Sunday, May 07, 2006

The Devil, Bottle of Sause and Me!

NOTE: This post should have been published before the previous one, but there were problems with uploading the photos.

So i guess it's been more that a week since I last showed any life sign! I've been busy and kinda lazy. Busy going to college for some fun, busy shopping a laptop, digital camera, webcam, bluetooth and a flash disk! (it costed a fourtune!).. and I was also resting my eyes from PC and reading for a while.

Lazy for no reason :P

This is the first post I write from my new DELL laptop ;) oh by the way, the headache is gone at last. I figured out two reason which caused me that headache, but there another important one which I haven't noticed before; it was lack of water!! Yes, I forget to drink water. I'd be good if I could drink more than one glass of water aday!!

Well, I wasn't really sitting idle all the time, in fact I was coloring some pages. Remember those coloring pages we used to color when we were kids? I was doing exactly the same! And everyone at home was laughing at me... i was obsessed with drawing and coloring when i was a little kid, I had my papers, crayons and magic colors with me all the time wherever I went. So I thought of posting new ones here cuz I couldn't find the old ones I used to color. Moving from place to place with my family was a reason that I couldn't keep everything I had.

Some kids believed in crazy yet funny superstitions, and I was one of those kids who believed that the Devil was stealing my stuff!!! I remember one day when I was seven or eight years old, I was in the room with my sister and two of our relatives playing and having fun. One of the two relatives had her Barbie doll with her, and suddenly one of Barbie's shoes got lost somewhere in the room. We started to search on the floor but we couldn't find anything. Then I suddenly got this crazy idea and told them that the Devil stole the shoe! But how can we restore it now? The only idea I had in mind was to punish the devil and let him return the shoe back to us. So we started to jump and beat the floor as hard as we could thinking that the devil was hiding under the floor! And after sometime while we were still beating the ground, we saw Barbie's shoe in the other corner of the room. For me, that was an evidence that devil really took the shoe, we were playing in one corner of the room when the shoe was lost, and we found it in the other corner after we punished the devil for stealing the shoe from us!!!

I also believed that there were some evil souls in our house! I even swore that I saw one in some time at night! One day I was sleeping and I suddenly felt that a hand was tapping on my pillow, I raised my head and looked but there was no hand and no-one else in the room. I was sure that it was one of those evil souls playing jokes with me, and I was scared till death that I couldn't even move and go to Mom! I liked to watch horror movies, and yet after the movie was finished I used to regret watching it cuz it made me scared! I still like watching this kind of movies but I don't regret watching it anymore ;)

Like all the girls in the world, i liked Baribe so much and I had about ten dolls, or maybe more. My sister and I used to make small houses under the bed for them, and we used to give them names, plan for a scene and start playing. Kain was named Marc most of the time!
well, i took a break from typing for some time and decided to watch a movie. Dad got me two DVD's today; one was Chronicles of Narnia, and the other is War of the Worlds. I just finished watching the first one, it's so awesome! I will probably go watch the other movie after i finish typing this.

Talking about movies, there used to be a lot of cartoon movies I liked to watch when I was a little kid. I remember this Russian cartoon called The Wild Swans. The characters were Russains but they were speaking Arabic. The story of the movie goes around eleven brothers living with their one beautiful sister and their father, the king. Their stepmother happened to be a witch and she turned the brothers to wild swans one night, and then turned the sister to an ugly girl. They all wandered in the woods to search for some magical cure to undo the spell of the witch. And sure, peace prevails at the end!

We had this cartoon on tape and my sister and I used to watch it all the time. We even learned most of the dialogue by heart! Other favourite cartoons were Tom And Jerry which I still watch till now J, Morocco, a Chinease cartoon about a little crazy and funny girl. Well I was watching this one when I was at college. And like all the Iraqi kids, I liked Grendizer!

I have a bad habbit of smelling things before I use them!! Well I don't know if I should call it a bad or weird habbit. When I was at college, I found out that one of my friends, F., used to smell things as well, especially food! Whenever we were at the college's cafeteria and wanted to eat something, I was asking her please not to smell the food! At least no in front of all the students. And she was laughing at me saying that I do the same.

For instance, I was just smelling the CD before I put it back in its cover. Well, it has a smell! And it reminded me of the times when my sister, uncle and I used to stay all night playing some playstation games. We didn't have a Playstation at home, so we used to hire one from the vedio games shop in the neighborhood every weekend, and we used to start playing from 10 P.M. till 10 o'clock the next morning! We first were getting pale as the time elapsed, then at the end of the time we all turned green! That wasn't a very long time ago, it happened when I was at high school. I never showed any interest in computers and plastations before that time. I never liked these things! But now sure I do!

While I was having dinner with my family a few days ago, dad asked me to pass the ketchap and sause to him. Then I rememberd that I haven't tried sause with my food for a very long time. When I was a kid I preferred sause to ketchap and mustard, but now I prefer the opposite. The reason for that is because the taste of sause reminds me of the long sanction we had during the 90's! It was hard to find the good products so we had to buy a not very good sause which was made in Iraq. The test wasn't good at all, but we didn't have another choice. My sister and I used to have it with almost all kinds of food.

Back to the night when I was having dinner, I decided to try the sause and asked Dad to pass the bottle for me. as soon as I tried it I laughed and said "sanction taste!"

For the first time, this post took me more than a week to write, and God knows how many days left to publish it! I'm still having problems getting online, so as usual, i'm typing this offline.

Go ahead, laugh at Morbido!


Melantrys said...

Hahahahahahaha, rofl, lol.

OK, but why did you want me to laugh at you?


David said...

Sounds like you are getting all loaded up on gear for when you come to America. :)

I'm really glad your headache is gone. I was a bit worried when you told us how long it had persisted! I agree that drinking plenty of water is very important, especially when the weather is hot. I remember once when I was about 12 years old, that after playing baseball all afternoon in the middle of the summer, I almost passed out! Suddenly I could hardly move and I felt like I was going to die (well, not quite that bad :) ). My friends helped me inside and my mother got me some water to drink. About an hour later, I felt just fine. It taught me an important lesson about keeping myself hydrated.

Your colored pictures look very good! You must have been quite the little artist when you were a young girl. :) I recognize Big Bird on the sled, and Bert and Ernie fishing, but who is the purple muppet who looks like cupid? Is he Cookie Monster? Also, I am wondering who is "H."? I thought you were "M." ;)

I didn't color very much as a child (at least not that I can remember). Instead, I would cut shapes out of cardboard and make things with them. When I was about five years old, I made a model of a WWI biplane out of cardboard and tape. I played with it until my sister sat on it. Boy, was I mad!

Your story about the Devil is quite funny! :) I believed in something like evil souls when I was a little kid. However, I guess I thought of them more as monsters. I always slept with a little light on in the room because I thought it would scare them away. I also slept with my face to the wall as a sort of protection.

I haven't seen the new Lion, Witch, and Wordrobe movie yet, but I read all of C.S. Lewis's Narnia books when I was 11 or 12 years old. They were the first books with magic that I read. The BBC made movies of several of the books a few years back. I thought they were very well done. The new movie seems rather violent from the previews. The BBC movies weren't that way and I was glad. Actually, the books weren't really violent either, Lewis was writing for children afterall.

The only cartoon character that you show that I am familiar with is Sinbad. I have seen some really fun movies about Sinbad the Sailor, but they had real actors together with claymation monsters. I used to like Tom and Jerry too. Bad Tom, always trying to eat Tweety! :)

Perhaps it is a bit unusual to smell things, but I wouldn't say bad or wierd. The sense of smell is very closely linked to memory, as you mentioned. I can be walking outside and smell something in the air and suddenly I am having a vivid memory of something from many years ago. It is interesting! So, keep enjoying your sense of smell! :)

I have always disliked ketchup and mustard. I love tomato sauce, but it is not sweet like ketchup. Here, there is a sauce called A-1 Sauce. It is very spicy, and I love to use it on various things. When I was younger, I put it on hamburgers, steaks, and french fries. I don't eat beef anymore, but A-1 tastes really good on chicken too.

Hey, I think I am exhausted commenting on this really long post (two posts actually)! I think I need to rehydrate now! ;)

Melantrys said...


I had to comment now, if only for wv. *laughs*

But I wanted to scold you (again) anyway. Living in such a hot country, you should be drinking at least! 3l per day. Bad, bad girl!!!

Bill said...

The Devil, Bottle of Sause and Me!

sounds like a country/western tune hummm....George Jones perhaps..heh

Morbid Smile said...

3l of water per day???!!! Daaah how can I remember this, Mel!? The problem is that I don't really feel thirsty!


David, that's the longes comment I've ever seen! ;)
Yes, I'm all loaded up on gear for the trip! I also finished packing almost all my stuff today. I still need a hair dryer though :P

The muppet who looks like Cupid is Herry. I admit that I haven't seen him beore! Or at least I don't remember him, but he seemed cute in those little wings.. Well, yes I am "M.", and "H." is for "Hahahaha"!! lol ;) I also used to vut shapes out of carboard, and sometimes just plain papers, and made things with them. I remember that I once designed a little grey crown when I was in primary school. It looked funny! Sorry for the model of a WWI biplane which your sister sat on! I can tell you were so mad that you still remember it till now ;)

Oh, I am sorry, I should have mentioned the names of the cartoons with the pictures! The first one in the very begining of the post is Grendizer. This was, and still, a very famous cartoon that almost all the Iraqi kids like and watch over and over again! The second one of the two little girl and boy spinning is called Heidi. She's that little girl who goes up the mountains to live with her lonely and angry grandfather and his old dog.
The third one is called "Adnan and Lina", Adnan is the name of the boy, and Lina is the name of the girl. I think the English version of this cartoon is called "Conan, The Boy In Future".. or something like that. I hated this cartoon soooo much when I was little!! But later I realized that I like its song. It was made in 1978 and was about the destruction of the world in 2008! The fourth is Sinbad and the black bird is his friend Jasmine who is originally a princess but was bewitched to a bird at her birth. The fifth one is called "Sasuki", a chinease cartoon which was funny and somewhat silly! It's also an old one of the late 70's. The sixth one is "Moroco", also chinease, not so old cartoon. It was first played on the Iraqi channels in 2001. I used to watch it when I was at college! :P

Hey, Bill. Long time no see! So the title sounds like a country\western tune! I just remembered a song which goes the same way by Roxette...

Milk and Toast and Honey,
The Devil, Bottle of Sauce and Me!


David said...

I think you may be right about my biplane. If my sister hadn't sat on it, I might have forgotten all about it. Maybe I should thank her! ;)

If you think my comment was long, you should read some of my blog posts! ;) I would be happy for you to be my guest there. :)

Morbid Smile said...

I'm already reading your posts, David! ;)

Melantrys said...

David said: If you think my comment was long, you should read some of my blog posts! ;)

Or maybe our hidden conversation in my comments section, lol.

Sheesh, that looked like Heidi, but I just couldn't believe it. Lol, lol, lol.
(I did enjoy a friend's rendition of Klara rolling off a cliff with accompanying sign language though.... Ahhh, never mind, I suppose that can only be funny if you actually see him do it. ;) )

David said...

Morbido, I feel honored that you are reading my posts! :)

Ok Mel, you asked for it! :P

Ash said...

Hey M,

I used to watch Grendizer, Heidi, Sinbad and Sazuki too when I was younger and I loved all of them. I think they are way better than the cartoons that kids watch on tv these days :)

kamagra said...

I'm glad that your headaches are becoming less and less frequent, I also suffered from continuous headaches, but for no reason they just stop.