Monday, October 31, 2005

check out khazna on kambal bo nemer

Saturday, October 29, 2005

catch-22 the tag master

10 FAVORITES Favorite Color: turquoise Favorite Food: Italian Favorite Month: February Favorite Song: Mr. Man – Alicia Keys Favorite Movie: i really don't have a favorite i just love watching them Favorite Sport: badminton Favorite Season: summer Favorite Day Of the week: Thursday Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Brownie Fudge Favorite time of Day: when it’s dark and quiet 9 CURRENTS: Current Mood: lazy Current Taste: starbucks after coffee mints Current Clothes: cal bears tee and sweatpants Current Desktop: group pic at pangaea Current Toenail: freshly trimmed Current Time: 2:08am Current Surroundings: shelves of books and magazines and computer screens Current Thoughts: why did I agree to this, I should be studying right now 8 FIRSTS: First Best Friend: m. First Kiss: a. First Screen Name: georhythm First Pet: never had one First Piercing: ears First Crush: I forgot his name First Album: michael jackson’s thriller 7 LASTS: Last Cigarette: does sheesha count? if yes then about 3 hours ago Last Drink: cardamon (hail) tea Last Car Ride: Wednesday Last Kiss: a very long time ago Last Movie Seen: Monsoon Wedding Last Phone Call: my mom 6 HAVE YOU EVERS: Have You Ever Dated One Of Your Best Guy/Girl Friends: no Have You Ever Broken the Law: yes Have You Ever Been Arrested: nope Have You Ever Skinny Dipped: nope Have You Ever Been on TV: yes and radio too Have You Ever Kissed Someone You Didn't Know: nope 5 THINGS: Thing You're Wearing: a hair clip? Thing You've Done Today: telepathed with a textbook Thing You Can Hear Right Now: ringing in my ears Thing You Can't Live Without: trainers/sneakers Thing You Do When You're Bored: watch tv 4 PLACES YOU'VE BEEN TODAY: 1. basement 2. kitchen 3. my room 4. living room 3 PEOPLE YOU CAN TELL ANYTHING TO: 1. I trust no one 2. with everything I have to say, so I 3. say stuff to people according to their mentality CHOICES: 1. Black or White: Black 2. Hot or Cold: Cold 1 THING YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE: have machboos deyay with a pint of ben and jerry's chocolate brownie fudge ice cream and lorenzo's chocolate cake for a last meal and I’m tagging toomi!

Friday, October 28, 2005

Revenge of the Cows (bye bye chicken)

Remember a few years ago when we all got scared of SARS? And what kind of preparations we had to go through to avoid such a dreadful disease? Then how about the time when mad cow disease was all the rage? I remember all the hype that surrounded these diseases, but did it really affect us? All it did was stop people from buying meat and boosting the poultry and fish market, while intensifying medical checkups on people coming from infected areas. Did they have to get us all scared about these diseases? I highly doubt it was worth your average man’s time or effort. Now we have the avian flu commonly knows as the bird flu, which is closer to home and in my opinion blown up out of proportion. It’s okay to be scared, you can be scared all you want, but please keep your lousy predictions to yourself, for God’s sake 900,000! What kind of super computer did you use to predict half of the population infected? Yes, in a worst case scenario 900,000 people in Kuwait would be infected. But is it possible for 900,000 to get bird flu when only 218 (worldwide) contracted it since 1997? The only real threat right now is the mutation of the current H5N1 virus.
If more humans become infected over time, the likelihood also increases that humans, if concurrently infected with human and avian influenza strains, could serve as the “mixing vessel” for the emergence of a novel subtype with sufficient human genes to be easily transmitted from person to person. Such an event would mark the start of an influenza pandemic. (WHO, 2005)
Pandemics (a global epidemic) kill lots of people, with lots of people I mean half or more of a country’s population which brings us back to the Malthusian theory (a favorite theory of mine). Populations grow exponentially while resources increase linearly; therefore, the earth can not sustain us all. That’s why we have poverty, and Thomas Malthus advocates against giving out charity and such, how cold and cruel of him, right? Yeah maybe, but in truth it all comes down to the survival of the fittest. I know we’re not savages and it’s not the cave days anymore. But think about it, you and a stranger were stranded in the middle of a desert, you don’t know when you’ll be rescued, no source of water is close and you’re the only one with that water canteen, will you share it? Unless you got a death wish, I highly doubt it. A disaster of some sort has to occur to balance out the equation and keep us in check. Last year’s tsunami, Katrina, the Pakistan earthquake and now the bird flu all fit the equation. Anyways.. Maybe it’s another case of the boy that cried wolf… Maybe it’s THAT serious.. and maybe, just maybe “3asal il 3wayyid” would cure it Only time will tell.. useful links: World Health Organization's kick on bird flu - really scary CDC's general info on bird flu - alright FDA's standpoint on bird flu - most assuring Thomas Malthus freaky theory - if you're bored and have more time to waste

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

daaamn gina!

1st anniversary.. 100th post.. new template..
thank you tata and sawaa7

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Gergai3an Anonymous (GA)..

catch-22 and sawaa7 confessed to never gergai3aning in the last post .. so to keep the spirit although gergai3an is over.. kindly entertain us with your answers.. قرقعتوا ولا لأ متى آخر مرة قرقعتوا شنو أحلى قرقيعان حصلتوا علية بالطريقة التقليدية مرة غنيتوا "ويص ويص في بيتكم جعاميص" وانحشتوا ركض جم كيس جمعية ترستوا من قرقيعان الصيداوي وبالطريق للبيت ينشق ويتطشر وتخسرون الرهان مع عيال خالتكم جم مرة تدورون القرقيعان اللي اميمعينه ولاّ أمكم اموزعته على الخدم جم مرة حاشكم عوار بطن من كثر الحلاو مرة فطرتم على حلاو ؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟ وبس خلاص

Monday, October 17, 2005

another gergai3an rant..

madonna's new single "hung up" is out .. it's not bad but i was expecting something better .. hope her album has better stuff


whats up with young girls dressing up in niqab and abaya's and going gergai3aning .. i was told it was for the sake of their anonymity! whatever u're only 12 years old ay anonimity ay ba6eeekh!!

ورب الكعبة سخــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــافة!! خربتوا القرقيعان

الله يعافي أيامنا اللي لين وصلنا أولى ثانوي واحنا نقرقع محد درى عنّا ولو ما الفشلة جان ما اتوقع وقفت

yalla signing off back to my tv and pomelo/pummelo (بوملي)

Sunday, October 16, 2005

welcome to the club..

sirt min illy blog at work .. i have shitloads of stuff to do and i don't feel like touching a thing.. shakli gonna ditch everything and leave... did i mention how much i hate phones? especially when the person that's supposed to pick them up disappears?
and i have this crappy song stuck in my head .. i have no idea where it came from.. الناس حرمـــــــوني من أكل المنجه

Saturday, October 15, 2005

tagged again and again by catch-22

Seven things I plan to do 1) get a degree 2) go skydiving 3) redecorate my room and bathroom 4) finishing this tag thing 5) get a turquoise vespa and matching helmet 6) and a convertible 7) and getting a real job from 9-5 Seven things I can do 1) pretend i'm listening 2) say the right things when i'm pretending to listen 3) multi task 4) follow instructions on DYI projects that turn up beautiful and just like the picture 5) the meanest scrambled eggs and cheese 6) drive like a madwoman on zooloft 7) sleep in the airplane Seven things I can't do 1) feel sorry for people that complain a lot 2) read a newspaper from cover to cover 3) pretend that i'm not homesick 4) keep my place tidy for more than a week 5) yoga 6) keep up with the names of new strippers on tv music channels 7) stand in the presence of silly people Seven things I say most often 1) min sijjik(ch)! 2) weeeee3 3) eshda3waaaaa 4) 7ilfaaaaay .. chathaba! 5) khoosh 6) 3ayyara/3ayartik(ch) 7) yal nassaaab(a) Seven people I want to pass this tag to 1) the weird person that's sticking his face in our group picture 2) santa clause 3) mary the eyebrow threader 4) my kindergarten teacher 5) the gardner next door 6) khalil the janitor 7) and last but not least shayma'a 3ali

tagged tagged tagged tagged tagged tagged..

tagged by catch-22.. 1. Last movie you saw in a theater: I think it was mr. & mrs. smith 2. What book are you reading? the devil and miss prym 3. Favorite board game? I don’t like them 4. Favorite magazine? entertainment weekly 5. Favorite smell? freshly baked girs 3gaili 6. Favorite food? marag bamya o mashkhool 7. Favorite sound? silence 8. Worst feeling in the world? when u got money that you can’t spend 9. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up? are you trying to get me blind 10. Favorite fast food place? khamsa w’khamseen (55) 11. Future child's name? mishari or talal/ aisha or shaikha 12. Finish this statement. If I had a lot of money: I’d get me a penthouse with an ocean view 13. Do you drive fast? of course 14. Do you sleep with a stuffed animal? hell no 15. Storms, cool or scary? very cool 16. What was your first car? audi a8 17. Favorite drink? laymoon bil ne3na3 18. Finish this statement, "If I had the time I would..." : sleep more 19. Do you eat the stems on broccoli? I don’t think so 20. If you could dye your hair any color, what would be your choice? can I shave it off? 21. Name all the different cities/ towns you have lived in? Kuwait Ctiy, Cairo, WesLa 22. Half empty or half full? eshdarani 23. Favorite sports to watch? college football (specifically my school's) 24. One nice thing about the person who tagged you? a fantabulous person with a sinuses problem :P 25. Morning person, or night owl? night owl 26. Over easy, or sunny side-up? sunny side-up and cold toast yumm 27. Favorite place to relax? a comfy couch with a tv infront of it 28. Favorite pie? chicken and mushroom quiche

Friday, October 14, 2005

pre-futour activities...

when most are either asleep or watching tv.. some walk in their area.. others walk in this year's "hip/to be seen at" area.. many crowd the second ring road and gulf street with their cars, motorcycles and atvs.. others fly huge kites and remote controlled miniature airplanes in south surra which i find wickedly awesome..

the sunset as we're racing everyone to get back home before the prayer's call

p.s. it's not advisable to go there in a sedan

Saturday, October 08, 2005


اليوم أول مرة أدش مكتب عمالة منزلية المكان كأنه من الثمانينات سقف جبس مربعات واطي رخام أبيض طافي من كثر الاستعمال قنفات جلد أسود كبيرة مكتب أسود مخشب ماخذ نص المحل واحد يسولف مع صاحب المكتب تشتغل؟ أي ممتازة زينة؟ وااايد حلوة؟ حليوة هه شنو؟ شصار تو مساع؟ المرة يايه تشتغل ولا تشركها بمسابقة جمال

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

أم سِعره

i decided not to have su7oor today but then i saw an ad by and thought of checking them out .. they're very efficient and professional i so would use them again .. but never from that restaurant (new york friez)... i ordered some buffalo wings cause i really miss the 30cent tuesdays .. and they're by far the worst i've ever tasted .. even dominos has better wings :/ waaaainik ya buffalo wild wings i'm kind of glad that i didn't get to eat more than 2 wings cause i'll probably suffer from a parched throat tomorrow...

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

أبوي ما يرضى

"لازم أرجع البيت، الوقت تأخر"
"هاو ليش شعندج"
"لا بس، أبوي ما يرضى"
حلفيييييييييي قولي والله! وراس أمج اللي يابتج استحي على ويهج يالجذابة
عقب ما لعبتي بريلج وذيلج يايه تستشرفين فوق روسنا
صج جلة حيا
لا ويقولون مضبطة ألارم الموبايل عشان ما تنسين عمرج بالسوالف
(i know for a fact that your parents never imposed any kind of curfew on you)
قاعده اشزينج حش وسوالف .. صارت الساعة 9 ودق الألارم .. شفيها سندرلا بتمشي، حتى ما مداهم يشيلون الآبتيزر
يا ربي هالأفلام متى بتخلص؟
مبارك عليكم الشهر وعساكم من عواده