Wednesday, August 29, 2007

For the Men and Beasts ( not mice)!

That was quick! Two postings in one day, it must be the heat!
I really don't ( usually) write follow ups but this is a special occasion.
Was I the person that wrote " the one and only person who let's me dream blah-blah-blah" in the previous posting?! Was I wrong or what!!!
My beloved husband comes back from work and I am all shining with joy ( because I found a little time for my blog).
I ask him what he thinks of my new blog posting ( after all he is one of my 2 subscribed members, that is like what...50% of my regularly visiting audience, if he's not happy, the business is bad)
"I got to tell you I am confused" he says.
Pause follows.
" About what honey?" I ask happily.
" About your new blog posting"
Here I am bursting to ask him all the questions I wanted to all day and I am expecting a glorious review about my posting of course ( not to mention I write about him, and in a positive way though :-) )
" What is the problem?" still happily -me.
" I am not quite sure I understand what's it about"
" What do you mean?"- unbelievably- me." What part isn't clear?"
Well at this point I am thinking all grammar, punctuation and vocabulary, because English is my second language, you know)
" Well...I don't know....All of it I suppose" here he has a look of the Siamese cat who just took the canary out of the cage and you see the little yellowish feather under his paw.
At that point began the revelation...wait! No! The epiphany!!! He needed somebody to read it to him with the correct voice ( perhaps?) !
Nope. That was not it.
A translation?( there is still hope!)
Nope. That was not it again.
And so on, and so forth ( I don't give up so easily :-) )
When we got to the point that I had to explain the whole idea and he started asking BUT WHO had told me something to offend me so I would write something like that, that was it!
The whole wrath of Hell unleashed upon him, poor soul :-).
Was it fiction? Was it non-fiction?
What's the difference?! It's a blog for Christ sake! If I want to invent a hairy puppy with red collar exactly the same as Mrs Smith's on our street would it be more true than the example about the garden plant and the "fat" remark?!
Don't answer, rhetorical question! :-)
And the thing is, I know he doesn't mean bad. He just didn't know what was it about :-)
What is it with men and fixing things?! Changing light bulbs, killing cockroaches, opening cans, warming feet?
They want to make our life better, but sometimes just from trying too hard they kill all the worms in our backyard ( as Barbara DeAngelis once said) and don't have anything to do anymore for us. Do they constantly need windmills to conquer to feel happy and more important, can't they realize that sometimes we, girls just need to be the blond, who prefers to be called more often Beauty ,than to be necessarily saved by the Beast?

P.S Honey, I really hope it's clear this time! :-)

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Kicking butt

I am back! Thank God, because at some point I was not sure I would EVER find the time to add a second posting to my blog !
I guess everything starts with the first step but the second, third and fourth are nonetheless important. There are so many things people start just for the sake of starting and never even try to make these so important next steps( but boy, does THAT keep them out of giving you advice how to succeed in what they have failed!)
So why then, when you try to start something new, something that you REALLY want, there are always people that "are there for you" to make you feel miserable because you even dared to wish that you can achieve something they can't even dream about?
Because they can't even dream about it?
I feel I am blessed I have right next to me one ( and only actually) person that always lets me dream as much as I want and never makes me feel guilty about it( and believe me there were times I should have felt guilty about it). But it hurts when somebody closer to you, that knows you very well tries to bring you down and not even think about the things you need to hear in such a moment and NO, by things-you-need-to-hear I don't mean all the discouraging and nagging-"helpful" remarks people can invent ( I suspect especially for the occasion) to make you feel bad!
Have you ever showed proudly to someone the one and only little plant you had the chance not to kill from over-watering or even worse, from over-drying and no matter your "care" it not only survived but it actually bloomed?! Did they respond with dumb look and changing the subject with something like " Gosh, do you know how fat you look lately! Are you thinking to start a diet or something?" ?
Well, you know what I'm talking about then.
This is for ALL of you, always-encouraging, never-letting-you-down or in other words just-being-there-right-next-to-you when you miserably fail at something, not to kick your ass, but to kick your butt to get up and try again:

P.S And although we love you and we need you so much, thank God there are not too many of you, otherwise we couldn't have sit on our butts at all, from your encouragement! :-D

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

How I became a blogger ( and whose fault is it)!

Do you know a person that always has been at the two ends between the contemporary and traditional? That's me, Annie! Thank God for my better half ( Alex) who always pushed me to live with the future as present, so I would not retire emotionally at 25 :-). He is the one who always finds new, innovative and cool stuff and bugs me to start using it. I think you got the idea when we are 50-60 years old , who is going to be the coolest grandpa and who the grumpy and nagging grandma. ;-) And I have to live with that.
I have to live also with the thought that he made me use a computer when I was 17 ( have mercy please, to have a home PC in the early 90-s was a real luxury in my country), that I got my first cell phone under his influence when I was 21 ( boy, does he regret that now!), then changed couple of dozen cool e-mails " because this one is the coolest, hon!" , then became a forum junkie ( can I even live without checking my messages at least 125 times a day?!) , my personal website, the personal networks he joined and made me join too...He hooked me up to ALL of them, I gotta tell you!
But the last thing I didn't wanted to give up to was the blogging!
It took me long enough guys and today I officially announce the birth of The Newest Blogger in Internet- a.k.a ME!
It doesn't matter how long it takes me to warm up to the idea, it's the result that comes out of it ( so far so good I gotta say) and hope you enjoy it as much as I will!
( Frankly, you better do!) :-)
See you soon or as Tigger says - TTFN!!!

P.S: For those who haven't read " Whinnie the Pooh" ( shame on you!) TTFN means Ta Ta For Now!

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