April 2009

Damn business cards!

 

 

1-back-from-canada2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-one-week-later

 

 

 

 

 

2-options

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-this-one

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-2-weeks-later

 

 

 

6-final-designs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7-hmph1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8-comparison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9-ugly-design

 

 

 

 

 

10-disclaimer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11-torture

ATM's and I

1-not-my-day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-out-of-gas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-out-of-money

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-atm-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-atm-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-one-last-chance

 

 

 

 

 

 

7-drum-roll

 

 

 

 

 

8-atm-3

 

 

 

 

 

no

 

I have a pretty bad history (and luck) with ATMs. Today was the pinnacle. I went to three ATMs in a row, at a time where I badly needed money to pay for the gasoline, otherwise my car would stop in place and I would be late to the (going-to-be-boring) meeting, and not one was working properly, and I don’t think there were other ATMs in the region.  Hope you have a lovely day for a change! 😀

MSN emoticons

1-msn-flash-news

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-beautiful-emoticons

 

 

 

 

 

3-rebus-time

 

 

 

 

 

4-step1

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-step2-copy

 

 

 

 

 

6-step3-pase

 

 

 

 

 

7-stop-emoticons

 

PEOPLE PLEASE! Easy on the emoticons! It would really save me around an hour a day if you used regular letters and words instead of the beautiful rebuses I keep receiving for sentences… Make an effort, it’s very easy to delete the dancing question marks, or the jumping “OK’s”. Thank you from the heart! 😉 In case you still don’t know how to delete them, you can learn by clicking here.

*PS. The bus emoticon is designed by: Alain!

Strawberry salad

1-gastronomic-wonder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-ingredients

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-accidentally-add-strawberry

 

 

 

 

 

3-woops

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-finest-cuisine-invention

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-disgusting

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-waste-of-palates

 

 

 

 

7-you-try

 

It’s no harm to try new recipes from time to time. I guarantee you that this one is absolutely refreshing and a perfect meal for spring time. Since all (or most of all) the reactions I have received so far are extremely negative and amateur, I’d like to have your input in this… 😉

So happy together!

1-arrival

 

 

 

 

2-cuddling

 

 

 

 

 

3-weirdos

 

 

 

 

 

4-i-can-see-you

 

 

 

 

 

5-facebook-love

 

 

 

 

 

6-privacy

 

 

I would absolutely rather watch a romantic comedy, with background music and all, instead of watching two of my friends cuddling in a very personified way. Trust me people, you don’t look CUTE when you over cuddle when your friends are around. Why don’t you try keeping your weirdo pet names and cuddling manners for yourselves? Some privacy always adds value to your relationships!

Up and running

1-peasant-worker

 

 

 

 

 

2-food-on-table

 

 

 

 

 

3-c-u-tmrw

 

I love this blog, and I love you all, but Im just too overloaded today to tell you a real story… Just bare with me one or two days, and I”m all yours 🙂

Let's work it!

1-world-news

 

 

 

 

 

2-local-news

 

 

 

 

 

3-dont-like-gym

 

 

 

 

 

4-next-morning

 

 

 

 

5-stairs

 

 

 

 

 

10-min-later

 

 

 

 

must-start-gym

 

 

Summer is coming soon, and we all need to fit into last year’s swimming suits so it’s the season for sports! It’s  such a pity I had the intention of never stepping in a gym for the rest of my life, because it’s just another system to follow and we already have enough rules… But unfortunately, I think I might be obliged to do so urgently. I was breathless at climbing the stairs to our FIRST FLOOR office this morning… This is serious… And no time for walks or runs in the countryside… What other alternative than the gym machines???

Elections, elections, elections…

1-overdose-election

 

 

 

 

2-real-election-ads

 

 

 

 

 

3-soit-belle-et-tais-toi

 

 

 

 

 

4-bookstop-ads

 

 

 

 

 

5-not-even-enough

 

 

 

 

 

6-beer-ad-elections

 

 

 

 

 

7-phone-ad-election

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

picture-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

9-nba77-sawteh

 

When I asked about the date of the elections, they told me in JUNE! If the elections pressure is already THAT strong mid april, I wonder what will happen the week before the elections–if we survive till then! All the billboards and unipoles are covered with elections, people talk about elections all the time, radio, TV, internet, everywhere! Its starting to get quite annoying… Please people just take the elections easy, and let’s not make a big fuss about them alright?

Street P•rn

1-izo-elissar

 

 

 

2-billboard

 

 

 

 

 

3-dt-jeans

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-change

 

 

 

 

picture-6

 

 

 

7-lebanon-map

 

 

What’s with all the porn-oriented ads? Is that all we have to offer? Are belly-dancers and nude (or semi-nude) women the only thing that catches our attention? I wonder if the Lebanese people are as sexually-frustrated as the marketing intended for them lets us think. There are millions of possibilities to explore for beautiful attractive visuals that do not necessarily deal with the  ‘femme-objet’ approach. I recall an art director once explaining -her- approach for a poster promoting an electrical item that had a semi-nude female on it: ‘both men and women will look if they see a female nude, even if not for the same reasons, so whenever we integrate a female body presence in our ad, no matter what the ad is, we can guarantee that the audience will be interested’. 

Well… I’m sure there are MANY other visuals that would attract both men and women and that would be a little bit more mentally-challenging and less basic in their approach. Please advertising people try to make an effort.

High as a heel #2

1-packing

 

 

 

 

 

2-all-set

 

 

 

 

3-next-day

 

 

 

 

4-no

 

 

 

 

5-flashback

 

 

 

 

 

6-carry-me

 

 

 

And the heel strikes again, and much stronger this time! I love the countryside, and its natural aspect, and was planning to have a rather ‘sporty’ week-end until my mom surprised me with the so-dreaded pair of high-heels, which according to the present family members, are ‘not-so-high heels’. This time I think I will take every single pair of shoes that have the slightest heel in them to caritas once and for all. There are many needy people out there who would rather have them. 

And in case you were busy or if  you live on a different planet and didn’t get to see the #1 of this post (which would help you understand it better), you can see it here.

See you Monday

1-map

 

 

2-seeyou

As you can see, dearest fans, I will be taking a semi-vacation for the week-end, to go to my ‘origin’ town, hasbaya, in the south! But I shouldn’t be too long, so see you Monday! (by the way I’m kind of scared because strong earthquakes are expected in the area but we are still going there.. yes stupid I know).

Consequence of yesterday's post

1-consequence

 

Here I am, paying the tough price of having a public blog ;)Lesson: study well the content of your posts before posting them! And if you’ve been ditching the blog and want to know what the previous post is about, all you have to do is scroll down, down, down, and click on “Older entries” to the left. 😀

Have a lovely day!