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7 Things I did not know last week

1- Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes or shark attacks.

2- Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty (50) years of age or older.

3- American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one (1) olive from each salad served in first-class.

4- Venus (right) is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

5- Six of the 10 fastest elevators in the world are located in Asia.

6- The longest speech at the United Nations lasted almost eight hours.

7- Alfred Thayer Mahan - a US navy officer and geostrategist - invented the term "Middle-East" in 1902

Joke of the week: Can we get married in heaven?

On their way to get married, a young Catholic couple is involved in a fatal car accident.

The couple find themselves sitting outside the Pearly Gates waiting for St. Peter to process them into Heaven. While waiting, they begin to wonder: Could they possibly get married in Heaven? When St. Peter showed up, they asked him.

St. Peter said, 'I don't know. This is the first time anyone has asked. Let me go find out,' and he leaves.

The couple sat and waited, and waited. Two months passed and the couple is still waiting. As they waited, they discussed that if they were allowed to get married in Heaven, what was the eternal aspect of it all. 'What if it doesn't work?' they wondered, 'Are we stuck together forever?'

After yet another month, St. Peter finally returns, looking somewhat bedraggled.

'Yes,' he informs the couple, 'you can get married in Heaven.'

'Great!' said the couple, 'But we were just wondering, what if things don'…

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Illustrated FMLs

Today, I had misplaced my cell phone. I decided the best course of action would be to dial the number from my house phone and wait for it to ring to locate it. Somebody answered when I called. It wasn't the wrong number and I had a brief conversation with the man that stole my phone. FML

 Today, my boss fired me via text message. I don't have a text messaging plan. I paid $0.25 to get fired. FML

 Today, at work, a woman came up to the counter and asked if we made sweet and sour chicken. Before I could answer, she told me a really long recipe and said "I expect to see this on the menu next time I come in, or I will complain to the manager about your lousy work ethic". I work at Starbucks. FML


Today, I moved out of my apartment and thought it would be nice to leave the roll of toilet paper in the bathroom for the next tenant. I later got a notice from the management that I was being charged $50 for leaving behind "personal items." FML

Majida El-Roumi Concert in AUB (July 2009)

Majida El-Roumi, the famous Lebanese singer, held a concert in my university AUB. I was the official photographer of the event for the AUB campus yearbook. In this video, AUB President Dorman introducing Majida El Roumi during the AUB Concert in July. You can watch the full concert on youtube by following the sequence of videos.


Below is the news article I wrote about the event and some photos of me and my friends.

A night of rose-filled terraces
مساءٍ وردي الشرفات

After receiving an Honorary Doctorate degree from AUB on commencement day, Majida El-Roumi, the famous Lebanese icon and singer, returned to AUB on Sunday, the fifth of July for a concert which was long awaited for by her fans in AUB and all over Lebanon. It is worth mentioning that profits from this concert went to the AUB scholarship fund. In an interview contacted with her after the concert, El-Roumi said that this concert was dedicated to the students of AUB who would like to continue their education. Moreover, she was grat…

Strawberry Cucumber Chicken

I rummaged through my backpack, saffron lights gleaming brilliantly pale highlighted edges of steps a grumpy figure blocking my pathway I reached for my wallet and handed him two bills and a coin
My bag clung on the cold metal stairs a loud echo tumbled along but no one seemed bothered. Rivers of words flowed clumsily through the dimness of the air, heavily clogged with jaded noise. I squinted at the eerie purple glow and dragged my bag across as it bumped and vibrated.
Searching for a seat, seats that feel like carpets carpets that give severe rug-burn. There was only one seat left: squished between a family of five jam-packed on two seats and a young couple who were not so pleased to see me.
I wanted to sit at the window. I wanted the wind to blow onto my hair. It was too late.
I rummaged through my backpack for my treasured earphones. I knew this day will come I dreaded this always. I could not find my earphones This promised to be one hell of a ride. ---
Bobo, Lelo, Titi the man called his little children, chil…

Chelsea Comic

Funny Graves

Halloween comic

Caught in an autumn rain

Our lives
were full of sunshine
together day and night.
The sun bright
up in vanilla skies
reaching out
like wings of a dove,
the light barefoot
gently swifting
through tree branches.

A hot breeze blew,
our dreams fell
devastated,
the lantern of our nights faded
searching for the moon
to give us royal light.
Where are you moon?
There was no moon.

Veins of a maple leaf
hugging the rain
that falls without doubt.
Winds carry leaves away,
you are lost,
lost in the sounds
of what you hear,
wind, autumn's careless bride
walking forever in a season.

The sun has come and left.

Freezing,
the wind blew
cold defeating your warmth,
tears dripping
on your velvet dress,
erasing photos
erasing memories.
The rain cheapening
your human tears.
We did not believe
that fate
is our fate.

We thought

Bitch's Sidekick

So I am taking this poetry writing course this semester with Dr. D and my first assignment is to write a prose poem. The poem below is inspired by a true story, hope you like it.

Bitch’s Sidekick [working title]
Dear Z. Or it should probably be just Z; you are not that dear to me anymore.  I know I swore that I would never talk to you again; I am writing this to tell you that you are not the only one who was lying. Remember when you asked me if those cheesy garlic bread are gonna make you fat, and I said no. I lied. Remember when you told me that my friend’s ugly girlfriend is much prettier than you, and I said don’t be ridiculous. I lied. Remember when that guy came up to you and said you looked hideous in that dress, and I said he’s just jealous. I lied. Remember when you told me that your face was so swollen from studying and lack of sleep and I said you never looked better. I lied. A puffer fish was never as puffy. Remember when you asked me if your make-up looked good and I said yo…

Think out of the box:

Three of the glasses are filled with orange juice, the other three are empty, By moving only one glass, can you arrange them so the full and empty glasses alternate?
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English is a difficult Language!

Frenchie!

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Sexual Favor Fail

15 Strangest Contact Lenses

If you want something out of the ordinary when it comes to contact lenses then you might want to have a look at these special effect lenses, also known as crazy contacts or Halloween contact lenses, right from Hollywood plots. From a happy face to a soccer ball, see some of the craziest contact lenses ever worn.


Mickey Mouse contact lens. (Link)



John Galliano is taking designer branding to a new frontier: contact lenses that outline the iris in fine circles of sparkling gold or black.The Dior Eyes — currently hitting shelves in Europe. (Link)



Nike MaxSight contact lenses are very functional, but also very weird. Each one is designed for a different sport; this one is red and is designed for cyclists to reduce the road glare from the sun. (Link)



Cat Eye. (Link)


Looking for an extra sparkle in your eyes? Designer Anthony Mallier from India has created ‘Sparkle' contact lenses to make your eyes “Sparkle like they've never sparkled before.” Imagine having tiny Swarovski crystals beami…