My name is Tariq (pronounced tar-rick, not tah-reek).
I’m originally from Oklahoma, live in Illinois now, working on my masters degree.
HUGE University of Oklahoma sports fan, especially football (BOOMER SOONER!!!)
Graduated from there with a BBA in 2002.
Can name off all 22 starters, height, weight, and hometown from our 2000 National Championship football team, one after another, without having to stop.
I am a Muslim (not a fundamentalist or terrorist, but a simple, practicing Muslim)
I pray 5 times a day
I attend services every Friday (Islam day of rest)
Steak is my favorite food
Gladiator is my favorite movie
Dumb and Dumber is my favorite comedy
College Football and Basketball are my favorite sports
I say ya’ll and fixin all the time, even in the same sentence (ya’ll fixin to go over yonder to the gym?)
I can spin a basketball on my finger for a really long time.
I go everywhere by myself (restaurants, movies, gym, shopping, live by myself, etc.) because I like it.
My dream job is to be the Commissioner of the NBA (Watch out Stern, I’m coming for that #1 spot).