown still has a career
  • Nascar
  • Making the perfect French braid
  • Toddlers
  • Robotic process automation
  • Taking a good selfie
  • Brexit
  • Other galaxies