Archive for June, 2012


OK, real life situation.

For me it`s definitely real because it`s my own.

 

The story goes like this.

There`s a garden, something more than 100 years ago it was a small park. You know, that old fashioned one, with a stone pool, a fountain, few palm trees… But until recently, it use to be just a small part of the green area in town, surrounded by stone walls and covered only with grass and weed.

 

Well, few weeks ago, I`ve decided to become a Green guerilla, and to plant there some vegetables. The soil was so damn hard, dry and almost lifeless (if you forget the weed) that I have literally worked my a… off to make it gentle and tender again. Oh, And how soft it is! Even our cats love to lay down there, turn on it and tap it with their little paws!

So I bought tomato, cucumber, carrot and lavender seeds, placed it with love and affection prepared for that warm feeling of growing green life to come. And it did.

Not so much for other, but tomatoes…. From one small bag of seeds, now I have more than 300 nice, aromatic tomato plants! Am I happy? Of course I am! 300!!! You can you imagine it! Bravo me and bravo tomatoes! What a team!

So what`s the problem? Well, for all this time I haven`t managed not even once to take the damn hose and water the bloody tomatoes!

I don`t know if you have tried it but actually it`s like a reward after all this work. You take the hose, this lovely gift of nature called water stars running and you feel…. so relaxed. And happy. Beautiful feeling.

But howcome the others have discovered it too, some how they always manage to do it before me. It`s incredible!

 

Yesterday I got up at 5 (yes five, can you bealive it?!?), had my coffee, bathroom ritual and off to the garden. After few hours, when the work was done and I was preparing to finally water it, there goes my mother with the hose! Aaaaaaaaaaaaa! OK, I realized now I really have a problem. So today I said, „Mom, at 5 pm I (and I have underlined that I) will water the garden“. You know what happened? At 16:45 she came to my door saying that she wants to feed the „poor cats, they must be starving“.

20 minutes later she was on my door again with „I fed the cats, and oh, I have watered the garden!“. Jesus Mary and… What a woman must do over here to water her own garden!

 

I have decided – I still don`t know how and when but I`m gonna take the hose into my own hands! Me, not others. No way Jose`!  The hose is mine!

 

P.S. I just remembered, maybe I should use, for those 300 plants, the approach „This is Spartaaaaaaaaa!“ line. Or „back off from the hose Jose`“. You never know. Or to take the hose and arange them a nice cold shower.

 

Because I deserve it, 44.

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So, let`s say that you like the guy so much that you would do almost anything to become the most shining star on his wide sky.

And that`s ok. As long as you are somehow sure that you have picked the right, the most compatible, person for your cosmos. And how you may find out? Hm, maybe that`s the tougher part but here`s one real life situation which might help.

 

OK, yes he was interesting. Tall, dark, a photography passionnel, always ready for action and adventure, he loved to travel, well educated…

So, one particular friend of mine called the Man to dinner at her place. The problem was she wasn`t a great cook. She was fun, smart, joyful but her favorite saying „I can make more than 100 various sandwiches“ wasn`t exactly the punchline which would attract a man.

So, me and her father (yes, the father because that man is a proper cooking wizard) spent the whole afternoon, and half of the evening, in the kitchen preparing the delizie della vita that were suppose to knock the Man down and leave him in her apartment for indefinite time.

He arrived, we all sat down to the table and started to eat. I was really enjoying the food, my friend relish it and her father was just proud how excellent the cuisine was. Here I have to highlight one thing – we ate and he was guttling. No table manners. In fact, it was clear that the fine cousine zest wasn`t his thing.

But you can`t give up on a man just because of that, can`t you!

The thing is that you can after you hear certain things.

 

Anyhow, how the dinner was coming to it`s end, all of the sudden the Man started to talk about a girl he met few years ago which he really really liked. Yes, it was rude, it was brassy, insensitive and improper, but just out of curiosity, I`ve asked him what did he like about her. Bealive it or not, this was his answer:

Well, she wasn`t exactly pretty, in fact she was far from it. Her taste is clothes was… cheap and tacky. She wasn`t funny, that`s for sure. And she wasn`t smart either. I didn`t like her laughter too, but man how she was washing the dishes!“

Excuse me?!?!?!

What???

The dishes“ – he continued with a dreamy look in his eyes, „she was washing the dishes so perfectly and carefully like I never seen it before. What a woman!“ – he finished with a sigh still looking enchanted.

And that was it.

I mean, what in the world can you expect from a man which doesn`t care if you are smart, funny, how you look, if you`re sexy or not, how you dress, how you cook or finally how you laugh?!? Oh, it ended that same evening.

Last we heard about him is that he married a woman almost 20 years older than him and that the two of them are mostly living on different addresses. I bet he is coming to see her only if he feels the sudden urge to wash something for him.

What a man!

 

So, please try to make sure if the One you really really want is really for you. You know, the One which will feel your inner light, not just the shine of your freshly washed cutlery.

 

Because you deserve it, 44.

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