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- (Visited 2 times, 2 visits today) The post Please Don’t Read This Poem appeared first on PourYourHeart.Please don’t read this poem.
It’s only meant for me.
That’s it. Just move along now.
There’s nothing here to see.
Besides, I’m sure you’d rather
just go outside and play.
So put the poem down now
and slowly back away.
Hey, why are you still reading?
That isn’t very nice.
I’ve asked you once politely.
Don’t make me ask you twice.
I’m telling you, it’s private.
Do not read one more line.
Hey! That’s one more. Now stop it.
This isn’t yours; it’s mine.
You’re not allowed to read this.
You really have to stop.
If you don’t quit this instant,
I swear I’ll call a cop.
He’ll drag you off in handcuffs.
He’ll lock you up in jail,
and leave you there forever
until you’re old and frail.
Your friends will all forget you.
You won’t be even missed.
Your family, too, will likely
forget that you exist.
And all because you read this
instead of having fun.
It’s too late now, amigo;
the poem’s nearly done.
There’s only one solution.
Here’s what you’ll have to do:
Tell all your friends and family
they shouldn’t read it too.
- Three Very Interesting StoriesThe Turtles
A turtle family decided to go on a picnic. The turtles, being naturally slow about things, took seven years to prepare for their outing. Finally the turtle family left home looking for a suitable place. During the second year of their journey they found a place ideal for them at last!
For about six months they cleaned the area, unpacked the picnic basket, and completed the arrangements. Then they discovered they had forgotten the salt. A picnic without salt would be a disaster, they all agreed. After a lengthy discussion, the youngest turtle was chosen to retrieve the salt from home. Although he was the fastest of the slow moving turtles, the little turtle whined, cried, and wobbled in his shell. He agreed to go on one condition: that no one would eat until he returned. The family consented and the little turtle left.
Three years passed and the little turtle had not returned. Five years…six years… then on the seventh year of his absence, the oldest turtle could no longer contain his hunger. He announced that he was going to eat and begun to unwrap a sandwich.
At that point the little turtle suddenly popped out from behind a tree shouting, ‘See! I knew you wouldn’t wait. Now I am not going to go get the salt.’
[Some of us waste our time waiting for people to live up to our expectations. We are so concerned about what others are doing that we don’t do anything ourselves.]
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A farmer came into town and asked the owner of a restaurant if he could use a million frog legs. The restaurant owner was shocked and asked the man where he could get so many frog legs! The farmer replied, ‘There is a pond near my house that is full of frogs – millions of them. They all croak all night long and they are about to make me crazy!’ So the restaurant owner and the farmer made an agreement that the farmer would deliver frogs to the restaurant, five hundred at a time for the next several weeks.
The first week, the farmer returned to the restaurant looking rather sheepish, with two scrawny little frogs. The restaurant owner said, ‘Well… where are all the frogs?’ The farmer said, ‘I was mistaken. There were only these two frogs in the pond. But they sure were making a lot of noise!’[ Next time you hear somebody criticizing or making fun of you, remember, it’s probably just a couple of noisy frogs. Also remember that problems always seem bigger in the dark. Have you ever laid in your bed at night worrying about things which seem almost overwhelming like a million frogs croaking? Chances are pretty go! od that when the morning comes, and you take a closer look, you’ll wonder what all the fuss was about.]
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The Pretty Lady
Once upon a time a big monk and a little monk were traveling together. They came to the bank of a river and found the bridge was damaged. They had to wade across the river. There was a pretty lady who was stuck at the damaged bridge and couldn’t cross the river. The big monk offered to carry her across the river on his back. The lady accepted. The little monk was shocked by the move of the big monk. ‘How can big brother carry a lady when we are supposed to avoid all intimacy with females?’ thought the little monk. But he kept quiet. The big monk carried the lady across the river and the small monk followed unhappily. When they crossed the river, the big monk let the lady down and they parted ways with her.
All along the way for several miles, the little monk was very unhappy with the act of the big monk. He was making up all kinds of acussations about big monk in his head. This got him madder and madder. But he still kept quiet. And the big monk had no inclination to explain his situation. Finally, at a rest point many hours later, the little monk could not stand it any further, he burst out angrily at the big monk. ‘How can you claim yourself a devout monk, when you seize the first opportunity to touch a female, especially when she is very pretty? All your teachings to me make you a big hypocrite The big monk looked surprised and said, ‘I had put down the pretty lady at the river bank many hours ago, how come you are still carrying her along?’[This very old Chinese Zen story reflects the thinking of many people today. We encounter many unpleasant things in our life, they irritate us and they make us angry. Sometimes, they cause us a lot of hurt, sometimes they cause us to be bitter or jealous .. But like the little monk, we are not willing to let them go away. We keep on carrying the baggage of the ‘pretty lady’ with us. We let them keep on coming back to hurt us, make us angry, make us bitter and cause us a lot of agony. Why? Simply because we are not willing to put down or let go of the baggage of the ‘pretty lady’. We should let go of the pretty lady immediately after crossing the river, that is after the unpleasant event is over. This will immediately remove all our agonies. There is no need to be further hurt by the unpleasant event after it is over.]
(contributed by : Krithivasan Sukumaran on 19.09.2012)
- A Kashmiri civilian, a reporter and a tough old soldier were captured by terrorists in Kashmir .The leader of the terrorists told them he had grant each of them one last request before they were beheaded and dragged naked through the streets.The Kashmiri said: ‘Well, I am a foodie, so I had like one last plate of tandoori chicken.’
The leader nodded to an underling who left and returned with the Chicken.The tourist ate it all and said, ‘Now I can die content.’
The reporter said, ‘I’m a reporter to the end. I want to take out my tape recorder and describe the scene here and what is about to happen.Maybe, someday, someone will hear it and know that I was on the job till the end.’
The leader directed an aide to hand over the tape recorder and the reporter dictated his comments.He then said, ‘Now I can die happy.’
The leader turned to the soldier and asked, ‘And now, Havaldarji, what is your final wish?
‘Kick me in the ass,’ said the soldier. ‘What?’ asked the leader, ‘Will you mock us in your last hour?’
‘No, I’m NOT kidding. I want you to kick me in the ass,’ insisted the soldier.
So the leader shoved him into the yard and kicked him in the ass.
The soldier went sprawling, but rolled to his knees, pulled a 9 mm pistol from inside his cammies and shot the leader dead. In the resulting confusion,he emptied his side arm on six terrorists, then with his knife he slashed the throat of one, and with an AK-47, which he took from one of the already dead terrorists,sprayed the rest of the terrorists killing another 11.In a flash, all of them were either dead or fleeing for their lives.As the soldier was untying the Kashmiri and the reporter, they asked him,‘Why didn’t you just shoot them all in the first place? Why did you ask him to kick you in the ass?’‘Because’ replied the soldier, ‘if I had shot first, you two ass holes would have reported that I was the aggressor and the root cause of all the blood shedding in Kashmir ?’
… Such is the irony of Indian Democracy !!!!!!!
(contributed by : A Mohan Rao on 07.04.2011)
Botanical Name:-Pandanus Amaryllifolius (syn:Pandanus Odorus
Common Name:-Fragnant pandan,Fragnant Screwpine,
Pandan leaves,Daun pandan (Malaysia/Indonesia), Bai toey (Thailand)
Family name :-Pandanacea (screwpine family)
Origin :-Probably originated from Mollucas, Indonesia.
Widely cultivated in tropical Asia namely Sri Lanka,Thailand,Vietnam,Indonesia,Malaysia, Philippines.
Plant type :-Indoor and outdoor foliage or shrub;fragnant herb plant.
Features :-Pandanus amaryllifolius, the only species with fragnant leaves of the genus, Pandanus, grows between 0.5 to 1 m but can reach up to 2 m in height. As the perennial plant ages and lower leaves are trimmed for culinary purposes, it becomes top-heavy and produces aerial roots and stilt roots to support itself from falling.
Foliage is green with slender leaves that are lush-green and smmoth-edged measuring roughly 30-50 cm long.Their leaves have a
depressed center running from the axis outward and gradually flatten towards their tips. It produces suckers laterally and abundantly, if especially grown on the ground with good conditions and these can be used to propagate new plants.Sometimes, it does develop aerial plantlets too.
Pandan leaves consist of essential oils extracted by hydro distillation from leaves parts of pandan leaf. The major components in pandanus amary llifolius is 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline. But as in the present study pandan contains minor component which is cyclo heptasiloxane and cyclo hexasiloxane.The yields of oil for pandanus amary llifolius were 3.76%. Pandanus leaves contain volatile oil which repels cockroaches and vermin.The active principals are mainly terpenes and sesquiterpene (6-42%).
– Pandanus amaryllifolius repels cockroaches.
– Leaves of pandan are widely used for scenting foods such as rice, jellies or sweets.
– It is used to freshen the air for households.
– It is for diabetics patients.
– Used in closets and drawers to freshen the air.
(contributed by user gayathri kumal on 27.05.2011 )
Whoa, glamazon! It’s a wedding, not a burlesque show. Tone down the makeup to be a well-groomed guest.
You might wear a uniform or follow an office dress code Monday through Friday, and on the weekend, you like to have a little fun with fashion. Your friend’s wedding isn’t the place to test drive your new romper or rock those $200 jeans you just splurged on. But you already knew that, right?
There are a few gray areas when it comes to appropriate wedding guest attire. Maybe that cocktail dress has a questionable hemline — or it might be the same color the bridal party is wearing. There are plenty of clothing options that’ll turn you into an unintentional eyesore at any union, but you don’t have to earn the ire of every bride and groom you know. Just follow this list of 10 things you should never wear to a wedding, and you’ll keep receiving those invitations!
It’s always in style and looks flattering on almost everybody, but according to some, it should never be worn to a wedding. Up first, find out the dos and don’ts about wearing nature’s darkest color to one of life’s brightest events.
Did You Know?
After Queen Victoria’s consort, Prince Albert, died in 1861, she wore black everyday as a sign of mourning until her own death in 1901.
Yes, tuxedos are black, and you’ll almost certainly see an abundance of dark sport coats at any union, but black is traditionally a no-go color at weddings — especially for women.
Black dresses connote mourning and death for many people, but there’s a difference between showing up to your best friend’s nuptials in funeral garb and wearing a sleek, little black number to an evening wedding. As long as the dress feels fun and light, regardless of how dark it is, you should be fine. Sequins usually work, as do black cocktail dresses for formal ceremonies. However, if there’s even the slightest chance it could fit into a procession for the deceased, put it back on the rack and slip into something more colorful.
Did You Know?
Although people have been wearing thong sandals for thousands of years, it’s believed that the modern flip-flop is derived from the zori, a form of traditional Japanese footwear.
Jeans and a T-shirt
We don’t care how casual the wedding is and how laid-back the bride in question might be, attending in jeans and a T-shirt is not an option.
It doesn’t matter if it’s on the beach, in your mom’s backyard, or even if you don’t know the couple very well. If you’re bothering to show up, the least you can do is throw on a dress or a pair of khakis and a button-up shirt — again, assuming it’s a casual ceremony. Also, just to be clear, don’t even think about slipping on a pair of flip-flops. Pumps, heels, flats, loafers and sandals are a go, but plastic footwear is a huge wedding no-no. (Possible exception: If the wedding invite explicitly states that it’s a “flip-flop casual” beach event, you may wear them.)
Did You Know?
The U.S. Navy introduced bell-bottoms to the world in 1817 when they became part of enlisted sailors’ standard uniform. The wide-bottomed pants could be easily rolled above the knee while washing the decks and were easily removed if one was swept overboard.
Bellbottoms and Other Dated Attire
Bellbottoms may work for a stylish night out on the town. But try sporting these wide-legged pants at your college roommate’s wedding, and you might as well shake, shake, shake your booty back to your place for a change of clothes. Disco isn’t cool when people say “I do.”
That’s not to say that you can’t invoke other styles and eras with your wedding guest garb. A 1960s pencil skirt will allow you to turn heads without causing a distraction, and a dress with an empire waist and cap sleeves will invoke the 1940s without making you look like a has-been. Just remember to adhere to the style of the wedding — we’ve established that bellbottoms won’t fit into even the most casual ceremonies, but a vintage sundress won’t do at a black-tie affair, either.
Hillary Clinton swapped her trademark pantsuit for a beautiful dress on Chelsea’s wedding day.
You’re going to a wedding, not a meeting at the office!
Drop the business persona and show your style in a skirt, dress or any kind of clothing that would look out of place with a coffee stain. This is a celebration of two people choosing to unite their lives together forever, so the least you can do is find something that isn’t overly stuffy and businessy to wear. We’re not just talking about your standard black or charcoal suit. This rule also applies to pretty pastel skirt-jacket combos. They might work for a dinner event, but they just set the wrong tone for weddings.
Yes, we know some very powerful women frequently wear pantsuits, but even Hillary Clinton wore a vibrant dress on Chelsea’s big day, and if she can do it, you can, too.
We’d also advise staying away from businessy accessories — trade the giant bag or briefcase for a clutch, and don’t wear any scarves that scream “I belong in cubicle No. 4!”
(source : http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/weddings/10-things-never-wear-to-wedding10.htm)