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Growing Old Gracelessly

Over the last couple of years, I’ve noticed something very disturbing when I look in the mirror.No, it’s not my face – I’ve lived with that long enough that it ceases to disturb me now. It’s in that area though. Simply put – I’m going grey.Yes, that’s right. I have grey hairs. Or rather, I did have grey hairs. As soon as they’re noticed, they are immediately removed, and no, two won’t grow back in it’s place, that’s just an old wives tale.The truly disturbing part is that when I spot one lately, it’s come with friends. There’s not just one or two any more. Oh no… and what’s worse is that they’re appearing in random places. I mean, I could cope with going grey if, for example, they all went grey in a particular area, so I had a grey streak or something, which might at least look decent, and would offer interesting prospects with hair dye. No, they’re cropping up all over. Mostly towards the crown of my head, and along the parting. Which was good. Less noticable there.I said was, because as of yesterday, three of the hairs in my fringe defected to the grey side. I had no grey hairs in my fringe on Saturday night. I had them last night.Now, I always thought the thing about going grey overnight was a load of hooey and could be attributed to people just not noticing, but these were so obvious that there’s no way I could have missed them, particularly given my vigilant search an destroy campaign on the little grey bastards.I can feel another dye job coming on. Any votes for colour this time? Already been bright burgundy red, and black with red stripes. What’s next? Blonde? Purple?Perhaps electric blue with green stripes?

Maybe I’ll just go all Morticia.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Today was a veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery long dayHi guys:I woke up today at 5:00Am to be at work at 7:00Am cuz my friend over central pharmacy decided to take the day off in the last minute and I had to leave my office and go to the pharmacy to cover for her since its holiday season and there is no one else to do so.My morning drive was really interesting, I enjoyed watching the sunrise, I haven’t done that in a very long time, and tell u what; I tried to take video but its wasn’t clear as I wanted it to be cuz I used my cell phone camera, I’ll try to have my camera ready next time for you guys.So any way, my day at central pharmacy started as it used to start when I was there, very crazy and very busy, I kinda miss that sometimes but not today, we hired a new pharmacist last week and every body complained that she talks too much, and for my bad luck I was suppose to work with her today , and I HATED it, she drove me crazy with her Vietnamese accent, I was guessing half of what she was trying to say, now I don’t want to be misunderstood, I know that we all have accents but come on… some people are really hard to understand, and she got to my last nerve today.At lunch break we had a thanks giving party, I was planning for it for a month now, I was the one suggested the whole thing, set the date, time, place, food, and even gifts, and tell u what; I was so happy with the results, the party was perfect, every thing turned ok J, and I was so proud when my supervisor thanked and appreciated the effort I made for taking care of this party, she was so happy with every thing, so was I.Now back to work, and back to our new pharmacist, I’m almost sure that she called my name today more than 756921408 times today, by the end of the day I hated my name.I finished what ever I had to finish at 5:30PM although I usually get out of work at 4:30, I was extremely tired by the time I got to the car, it was already dark. Oh my god I wasn’t even sure that I’m gonna make home safe since I’m not getting enough sleep lately (YES I’m still not sleeping) so I was looking forward just to get home and relaaaaaaaax.

Happy Thanksgiving everybody…

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This is the fourth sleepless night in a row, I barley get enough sleep although I’m trying so hard, I really want to sleep but no luck.

I guess I have so much in my mind, work and the stress I deal with every single day, trying to figure out a way to have a long vacation in Amman since Laila’s wedding will be in April 4th and I have to be there at least 10 days before that date so I can catch up with every thing there, I have to prepare every thing for the person who is gonna replace me during my absence and train him so he wont screw things up for me, and plan and shop for gifts because my dad is leaving to Amman on January 11th and every thing has to be perfect for his trip, I mean its been almost 4 years since his last visit, and yes he is so excited about it.Back to me and the fact that I can’t sleep (I guess the things that I just mentioned explains a lot)…

Every morning at 6:00amMusic Plays:

A new day has…come
I see a light in the sky
Oh, it’s almost blinding me
I can’t believe
I’ve been touched by an angel

(singing STOP)

That was my alarm clock at 6:00am & NEW DAY HAS COME

Good Morning…Like the past 3 days I’m up already and just waiting for the alarm to go on to believe that another sleepless night just passed.

Ok OK Mai stop whining and get up Shower, pray, coffee (I’ve been drinking a lot of at lately,) Lets see… what should I wear today URGH I hate this time of the year, I can’t find any thing to wear, in the morning its really cold and you have to wear something really worm or else your gonna freeze, by the time its 11:00pm OH MY GOD it’s burning hot and you can’t stand being out for 3 minutes..

OK my new brown pants with a cute blue shirt will be fine for today. Hair, makeup within 10 minutes, Come on you’re gonna be late hurry up…Alright I made it; I’m in the car before 6:30am (come on you guys that’s a record for a girl everybody knows that, LOL), start engine, Fadel’s new CD… WOW, Wada3tak Ma Nseetak, Reverse, Drive and hit the road to work.

Back to the subject that I forgot what it was LOL, Oh yeah, I can’t sleep, and yet I have to do a lot of things during the day, that’s right… wait a minute who said I’m lucky because I live in USA???? Well… think again

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الحكم بإعدام صدام وبرزان والبندر شنقا و «مدى الحياة» لرمضان

قضت المحكمة العراقية امس بالاعدام شنقا ضد الرئيس العراقي السابق صدام حسين وبرزان التكريتي وعواد البندر الذي شغل قاضي محكمة الثورة أثناء حكم صدام بقضية الدجيل ، وقضت المحكمة بسجن طه ياسين رمضان والذي شغل منصب نائب الرئيس العراقي السابق ”بالسجن مدى الحياة لارتكابه القتل العمد كجريمة ضد الانسانية” ، وقررت المحكمة تبرئة محمد العزاوي احد معاوني صدام والغاء التهمة الموجهة له والافراج عنه… لعدم كفاية الادلة ، فيما اصدرت المحكمة احكاما ضد ة مزهر عبد الله وعبد الله كاظم وعلي دايح بالسجن لمدة 15 سنة لارتكابهم القتل العمد ضد الانسانية
وينص نظام المحكمة على استئناف الحكم بشكل آلي في حال كان الحكم بالاعدام او السجن المؤبد، مما يمكن ان يؤدي الى ارجاء تنفيذ الحكم عدة اسابيع او عدة اشهر. وسارع القاضي رائد جوحي رئيس المحكمة الجنائية العليا امس الى الاعلان بان اجراءات استئناف حكم الاعدام ستبدأ اليوم.
ورفض صدام في بداية المحاكمة ان يقف لسماع الحكم ، وعندما وقف صرخ عند النطق بحكم الاعدام ”الله اكبر”. و ”يحيا العراق

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ابو العصا

This post has been written by my friend Rania, she is a very talented girl and i would like all of you to read this post and enjoy it the same way I did, thank you Rania for letting me publish this post here, wish you all the best my dear ملايين النساء المثقفات واخريات اميات ترزح تحت العنف بشتى اشكاله  نساء تريد العيش بكرامتها كانسان نصت على احترام حقوقه كل التشريعات الدينية و الدنيوية نساء تطالب بالمساواة و برفع الاذى عنهن ممن يسمى (ابو العصا) .و على الجانب الاخر نساءتريد  ان تتزوج سي السيد و مفهوم سي السيد عند الكثير منهن هو صاحب العصا ( ضربني لانه يحبني)(شو يعني اذا ضربني جوزي)… و في احدى الاحصائيات نجد ان نسبة كبيرة من النساء لا يمانعن اذا ضربن بل و قد تتجاوز حدود عدم الممانعة بتعبيرها عن فرط سعادتها بذلك.هل صحيح أن المراة المتعلمة في مجتمعنا تضرب جنباً الى جنب مع المراة الامية , نعم بحكم اطلاعي و عملي في القضايا الحقوقية رايت العديد من النساء و للاسف المتعلمات و المثقفات يضربن ضربا مبرحا و قد ترى بعض النسوة اللاتي يستمتن بالتنظير على النساء في بعض القرى مما يتبلور بداخل عقل الفتاة البسيطة بان من تنظرعليها بحقوقها هي سعيدة ولا تواجه ضغوط نفسية و عنف من( ابو العصا) الذي لم يحفظ من القران الكريم الا بضع ايات لم يكمل تلاوتها او لم يستطع فهمها و ان تلاها فانه يبلورها و يسيرها حسب حاجاته لاهانة هذه المرأة التي اهينت في ظل مجتمع ذكوري يحلل للرجل كل شي و يحرم على المراة ادنى حق من حقوقها التي شرعها من هو رحيم بهذه المراة. و بصراحة و ليس لغايات عملي و لكنني اسعد بان المراة قادرة الى الذهاب الى المحاكم حتى تنصفها من (ابو العصا)و حتى يعرف( ابو العصا )بان هنالك من يستطيع كسر هذه العصا او كسر اليد التي حملتها ,و لكن سرعان ما تتبدد الفرحة حيث تنهال الاتصالات على هذه المراة التي سرعان ما تواجه الضغوط العائلية و الاجتماعية و تذهب في الموعد القادم المحدد لهذه الجلسة لتتنازل عن حقها في هذه القضية , و كأن ابو (العصا )اصبح يحمل ضمة ورد و ليس عصا و هي لا تدري بأنها تسلم (ابو العصا )عصاً اشد و اغلظ ,و قد لا الومها لاننا نعيش في مجتمع اعطى للمراة حقوقا سرعان ما تتنازل عنها جراء الضغط الكبير عليها من مجتمع ينكر عليها استعمالها لحقها او الدفاع عن كرامتها اذا تجاوز (ابو العصا )الحدود المرسومة له دينيا وقانونيا,و هذه الحالات هي الظاهرة للعيان و ما خفي فهو اعظم, فملايين النساء في الوطن العربي تنام و تلبس و تاكل اضطهادا نفسيا من رجالنا الموقرين اللذين و ان لم يضربو و استعانو بالعصا سيجدون الف عصا فالايذاء النفسي اشد وقعا من الضرب اما آن الاوان للمراة ان تتمسك بحقوقها بالجانب الى واجباتها التي فاقت قدرتها و ان تكسر هذه العصا .و على الجانب الاخر احذروا ايها الرجال فللصبر حدود و اظن انه قد طفح الكيل ببعض النسوة اللاتي كسرن عصيكم و تسوقن الى جانب بعض الكيلوات من الخضار عصاًً لتستعملها في تنظيف المنزل جنباً الى جنب تنظيف عقول بعضكم من تراكمات و مفاهيم الذكورية المفرطةالمخزنة منذ نعومة اظافركم ولاسترداد بعض من كرامتها التي سلبتموها , فاصبح بعض الرجال في محاكمنا يذهبون للمطالبة بحقوقهم حيث وجدت بعض النساء ان العين بالعين و العصا بالعصا و ان العصا للرجل الذي عصا فهل سيأتي يوما و يكتب رجلا مقالة تحمل عنوان (ام .العصا) 


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