Thursday, December 29

Waste your time

It occurred to me, watching my english friends over Xmas, how I'd previously learnt to plan everything and live my previous live according to what I had to do, should do, must do. And feel guilty if I didn't.
As if I was wasting the day.
I even planned when not to do anything.
Y'know, "between 18:00-19:00, I'm gonna read a book" sort of planning. And that I'd unleart how to... do nothing.
And then it struck me that it's more of an English thing, this planning. The Greek's, they plan everything but don't mean it. 18:00 means.....the evening. Today means...sometime.
"Do you wanna' go to the cinema in 2 hours time" can often get the response "I'll see.." or "I don't know, I'll think about it...".
Tomorrows a week ahead, a month an eon.
So with them New Years Eve is a special time - you can get them about next year when it's only hours away.

Saturday, December 17

Too my Roots..

I was trying to fix my pc, get some work done, when I suddenly realised...Bollocks, I want to go to london for Xmas. So I'm off, all arranged. A little bit of Sanity. Exit The Village. Sod the cats. Empty the pool. Bar the doors. See some friends. Easyfly, courtesy of Stelios. Humanity and Saneness. Maybe Father Xmas will bring me some gifts. Wave a wand over me (does he have one?)
See you soon.
Maybe (grin).
Probably (sigh).

Thursday, December 15

Go for it, Mr Karamanlis

Good on you, Mr Karamanlis. I don't care if they question certain aspects of your lifestyle. I only question your real determination. You've started the process of deregulation of the public labour market to break the stranglehold on jobs for life and the unions and 'workers' have obviously kneejerked into strike action. Its a natural process. Ignore them, it's your public duty.

Only, I wonder will you have the time to complete this process before the coming elections? Do you really have the determination aka Thatcher? She needed the Falklands to buy her the time to complete the changes needed. What distraction will your political Gods give you, 'cos you'll need it for sure. You can count on me to help. Maybe I could invade Cyprus for you?