Monday, March 31, 2008

Cute or gross ?

A tour bus driver is driving with a bus load of seniors down a highway when he is tapped on his shoulder by a little old lady.

She offers him a handful of peanuts, which he gratefully munches up. After about 15 minutes, she taps him on his shoulder again and she hands him another handful of peanuts.

She repeats this gesture about five more times.

When she is about to hand him another batch again he asks the little old lady, ' Why don`t you eat the peanuts yourself?'

'We can't chew them because we've no teeth,' she replied.

The puzzled driver asks, 'Why do you buy them then?'

The old lady replied, 'We just love the chocolate around them.'

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Stay anonymous

Why it’s better to be an anonymous blogger:

- no post subject is off limits
- if u post at work your boss wont find out and think u’re a slacker

u don’t have to filter your words in fear of being judged
- u don’t have to worry about your mom finding out stuff about u
- u can tell stories about your friends without their permission
- it’s easier to share embarrassing stories
- u can vent about someone without having to worry about hurting their feelings

I’m sure there are more reasons, but these are enough for me to keep on being just Joud.

Thursday, March 27, 2008


I'm going to try to be as gentle as possible, try not to cuss and censor my words as much as possible

i have honestly had it with this dealership, if i was going in for full servicing, i would totally understand it would take a couple of days, specially with the traffic they've got, but for an OIL CHANGE, it should not take more than one hour. And for the past 3 weeks, every time i go there, their QUICK SERVICE counter faggot tells me it will take at least 3 hours, not once, not twice but this has happened over 7 times

if they have problems and dont have enough staff of space for thier clients, i'm sure Al Ghanim can easily afford hiring more staff and expanding the dealership, they are already a wealthy family as it is without owning half of Kuwait.

i wont even bother with calling, emailing or writing a letter to these ignorent fucks, i think Germany would love to hear what i have to say, and thats exactly what i will do, and i won't stop until my voice is heard

You snooze u lose

i guess i had it coming... at the end of the work day yesterday after a quick talk with my boss i asked him - "anything else?"

and there it was.... "well there's just this small little thing....

your morning attendance"

ouch . our working hours start at 8, and i've been coming closer to 9 for the past couple of weeks... or months

i blame the snooze button

unfortunately it doesn't matter how much work i put in after office hours or that i've been working my ass off - the bottom line is that i have to respect the hours they set, that's what u get when u have an office job

so today i made it at 8:10 ! the question is, will i keep it up ?

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Last Lecture

Randy Pausch is a married father of three, a very popular professor at Carnegie Mellon University—and he is dying. He is suffering from pancreatic cancer, which he says has returned after surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Doctors say he has only a few months to live. In September 2007, Randy gave a final lecture to his students at Carnegie Mellon that has since been downloaded more than a million times on the Internet. "There's an academic tradition called the 'Last Lecture.' Hypothetically, if you knew you were going to die and you had one last lecture, what would you say to your students?" Randy says. "Well, for me, there's an elephant in the room. And the elephant in the room, for me, it wasn't hypothetical."

i strongly recommend for everyone to watch this video

Friday, March 21, 2008

Walla faragha


the 60 car pile-up which happened in the uae on March 11th...

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


what does that even mean ????

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

That is so messed up

apparently it's now possible to get a genetically produced, breathing, living pet

u can buy a 'genpet' from kids r us; one version lives for 1 year and another lives for 3 years

if that's not scary i don't know what is - what if u get tired of it, do u just toss it in the trash ? if it's alive, doesn't it mean that it can feel pain ? it has human DNA for God's sake ! here's what it looks like

and why would u ever want to have such a freaky-looking 'thing' in your house anyway ??

it's like a scarier version of gollum

the gentpets website

Monday, March 17, 2008

What would you do ?

last week i went to the cinemagic movie screening, which they usually have on a weekly basis. the selection of movies they choose includes documentaries, indies, foreign films

last week's feature was a japanese film called after life, and i thought the plot was interesting, the kind that makes you wonder what you would do in that situation:

"If our passage to the afterlife demands that we erase all memories but one, what will that memory be?"

so which memory would you take with you?

the whole concept reminded me a little of sartre and his play no exit - perhaps because both have to do with life after death... it also made me think of the jim carrey movie the eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, which portrays how powerful meaningful memories can be. then i thought of the memory-erasing stick from men in black but by then my thoughts were just getting silly....

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Gypouin Revue

LAMA HOURANI's "Gypouin Revue" an Art to-wear jewelry collection, Spring/ Summer 08 at VILLA MODA (Kuwait- Free Trade Zone- Shuwaikh) Sunday 16-Thursday 20 March 2008. 10:00 AM- 10:00 PM

Lama Hourani is a Jordanian Jewelry Designer who has been designing and producing jewelry since 2000 and resides between Milan and Amman. Her work has been exhibited in Museums and Galleries around the world. Her creations were featured in the New York Times, De Pers- Netherland, Wall Street Journal and soon in Marie Clair- Brazil. Inspired from the old primitive etchings and drawings; adorning walls and caves through out Jordan's Desert and rich archeological relics. Recalling many locations around the world with similar drawings; of a similar life & daily practices which was way before languages, ethnicities & religions. Those symbols are familiar, explicable and they become a way of communication that bears free self-expression, peace and unity.Villa Moda was launched in 2002 in Kuwait as an alternative luxury fashion retailer, taking the best elements of luxury retail in the West and adding a distinct, cosmopolitan 'Gulf' twist for its wealthy, well-traveled and fashion-savvy clientèle.

Why men shouldn't write advice columns

Dear Ted,

I hope you can help me here. The other day I set off for work leaving my husband in the house watching the TV as usual. I hadn't gone more than a mile down the road when my engine conked out and the car shuddered to a halt. I walked back home to get my husband's help. When I got home I couldn't believe my eyes. He was in the bedroom with a neighbour lady making mad passionate love to her. I am 32, my husband is 34 and we have been married for twelve years. When I confronted him, he tried to make out that he went into the back yard and heard a lady scream, had come to her rescue but found her unconscious. He'd carried the woman back to our house, laid her in bed, and began CPR. When she awoke she immediately began thanking him and kissing him and he was attempting to break free when I came back. But when I asked him why neither of them had any clothes on, he broke down and admitted that he'd been having an affair for the past six months. I told him to stop or I would leave him. He was let go from his job six months ago and he says he has been feeling increasingly depressed and worthless. I love him very much, but ever since I gave him the ultimatum he has become increasingly distant. I don't feel I can get through to him anymore. Can you please help?

Susie Fox

Dear Susie,

A car stalling after being driven a short distance can be caused by a variety of faults. Start by checking that there is no debris in the fuel line. If it is clear, check the clips holding the vacuum lines onto the inlet manifold for air leaks. If none of these approaches solves the problem, it could be that the fuel pump itself is faulty, causing low delivery pressure to the carburettor float chamber .

I hope this helps.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Strangest thing

yesterday i had a 2 hour meeting with 3 american consultants and a Kuwait colleague (never met him before), all male. judging from his beard, he’s the extremely dayyin (i.e. religious) type – let’s call him Ned

worth mentioning is that i was leading the meeting, which means that i was doing about half of the talking.

the weird thing is that during the whole 2 hours, Ned did not – not once – look me in the eyes. so every time i addressed him or he addressed me directly, he would turn his head to my direction but look down or to the side. so strange ! and very distracting… it’s amusing at first, but then becomes kind of offensive – like it’s forbidden to look at me, because that would stir unholy, sinful thoughts in his mind. ew

seriously - have some self-control, Ned (No Eye-contact Dude)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Click me

Please clean your computer screen from inside - click on the spray bottle and maximize the browser window

Monday, March 10, 2008

A damn joke

A crusty old man walks into the local Lutheran Church and says to the secretary, "I would like to join this damn church."

The astonished woman replies, "I beg your pardon, sir. I must have misunderstood you. What did you say?"

"Listen up, damn it. I said I want to join this damn church!""I'm very sorry sir, but that kind of language is not tolerated in this church."

The secretary leaves her desk and goes into the pastor's study to inform him of her situation. The pastor agrees that the secretary does not have to listen to that foul language. They both return to her office and the pastor asks the old geezer, "Sir, what seems to be the problem here?""There is no damn problem," the man says. "I just won $200 million bucks in the damn lottery and I want to join this damn church to get rid of some of this damn money."

"I see," said the pastor. "And is this bitch giving you a hard time?

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Dry spell

i’m sure most of u have been through a similar phase before, where u feel u have absolutely nothing to write / post about ; some of u may have already written about it .

but really, I have absolutely no ideas . so I thought i should seek help to look for ways to jump start my creativity . natrally, i went to google

here are some of the things I found on the net, which are supposed to help / improve / stimulate creativity:

sleep deprivation
working in the nude
time off
essential oils

i’ve got music, sleep deprivation, and coffee covered ; as for time off, no one really wants to sit and blog for hours while on vacation.

So which one of the remaining suggestions should I try ??

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

What to do

i’ve been a q-net customer for 2 years now, first with a 512 speed then 1mb. now my subscription is up for renewal and i’m considering other options. i keep hearing that q-net is one of the best and most reasonably priced isp’s out there, but what about the zain 7.2mb service (with the router not ego)?

the speed sounds pretty enticing – i’m sure that 7.2 is far from reality, but even if it’s 2 or 3mb then it’s still worth it.

now for the price:
- zain 7.2 is 27kd a month, which adds up to 324kd yearly
- q-net 1mb is 368kd yearly

since the price difference isn’t huge, the question is whether or not the zain service is reliable – has anyone tried it or heard about the quality of their service ?

should I stick with q-net or go with zain ?

help, I cant stay much longer without internet at home

Saturday, March 1, 2008

the 3 stages of a mans life