Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Anybody Suffer From This - AAADD ???


SUBJECT: A_A_A_D_D. - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder

This is how it manifests itself...   I decide to water my garden.
As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it needs washing. 
As I head towards the garage, I notice that there is mail on the porch table that I got from the mailbox earlier. 
I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car. I lay the car keys down on the table, put the junk mail in the rubbish bin under the table, and notice that the bin is full.
So, I put the bills back on the table and take the rubbish out first. But then I think, since I'm going to be near the post box when I take out the rubbish, I may as well pay the bills first.
So I take my chequebook off the table, and see there is only one cheque left. My new chequebook is in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Coke that I had been drinking.
I'm going to look for my cheques, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over. I see that the Coke is getting warm, and I decide I should put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.
As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase flowers catches my eye... they need watering. I set the Coke down on the desk and I find my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning. 

I decide I'd better put them back on, but first I decide to water the flowers. I put my glasses back down on the desk, fill a container with water and suddenly I spot the TV remote. Someone had left it on the kitchen table.
I realise that tonight when watch TV, I will be looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the lounge where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers.
I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit spills on the floor.
So, I set the remote back down on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spilt water.

Then I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do. At the end of the day:

* The car hasn't been washed.
* The bills haven't been paid.
* There is a warm can of Coke sitting on the table.
* The flowers don't have enough water.
* The floor is soaked.
* There is still only one cheque in my cheque book. 
* I can't find the remote control.
* I can't find my glasses.
* I don't remember what I did with the car keys.
* The garden is flooded.
Then when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really puzzled, because I know I was busy all day long, and that I'm really tired. I realise this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it, but first I'll check my e-mail.
Do me a favour, will you? Forward this message to everyone you know, because I don't remember who it has been sent to.
Don't laugh, if this isn't you yet, your day is near!
Growing older is mandatory, growing up is optional, laughing at yourself is very therapeutic!
A, B, Catch you later dear reader... ?

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

New Photovideo - Night Train in Transilvania

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Just to prove that Count Alucard is alive(?) and well(ish) while I was in deepest Transilvania recently, I happened to catch a fresh delivery of 'Blood' I hasten to add that no Bats or Virgins suffered any harm in the making of this production! The locals believe that the 'blood' comes from the 'Bank of Transilvania' from charges levied on victims, a bank spokesman said... "That rumour is 'Virgin' on the ridiculous"


A, B, Catch you later dear reader.

Giveaway of the Day

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Be Safe On The INTERNET!!

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I know you may heve heard this before, but there is no harm in refreshing your memory now and again.


Set up an anonymous email address - It's a good idea to set up a free online email address to use specifically for online dating.  This way you can switch email addresses easily if you start to receive unwanted spam or messages.  Sign up for a free service like hotmail or gmail and don't give your full name away in the email address itself.


Don't give out your email address freely - most dating sites offer a safe interface for you to communicate with potential partners without giving them your email address.  Only give out your own email address if you're absolutely sure you can trust the person.


Be aware of potential scams - An increasing number of online criminals use dating sites to commit fraud, by gaining your trust and obtaining enough personal information to apply for bank credit in your name.  Keep a close hold on details like your date of birth as these could be used to commit fraud, and aren't important for someone to know in the early stages of an online friendship.


Travelling long distances? - Be particularly wary if someone is willing to travel a very long way to see you, not to suggest that you're not worth it, but because another common scam is for someone overseas to build up the level of trust where you're willing to actually give them money to travel to see you, which they promise will be returned once they are in the country.  Many people have fallen victim to this scam, and have never seen the money they sent again.


Other contact details - never give out your physical address until you've met the person and are confident you want them to know where you live.  The same applies for your phone number - be wary if anyone asks you for this before you've got to know them online first, to avoid unwanted calls.


CEOP Thinkyouknow? (Web Child Safety)


Please keep safe dear reader,


A, B, Catch you later dear reader.


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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Flying Pedestrians - Death does not become them!

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This is a reprint from early December last year, still as relevant today as it was then. Students and Teachers etc of all ages here and else were return to studies tomorrow and some will  not see the end of term because of self-centerd arrogant drivers. So this reprint will possibly make a life last longer, but only if it is read adhered to and passed on to others.

Flying Pedestrians What wonderful drivers you aren't, so good at being self-centered arrogant and impatient, But before you get upset, there is one thing you are all incredibly good at - Being Impatient - yes, you know who you are, (at this point it is only fair to point out, there are some excellent drivers here in Cluj-Napoca, I counted them earlier today and still had a few spare fingers on my hand) As for the pedestrians among us, how dare you attempt to cross the road at a pedestrian crossing, it is upsetting the jokers in their killing machines (sorry cars) that must get to their destinations before they have even left home several minutes earlier. One such pedestrian (RIP) had the gall to do such an anti-social act, result - I will never have the pleasure of meeting them, or sharing a beer sometime in the future - Another result was, No more Birthday's for them - No more Birthday's to share with their children. - No more Birthday's to share with their wife. - No more Birthday's to share with anyone they know. No more Christmas Celebrations with anyone else either.

As for the killing machine (sorry car) driver, they were more concerned with the damage to their precious machine, than the death's they had caused - 'Yes' deaths, they had ended several lives in a few seconds - physical death for 1 and multiple mental deaths for others at the same time.

This wonderful driver, will have the car repaired, pay the fine, spend a short time in prison, a few points on the license (if it hasn't come from the back of a cereal packet) and go home. Loads of birthdays for them, lots more christmas presents as well, this mass murderer won't give a second thought to the carnage they have caused to several unknown to them people, human beings much better than the killer driver - The multiple victims are now doing a life sentence for them. NO they won't get over it - smart alec remarks like that, will not solve anything in the lives of the victims. Nor the mental impact of the Emergency Service Crews in attendence, or the Police Officer who has to inform the Next-of-kin of your 'Oh' so big brave act you have executed (literally)

I genuinely hope you never loose a loved one and suffer as you have made umpteen family members suffer, getting somewhere before you have even left home, is downright stupid! The Flying Pedestrian also wished to get somewhere as well, their home has been moved by you, from loved ones - to the Cemetary over looking the Town.

Next time you go out in your killing machine (sorry car) drive safer than you do now, it could be a family member of yours that's absent from the meal table tonight!

A, B, Catch you later dear reader

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Dead? Take A Ticket For A Refund Please.

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Ok this bit makes sense - well sort of, if you are one of the 'very lucky' ones among us that will never have need of any form of healthcare in your life, then thankyou for your time.

In the rare event that you do, then please read on...

This applies to the majority of people here -

1: Find your nearest health administration centre.

2: Proceed at a leisurely pace to the Office.

3: Once there take a numbered ticket and wait patiently.

Not a problem you say, well this is where the fun really starts, if the office is in the nearest big town then getting there can be a nightmare, a leisurly pace is out of the question.


Taking a number is not that easy, or getting the day right. First there is a set allocation of numbers, 100 is the average, then here's the good bit... they are only issued by hand between 06:30 and 07:00 or until they run out, usually within minutes. So you missed out, tough and tough again! Imagine you are a single parent, you've missed the number allocation, have travelled 25 kilometres to get there and have to camp out. Now add this into the equation, the office is only open for 4 days a week, Monday to Thursday between the hours of 08:30 and 14:30 and not at all after the 25th of each month for the next 5 / 6 days.

Unless you have paid your dues, Doctor's can treat you only by charging full fees and all medication is full priceas well. The usual charge for health care is in 6month chunks, which can be hard to find for quite a few here. Even the lowest tariff sounds cheap but is a fortune to most here.

So you will be pleased to know that in the event that after paying the due tariff, you sadly depart this mortal coil, before you tariff payment has expired, you can get a refund.

Problem is it has to be the dead person that applies in person as a signature is required, taking of a ticket to get the necessary paperwork completed is also compulsory by the dead person as well. So try not to be ill full stop!

In the event that you are, make an appointment at least 3 weeks in advance to your Dr's and do not die before any healthcare payments have expired, the refund headache should not be a post-mortal headache for you to worry about.

A, B, Catch you later dear reader

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Victor Felea 1923 - 1993 Tribute Site

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Site comemorativ Victor Felea

Situl  este dedicat memoriei tatălui meu. Poate fi accesat la adresa
dar şi din link-ul din dreapta acestei pagini de blog.

În 28 martie vor fi 15 ani de cînd ne-a lăsat să ne descurcăm singuri în lumea aceasta. De asemenea, la 24 mai vom aniversa 85 de ani de la naşterea sa.

Toţi cei care l-au cunoscut şi îi ştiu modestia proverbială, îşi mai amintesc poate oroarea de a fi prea vizibil care i-ar fi putut afecta singurătatea şi independenţa. Iată o însemnare din 3 martie 1955:

Aş fi putut, poate, să fiu un om de succes, dar am preferat să fiu comod, liber, să nu mă supun unor obligaţii plictisitoare. N-am vrut să mă transform decît în măsura în care am socotit că aceasta este strict necesar, fără să-mi silesc conştiinţa la salturi acrobatice; n-am mimat o atitudine de faţadă. Asta explică rămînerea mea în umbră, eticheta de personaj cenuşiu, necunoscut. Mi-am dat seama totdeauna de acele prilejuri cînd ar fi fost de ajuns să fac un gest pentru a fi săltat la suprafaţă. Totuşi, am lăsat să-mi scape toate ocaziile, pentru că am simţit că nu o să pot suporta prea multă vreme hărţuiala, apreciind că-mi sînt mult mai necesare singurătatea şi independenţa. Şi dacă din cauza or am rămas fără avantajele popularităţii, am totuşi satisfacţia de a-mi fi păstrat nealterate gustul şi sensibilitatea, credinţa în arta adevărată izvorîtă din sinceritatea şi frumuseţea inimii omeneşti."(Jurnalul unui poet leneş, Albatros, 2000, pg.12).

În ciuda cestui fapt, am socotit că prezenţa lui pe Internet ar facilita cunoaşterea operei sale şi i-ar aduce cititorii pe care îi merită.

Prin urmare, acest site, precum şi acest blog cu numele lui,  co-autorate de mine şi logodnicul meu, Peter James, sunt ambele "works-in-progress" şi aşteaptă contribuţii de la toţi cei care l-au preţuit şi iubit pe tatăl meu, precum şi de la toţi aceia care vor ajunge să-l îndrăgească pe această cale.

Vă invităm să le vizitaţi ca oaspeţi dragi ai celui care este, astfel, între noi, omul de mare calitate sufletească şi intelectuală, poetul delicat şi discret al peisajelor interioare, precum şi criticul mereu gata să recunoască adevăratele valori.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Really Bad Habits For You To Enjoy!

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Here are some really bad habits, learn them and inflict with great joy on your fellow humans - also on your not so fellow humans - watch them squirm with happiness when you use these bad habits on them...

1) Give someone a genuine friendly smile.

2) Hold a door open for someone leaving or entering a building at the same time.

3) When on public transport surrender your seat to an elderly or infirm person.

4) Buy a loved one Chocolates or Flowers with no excuses attached.

5) Introduce yourself to the neighbour you don't know after moving in 10 years ago.

6) Stop cursing other drivers, they are as silly as you, instead smile and wave them on.

7) Send your enemies a get well soon card - peace really does reduce stress.

8) Talk with others and learn from them, rather than talking to or at them.

9) Engage your brain before speaking, a smile does more good damage than words can.

10) Don't blame others for your mistakes, or take it out on them.

11) Live with others and grow together, not against by using others.

12) This line is for your use to improve your and ultimately others lives as well.

A, B, Catch you later dear reader.