Sunday, May 31, 2009

Whoever invented Murphy's law is a bitch. Because I betcha it wasn't really around until somebody named it into existence. Now we know it exists and we go about anticipating it. Did you know there was a Finnagles law? "Anything that can go wrong, will—at the worst possible moment" He just had to add the last bit to it, didn't he?

Its like all those psychological disorders that exist out there, at any one given time we are bound to have at least one of them aren't we? With their generic characteristics, it is an easy excuse for the lazy and a nightmare for hypochondriacs I would assume? With all the discoveries of illnesses they can take their pick of what to freak out about really.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

I Smell heaploads of Procrastination

You know what the recession is actually doing? It's making you lazier. Okay, not you, per se, but all of my friends who don't really read my blog. It's that attitude that nobody else is working, why should we work?

I think working used to be inherent in our bones. Now, we won't directly associate starving with working like the cavemen did, so we don't feel that need innately anymore. I can't imagine an ancient caveman, lets call him Fred, who would sit around pretending to work while he got weaker and weaker. What would Fred do to pass his time instead of hunting? Would he observe ants? Sit at a mountain top and daydream? Imitate Tarzan and swing from Banyan trees? I don't knwo why I needed to give Fred a name, but I do often wonder how much procrastination has increased in the modern world. And what it could get too. Somethings been on my mind alot lately, and it's applying to every aspect of life- People only change in times of utter desperation, when they are on the brink of collapse..............

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Glossary of Last Moment Gifts in Kuwait

Every year, just before my birthday I pretend to not care about who is going to get me what. I don't think my act is very convincing at all, because I try to subtly hurl little suggestions about how I need to be surprised with something I never knew I needed. Then, I'll leave them stupefied of course without the slightest clue of what could possibly make me happy, and my inner smirk will still expect a gift. It's not that I don't, I'm a mighty gift giver myself. I actually put aside money for gifts for each month, so that when I need to go get it, my jaw doesn't drop and anchor itself to the ground in protest. So, here are great bets that would work for not so great a sum of moolah.

I just received the most beautiful Swarovski pendant on a leather string from a dear friend yesterday. It's the most simple yet the most elegant gift, and I'm loving it. The first gift of the year, and the best. Cost: Around 17 KD. Location: Swarovski at Marina or Avenues

An IPOD shuffle was what my bro in law gave me two birthdays ago. It was a fantastic present to clip on my pocket when I want for a walk, and it was simple yet elegant, technology in moderation is what I've always wanted. And this little baby is perfect. 1 GB, which is honestly not bad and will give you at least 2 days battery depending on how much you use it. Cost: About 30 KD. Location: Alghanim X-cite in Marina or Salmiya.

If you happen to know whether the person has a Wii or a PS3, you can pick up a game or two. I recently picked up a Call of Duty game for the PS3 . Cost 25 KD

Another quick yet thoughtful gift is a photoframe with a thoughtful picture you can up. Slip it onto a USB and beg the guys at Boushairi, Salmiya to print it for you super fast. If you're lucky they'll do it in 10 minutes like they did for me, otherwise getting it in an hour isnt that bad either. Cost 1.100 KD

My brother in law is amazing with gifts. They are always carefully thought of, all about the utility and once you receive it you wonder how you lived without it. He gave me a 320 GB hard drive for last Christmas loaded with a couple of seasons of Lost, all of House, some of Chuck and a bunch load of movies! It's fantastic because it's one of those that you connect directly to the TV to play it. Cost: I'm not sure about this one but Alghanim does have some fab hard drive's that double up and do more than the usual, check 'em out yourself until I figure this out better and update this post heh!

Women aren't that difficult usually as there's always perfumes, chocolates or even flowers. But if you are in a relationship and want to be a step above your game, you'll get those on days that are no occasion at all. Also remember that quantity is everything. We have this random superficial need that makes us want to belt out the amount of gifts you have given us in more than one breath no matter how insignificant it is. Yea. Well, my birthday is in about 20 days. I'll update you with what I get. If you have any ideas, just share it already!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

21 days in Europe

So two months of not posting! Don't ostracize me! I have lots of funny stories about my boss, and I'll trade inside stories about my family for your attention! I'll spruce up my love life just for the sake of content! I'll think in blog title format!!!!!!! Come back! Ha. Did that work? I didn't mean it.

Anyway, our Eurotrip plans had a journey of their own. Last year, we impulsively decided we would drive from Kuwait to Europe. Four people were on then. The plan faded and backed into a shadowy corner and life went on and the excitement waned. About a month ago, 5 of us booked tickets. We'd fly to Germany and then prance about in Amsterdam before going to France to recuperate. Now with the swine flu and job situations, it seems like its boiled down to two of us actually going through with it. I'm still hoping the other three change their mind or I'll have no one to drink with.

So right now, I'm thinking Germany from the 11th to the 21st and then France. The only thing we know is that we will land in Frankfurt and have accomodation there. The rest is my oyster! Any advice? Also, anyone have any advice for some cheap paying-guest-house or anything?

Monday, May 11, 2009

Adobe Illustration: Some Effects on a Sketch

I know I've disappeared for a while, but it was because I had an MBA exam I needed to study. I didn't even finish that because I was researching alot of online games for a good blog post. Unfortunately, I got very addicted and very lost with those games. I might just be back, but I'm not sure yet.
By the way, would you believe there isn't a single freaking proper Yoga instructor here? Everyone who practices it here seems to have forgotten it isn't only about the body but also about the mind. Spastics! I wish I knew earlier to pursue a career in it!