[We have seen the Muppets movie trailer on tv Saturday and it brought along a lot of childhood memories!]
Monday again, another thrilling week upcoming.
Just came home after a small shopping trip after discovering that my better half just froze ALL of the 6 steaks we bought saturday. Together. So I’ll have to figure out how to separate them without actually de-frosting them…. meanwhile I got some replacement chicken burgers for today’s lunch. Yes I know most people don’t even consider burgers which aren’t made of pork or calf, but personally I eat only chicken. And eventually turkey. Red meat is not really my thing… I actually tried to become a vegetarian during highschool, but it was too harsh while my mother kept trying to shove any kind of salami and ham down my throat. And let’s face it, I enjoy chicken.
Anyways, the thrilling and excitement comes mostly from the fact that:
A) Tomorrow there’s a big national strike to protest against some of the new cuts coming up withe the new financial move. Basically to stay under the requirements of the European Union, we have to conjure up some 20 millions euro… money that we would probably have if we could find a way to prevent people from evading taxes. I believe we have the highest rate of tax evasion in Europe and the esteem is that if we could get back 1/5 of the amount evaded we could be perfectly in the required standard for 2012. Instead, since it’s impossible to stop people from evading (some people that is, and actually the problem is much more in-depth than this, but right now I don’t feel like going all the way about social justice and revolution) we will cut some more from services, public administration and probably raise IVA (added value tax applied to anything we buy) because that’s likely the only tax people can’t really avoid. Go us!
I haven’t decided yet if I will take part in the strike. I never did since I started working because I didn’t see the reason to hurt my work place when they don’t have part in what’s going on, but this time around it’s a bit different. Things aren’t silky smooth these days (having to work shifts even Saturdays sucks hard, especially considering we are like 4 people per shift and we have plenty of room…) and I might consider it a bit more, mostly to send the message. Although I am under a short-term contract untill june 2012, I shouldn’t be afraid of standing up for the things I consider right.
B) Sunday one of Lorenzo’s best friend is getting married to his forever – fiancée after 15 years of relationship. I’m not very fond of weddings but it will be nice to see some people we don’t have the chance to see often and there will be eating and drinking for free, so I’m game. I’m unsure about bringing my camera to the party, I guess they will have their own professional photographer but maybe we will look back to these Kodak moments with fondness in 20 years… I guess I’m totally going to bring it with me and worst case scenario I can leave it in the car.
Oh man it’s almost 12 and I have to prepare the infamous first lunch in the new house. I already cooked my first dinner last week, but I wasn’t on a strict time schedule like today so it’s better if I get going.