Monday, August 15, 2016

In the country

Watching kittens for a few hours - priceless :)

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Do you really want to be free?

People talk of freedom as if they know what it really means when the truth is that absolute freedom is a unicorn, something that can exist only on paper and in people's imagination. You can be totally free only if you have nothing/no one you'd be afraid to lose. Any attachement is a chain. It's as simple as that. Anything else is an illusion you choose to believe in.

There's nothing wrong with illusions.


A friend sent me this and I can't stop laughing :D

Sunday, August 07, 2016

I'm what?

The company I work for uses a cleaning service for the maintenance of the office. The cleaning service recently hired a new employee and on Friday her manager came to our office to check on the quality of her performance. I was more than surprised when the manager stopped me in the corridor to inquire if I was happy with their new worker but that was nothing compared to the surprise when I heard her add "I'm asking you because you are such a communicative and forthcoming person."

Who? Me?! That's the impression I leave on strangers? Shocking. How did that happen!?

I mean, just just a decade ago I used to define myself as "socially challenged"... I guess it is true that you can't choose your beginning but you can always choose your ending. That's encouraging enough for me.

But the thing is that I am not as interested in the final result as much as I'm interested in the process. That's an aspect I should consider more thoroughly.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

All vs nothing

What the fuck is wrong with people coming to my favorite café to settle their domestic issues? Seriously, what is it? One has to be completely deprived of any sense of dignity and respect for the others not to hesitate to do that in public! Last weekend I couldn't escape eavesdropping on a quarrel between divorced spouses, and it was utterly ugly, so ugly in fact that I actually packed in a hurry and left earlier than I had planned because I couldn't bear listening to them for even a second more.

Today it a family of three occupying the table next to mine. A father, a mother and a daughter of about 6 years old. They seemed perfectly normal for a minute or two... until the father said to the mother "Shut the fuck up, when are you going to get it to your head that you're a brainless moron?" and the child shouted back at him "Don't talk to my mother like that or I'll smash all the teeth in your mouth!"

Excuse me???


As it turned out they were just warming up.

And I thought that my family was disfunctional...
(Actually, the thought alone that someone would say such things even in private makes me shiver. Any form is unacceptable; period.)

It's not all that bad to be single, you know? Not bad at all. Yes, I'm all or nothing and, trust me, sometimes nothing is much, much better.

Friday, August 05, 2016

Today, today, today :)