photo by seema khan, who indulges my cheesiness.

photo by seema khan, who indulges my cheesiness.

i make tres leches cake for my kids' birthdays every year. one day i'm going to write a book - most likely middle-grade fantasy. i've photographed two american presidents and one pakistani president. i completed a graduate degree in scotland at the age of 20 and wrote my thesis about the lord of the rings. i can sing songs in hindi, gaelic, georgian, french, tamil, japanese, and elvish; but i only really speak english. my urdu sucks. i'm a ravenclaw. i adore knitting, crochet and hand embroidery; the first piece i ever embroidered back in high school was of a dragon. i'm the most quaker muslim you'll ever meet. the latest i ever turned in a paper in college was actually a year after i graduated. i'm famous for my rustic apple-pear pie-crisp and my chicken pot pie. pie > cake, unless it's good cheesecake. i also love cheese.