Friday, October 24

JOY

On Sunday my mother and I went for a pancake lunch at the beach, despite the fact that it was raining heavily and the weather forecast had predicted a huge storm. The entire boardwalk was deserted, and somehow it felt courageous to walk there in the rain. Summer had been long and beautiful, both of us were unprepared for this kind of cold. I remember I would probably always feel that way after summer, completely unprepared for what the next season would bring. Having pancakes with my mother cheered me up a bit, and I was able to relax. I had felt upset with certain family members, and knew they probably felt upset with me. Maybe there was no escape from family relations, maybe one simply had to find a way to be at ease with them. Like walking in the rain on a deserted beach, you should enjoy it somehow.  


Saturday, October 4

DESIRED

So the impossible has happened: George Clooney finally got married at age 53. While George and Amal Alamuddin are enjoying their honeymoon in the Seychelles, I’m wondering how Amal succeeded where other gorgeous and long legged women did not. Apparently you can meet the world’s most desired bachelor in September 2013 and celebrate your wedding in Venice in September 2014. When George offered his phone number to Amal, she apparently refused. He started e-mailing her, which she thought was funny, but she always waited a few days before she’d reply. I can just imagine her PA saying: “Amal, George sent another e-mail, asking if you’ll go out with him on Saturday night," while she would not look up from her paperwork and simply replied: "Can’t you see I’m busy preparing my next court case, let him wait, he's just another guy."
Apparently waiting for women makes men furious. If there’s a moral to this story it is this: Ladies, do not answer your e-mails straight away. Make him wait. Make him suffer. You can even get George Clooney this way.