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Definitions of words by gender...

Here's a fun interpretation of words according to both genders:

THINGY (thing-ee) n.
Female: Any part under a car's hood.
Male: The strap fastener on a woman's bra.

VULNERABLE (vul-ne-ra-bel) adj.
Female: Fully opening up one's self emotionally to another.
Male: Playing football without a helmet.

COMMUNICATION (ko-myoo-ni-kay-shon) n.
Female: The open sharing of thoughts and feelings with one's partner.
Male: Scratching out a note before suddenly taking off for a weekend with the boys.

BUTT (but) n
Female: The body part that every item of clothing manufactured makes "look bigger."
Male: What you slap when someone's scored a touchdown, homerun, or goal. Also good for mooning.

COMMITMENT (ko-mit-ment) n.
Female: A desire to get married and raise a family.
Male: Not trying to pick up other women while out with one's girlfriend.

ENTERTAINMENT (en-ter-tayn-ment) n.
Female: A good movie, concert, play or book.
Male: Anything that can be done while drinking.

FLATULENCE (fl…

Used Hardware

I can easily imagine this senarios happening here in Lebanon. LOL

Happy 100th Post!!

I never thought I would make it this far, but I'm finally here. One Hundred Published Posts with the help on my friends! This will give me more enthusiasm to continue with all the stuff I put up here, in hopes that you like them. Thank you for reading :)

Also, today I have joined my dear friend Sahar's blog and am looking forward to start posting there. Ofcourse, readers of Mind Soup will have the chance to read my posts here ahead of time (as a sneak peak :P). You can go to the blog, Business of Life, by clicking here, and you can also read about me joining the team in this blogpost.

Amazing Photographer

To my readers,

"Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams."
-- Ashley Smith

... And to capture beauty, great photography skills and amazing photographers are needed. Perhaps I wouldn't have noticed the great detail and the stunning beauty of nature if it wasn't to one of my friends, Mohamad Sakakini, who happens to be the best photographer I have ever met. It is very intriguing how he captures his photos with great patience, detail, vivid color and astonishing focus. Below are my favorite photos of his, and you can view his complete album here. Believe me, you will regret not pressing on that link.

Enjoy!

When You’re Older You’ll Understand

Three years old
he was that day.
A party for him,
he was surprised.
Preschoolers were festive
desiring the creamy toffee cake,
running hyper,
being silly.

His hands brushing his ginger curly hair,
he adjusted his goofy glasses
glaring across with dopey eyes,
his mouth watering
for a velvety chocolate treat.
He wanted the big piece;
after all,
he was the prince that day.

Much more
is what he got,
what happened to him
he didn't anticipate.

He saw a Barbie approaching him,
her golden hair tied in a bun.
He stared into her sapphire eyes,
he was staring into a cloudless sky
that was reflecting onto her dress.

A soft peck,
she landed on his cheek.
A tingly feeling
from her cloud lips,
made him smile;
it was something he hadn't felt before.

His grin slowly disappeared.
He was very righteous
he felt muddled.

His eyes strayed away
glancing at his mom,
her witty smile blossomed
as if telling him:
when you're older
you will understand.


Michael Jackson Dies At Age 50 From Cardiac Arrest

Michael Jackson is a icon in every way shape or form and the news has came in that he has died at the age of 50. Michael Jackson suffered from cardiac arrest this afternoon while he was in his Holmby Hills home. By the time that the ambulance responded to a call at his Los Angeles home about 12:30 p.m., he was already without a pulse and they were not able to get one back. Michael Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 and first got popular as part of the group The Jackson 5. He left to go on his own as a solo artist where he became known as "The King Of Pop" after selling millions and millions of records worldwide. There is million of fans that still show up to see Michael Jackson anywhere he goes. The world has lost a great icon today and there is bound to be millions of fans that are going to be heartbroken for years to come. Michael was responsible for raising millions and millions of dollars for different charities on top of being a musical legend..

"I do not want to die of this disease. So I say to God, 'It is seriously time for a miracle'" - Farrah Fawcett

From her glory days as a pinup girl, to her days on "Charlie's Angels," to her valiant fight against cancer, Farrah Fawcett, who died today at the age of 62, became a symbol of the will to live.

At the end of her two and half year battle with cancer, those who know and love Fawcett spoke exclusively to Barbara Walters in the actress's final days.

"An amazing woman, with simple roots that ... took on challenges that others wouldn't try. I always admire women that are independent, that ... have a dream and look as good as she does," longtime love Ryan O' Neal told Walters.

Farrah's Golden Career: Pinup, Sex Symbol

In 1976, Fawcett was the pinup girl who launched a million fantasies. The iconic poster with her dazzling smile, cascading golden hair and bombshell body sold an unprecedented 12 million copies, catapulting Fawcett into a sex symbol, idolized by both men and women.

As the decade's "It Girl," her hair, which became known as the &…

Top 10 Useless Body Parts

When you're sick you may feel that certain body parts are more trouble than they're worth. And in some cases, you'd be right. While the human body has evolved and adapted significantly since the caveman days, a few biological traces of our prehistoric ancestors still remain with us in the form of freeloading body parts we lug around with us, but have no use for. Take a gander at the top offenders!

10. Plica semilunaris
You may not know it, but you have a third eyelid. Pull open the two more noticeable eyelids and take a look -- it's located right in the corner by the tear duct. This small third eyelid is left over from what's known as a "nictitating membrane," which is still present in full form in some animals including chickens, lizards and sharks.

9. Body hair
No doubt we were once hairier. Up until about 3 million years ago, we were covered with body hair. But by the time Homo erectus arrived, the ability to sweat meant we could shed our woolly ways.

8. Si…

Moth turns from black to white as Britain's polluted skies change colour

The Peppered moth, which changed its colour from white to black in areas of Britain with heavy pollution, is now reverting back to its original appearance.
The moth was white with small black speckles but over time it evolved to being almost black in parts of the UK because of heavy industrial pollution. The change made it less obvious to predators against backgrounds of grime and soot. Having declined by more than two thirds compared to 40 years ago, it is regarded as a classic example of natural selection and has consequently become known as "Darwin's moth." Now in post-industrial Britain, 200 years after Darwin's birth, the moth is changing back to its original white colour. Scientists at Butterfly Conservation, based in Dorset, are now appealing to the public for help in finding out how widespread this change has become. As part of Garden Moths Count 2009 they want people to search their gardens for the moth and log their sightings. &…

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Twenty flowers for a Ghost

This post is dedicated to my family and my friends who I also consider them my second family.

So... in two hours, I say good bye to the last of my teen years. I never thought it will be so emotional to grow up. It has never occurred to me that these two hours will be as hard as they actually are. I know I shouldn't be writing this, and study instead for my huge final tomorrow, but I don't really want to spend these last to hours studying. I just wish I was with my family right now.

Tomorrow marks half of my youth. You do not realize this until you hit the mid-point, and sometimes you don't even realize this until its too late.

Today marks the last day of my past, the last days for me as a ghost. Today marks the last day of me observing this world, and start taking action.

These twenty years, I've been running from something, down a road that's leading nowhere. I am a ghost haunting a house, haunting your dreams, haunting my life.

Its feels like a ship I'm sinking wi…

Bloody Chain Letters!

A humorous explanation of the four types of chain letters There are four basic types of chain letters: Chain Letter Type I: Make a wish!!! (This is where you have to scroll down)









Really, go on and make one wish!!!









Oh please, s/he'll never go out with you!!!









Wish something else!!!









Not *that* either, you pervert!!









Is your finger getting tired yet?









You Can Stop now moron!!!!!!!!

Wasn't that fun? Hope you made a great wish. Now, to make you feel guilty, here's what I'll do. First of all, if you don't send this to a certain number of people in the next 5 seconds, you will be raped by a mad goat and then thrown off a high building into a pile of manure. It's true! Because, you know, THIS letter isn't like all of those fake ones, THIS one is TRUE!!
Really!!!
Here's how it goes.

Send this to 1 person: One person will be upset with you for sending them a stupid chain letter.

Send this to 2-5 people: 2-5 people will be upset with you for sending them a stupid chain letter.

5-…

I'm not Tina Fey.

Tina Fey's fans were disappointed to find out that the autograph they got was from Tina Fey look-alike, Sarah Palin. LOL

Funny Photo of the Day

Yes she hates you too. Get over it!

Mr. Cheapie's Guide to Frugal Living

Here's another article from the same website. It is really important to me to save money on meals, because I'm a college student who mainly depends on mom's cooking and fast-food places. This article is mainly a humorous way to give you (and me) ideas on how to economize! Too bad there isn't a decent kitchen here in the dorms, the plates that I cook back home kick ass.. really!! So here goes the article:

Mr. Cheapie takes his frugal living tips to the restaurant.

by David Leonhardt

Mr. Cheapie is here with his super-charged budget-cutting frugal living tips.

One of the biggest wastes of money is restaurant meals. You can cook a meal at home for about 2 cents a plate. Just put leftovers in the microwave, and Presto!

Those same leftovers cost a lot more at a restaurant. They call it "the buffet", and they sell it to you for $10.95.

Consider also the steak dinner that costs, say, $7 at home. At the restaurant, you pay $13.95 for the same meal. Or, if you want fancy na…

A "Parenting" Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

So I found this blog site called thehappyguy.com and this guy has really interesting and humurous articles that I think you should read. So every once in a while, I will be posting some of his articles here on Mind Soup.

Now this article caught my eye, because, as some of you might know, I am the hugest fan of cheesecake. This article is not bad itself, hehe. So here goes:

Parenting is tough enough, without having to follow a recipe.
This pumpkin cheesecake recipe was written for parents like you.

by David Leonhardt

NOTE: This article is humorous, but the recipe is real...and real good!!!

Whoever writes all those fancy cookbooks has never been a parent. To begin with, the pages are never spill-proof, almost guaranteeing that somewhere in the middle of mixing ingredients, Little Helper will spill something and cover up the remaining two ingredients listed. This means that parents must learn to improvise.

Some would suggest that the very thrill of cooking is experimentation. So what’s the big…