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Nov 15 2011

Till the End of the Day

How much time should one spend with another person? How long is too long? When do you run out of things to say? Can you spend 24/7 with someone and still find him/her interesting, funny and exciting?

According to a recent U.S. research, no. According to me, it highly depends on the person you are spending your time with.

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Jun 09 2011

Everybody needs somebody to ask

I should just be honest with you: I don’t know what other people want to eat, drink or do, and I don’t really care. But since you care, you might as well ask them, see what they say. If you don’t want to do that, then better wait for them to come to you. But in no case should you ever involve me in this.

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May 30 2011

The curious case of Benjamin Button

I’ve got news for you: Even if you ever managed to get that sexy girl on the cover of the magazine, you would still in time turn her into a boring and mother-like figure that looks after you, so better just leave her on that magazine, where she looks better and is definitely having more fun.

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May 26 2011

Brokeback Mountain

What does it say about you, when your boyfriends like each other’s company more than your own?

And so we’re back in Athens, this time with Theo, this being the first time since my first long-term relationship, that a boyfriend of mine is entering the house, my group of friends, my Greek life. And more than anything, this being the first time that my current boyfriend meets my main ex and spends time with him. ‘Ouch’, you’re thinking. Awkward? Well, think again.

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May 23 2011

The show must go on

If you have already decided on what you’re doing, then why are you asking me?

When I woke up this morning, I got a phone call from a friend I was supposed to meet in Athens later next week. ‘Hey, when are you coming’? Having discussed this a million times, I kinda thought we had established it, but obviously not quite. ‘Next week, didn’t we say? Next Saturday I’ll be there’. He paused, trying to see how he would say this. ‘Oh… Ok’… ‘Why? Is there a problem’? ‘No, not at all… It’s just that my friends suggested going away for a few days… To an island or something’. I immediately knew where this was going. ‘Ok then, do you want to go, and see each other when you come back’? He rushed to save it. ‘No, no way. I would only go if you were coming later, and I could combine both. I would much rather spend time with you’… Since he sounded the opposite of convincing, I had to double-check. ‘Are you sure? Because I wouldn’t have a problem with seeing my family first and then getting together to do something just a few days later’. He thought about it for a few seconds. ‘Ok! Sounds cool. I’ll see you in two weeks then’! ‘So when are you leaving?’, I asked. ‘Tonight! I’ve already packed my things, the guys are coming to pick me up any minute now, so I have to go, bye’!

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May 16 2011

I know what you did last summer

If you know, then why am I telling you?

This morning I was talking to Theo about something that was obviously not interesting enough for him. Fair enough, it wasn’t even very interesting to me, but I kept trying to maintain a conversation, so that we wouldn’t sit in absolute silence. But as his eyes slowly got lost looking at something else, I stopped talking for a few seconds, wanting to check whether he was at least hearing me. Turns out he wasn’t. ‘Ground control to Major Tom’? He nodded, having shut me out completely. ‘I know, I know’… ‘Do you?’, I insisted. He gave me a few more nods: ‘Yeah, I couldn’t agree more’. Being bothered by it, I asked him to tell me what I had said that he so much agreed on. ‘I heard you! I was listening’. ‘So then you can tell me. What was I saying’? He paused, trying to take himself back, to the most recent memory of me talking. ‘You said that you got annoyed by that comment that your friend made under your picture on Facebook’? I smiled, realising how bigger than I actually thought the problem really was. ‘I said that half an hour ago, Theo’. He looked around him, looking for the fire exit. ‘Oh… Didn’t you repeat it though, again, a bit later? I’m sure you did’…

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May 11 2011

The Fast and the Furious

Can you at least pretend to be in a hurry?…

This morning Theo and I got caught in a crazy rain, and as it always happens when the thunderstorm comes, I was wearing a white top, that became completely see-through in no time. Theo, wearing his blue t-shirt, and not having breasts he needed to hide, underneath, was cool about the whole thing, and kept trying to chat with me on our upcoming summer plans: ‘We could go for a month to Greece and split our time between my island and yours. And then go for a bit to see Lara in Mallorca, perhaps? I don’t know, go to London and visit Eleni? I don’t know, what do you think’?…

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May 09 2011

You’re ugly, stupid and annoying, but you make me look good.

Why is it that the people I dislike the most in this world, are the ones to always give me a good name?

Last night I went out with a few friends and I got back home pretty late. When I woke up this morning, one of the friends I was with yesterday called, to thank me for inviting her out with the rest of the people, even though she hasn’t been a part of the usual hangout group. ‘They were all just so nice… Really welcoming and warm’, she said. ‘I’m glad you liked them, they’re very good friends of mine, and really nice people’, I agreed with her. ‘Yeah, they were great! Especially that one guy… The blond girl’s boyfriend’? I paused, while praying to God she didn’t mean the guy I thought she did. Hoping she wasn’t talking about one of the most arrogant men I’ve ever met. ‘Who? What blond girl? What boyfriend’? ‘You know… The guy with the beard. That was dancing to every tune’?… And just like that, she confirmed my worst fears. ‘You liked him? I hate that guy! My friend keeps bringing him along, and that’s the only reason why sometimes I don’t go out to meet the rest of them! Why would you ever like him’? She hesitated. ‘I don’t know… He was really funny and chatty, I guess… He was different from the others’. And that, he was. Very different. ‘I was very surprised to see you hung out with someone like him. Surprised in a very good way, of course’.

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May 02 2011

Behind every annoying man there is an annoying woman

If you really want to make a difference, if you really want to change the world, then you’ve got to think big: How about becoming the first person ever that liked your son’s or brother’s girlfriend? Or, if you want to take it to extremes, how about becoming that first man that stands up for his girlfriend?

This morning I went to the usual Sunday’s outdoor market at Santa Croce, where I met a friend at the strawberries and cream stand. Both having bought our cups with strawberries, we sat on the steps of the church to eat them together. ‘I can’t be bothered with Mario anymore… I’m gonna finish it’, she said and I realised that just like that I had found myself in yet another break-up talk. ‘Why? What happened’? She shrugged and had a couple of strawberries. ‘The usual. What always happens. His family hates me’. I smiled, knowing exactly what she was talking about. ‘Let me guess. The mom and sister? And somehow the dad thinks you’re great’? She nodded. ‘Yep, same old story’… I thought about it for a second and then I decided it was too predictable to even let it surprise me. ‘Aren’t they tired of it? All these years, all these generations, aren’t they sick of sounding exactly the same’? She finished her strawberries. ‘Nope’. I accepted it, seeing she had proof. ‘And what does Mario say’? She tried to stop herself from laughing. ‘Eh… Nothing’?

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Apr 29 2011

Downgrade U

Is it me, or does a person automatically lose status the minute he/she is seen hanging out with losers? 

This morning I checked my e-mails and logged onto facebook to send a couple of messages, when something caught my attention on my home-page: A girl who has been a really good friend for years and who I’ve always thought as very interesting, different and cool, had just uploaded pictures from her latest holiday in Greece. Excited, I opened the album to quickly look through them, and I was immediately left speechless: Most of them taken in a bar, she was sitting every time next to different people, everyone looking like more of a weirdo than the one in the previous picture. After a few sleazy looking guys and a couple of extremely trashy looking girls, I finally came across a photo of just my friend, all by herself. And even though she looked great, something wasn’t quite right. Until it hit me: All the losers that had been sitting beside her in the previous photos had made her look like a bit of an idiot in my eyes. And there was no going back, no matter how much I tried.

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