Sunday, February 28, 2010

Computer Humor

Some of these will make you lol !Have a great day !








My all time favorite one ......


Maya Angelou : Words Of Wisdom

 True words of wisdom from Maya Angelou:

 “Don’t let someone become a priority in your life, when you are just an option in their life…
Relationship work best when they are balanced.”

Here are some more from Maya ..........

Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday.. Oprah asked her what she thought of growing older.
And, there on television, she said it was 'exciting...'

Regarding body changes, she said there were many, occurring every her breasts. They seem to be in a race to see which will reach her waist, first.

The audience laughed so hard they cried. She is such a simple and honest woman, with so much wisdom in her words!

Maya Angelou said this:
'I've learned that no
matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.'

'I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.'

'I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.'

'I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as 'making a life.'

'I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.'

'I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back...'

'I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.'

'I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.'

'I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back...'

'I've learned that I still have a lot to learn..'

'I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.'


Saturday, February 27, 2010

Haroun and Yousef's Malud Pictures

Malud ( Feb. 25, 2010) pictures of the grandsons.

Yousef not too sure about all the fuss in his Tux , at 6 months old .
Haroun ,a old hand at the whole picture taking ordeal , 2 years and 9months old , showing Yousef how it is done . Hope you all had a great Malud !
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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Just Daydreaming And ....

I was just laying here , day dreaming , wondering .... what attracts some one to another person of the opposite sex ? Is it their sense of humor, OR their intelligence ? Which is it with you ? I'll tell if you will.

painting by Michael Parks , " Hangman Daydream"

Sighing Going On Here !

Life in the Condo On The Seaside is gearing up for the big FIRE CRACKER NIGHT,  or otherwise known in this part of the world as The Malude . Mohamed's birthday , no, not Moe , but the OTHER Mohamed , the Prophet Mohamed . There are many ways to celebrate the Malude here in Libya and I have already talked about that before , but mainly , the children set off firecrackers of all types , from little sparklers to giant roman candles .It ends up sounding like a war zone before it is all over with .

I heard that this year it will be on Wednesday night.It starts around sunset and goes on until the kids run out of things to blow up .Many years the fire works are on sell well before the actual day and children take advantage of this and buy as many as possible days ahead of time to stock pile them for the night of Malude . But , as with most kids , temptation gets the best of them and you can hear the BOOM and POW of the firecrackers days before the event ! Poor Patches La Chat is in a nervous state and runs to hide at the least little noise now .She is even jumping in her sleep , poor baby .

My Internet time ran out this past week .I really hate when that happenes ! It means I have to get dressed in street clothes , do my hair , SIGHING GOING ON HERE ,put on sort of make up ( I hate to wear any) ,go down ALL THOSE STAIRS , dust the car off ( it has been miserabley dusty and windy all this past week ), drive to the store that sells the cards for the Internet in my neighborhood ,make chit chat with the guy , who is actually a very nice young man , and THEN that leads to going to the grocery store next door where there is ... CHOCOLATE !!! My downfall . I give in to my weakness and buy CHOCOLATE , but do I stop there ???? OH NO ..... I buy CHIPS too . I like the salty taste and then I need will something sweet to take away the salty taste , right ? Then after that I will need something that isn't too sweet or too salty , so search for the perfect food , which does not exsit ! So , by now I have spent well over the amount of money that Moe is happy with going out of his perfectly planned budget, which means he will be very unhappy when he finds out . SIGHING ALL OVER THE PLACE NOW !!!!!!!!!!! What to do ? Stay home .And people always ask me why I stay home all the time !

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Anti- Valentines !

Valentine's Day Graphics



                Happy Valentines Day !

1 Guy Named Moe

Moe, a happy birthday guy , talking to our daughters in America !

He had a great birthday with a special dinner . That made him happy ,lol . Then all the wonderful wishes from all of you , PLUS the calls from family and friends here and in the States completed his day ! Thank you all !

I think it was Meme that asked about his hair in the other post , lol . If he looked like that when we dated / met.Well , yes and no . He was all clean cut when we met , BUT he had only been in the US like 2 months then . So , after he was there for a while and became a "wild and crazy guy", he grew his hair into an Afro or Fro as we said back them .Oh, and the mandatory  Pancho Villa  mustache that cool guys  had to have if they weren't in the military or in Libya ! LOL !

So weird , he had that mustache for almost 30 years , but on New Years eve 1999 , he went into the bathroom and shaved it off . Our kids had only seen him without the mustache once in their entire lives. We were shocked , lol . I saw the dimples he had hidden underneath the "shnap" ( mustache) all those years. I had forgotten about them . They were one of the things I fell in love with when we met .

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

A Kiss

A kiss, when all is said, what is it? It's a secret told to the mouth. (E.Rostand) 

painting by Susan Cox "What A Tease"

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Cleaning For A Reason

I was sent this link and just wanted to pass it along to those of you that live in the States only . It is a organization that will come into a woman's home that is on chemo, and clean it once a month while she is on chemotherapy, for free.Please pass this along to any woman you know that might need help . Or if you want to make a donation , this is a worthy cause to me .The service is called "Cleaning For A Reason".Here is what they have to say :
It's What We Do!

Fighting cancer is difficult enough, but living with it is even tougher - and that's where the Cleaning for A Reason Foundation steps in.  This newly formed nonprofit offers free professional housecleaning, and maid services to improve the lives of women undergoing treatment for cancer - any type of cancer

painting by L.C. Neil

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Endless Wall

I am so depressed . We went to Khadija's funeral today , Moe and I .I am terrible . I hate funerals and as awful as it may be , I try to avoid them as much as possible , but Khadija's , I couldn't .I just seem to absorb all the grief from others and by the time I leave a funeral , I am overwhelmed by grief .We went in the early afternoon and it wasn't crowed at all which was nice, so that I had a chance to sit and talk with her daughters. We stayed for a couple of hours and then made our way home .

I thought that since we both were sad, that prehappes a drive in the country side might lift our spirits some .I drove us out to a favorite area that we like to go to. It is normally covered in wild flowers this time of year , but not this year . We didn't have enough rain this year to allow wild flowers grow .Things were already starting to lose their fresh green look and fade to brown.That didn't do much toward cheering us up .

Ok , so that wasn't a winner ideal !We talked it over and decided to take a chance on the drive along the sea coast . The Libyan sea coast is one of the longest in North Africa and the coast that runs along Tagura is one of the best views you will ever see of the Med. Actually spectacular in many places .BUT much to our dismay ...a new campaign by the government  has walled off most of this coast line blocking the sight of the sea. Not just from public view ,but now beaches that has always been accessible for the people to enjoy are no longer open to the public .Access is denied by the WALL .Now , that is too depressing for words .

Back in the mid 70's , a law was passed stating that no buildings could be built within 100 meters ( that is about one American football field long ,or one soccer field long ) of the sea . This was to protect the beaches and to make sure that the ordinary person had access to the beaches .For many years this law was strictly enforced . Then it was ok if a beach hotel was built on a beach , but only with very special permission .Not too many of those were ever built . The beach was enjoyed by all . And as I said before, the drive along the sea when the road followed the coastline , was incredible !

Now we have all sorts of new projects in the works and the beach is going the way of the Dodo .There are new chain hotels being built on beaches or near the sea .Restaurants , and tourist villages are planned to go up soon , even a new sea port is projected for the future were beautiful sandy beaches once were . The saddest thing is that now when you drive along the sea , all you can see is the wall that has been built to block the view of future construction .

I am all for modernization , but there needs to be a balance somewhere .Most people here live for the summers because of the beaches .For many families this is a treat , to pack up the house and move to the beach for a day of relaxation and fun. For many women , this is about the only time they can get out of the house or apartment, and enjoy the outdoors with their families .And it was FREE .

After seeing the wall  stretch for kilometers along the sea , we were both too sad for words. What a loss for the country .

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Good Bye Khadija

She opened the door.

Khadija we will miss your love, your smiles,your gentle ways.Your loyalty so steadfast and true. There is a gaping hole in the Universe where you once were .You are with Allah and at rest, free from pain at last .Good Bye dear friend . 

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Have to share this one with you , so funny !!!!!


I was in the pub yesterday when I suddenly realized I desperately needed to fart.  The music was really, really  loud, so I timed my farts with the beat.

After a couple of  songs, I started to feel better.   I finished my pint and noticed that  everybody was staring at me.

Then I suddenly remembered that I was listening to my i Pod.



1. Is it good if a vacuum really sucks? 

2.  Why is the third hand on the watch called the second hand?

 If a word is misspelled in the dictionary, how would we ever know? 

 If Webster wrote the first dictionary, where did he find the words? 

5. Why do we say something is out of whack? What is a whack? 

 Why does "slow down" and "slow up" mean the same thing? 

7. Why does "fat chance" and "slim chance" mean the same thing?

8. Why do "tug" boats push their barges? 

9. Why do we sing "Take me out to the ball game"
when we are already there?

10. Why are they called "stands" when they are made for sitting? 

 Why is it called "after dark" when it really is "after light"? 

12.. Doesn't "expecting the unexpected" make the unexpected expected? 

13.... Why are a "wise man" and a "wise guy" opposites? 

Why do "overlook" and "oversee" mean opposite things?   

15. Why is "phonics" not spelled the way it sounds? 

16. If work is so terrific, why do they have to pay you to do it? 

17... If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting? 

 If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular? 

19. If you are cross-eyed and have dyslexia, can you read all right? 

20. Why is bra singular and panties plural?

21... Why do you press harder on the buttons of a remote control
when you know the batteries are dead? 

22. Why do we put suits in garment bags and garments in a suitcase? 

23. How come abbreviated is such a long word? 

Why do we wash bath towels? Aren't we clean when we use them? 

25... Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle? 

26. Why do they call it a TV set when you only have one? 

27.Christmas - What other time of the year do you sit in front of a dead tree and eat candy out of your socks?
28.  Why do we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway ?
I dunno, why do we?
Are ya confused yet ??? LOL !