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Vitamin Water Teaches me Some more!

A month believe it or not has passed. Don't "boo" me! Anyway moving on to the blog.

Energy: Tropical Citrus (b+ guarana)

"They say a little energy can take you a long way, and if there's anyone who knows that, it's our all-american girl Carrie Underwood. She's gone from rocking out the church aisles in Checotah, Oklahoma to taking over the spotlight in the world's largest arenas. So how does Carrie dazzle adoring fans, smile in hi-definitiion, and still manage to go multi-platinum twice. She grabs this bottle that's packed with b vitamins and gurana...it helps her keep a grip on the wild carnival ride she calls life. Aside from all those trophied, its earned her nicknames like "care bear", the "horse whisperer", and "bottled lighting", and you know what they say down south..."The smallest chillies pack the biggest punch."

Vitamin water

Defense: Raspberry-apple (c+zinc)

If you've had to use sick days because you've actually been sick then you're seriously missing out, my friends. See the trick to stay healthy and use sick days to just umm, not go in, and this combinatiion of zinc and fortying vitamins can help out with that and keep you healthy as a horse so drink up. Remember don't overdo it on the coughing and sniffling (big rookie mistake) Just stick with the ever elusive "24-hour bug." The symptoms are vague and people will actually encourage you to stay home.


Formula 50: Grape (50% Daily Dose)

Thanks to this formula that's packed with 50% of your daily dose of key nutrients, 50 cent is able to accomplish anything he sets his mind to. That said, there's a discussion that needs to happen now...Would it be "President 50" or "President cent"? Now President 50 has a nice ring to it especially there being 50 states and all (purely coincidental) On the other hand, President Cent would work perfectly with the slogan "The buck stops with the cent." While you, the people debate this, 50 will be working on more important business...getting his platinum records framed with the presidential seal.

Platnum dragonPlatinum

Revive: Fruit punch (b+potassium)

If you woke up tired, you probably need more sleep. If you woke up drooling at your desk, you probably need a new job. If you woke up with a headache on a ferris wheel at the Idaho state fair, wearing a toga, you probably need answers, not to mention this product. It's got potassium and b vitamins to help you recover and feel refreshed- kind of like in those old irish spring (registered) soap commericals. If you're like our boss, Mike and woke up married to an Elvis impersonator, you probably need a lawyer.

Elvis impersonator

Well until whenever I blog again, later.

A self-esteem boost!

This is not a monthly blog, but a people helper blog you could say.

1. Reach out to a friend who's feeling down

Experts find that helping others is a sure way to make us feel good about ourselves. Even writing a "thinking of you" e-mail to an old friend can do the trick!

Anime card

2. Chose your Theme song

Pick one with uplifting lyrics that remind you of what you would like your life to be like.


3. Take a walk in the park.

An incredible 90% of study participants who took 30-minute walks in nature reported increased self-esteem.


4. Take a look...

At these beaties. Master painters Renoir and Rubens painted beautiful ladies with "real woman" figures. And looking at them has been shown to make us feel great!


Well here's a song link, click if you want I don't care either way.


Beatle's a hard day's night.

tell me a story "The tree of the magical leaves"

Raise the roof, it is story time!


Once upon a time in a village in China, a greedy man known as Fuhua worked for the emperor as a tax collector. Fuhua so loved owning things that he sometimes changed the laws of the land to suit his whims. So if a man had no money to pay his taxes, Fuhua might take away his wagon or one of his goats or, sometimes, even his house. He did not care if he left others with nothing, and he often squirreled away some of the money he collected for himself. Fuhua's greed was well-known, and before long word spread from village to village, so although Fuhua's village was beautiful, no one wanted to live there. They feared the terrible tax man would take everything from them. Now in a neighboring village there lived a man named Minsheng who had a clever son named Liwei. The family was poor, but Minsheng dreamed his son would become important one day. He taught him to be generous and inventive, and Liwei grew up to be a fine young man. One day as he was listening to the villagers gossip, he heard the story of Fuhua, the greedy tax collector, and Liwei decided he must find some way to expose the man and punish him. For months he pondered what he might do. He could not simply tell the emperor tales of the man. The emperor would never listen to a mere peasant. After all, this was why Fuhua could go on doing what he did. No, Liwei would have to outsmart the tax man. And at long last he came up with a plan. At dawn, before the others in his family were awake, Liwei went into his father's garden and dug up a small pear tree with glossy green leaves. Then he hurried toward Fuhua's village, careful to arrive at the house on the day when Fuhua made his tax-collecting rounds. "You'll have to pay something," Fuhua said coldly. "What do you have?" Liwei looked at his pear tree. "Only this magical tree," he said. "Nothing else." "Magical, you say?" Fuhua liked the sound of a magical tree; perhaps this was something he might want. "It's a marvel," Liwei said. "Whoever touches the leaves of this tree to his forehead becomes invisible for the next several hours."

"Is that so?" Fuhua said, and he looked the tree and the boy up and down. "If you want to stay here, you will have to give me your tree. I cannot let you live here without paying something for the privilege." Before Liwei could even respond, the tax collector snatched away the tree and hurried home. There he plucked a leaf and held it to his forehead. Then he scurried to find his wife, who was in the kitchen preparing food. "Luli, can you see me?" Fuhua asked. Luli turned. "Of course I can," she said. "I'm not blind." Fuhua hurried back to the other room, plucked another leaf and touched this to his forehead. Then he returned to the kitchen. "Now can you see me?" he asked Luli. She turned to look again, and she began to lose her temper. "What is wrong with you? I can see you plain as day. Why shouldn't I?" Irritated, Fuhua ran back to the tree and plucked another leaf, touched it to his forehead and returned to the kitchen. "Now?" he asked. Luli was tired of this game. She closed her eyes and turned to her husband. "No," she said. "I cannot see you now!" Fuhua was overjoyed. He immediately walked to the village square to test the magic of his brand-new tree. Everywhere he walked, people looked away or bent their heads to look at the ground, for everyone feared the tax collector, and no one wished to arouse his attention.

"I'll test this," Fuhua thought, and he began to lift things from the marketplace -- a peach here, a rug there, a lamp, a flute, but naturally no one complained, for anyone who argued with the tax man risked his fury and further punishment. "It works!" Fuhua cried as he walked along, dreaming of all the riches that would now be his. He walked on through the village and out onto the road, imagining the fortune that awaited him there. It so happened that he saw ahead of him the emperor and his entourage returning from a hunting adventure. Fuhua spied many fine furs and skins hanging from the back of the emperor's carriage, and his eyes lighted up. They would bring him a fortune. He had to have them. "I am invisible; I can take anything," he whispered to himself, and with those words he rushed forward and reached out to take one of the pelts. One of the emperor's guards spotted him and cried, "Thief, stop! How dare you steal from the emperor!" The emperor turned and saw Fuhua standing there, so startled by the shouting guard that he'd frozen in his tracks. He was holding the pelt of a leopard in his hands, there was no mistaking that. "Arrest him!" the emperor commanded. The guards surrounded Fuhua and grabbed him by the arms. "Wait, stop," Fuhua said. "I can explain. A poor man gave me a magical tree. He said the leaves would make me invisible, but now I see he lied, for I should be invisible, you see ..." and he held up the leaves. "This man is a lunatic," the guards agreed. "Whoever heard of a magical plant that makes a man invisible? He cannot be a tax collector. He's mad!" So the emperor took away Fuhua's title, and Fuhua lived the rest of his life in shame and poverty. When the villagers learned of Liwei's cleverness, they began to tell the tale, and this story of the clever peasant boy is still told today.


Reflecting on June

Once again it is time for my monthly blog yay! *throws confetti*

Week One- Or as I like to say "Movie week" saw "Terminator 4" and "Land of the Lost" So what do I think? T4 didn't look finished I still think that there is going to be a part 5, Land of the lost was okay for a comedy, but that depends on if you like Will Ferrel.

Week two- Not very eventful, so I will call that "Bros. b-day week" which was on the 13th, he is 26 now. So he wanted to go to "Joe's crab shack" not a wise choice. The food was tasteless, not cooked right and hard to get apart. We would be better off buying our own seafood at the seafood market place up the road.

Week three- Also known as "New chair week" or maybe that was sooner, I can remeber things happening just not the dates, since for me most dates seem to run into each other. Anyway my grandmother, after 16 or 17 years finally decided to get ride of her old delapotation(sp?) smelly recliner. Good so in its place she bought a new slim like a black lawn chair with cusions.

Week four- As I like to say frizzled computer/no more computer. Yep some people around might have noticed that I was gone for three days, but I didn't want to leave. Early Thursday/Late Wednesday our computer an E machine about 4 or 5 years old finally gave out on us. So we tried calling technical support no good, after continously trying no luck. So we do what most other people would do. Went a brought a new computer an HP wireless touch screen Bam!. Which I am using now, and its F-ing awesome! There's still things on here that I am fingering out. By here now it doesn't take as long to turn on and off.

Other thoughts-A couple of news worthy things have happened in June, and this is just a short list.

Local news- Just a short coverage, but sadly two young children a 21month old girl was killed by her mother's boyfriend. In another story a 9 year old was shot and killed in her apartment by who police believe were drug dealers after her father.

World News- Ed Mcmahon, Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, and Billy Mays have within this past week all passed away. However most of the focus right now is on MJ since he didn't seem sick. Last thing grandma is still trying to get the money back from my uncle that he owes to her. Until next time, enjoy the song link and I'm out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eZAqMYat-0Guerrilla Radio by Rage Against the machine.

A May to remember

Catchy title right? So moving right along it has been too long (over a month) since my last blog. Though I didn't know what to blog about since I'm not much of the blogging type. Yes I know that there are still four days lefted in May, but I wanted to do this now.

May 4th- That was the day, if I'm remembering right that I went to the theater to see Wolverine: A pretty good movie to say the least. However I wasn't pleased with the fact how somethings happened, but I'm no comicbook buff. Though the hatered for the Native American character on imdb.com was heated. Seems as though some people missed the point. The woman playing the role is halve, which I guess ifI was an actress some roles I couldn't play, I mean one of the bads guys in the book is German, yet the actor playing the same charactrer is Korean. Not that it matter's to me.

May 11th- Another day, nothing so amazing going on around here...or so I thought. My grandmother, who has a hard time standing up for very long decided to let my brother push her in her chair, not a wheelchair. We were walking towards the hospital, she was getting her eyes checked. None of us saw the crack in the ground so she fell. She's okay right now, but her head was hurting her for a little bit. My grandma, and I'm being serious has told me that even when she was younger she fell over a lot. Twowords for that "top heavy"

May 14th- For some unknown reason my grandmother decides to go grocery shopping, mind you our apartment wasn't bare with food. So as luck (or lack of) would happen it was amazingly hot/warm that day 98*F or 36.6*C damn desert weather. On top of the weather the stop and go traffic was no help. Add all of that together, and what happens yep the car gives out 1 1/2 blocks from where we live. The only positive thing that I could say came from this was that the food didn't go bad. Considering that we don't of a way to cool the car and we had to wait over an hour for the tow truck. From what I have been told a plug or something is rusted, and the car needed to be fix. Which is why we don't have it here. Goes without saying I guess the car is 16 or 17 years old.

May 20th- This day was surprisingly the first time in my whole life that I've actually gone bowling thanks to my older cousins, they are very good people. I know *Gasp* which interestingly enough I manged to at least score a 184/300 passed the halfway mark. That was also the first time I had seen the movie Role Models which was okay I guess hey I've seen worst movies.

Time for some funny stuff. Inspired by Katsuri and I was trying to add something new to my blogs.


How is it I've missed this?


Will do Sir.


Who better to help with driving than a drunk.


That picture of bigfoot kinda looks like Elvis;
then again, they are the two most often sighted
according to supermarket tabloids.

Song of the blog- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwWor1cHprkChildren of the grave cover song. Flower Fact- What does a white rose represnt? innocence and purity, like my necklace. Well later and take care.

Somethings I've learned from Vitamin Water

I guess you could call this humor/food or other. Getting to the point of all this. New Restaurant, and at the Movies Believe it or not it has been 4 months since I went to the theater and two since I went to a restaurant that wasn't fast food. Willie and Jose's- At least I'm sure that was the name, anyway maybe I'm being bias here I do like mexican food most of the time, but you seem to get a nice large portion of food on your plate for $10-$13, Race to Witch Mountain- Not too bad for a kids movie. Kids with unique powers from a different planet, a lot of cars and things blowing up. Need to save their world and somehow a cab driver from Las vegas, not the reason I picked the movie, can help them. Moving on to the the Glaceau Vitamin Water- does anyone else ever read the back stories on those? Well if so or not? Here's a few things that I've learned.

B-relaxed: Jackfruit-guava(b+theanine) Everyone's got issues-bills piling up, car repossessed, dead-end job, your boss mike verbally abusing you, relationship talks, in-laws that never leave, in-laws that move in, recurring nightmares of being naked at work(you have them too, right?) it's enough to make anyone go bonkers. Lucky for you, we've placed b vitamins and theanine in here to keep you calm during stressful times. Granted, it still won't keep the in-laws out...but that's what dead bolts are for.

Power-C: Dragonfruit(c+taurine) Legally we are prohibited from making exaggerated claims about the potency of the nutrients in this bottle. Therefore, legally we wouldn't tell you that after drinking this, eugene from kansas started using horseshoes as a thighmaster or that this drink gave agnes from delaware enough strength to bench press llama, heck we can't even tell you this drink gives you the power to do a thousand pinkie push-ups...just ask mike in queens. Legally, we can't say stuff like that-cause that would be wrong, you know?

Tranquilo: Tamarind-pineapple(a+c+e) Is it just us, or are long walks on the beach a little overrated? Let's think this one through...what distance are we talking are we getting a ride back? and if it's a long walk on a short beach, do we just pace back and forth? Instead, we suggest you kick back 'n' crack open this bottle to help you unwind and go to your happy place. It's packed with the antioxidant combo of vitamins a-c-e that will help restore your body so you feel like you got back from a relaxing weekend at the beach(minus sand in your undies) So tell long walks to take a hike, unless you're that guy walking with a metal detector, in that case, don't spend that 73 cents you found all in one place.

Sync: Berry-cherry(download of vitamins and antioxidants) Boy, have times changed. Otganizing your music collection used to mean building a cd tower, vitamins came in chalky pill form (cartoon shaped, of course) and the only time you burned a mix was when you set fire to the "summer mix of '96" cassette your ex made for you, but now countless albums fit in the fifth pocket of your jeans, your daily download of key vitamins and antioxidants comes in a bottle...and any song you want is a simple click away(so you're not sitting by your boombox with your fingers on "play" and "record") So twist the cap and download your daily vitamins and antioxidants, then kick back and sync up with your latest playlist-"feelin' fine in 2009"

Essential: Orange-Orange(c+calcium) Ah, orange juice commericals, funny stuff. Mom cheerfully prepares some huge breakfast while the rest of her family sleeps, sure this could happen, but every morning? Please maybe if mom were heavily medicated, in which case we wouldn't codone operating a stove or any electrical appliance. For those of us who don't live in an orange juice commercial, there's still a way to get your morning nutrition. This product has calcium and lots of vitamin c, so you can get your day started right, minus the whole stepford mom thing.

Astrology and random thoughts

I don't know what to really blog about, so I guess here's something. Since my last blog was more of a theme. So in unrelated news of no actual meaning. Broken VCR!!!- I know some of you might be thinking you still use a VCR? Yes, or I used to I am out of date, well the tv of mine was bought back in '03 '04 anyway moving on. Stupid think is possibly broken now since it popped the recording tab on my brother's tape. I do have dvd players so I'm not too worried about the thing not working. Though now I can't record anything! Kill me now! j/k. So onward to pt 2 Native American Astrology Now I'm not all up into this, though it is interesting to read. *Hears snoring and throws bottle* Get out haters!! :P Well since I want to keep this short so here's some links that I hope will work. http://www.xtraastrology.com/native_american_astrology.html first animal the Falcon: Mar 21 - Apr 19 The Falcon is a take charge person who seldom fails the people who look up to them. Their leadership abilities make them a good business advisor and a tireless companion. When action is called for the Falcon will quickly resolve any problem or task with the grace of a master. Tireless in pursuing the task at hand the Falcon works well with others in whatever he/she does. Some people are offended by the take charge nature of the Falcon and his/her self centered attitude, but soon realize that the Falcon knows best. Good Times: When everything is going the Falcon's way they are the epitome of loving kindness and understanding. Their electric nature breathes life into any relationship. Bad Times: When things are not going the Falcon's way everything changes. Troubled times changes the Falcon from supportive companion into a demanding, intolerant tyrant that shows little compassion. Compatible Native American animal sign: Salmon or Owl Western zodiac sign equivalent: Aries and for Chinese Astrology: http://www.usbridalguide.com/special/chinesehoroscopes/Rat.htm Remember if you have an earlier birthday then say february 22nd or earlier go with the previous sign, and if you're not sure look it up for yourself! Quizzes and Such-http://www.mydailymoment.com/quizzes/ and http://www.gotoquiz.com/top-quizzes.html random thought I miss Doug on nick, oh why?! Some shows I watch might possibly end soon getting the axe, are dark days a head for tv watchers? That's why I hardly watch anything now. Oh and on a Musical thought I know what you're trying to say Brittany Spears! No pictures but there are links if they work, bye for now.

"Here comes Peter Cottontail and Peter Rabbit"

Okay since its almost Easter, and I really wasn't sure what to blog about here's a little story/song for all of you, enjoy.

Peter Cottontail

Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin' down the bunny trail,
Hippity hoppity,
Easter's on its way

Bringin' ev'ry girl and boy
A basketful of Easter joy
Things to make your Easter
Bright and gay

He's got jelly beans for Tommy
Colored eggs for sister Sue
There's an orchid for your mommy
And an Easter bonnet too. Oh!

Here' comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin' down the bunny trail
Hippity hoppity
Happy Easter Day

easter eggs

Look at him hop and listen to him say,
"Try to do the things you should"
Maybe if you're extra good
He'll roll lots of Easter eggs your way

You'll wake up on Easter morning
And you'll know that he was there
When you find those choc'late bunnies
That he's hiding ev'rywhere, Oh!

Here' comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin' down the bunny trail
Hippity hoppity
Happy Easter Day.

Easter bunny

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Once upon a time there were four little rabbits, and their names were Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and Peter. They lived with their mother in a sand-bank, underneath the root of a very big fir tree. "Now, my dears," said old Mrs. Rabbit one morning, "You may go into the fields or down the lane, but don't go into Mr. McGregor's garden. "Your father had an accident there; he was put in a pie by Mrs. McGregor." Now run along and don't get into mischief. I am going out." Then old Mrs. Rabbit took a basket and her umbrella and went through the wood to the baker's. She bought a loaf of brown bread and five currant buns. Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-tail who were good little bunnies went down the lane together to gather blackberries. But Peter who was very naughty, ran straight away to Mr. McGregor's garden and squeezed under the gate! First he ate some lettuces and some French beans and then he ate some radishes. And then, feeling rather sick, he went to look for some parsley. But round the end of a cucumber frame, whom should he meet but Mr. McGregor! Mr. McGregor was on his hands and knees planting out young cabbages, but he jumped up and ran after Peter, waving a rake and calling out "Stop thief!" Peter was most dreadfully frightened; he rushed all over the garden, for he had forgotten the way back to the gate. He lost one shoe among the cabbages, and the other amongst the potatoes. After losing them, he ran on four legs and went faster. So that I think he might have got away altogether if he had not unfortunately run into a gooseberry net and got caught by the large buttons on his jacket. It was a blue jacket with brass buttons, quite new.

Bunny girl

Peter gave himself up for lost and shed big tears. But his sobs were overheard by some friendly sparrows, who flew to him in great excitement and implored him to exert himself. Mr. McGregor came up with a sieve which he intended to pop on the top of Peter, but Peter wriggled out just in time, leaving his jacket behind him. He rushed into the tool-shed and jumped into a can. It would have been a beautiful thing to hide in, if it had not had so much water in it. Mr. McGregor was quite sure that Peter was somewhere in the tool-shed, perhaps hidden underneath a flower-pot. He began to turn them over carefully, looking under each. Presently Peter sneezed "Kertyschoo!" Mr. McGregor was after him in no time, and tried to put his foot upon Peter, who jumped out of a window, upsetting three plants. Peter sat down to rest; he was out of breath and trembling with fright, and he had not the least idea which way to go. Also he was very damp with sitting in that can. After a time he began to wander about, going lippity-- lippity-- not very fast and looking all around. He found a door in a wall; but it was locked and there was no room for a fat little rabbit to squeeze underneath. An old mouse was running in and out over the stone doorstep, carrying peas and beans to her family in the wood. Peter asked her the way to the gate but she had such a large pea in her mouth she could not answer. She only shook her head at him.

easter basket

Peter began to cry. Then he tried to find his way straight across the garden, but he became more and more puzzled. Presently he came to a pond where Mr. McGregor filled his water-cans. A white cat was staring at some gold-fish; she sat very, very still, but now and then the tip of her tail twitched as if it were alive. Peter thought it best to go away without speaking to her. He had heard about cats from his cousin, little Benjamin Bunny. He went back towards the tool-shed, but suddenly, quite close to him, he heard the noise of a hoe--scr-r-ritch, scratch, scratch, scritch. Peter scuttered underneath the bushes, but presently as nothing happened, he came out and climbed upon a wheelbarrow, and peeped over. The first thing he saw was Mr. McGregor hoeing onions. His back was turned towards Peter and beyond him was the gate! Peter got down very quietly off the wheel-barrow and started running as fast as he could go, along a straight walk behind some black currant bushes. Mr. McGregor caught sight of him at the corner, but Peter did not care. He slipped underneath the gate and was safe at last in the wood outside the garden. Mr. McGregor hung up the little jacket and the shoes for a scare-crow to frighten the blackbirds. Peter never stopped running or looked behind him till he got home to the big fir-tree. He was so tired that he flopped down upon the nice soft sand on the floor of the rabbit hole, and shut his eyes. His mother was busy cooking; she wondered what he had done with his clothes. It was the second little jacket and pair of shoes that Peter had lost in a fortnight! I am sorry to say that Peter was not very well during the evening. His mother put him to bed and made some camomile tea and she gave a dose of it to Peter! "One teaspoonful to be taken at bedtime." But, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail had bread and milk and blackberries for supper.

Pretty easter eggs

Well that's it for now, said I'd make another blog didn't I? Bye for now.

"Abu's Slippers'A Middle Eastern Folktale

Yep time for another blog. Now it has been 3 years since I came here, still working on my goals. Though I spend less time on them then I should. Well here's the blog I promised.

Once upon a time a wealthy merchant named Abu Kasem was the talk of Baghdad. Abu Kasem was rich, but what people gossiped about was not his wealth. No, they talked about his miserly and greedy ways. Abu Kasem always bargained hard, refusing to pay more than the smallest amounts of money. He would bargain with the other merchants until they were exhausted, and he would never spend money on others. He wouldn't even spend anything on himself. Proof of this were the slippers the merchant wore. Those slippers were not only old and worn, they were also patched and stained. Still, Abu Kasem refused to purchase a new pair."You look ridiculous," said his friends. All the people in the bazaar laughed at him. "Buy a new pair of slippers, Abu Kasem!"But he just shook his head and said, "I'll wear these slippers forever. They're good enough."Every day, Abu Kasem walked through the bazaar searching for bargains, haggling with the bottle seller, with the rug merchant, with the perfume salesman. And then, with his bottles and rugs, his rose oil, his silks and scarves, he set out for another bazaar, and there he sold his items for three times the amount he had paid.

Shamrock bear

Time passed, and with his miserly ways, he became richer and richer. Still, he wore the same ragged slippers. One day Abu Kasem visited the public baths, and when he had finished bathing, he discovered that his precious old slippers were gone. There, in the place he had left them, stood a brand new pair -- shiny and new and exquisitely made. Some of his friends had played a trick on him. "Ah," he smiled, "once again fortune smiles upon me." And with these words he placed the new pair upon his feet and walked home. Soon afterward the Cadi of Baghdad walked out of the bath, and to the judge's dismay, he discovered his slippers were missing. In their place stood a ragged pair. "Someone has stolen my slippers!" the Cadi cried. Now naturally everyone recognized the slippers that had been left behind. "Abu Kasem has stolen your slippers," the people cried. The Cadi sent his servants to order Abu Kasem to court. Now in the courthouse, everyone laughed as Abu Kasem entered. There he stood, wearing the evidence -- the Cadi's red slippers. "You are rich, and so I order you to pay the highest fine of this court!" the Cadi said. Abu Kasem was furious. As he walked home in his old, ragged slippers, he looked down at his feet and cursed the slippers. "You have caused me misery," he grumbled. "I'll get rid of you once and for all." And with those words he stopped at the edge of the river and tossed the slippers into the swift current. They were quickly carried downstream.

Jade Elephant

A few days later Abu Kasem heard a knock upon his door, and when he opened it, there stood two angry fishermen. "We pulled our nets from the river," they said, "but instead of fish, we found only these slippers that have ripped holes in our nets!" They waved Abu Kasem's slippers in his face. "You owe us the money we've lost for the damage they caused!" Mortified, Abu Kasem took the slippers and handed over a large sack of coins. "For your troubles," he said. But when he closed the door, he shook his fist at his slippers. "You cause me nothing but misery! I'll bury you and get rid of you once and for all!" He stormed outside and began to dig a hole in the yard, but when his neighbor saw what he was doing, he was certain Abu Kasem must be burying a stolen treasure. "Otherwise he would have his servants dig his hole," the neighbor said to himself, and so he called the authorities. You see, in those days it was the law that all treasures be given to the caliph. Once again, Abu Kasem was arrested. This time when the Cadi heard the tale, he was furious. "Your slippers are destroying our community. Your fine is doubled this time!" Now Abu Kasem was more determined than ever to rid himself of his cursed slippers. He would burn them! But they were still soaking wet from the river, and so he lay them on his balcony under the sun. "As soon as you're dry, you'll be ash," he told the slippers. But when his back was turned, a dog spied the slippers, leaped onto the balcony and began to play with them. As it did, the slippers tumbled over the balcony, down toward the road.

four leave clover

Just at that moment a poor peasant woman was walking past Abu Kasem's, and those slippers landed on her head and caused her such a fright, she fell and broke a leg and an arm. Before long someone found her and carried her home --along with the cursed slippers -- and when her husband realized his wife could no longer help them earn their meager living, he called the authorities. In court the Cadi stared hard at Abu Kasem. "You have harmed too many people with your slippers," he said. "I order you to take care of this peasant and his wife for the rest of your life." Now reduced to near-poverty, Abu Kasem wept. "Your honor," he cried, "please free me from the curse of these slippers. Please, I beg you, order that I shall no longer be responsible for any evil that they might cause in this world." "They are your responsibility," the Cadi said sternly. Abu Kasem slunk home, and soon after one of his friends arrived. "Help me get rid of these slippers," Abu begged. "Simply throw them in the rubbish bin," said his friend. Abu Kasem did just that, and then he waited for them to return. However, days turned to weeks, weeks to months, and at long last a whole year had passed and the slippers had not returned. Now and then they came to him in dreams, but after a while people stopped laughing at him, and soon even his dreams were free of those slippers. And Abu Kasem changed in that year. No longer did he bargain until he wore out the others, and no longer did he horde everything. He began to be more generous with the money he earned, and not only did he buy himself new slippers every year, he also bought slippers for others in need.


Well until next time later all.

Blog or die

*Waves* hey all, how's it going? *Hears silence* Right well anyway it has been like a month now since my last blog. I hope that your all feeling okay. Don't worry any recent blogs of yours I haven't read I will very soon. So here's a quick update .

My Birthday- As I mentioned in my last blog I had a birthday, for that my family and I went to "Joe's Crab shack" It was good I thought, but I'm more of a buffet person. We ordered a buck of mixed crab legs each. Grandma ordered some clam chowder soup, my brother ordered a drink, and since I won't be able to legally drink until next year I ordered a root beer float, and three small cheesecakes. I can be a pig if I'm really hungry.

Valentine's Day- Since I'm not involved with anyone like that, my family and I didn't want to just sit around and do nothing so we decided to head to the "Silverton" F.Y.I. its a buffet in a casino out here. We originally went there for the crab legs, they had some but because the ride was so long it was already 5:30 p.m. by the time we got there. Not that I'm complaining, I proabably did eat the most, where all the food goes I wonder.

More emblems- I'm still working on those, I should proabably vist the front page to gs more often. Though I still have my ribbon and medal on tv.com, sweet.

Another manga goal reached- It hasn't even been a month since I joined MAL, but I have already read 100 mangas, mostly oneshots, and surpassed 1,000 chapters. Onward to the next goal! Sudokus- Does anyone else do these? I've only finished one and still have more then 50 that I wanted to finished. I wonder what I'm doing wrong, makes me feel like an idiot.

Some interesting blogthings- For whatever reason I don't know, sometimes I enjoy taking a quiz or two or that site. Here's some things I found about me, not sure how true these are, but it is kind of fun. What does your BirthdayPredict About You?- Your Birthdate Predicts You're Fearless Ever since you were born, you've always been able to assert yourself.
You are confident in carving your own path. Soon enough, other people will be persuaded and follow along.
You are driven and competitive to the point of being impulsive. You'll do just about anything to win.
It drives you crazy when you have to stay still in life. You are too dynamic to stay stagnant. However anyone born on a 28th would get this, again this is only for fun. What happened the year you were born?-In 1989, A Movie Ticket Cost $3.97 http://www.blogthings.com/whathappenedtheyearyouwerebornquiz/results/?result=1989 What does your birthdate mean for your love life?- You don't just believe in love at first site - you've experienced it. You develop crushes pretty easily, but keeping your interest is another matter! You are very prone to love - hate relationships. Number of Times You'll Have Your Heart Broken: 6 You are most compatible with people born on the 1st, 10th, 19th, and 28th of the month. Blah that's what I have to say to that! This is obviously based on numbers. Anyone born on a 1st, 10th, 19th or 28th will get the same damn thing! Reguardless of what month you put. What does your birth month mean?- You are a natural leader who is able to stand up when no one else can. Strong and powerful, you tend to overshadow those around you. Your soul reflects: deep love, fascination with life, and a distinctive persona. What does your birth date mean?- http://www.blogthings.com/whatdoesyourbirthdatemeanquiz/results/?result=28 I think this about covers it, Once again here's a picture, enjoy. Lady's delight flower