Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Monday, January 29, 2007
The publishing house, Editura Trei, is the same that brought in Romania The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl, so the recipe is easy to follow:
In October 2006, the editors got some excerpts of a diary called Intimate Adventures of a Bucharest Call Girl , from an author that preferred to remain anonymous.
Lily Flower, as she called herself, the author says Belle de Jour inspired her. Her identity is still a mystery for the editors, who negotiated the contract with a lawyer. In fact, the editors were the ones that proposed the Belle de nuit nickname, predictable , huh?
The speculations around Belle de Nuit began, then: porno stars, journalists, female writers and even male ones, who is behind Belle de Nuit? Dan Sociu, who signs the introduction says the book is well written and the fact a lawyer was sent to discuss the publishing conditions proves he/she is not far from this world.
But, of course, the editing house could know very well who Belle de Nuit is, after all this is a game involving money, isn't it?
Belle de Nuit- Exile, for you
Another thing: Belle de Nuit is not blogging, as Belle de Jour is.
full article here, in [Ro]
picture found here
I eat a lot, almost all the time, to answer Dan's questions, but I quited a long time ago the live to eat slogan for the eat to live one*. Eat to live better, if possible. And it is, if you take into consideration some simple rules I realise Jews or even Ayurveda medicine applied thousands years ago. Not mixing food categories, knowing when you could afford to eat something( don't do like other unhappy creatures that squeeze lemons all day long, for example) and mind the quantity. The organism knows when to stop, do you?
Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants...for more details, see Michael Pollan's article in today's International Herald Tribune.
Another news that comes today from the same IHT is that yoga is more and more encouraged in India public schools. If you knew how classes used to start, in Romanian schools, 18 years ago, with all the children singing the national anthem (a very long and dull one!) you could imagine the difference: classes in India begin with the Sun salutation.
But even if this is the country where you could find the most important religions in the world, people still don't want school and religion mixed. Of course they haven't arrived, yet, to something like The French law on secularity and conspicuous religious symbols (or even the Orthodox icons in the Romanian classes scandal, last year) but this is only because the Hindu nationalists are governing many of the Indian states.
* That doesn't mean I don't crave for other stuff, especially for chocolate, but believe me, a proper diet "ruins" the tastebuds, even bananas seem too sweet to me, what to do with a cup of creamy, thick hot chocolate?
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Friday, January 19, 2007
I didn't go to the Hommage a Michel Petrucciani* show this night, I wasn't in the mood.
But Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli managed to keep me company.
J'attendrai- Django Reinhardt and his Quintet of the Hot Club of France
Aren't they fabulous?
*I wanted to go, as I feel guilty about Mr. Petrucciani. He died 2 weeks after a concert he had in Bucharest that I attended. I had the flu, that time. Didn't cough or sneeze, to spread some Fluegge drops into the hall atmosphere, but he died of some pulmonary infection.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Pam Pas asked me to tell five things people don't know about me.
Since I am quite new in the blogosphere, I imagine I can tell almost everything, pretending it's something hidden about me.
1. I wanted to be a piano player, I studied piano and I had big concerts with the philharmonic orchestra in my native town. Then everybody told me I could end poor if I don't do something else in life, so I quit. I studied Law and then Foreign Affairs, was on the verge of a PhD in Global Economy but stopped, busy with other plans, see point 4. I still have the piano, though
2. Even if you see me chocoholic, here, I don't eat too much chocolate. Hope to do it again, sometimes.
3. I'm the laziest person you've ever met. I enjoy staying in the house for days ( Thanks, God! my job allows me to do that) reading and surfing the web. So lazy I can't find things in the indoors mess. Being bipolar, at job I am the tidiest person they've ever met:)
4. I've seen death two times, so I am quite used to the idea the Dark Lady might come anytime.
5. I knit ( made my first money knitting pullovers and selling them. Now I knit booties for my friends' babies.) Yeah, cast the stones:)
Departe and Gorgeoux, what don't I know about you?
I spoke with a friend about an orange hat to match his purple suit...
I searched the web and, instead of what I was looking for, I bumped into caps, kid hats, chapeaux etc
Now, after a week of not thinking about them, here they are.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Yesterday I bumped into an incarcerated guy letter. Perfect grammar, coherent message, 15 years conviction for a certain Penal Code article mentioned there. Scanned my Penal Law brain drawer realised he killed somebody.
Some hours after, saw some prisoners telling poems. Embarrassing moments for them, I presume, and for those who were listening. I guess it mattered for their files.
TV, some other hours later, prisoners on the screen. Checked my stats, a visit from somebody coming from a 2pac_amaru blog. OK, two times, a coincidence, three, four times what? Was it my prison day? What about you? Are you obsessed by the incarcerated, detention centers and whatever else linked to the society darkest side? visit Prison Flicks, the premier web site devoted to reviewing and discussing prison movies set in or centered around prisons. High seas adventures, action, even love stories. What can you find here: classics like The Great Escape and The Shawshank redemption, other stuff like Jakie Chan's The Prisoner, Sean Connery's The Rock, Chicago the musical, Clooney's O Brother, Where Art Thou? etc.
What, don't we all love seeing inmates as heroes?
song to listen: Stand by your man, the Heike Makatsch version, not the crying Tammy Wynette one:)
hands behind bars pic found here
pic found here
who could resist such a challenge?
A whole book for chocoholic kids and parents!
well, chocoholism needs time to develop, huh?
A Sarea in bucate[ro tale] in different words: the story of a kid who wished he ate only chocolate, and his wish came true: he had a chocolate day.
Well, as I read Yday, "have a chocolate day" I didn't see this reverse at all! I can't right now, but plan one ASAP! Only chocolate, OK?
And then 3 days of Lent...pleasure demands sacrifice:( before and after
pic found here
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Friday, January 12, 2007
An American mother of two set up an extremely useful Web site for parents who doubt their kids nanny is a fairy or, on the contrary, want the world to know how astonishing their brats are brought up.
Exactly as some companies display signs on their vehicles asking the other drivers to report unsafe drivers, parents can now put license plates on their baby strollers to get feedback on their nannies behaviour. Adults pay 50 dollars for the plate and receive, if the case, a report which they access on the Web site using a password.
If you search deeper, you might find out who's the web site owner: nobody else but a lawyer who prosecutes child abuse and sex crimes, Jill Starishevsky. She came up with the idea after she saw a nanny in a park who, for at least an hour, ignored the two little girls she was looking for. She says the plates aren't a tool against the nannies but how would you feel if some naughty brats reported you on the web for not letting them play with that cute baby you are walking, Mary Poppins, Maria, Nanny Fine, Nanny MCPhee and especially the NY Nanny with the diaries?
Lilys- Nanny in Manhattan
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
since spring seems to come, I am packing my retro stuff and plan a trip to Cherbourg...or Bath? which side of the Channel is more and more attractive?
pic found here
Movies to watch: Les Dames de la côte ( for young Fanny Ardant, among others)
Les Parapluies de Cherbourg ( the same, for young Deneuve, among others)
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
There was a Young Man from Kent
Whose Rod was so long it bent.
So to save himself trouble
He bent it in double,
And instead of coming, he went!
I am, now, into limericks...of course the easier ones are the dirtier...
please excuse meeeeeeeee
The Bloody Irish Boys - Drunk Tonight
Sunday, January 07, 2007
if you type these three key words on google, the first result is this blog
Search Engine Google
Keywords : want, anorexic, girl
well, I am not only discouraging anorexia but I strongly advise any girl to eat 5-6 times a day, healthy stuff, drink 2-4 l liquids, no sugar, chocolate or coffee and especially no animal fat. all these, if you want a lean body and a long life.
Dear girl from Baia Mare [RO] who typed I WANT TO BE AN ANOREXIC GIRL, do you know people even die of complications caused by anorexia? keep that in mind!
a special dedication, for the moments you loose your temper when your size 0 jeans don't fit you: