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Ever have that feeling that you're running out of time?
I do now.
Why do people have to shout? I hate shouting.
They are so insecure.
I'm feeling blue.. don't know why.
Will contemplate on that and return here later.
then some.

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My Main-Page Comment!

Call me what you want, but I am too lazy think about or write a new post.. I will comment on previous comments and also add some new info.. ok?
here goes:

Ali Mohammed: I met you in college the other day, right? nice work on your blog..

Sami: Most of my friends (Rockers run in packs here) know Alice but hate them.. too bad.. heaven beside you is great, but my all time favorites are Rooster and I stay away..Nirvana... What can I say? I was introduced to them by the SoB, he probably doesn't remember, but he made me watch Smells like teen spirit and I was hooked! I'm still known as a grunge guitarist (Although I changed my style to 80's Hard Rock) because my first year in college I was always Nirvana this, Nirvana that, you know!
Deftones are cool, they play from the heart, liked White Pony and The Deftones, btw, which album is My Own Summer on? I got only the single.
I hate system of a down! Sorry! but my idea of rock is razor sharp shredding riffs followed by an ear splitting 10 minute solo!
Sorry about the Oprah thing, you are free to choose any other name!

Lady NIW: My side of the world... Hmmm... Lemme see:
Things are more or less the same, me and my looney buddies have futoor at a friend's house, like I said the other time, We split the money, then order a huge amount (enough for 15 monsters who are willing to take a bite off each other if the food wasn't enough!)
and go to iftar at a friend's house..
First time was the routine yearly pilgrimage to my good friend RS7's house, we meet there to discuss which one can stuff more food in his face and important matters like that..
the Second one was to visit a friend whom a TimeBomb detonated next to his car!
A piece of shrapnel went through his shoulder, Thank God for that, wait wait... I mean Thank God because it didn't hit his neck, his head, his eyes, or any major organ.. It just went through the shoulder muscle and stopped there. thank God again.. we name such close calls in Iraq: "Bil Reesh" "In the feathers" cuz it's like when you're hunting a bird, you shoot it, and you hit the wing feathers, the bird drops then flies again!
My Angel.. Oh God. See her? I wish! She's on the OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD! literaly!
I miss her day in, day out, LIKE HELL.. but still, I feel much better that she is not here, with all the S**T that's going on.. also, even if she was here, do you think I would be able to see her? I mean, most people who have daughters think of boys as something that falls between bird crap and gutter slime.. They are not to blame since most of the boys here have only one thing on their mind!
Anyways, thanx for all of you who've been following the IRREGULAR advance of THEN SOME!
and Cheers!
I ain't saying the usual "Smell ya..." thing because Someone here doesn't like it!
Oh and SoB, I bought a GBA! kn0w anyone HERE who has Carts for it? or do you know where I can get a programmable cart so I can load the ROMs I have on it? Oh and BURNOUT3 Rocks! I mean, It doesn't reach GT for racing skills, but it outstrippes EVERYTHING in the FUN area! Awesome car damage!

For all of the Non-Gamers out there, I was talking about games and stuff with the ORIGINAL NBG!

Oh my frig... Sorry ... my poor head.. want to snooze.

Salam to the masses.
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FW: My new name is Gadget Applebrains!

This thing really put a smile on my face!
Got it via email from a friend of mine who got it from one Ms. Donna Edmiston..

How to choose your new name:

Once you have your new name, put it in the Subject box and forward it
to
friends and family and coworkers.
Don't forget to forward it back to the person who sent it to you, so
they
know you participated. And don't go all 'adult' ...

The following in an excerpt from a children's book, "Captain Underpants
And the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants" by Dave Pilkey. The
evil
Professor forces everyone to assume new
names......

Use the third letter of your first name to determine your new first
name

a = poopsie b = lumpy c = buttercup
d = gadget e = crusty f = greasy
g = fluffy h = cheeseball i = chim-chim
j = stinky k = flunky l = bootie
m = pinky n = zippy o = goober
p = doofus q = slimy r = loopy
s = snotty t = tootie u = dorkey
v = squeezit w = oprah x = skipper
y = dinky z = zsa-zsa

Use the second letter of your last name to determine the first half of
your new last name:
a = apple b = toilet c = giggle
d = burger e = girdle f = barf
g = lizard h = waffle i = cootie
j = monkey k = potty l = liver
m = banana n = rhino o = bubble
p = hamster q = toad r = gizzard
s = pizza t = gerbil u = chicken
v = pickle w = chuckle x = tofu
y = gorilla z = stinker

Use the fourth letter of your last name to determine the second half of
your new last name:
a = head b = mouth c = face
d = nose e = tush f = breath
g = pants h = shorts i = lips
j = honker k = butt l = brain
m = tushie n = biscuits o = hiney
p = chunks q = toes r = buns
s = fanny t = sniffer u = sprinkles
v = kisser w = squirt x = humperdinck
y = brains z = juice

Thus, for example, George W. Bush's new name is Goober Chickenshorts.

William Jefferson Clinton is Bootie Liverbiscuits.

Now when you SEND THIS ON...use your new name as the subject.

And remember that children laugh an average of 146 times a day; adults
laugh an average of 4 times a day.

Put more laughter in your day.

Donna Edmiston
Leasing Paralegal
Minter Ellison - Gold Coast


AND THAT IS MY NEW NAME UP THERE!
Oh, someone asked me about my musical prefrences, please read my profile?
thanx.

13out.

Two Good people lost.

Didn't post these last few days because I wasn't feeling fit for life..
two of my friends were murdered.
Didn't know until two days ago, my family knew but didn't tell me, they knew I would be depressed and cut myself from the world like this..
This happened THREE WEEKS AGO and they didn't tell me.
I will miss you.
Dr. Ziyad and Dr. Ziena, two good friends of mine, i knew them back in 1998, when i was a frequent visitor to Chadirchi building (Electronics Center), they had a pharmacy there and i used to go there daily and sit with them... i lost contact with them when they moved their pharmacy to another district.
They were kidnapped from their pharmacy under gun-point, held hostage for days, then the HEATHENS butchered them like sheep..
WHY? the accusation was that they were selling medicine to USA troops!
SO WHAT?
THEY HAVE A PHARMACY.. THEY SELL TO EVERYONE.
WHY IS THIS GOING ON?
Sat alone strumming knockin on heaven's door and FEELING THE SONG CUTTING THROUGH MY SOUL.

I'm over the pain now because of someone.. The light of my eyes.. She talked me back to life.. made me smile again.
Thank You, my angel.. I don't have anything if I don't have you.


Ramadhan Kareem! (Happy Ramadhan)

Boys and Girls, Mabrouk your Ramadhan!
Do something useful with it!
For you not understanding what Ramadhan is, here's my version of the story:

Ramadhan is a month in the Islamic Hijri Calendar, which is a lunar one, so basically, the start and end of the month is determined by the lunar cycle..

Ramadhan holds a special place to all muslims since it is the month in which Holy Quran was delivered to the Prophet Muhammed..
In Ramadhan, ALL muslims within age (9 years and above) and with sound body and mind, should undergo fasting, Fasting is a word used to describe the act of not eating or drinking or smoking from dawn till dusk, in essence, it is MUCH MORE..
Fasting MUST include not lying, stealing, cheating, doing bad deeds, or even THINKING BAD THOUGHTS (Purification for the Soul, if you may)..
This Soul aspect has sadly been missed by many people i know or see here, they simply consider Ramadhan to be a chance for a DIET, or QUITTING SMOKING...
Ahhh....
Whatever..
Funny thing is:
In Ramadhan, The only people doing the killings and all that are the Jihadist Fundementalists!
Since it is a Holy month, ALL fundementalists want to blow themselves or their enemy "infidels" to seventh heaven, WHY? Cuz they believe in doing so they will be blessed and be INSTANTANEOUSLY teleported to paradise..

Since I am fasting I am not allowed to express my mind as usual, in fact, I should clean out my thoughts... hmm lets see.. 2 hours till dusk... yeah see ya in two hours (if i have a telephone line)
hmmm.

Later and THEN SOME!
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The Death of Superman

You might not have noticed, but three days ago, Earth lost its Hero.
actor Christopher Reeve, known for playing superman, passed away on Oct. 10th of a heart failure...
Christopher Reeve was truly a Man of Steel.. Despite his deteriorating medical condition, he never gave up, he gave people hope.. in movies, he was Superman, in life, he was superMAN.

Chrisopher Reeve, as a loyal fan of both you and Superman, I salute you, I pray your soul finds peace.

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Farewell...No more pain.



E.T. PHONE HOME....

This is the THIRD TIME I'm writing this, lets hope this time whomever's stealing my phone-line (probably a neighbor) will let me use the phone for FIVE minutes so I can post this and get lost..
This S**T has been going on close to 14 days now, EVERYNIGHT some idiot hooks-up on the telephone line somewhere between my house and the local phone cabin and cuts me off from the outside world...

AT LAST MY FRIGGIN' PHONE IS BACK.. (pardon my french)
It seems that whomever's doing this, has took it upon himself to see that I sleep early and study hard instead of browsing the internet..
Before, I could understand that he/she would steal the line and use it to call abroad... but now since I told the phone company to cut the 0 prefix, the son-of-a-diseased-***** is 100% using it to browse the net... OHH I WOULD..... Sorry got carried away with thoughts..

On another note, Something at the cellphone company, IRAQNA, has gone seriously wrong the past week.. The service shuts down for hours on end, and the company is not distributing pre-paid credit for us to buy... and since we Iraqis are very rumor-loving (YET LAW-OBEDIENT... yeah right) people, these strange events have spawned some very funny stories, let me share some of them with you:

1. When the first shut-down occured, IMMEDIATELY a rumor spread in baghdad saying that the head of the company has died, and the company will shutdown for three days TILL HIS FUNERAL ENDS! (Islamic Protocol: Funeral lasts for three days), however, the service returned the same night, and this rumor died.

2. The second one was that 100 credit-cards were stolen, each with the value of 20$ and in order to cut the losses, the company will shut-down for TWO MONTHS! Imagine shutting down a 20 MILLION $ per month operation in order not to lose 2000$!!!

3. The FUNNIEST one is saved for last, it said:
"There was this Iraqi interpreter who works for the U.S. Army, he became best-buddies with a general there, and this general was kind enough to give him this strange code and told him to input it on his mobile.. So the poor guy goes and enters the code as it was given to him, and POOF! the Network SHUTS-DOWN!"
I will NOT comment on this one, but I swear that it was told around Baghdad!

Oh God, I'd better go now since my kindly son-of-a-diseased-***** neighbor probably wants to steal the phone again to check his email...

Thank you for using Iraqi Telecom network.. please burn in hell for all eternity while we profit off your A$$..

About them jokes...

When I posted those rude jokes some time ago, I broke a major promise I'd made with myself.. I'd promised myself that I would never ever take pot-shots at anyone because of their religion, gender, age, nationality, or sexeual preference..
thank you for proving me wrong.
In my society, such jokes are made and told to relieve sexual tension, to release pent-up feelings and to assure each other that it is RIGHT to be homophobic (homophobia = fear of homosexuality)
ALMOST ALL mid-eastern guys are homophobic, yet we don't talk about it, we feel it is wrong to express fear to others.. this is the way we've been raised, this has been the way since centuries..
I've always thought of myself to be the least homophobic guy in the middle east..
My idea was that even though homosexuality is banned in Islam (punishable by death) and I don't feel it is right, but I don't hold a personal grudge against homosexuals like most of the people I know...
Live and let live. this is how I am. (most of the time!)

So, the point is, whenever I make a major foul-up or my logic seems to be WAY OFF course, please take a couple of minutes and post a remark so I can remedy the situation.

Thank you. (All of you in general and one of you in particular! the one who got on my back and forced me to think again!)

THEN SOME!
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(Finished Onimusha3 and busy with SplinterCell2.. )

Yeah yeah whatever...

I'm back.
Man oh man was it a hectic week! Remember like when i posted that i was going to bab-el-sharji in my last comment?
I didn't.
A couple car-bombs detonated here and there around that area and some of my friends who were there got stuck in traffic, so they called us (the other group) to tell us to stay where we are and avoid the area..
five minutes later my parents called me from jordan, they were watching some news channel and i'd told them the day before i was going there..
then the cell-phones broke down.
ALL DAY LONG THE IRAQNA MOBILE NETWORK WAS SHUT-DOWN.
Don't ask what my parents (and my significant other) were thinking ALL THAT TIME...
the phones came back around 11pm.. so there you are.
bab-el-sharji is close to the hotel area where all the news-reporters are staying.
I wasn't able to use my land-line to call my parents and some because:

1st. I'd arranged with the phone company to cut all prefixes starting with ZERO (0) from my service so nobody can steal it and make international phone calls.

2nd. STILL the phone is STOLEN daily from 8pm till 10am the next day! They are stealing it now to connect to the internet via dial-up!
WHAT A LOAD OF *&^%$....
anyways THANK YOU ALL WHO CARED WHEN I WAS AWAY!
believe me I'm happy..
I have friends!

then some.
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I BID THEE FAREWELL.. (Not really)

Well well..Seems that Allah finally granted your wishes,I will STOP posting here....










UNTIL NEXT WEEK.

Don't be that happy, I ain't that easy to get rid of.
Thing is, I sold my laptop some time ago, I got the money yesterday, I bought a Sony Playstation2 (KILLER), a Sony Net MD Walkman (KILLER also) and will buy a desktop again in less than ten days God willing..
I've been using my father's laptop these past few days (thank you plenty) and since he's leaving for jordan in 4 hours or so (Its around 2Am now but I can't connect since my cousin upstairs is using the only working phoneline in the house, guess i'll have to wait) I won't be able to post here till I get a new pc up and running..
So like, keep it going while I'm not around, I'll be posting my same pile of steaming poop soon enough, so MAKE THE BEST OUT OF THIS TIME!

Ahhh I will miss all of you... I will miss having something to rant about... I will really miss
all my good friends whom i met here, i hope i was a good friend to them...smell y'all later..
keep on blogging!
AND THEN SOME!