Wednesday, January 28, 2009

In today's news

As up today new regulations are implemented in my company’s policy regarding the so called “cigarette breaks”. Smokers are allowed two breaks-from 9.00 to 9.15 and from 16.00 to 16.15. The new rule is supposed to “increase workers’ efficiency”.

I don’t have an “authority issue” and I have no problem obeying rules…as long as I am convinced in their reasonableness. But to be treated like a slave is not my idea of a “healthy working environment”. I am the “carrot” type-show me appreciation and I’ll turn the world around for you; try to use "the power of the stick” on me and I’ll do anything to burn you down.

I’ll burn you down.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Phoenix - If I Ever Feel Better

I looked for that song for years. That was long ago but I still love it today.

What I should think of that I still don’t know:

On Monday I sent two text messages to one of my dearest friends. She (in her usual carefree manner) didn’t reply to neither of them. I’m in a way used to that ‘cause I know she’s really busy sometimes and she’s very absent-minded all the time and I learned not to take it personally ‘cause she means nothing personal to begin with. But on Monday her silence made me really and I do mean REALLY furious. Picture lightnings coming out of my head-THAT mad. In one of the messages I was asking if we were going to meet that evening-busy or no busy, how much time does it take to type “I can’t make it”?! “OK”, I said, “if that is how she wants it that is how it will be. I will not be the first one to call. She’ll have to call me.” And she did the next day. It was an alarm call: “I’m sorry, so sorry for not getting back at you yesterday! Last night I had a terrible nightmare about not returning your messages! Please say you’re not mad at me!”

Oops! A nightmare!? It reminded me of that Terry Pratchett’s book where all the curses spoken out loud turned into loathsome insects. Furious at her I was indeed but is it possible that…I mean…could have my fury provoked that nightmare?!

Bah, that’s nonsense of course! This is not a Stephen King’s novel :))

It isn’t, right?

Friday, January 16, 2009

As I was just about to get pretty sad...

...I received a message from a dear friend and incidentally came across that image on the net:

I have no choice but to fight back sadness. But it is so tempting…so familiar…

The ultimate Friday song ;)

Monday, January 12, 2009

I must keep in mind that... I may not be able to control but how I react to them (or to the lack of such for that matter) I am. When things happen not as I wish I could get irritated, angry, …depressed-it’s up to me and me only.

I remember a friend telling me: You are as happy as you allow yourself to be. He was a good friend.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Dani told me a joke that he heard from a friend:

665 - the neighbour of the Beast


Thursday, January 08, 2009

My New Year’s resolutions

-to feel good and stay positive no matter what;
-never to give up;
-never to refuse my help if someone asks for it.

Quite idealistic, even childish and not really resolutions. But the simple truth is that I don’t have any outstanding talents (not even mediocre), I’m average smart, I’m not a beauty queen and I’m not rich. So to give people at least some reason to love me the one thing that’s left for me to do is to try to be a good person.

Good luck to me.