GUMBALL 3000

April 30, 2006


Sunday 30th April: This is the start day! Cars will park on “display” in Gumballs own “pit-lane” on Pall Mall (London W1, between Trafalgar Square and St. James Palace) between 1-4 PM, and the flag will drop between 4-6 PM, sending drivers en route to a Midnight checkpoint in Belgium via the Eurotunnel. “Attention all Belgian’s” to come and cheer us at Chateau de Beloeil, home to the Princes de Ligne between 10PM – 1AM! (Address: Chateau de Beloeil, rue du Chateau, 11, Beloeil, Hainaut, just 40 miles from Brussels)

I’m very upset !! I have nothing else to say to you!!

emmm ok just a few P.S’s

To My dear Lovely Lady Luck,
My Baby,

My companion on the road that treats me so well, takes good care of me and takes me wherever I want to go and never utters a word of complaint!

My sweet Car…

I am soo soooo soooooo sorry, maybe next year… or the year after… I’ll treat you to a nice interior detailing later this week…

Good Luck to all !

Extra Good Luck to:







Team 88:
Yasir Mufti, Saudi
Amro Kayal, Saudi
2005 Lamborghini Gallardo

The only arab team mentioned on the list so far (I’m predicting more will show once the race starts and media coverage is provided)… You’ld think there’d be more ha ??


Ok this post is for all YOU bloggers out there that refused to admit your initial reaction or what crossed your mind when commenting on The Stallions elevator post The Button !! Yes I’m talking about YOU !!
Seeming very few of you had an imagination and wouldn’t entertain your natural human libido, I have provided a list of things to do in an elevator :)


Fun Things To Do In An Elevator:

  • Make race car noises when anyone gets on or off.
  • Blow your nose and offer to show the contents of your Kleenex to other passengers.
  • Grimace painfully while smacking your forehead and muttering: “Shut up, dammit, all of you just shut UP!”
  • Whistle the first seven notes of “It’s a Small World” incessantly.
  • Sell Girl Scout cookies.
  • On a long ride, sway side to side at the natural frequency of the elevator.
  • Shave.
  • Crack open your briefcase or purse, and while peering inside ask: “Got enough air in there?”
  • Offer name tags to everyone getting on the elevator. Wear yours upside-down.
  • Stand silent and motionless in the corner, facing the wall, without getting off.
  • When arriving at your floor, grunt and strain to yank the doors open, and then act embarrassed when they open by themselves.
  • Lean over to another passenger and whisper: “Noogie patrol coming!”
  • Greet everyone getting on the elevator with a warm handshake and ask them to call you Admiral.
  • One word: Flatulence!
  • On the highest floor, hold the door open and demand that it stay open until you hear the penny you dropped down the shaft go “plink” at the bottom.
  • Do Tai Chi exercises.
  • Stare, grinning, at another passenger for a while, and then announce: “I’ve got new socks on!”
  • When at least 8 people have boarded, moan from the back: “Oh, not now, damn motion sickness!”
  • Give religious tracts to each passenger.
  • Meow occasionally.
  • Bet the other passengers you can fit a quarter in your nose.
  • Frown and mutter “gotta go, gotta go” then sigh and say “oops!”
  • Show other passengers a wound and ask if it looks infected.
  • Sing “Mary had a little lamb” while continually pushing buttons.
  • Holler “Chutes away!” whenever the elevator descends.
  • Walk on with a cooler that says “human head” on the side.
  • Stare at another passenger for a while, then announce “You’re one of THEM!” and move to the far corner of the elevator.
  • Burp, and then say “mmmm…tasty!”
  • Leave a box between the doors.
  • Ask each passenger getting on if you can push the button for them.
  • Wear a puppet on your hand and talk to other passengers “through” it.
  • Start a sing-along.
  • When the elevator is silent, look around and ask “is that your beeper?”
  • Play the harmonica.
  • Shadow box.
  • Say “Ding!” at each floor.
  • Lean against the button panel.
  • Say “I wonder what all these do” and push the red buttons.
  • Listen to the elevator walls with a stethoscope.
  • Draw a little square on the floor with chalk and announce to the other passengers that this is your “personal space.”
  • Bring a chair along.
  • Take a bite of a sandwich and ask another passenger: “Wanna see wha in muh mouf?”
  • Blow spit bubbles.
  • Pull your gum out of your mouth in long strings.
  • Announce in a demonic voice: “I must find a more suitable host body.”
  • Carry a blanket and clutch it protectively.
  • Make explosion noises when anyone presses a button.
  • Wear “X-Ray Specs” and leer suggestively at the passengers.
  • Stare at your thumb and say “I think it’s getting larger.”
  • If anyone brushes against you, recoil and holler “Bad touch!”
  • Bring a water pistol. Soak everyone’s shoes.
  • Start brushing off invisible bugs from your arms, screaming “Aaughh! Get them off!”
  • Challenge your neighbor to a “Tic-Tac-Toe” tournament.
  • Laugh hysterically for five seconds, stop, and glare at the other passengers like they are crazy.
  • Charge into the elevator dripping wet, holding a towel and wearing only a bath robe. Mutter something about how husbands/wives always come home early just when it’s getting to the good part.
  • Make chalk drawings on the walls.
  • As the elevator is going up, jump violently up and down, shouting “Down! I said down, dammit!”
  • Crouch in one corner and growl menacingly at everyone who gets on.
  • Try to get a game of “Twister” going.
  • Wrinkle your nose and smell the air repeatedly. Sniff at your neighbor suspiciously, give a disgusted frown, and take a step away.


P.S.

This is how you know you’re happy at work and your CEO loves you, he’ll say:

“You’re CRAZY ! I’m CRAZY ! And you’re driving me even CRAZIER !”

BEEN THERE ! DONE THAT !

April 25, 2006

BEEN THERE ! DONE THAT !

Tagged by The Stallion
I actually love this tag ! Thanx Boo ;P and I have added my own comments too :P

ooh and The Don , seems like you caused a domino effect with your “Have You Ever?” post :)

This is for your entire life, including today:

Have you ever…

(x) Smoked a cigarette
Which I hate !! I prefer cloves ;P
(x) Crashed a friend’s car
Right into a wall !! :P
( ) Stolen a car
(x) Been in love
*sigh*
(x) Been dumped
Does it count when he says “we gotta go our own ways coz we have no future” ? Yeah I thought so !
( ) Shoplifted
( ) Been fired
( ) Been in a fist fight
( ) Snuck out of your parent’s house
(x) Had feelings for someone who didn’t have them back
To a certain degree !
( ) Been arrested
No but been pulled over, and sat in a patrol car ;P
( ) Gone on a blind date
(x) Lied to a friend
yeah, but I suck at it so it’s so obvious.
(x) Skipped school
Plenty !
(x) Seen someone die
Still have nightmares of it !
(x) Been to Canada
Yep ! and got deported !
( ) Been to Mexico
(x) Been on a plane
Who hasn’t ?
( ) Purposely set a part of yourself on fire
No, But I burnt my eyelashes once by accident :P
(x) Eaten sushi
I BREATHE SUSHI
(x) Been skiing
Hence, my torn ligaments.
(x) Met someone from the Internet
Bloggers ;P
(x) Been to a concert
Those where the days.
(x) Taken painkillers
I need one now for my back pain !
(x) Love someone or miss someone right now
Yes, so many ppl :)
(x) Laid on your back and watched cloud shapes go by
At family picnic as a child
(x) Made a snow angel
Last time was in the University Quad with a bunch of crazy friends.
(x) Had a tea party
Yeah, I still do. Only difference is that now my friends aren’t teddy bears or imaginary, They’re Real !
(x) Flown a kite
Waaaay in the Daaay
(x) Built a sand castle
Last time was 9/05 Sharm ilShaikh
(x) Gone puddle jumping
This tag is making me realize I’m still a kid !
(x) Played dress up
Part of my everyday life :P
(x) Jumped into a pile of leaves
Growing up, we’d Jump into a pile of leaves while preparing for bonfire night..
(x) Gone sledging
Oh Yeah !
(x) Cheated while playing a game
Last month, while playing Monopoly, my friend and I stole $ 1000 each from the bank (I was the bank:P)
(x) Been lonely
Not anymore tho :)
(x) Fallen asleep at work/school
Prof. Vaughn’s Class !!
( ) Used a fake ID
I just smile :P
(x) Watched the sun set
(x) felt an earthquake
July 1999, California !
(x) Slept beneath the stars
In the open fields of Canterbury 1998
(x) Been tickled
My friends know what makes me scream :P
(x) Been robbed
2000, just got out of a neurobiology midterm, pissed as hell. Heading home in the tube and a guy unzipped the front pocket of my backpack and stole my mobile phone ! I ran after him and forced him to give it back !! He refused, so I grabbed his arm and told him “then you won’t have a problem getting searched by the police”. He gave it back. That’s when I realized. 1) I’m crazy. 2) he coulda pulled something else out rather than my phone.. He actually ended up telling ME to leave him alone !! :P
(x) Been misunderstood
all the time
(x) Petted a reindeer/goat/kangaroo
Blacky was a pet baby goat we once had !
(x) Won a contest
a few actually ;P
(x) Run a red light/stop sign
I plea the 5th
( ) Been suspended from school
(x) Been in a car crash
Nothing major il7imdilah
( ) Had braces
(x) Felt like an outcast/third person
I’m different. Period.
(x) Eaten a whole pint of ice cream in one night
Ben & Jerry’s Southern Pecan Pie !!
(x) Had déjà vu
I scare myself sometimes with my deja vu
(x) Danced in the moonlight
on the beach, without music !!
(x) Witnessed a crime
it was like watching Cops :P
(x) Questioned your heart
Unfortunately yes.
(x) Been obsessed with post-it notes
still am !
(x) Squished mud through your bare feet
Dead Sea Mud in Jordan
(x) Been lost
when am I not !
(x) Been on the opposite side of the country
I guess
(x) Been on the opposite side of the world, or close
For Sure !
(x) Swam in the ocean
Diving, swimmimg is scary !!
(x) Felt like dying
No Comment
(x) Cried yourself to sleep
Many a night
(x) Played cops and robbers
still do with my nieces
(x) Recently colored with crayons
a few days ago, again with my nieces
(x) Sang karaoke
”I will always love you” is a typical karaoke tune, but in an Asian accent it just plain classic :P (Singapore 1999)
(x) Paid for a meal with only coins
good old college days :P
(x) Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t
Story of my life !
(x) Made prank phone calls
God !! Yes !! I did a fav for a friend yesterday !! :P
(x) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
outta my nose, mouth.. Messy messy !
(x) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
Magical :)
(x) Danced in the rain
sang too
(x) Written a letter to Santa Claus
absolutely, helped the kids write one last xmas
( ) Been kissed under the mistletoe
(x) Watched the sun rise with someone you care about
Last time I did was at Revere Beach 2004 with my Gal Pal “L”
(x) Blown bubbles
Last week :)
(x) Made a bonfire on the beach
Dec 2003…
( ) Crashed a party
(x) Gone roller-skating
I need new Roller-Blades !
(x) Had a wish come true
*Yeeeeesssss*
( ) jumped off a bridge
No, but I wanna jump off a plane !!

I tag Pieces of Me, Adorra (*update adorra already did it), Don Veto and anyone who’d like to do it.

P.s. I added my own comments, you can stick to The Stallions version or The Dons original post :)