26 May 2007


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That's what Pookie wishes you because we have been tagged !

Despite the fact that I promised myself never to do a meme again (you never should say never) I have been tagged by naughty Sanni the Coffee girl, who apparently can't read ! This time I have to reveil 5 of my favourite restaurants ! Fortunately it's only that and not something like "name 5 occasions to steal in a shopping mall" or "name 5 articles you stole in a shopping mall" or "list the content of 5 anonymous comments you made last week"

But I am a very pleasant person (my second name is Modesty) I herewith do it and also because everybody knows love goes through the stomac.

These are the rules:

1. Link to the name of the person who tagged you.
2. Include the state and country in which you live.
3. List your top 5 favorite places to eat at your location (locally).
4. Tag 5 other people (preferably from other countries/states) and let them know they’ve been tagged.

As state I would say Europe as country Belgium and then it gets complicated ! On one passport I am German, on my other passport I am Italian, I live since exactly 48 years in Belgium, so this has become my country. But with a son living in London and working in Amsterdam, family members living in Italy and a few left overs in Germany, I can only say that I consider myself as a European.

And now to the restaurants

Since years we are only going out here in Waterloo which counts a lot of restaurants of all sorts. Bad tongues pretend that we have more restaurants then inhabitants which of course is not true because we have more hairdressers then inhabitants.

1. "Les jardins d'Asie" (Asian gardens) with very good chinese, vietnames and thai food

2. L'Amusoir for its delicious steaks

3. The Green Roof for it's excellent typical belgian plates

4. "La Sucrerie" very elegant, with a wonderful decoration. Very traditional French food.

5. "Les Six Colonnes" very old restaurant with excellent sea food

Maybe you wonder now why I haven't listed any Italian restaurant. We usually never go in one because first we eat Italian all the time at home, so it's nothing special to us and second Mr. Gattino pretends that all Italian restaurants over here are not real once and had their plates adapted to the country as all Italians do when they live abroad.

After a tour through these restaurants, you may join them !

25 May 2007


Pookie after Friday Feast !

Name a sound you like to hear.

Cat purrs ! very anti stressing ! Only recommendable

What is your favorite kind of cheese?

The one which stinks the most !

Do you sleep late on Saturday mornings? Why or why not?

Why ?? why not !! unless some hungry cats throw me out of my bed

Main Course
When was the last time you forgot something? What was it, and how long did it take to remember it?

Sorry I just forgot ! Maybe next Friday I can give you an answer

Fill in the blank:

I notice rain when it's raining .

24 May 2007


What collar to wear today ??

13 things a man should not do if he wants to keep his wife ! (To be read to your partner when he is stuck somewhere and can't move)

1. Don't hang at TV the whole evening and watch football or other sports while munching loudly stuff producing a lot of crumps around you

2. Don't drink too much beer and get a big belly, and then complain that's because of her (bad) cooking

3. Don't leave your socks, underwear etc in the whole house so that she can trace back where you started to get undressed

4. Eat everything she has prepared for you without a word even if you hate this plate. She could be offended

5. Don't smell like a beer barrel when you wish to kiss her

6. Don't snore like a motor saw

7. Don't die when you only have a little cold, even if you think it's your last hour

8. Don't put too much beer cans or wine bottles in the fridge so that she has no room for the food anymore

9. Don't look at other women when she is around, she should be the only one you look at, even if it's not true and you like to have a better view.

10. Don't tell her she spents too much money at the hairdresser, because you don't see any difference between before and after

11. Don't spend too much time in the bathroom before going out, she could think that instead of your business meeting you have a date

12. Don't complain that you don't have enough room for your shoes because hers are all over two shelves (at least)

13. Don't try to overtake a car when it's not absolutely necessary she doesn't want to die yet and make you to a merry widower.

If these rules are followed you get a chance that your marriage or partnership will last more then a year.

23 May 2007


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Picture one and two were taken by Mrs. O'Kitten who shoots wonderful pictures of her farm's animals. I stole it from her blog.

22 May 2007


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Pookie also is very shocked !

Last week I met one of my friends in the waiting room for both having our yearly mammography. We were alone and chatted of course.

She asked me about Arthur's tail (for those who don't know Arthur is my cat and had been bitten in his tail) In our advanced age we don't talk boys or men anymore as we used to do some ages ago, but we talk cats. She is a cat lover too.

Suddenly the door opened and a very elegant all dressed up to the nines lady stepped in and took a seat just in front of us. No hello or good morning, just looking disdainfully over our heads. We were sitting there in Jeans and T-shirt.

I just answered the question of my friend and said : Oh his tail is much better, but it still hangs down. Just above the bite he feels something but the rest hangs down.

The lady in front looked a little quizzical. I continued : You know you can even pinch in it and he doesn't feel anything.

Ah ! said my friend, poor little bugger, aren't you afraid to step on it ? "

Yes of course I answered, I have really to pay attention and also that he doesn't squeeze it in a door ! I have a permanent look on it.

The lady in front made big eyes.

What are you going to do ? asked my friend, return with him to the doctor ? Do you think it has to be cut off ?

"I hope not, I said, can you imagine him without tail ? That really would look strange

Yes said my friend, but it's better without tail then with an inflamation and then the risk that he's becoming incontinent.

Yes I said, that would be awful, he can't wear any diapers !

My friend sighed deeply and said she really hoped that he gets back to normal and lead a normal life !

There the lady suddenly jumped up and with a very shocked and red face said : You should be ashamed to talk about such private things here in public in the doctor's waiting room !

With that she directed herself nose up to the door and slammed it behind her.

We first didn't get it, but then we laughed our heads off ! We never had thought that she would take Arthur for my husband !

Poor Arthur can only sleep over his miseries !

21 May 2007


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Pookie just had a look on her daily graphic and can sleep now in peace, everything is OK

Graphics (from Greek γραφικός, very important keep that in mind) are visual presentations on some surface. That is the official definition of the word. It's true I looked it up !

The oldest once are dating from 40,000 - 10,000 B.C. so it's not really a new invention. Even our fur covered ancestors did already graphics and on their walls ! Amazing ! and there are still some people in the whole world who do this, only difference is they are dressed in jeans now and they are called "Taggers" they don't do graphics anymore but wonderful wall paintings at least in their eyes. Of course never on their own walls. What a pity.

Some people are graphic sick. they prepare a graphic for each and every event.

There is the one who takes his blood pressure 20 times a day, writes it down puts it in a graphic and looking at it thinks he has only a few days to live, but after 10 years and a few graphics later still enjoys a very good life.

There is also the fiever graphic hanging or should hang on the top of your bed, while you suffer in hospital.

Some maniac do a graphic with notes their children get in school and forget completely that they are children and not walking graphics.

In short, you can do graphics with probably everything. Your love life, weight, car break downs, weddings, divorces, earthquakes, weather, increasing and decreasing bank account etc or your female neigbors male visits.

Wouldn't it be nice if everybody put some order in his home and when you visit it you can find at the entry a graphic about how many times one rang the door, or in the bedroom about love life, or in the bathroom how often family members take a bath ? Not to mention the graphic in the kitchen which shows how often you burnt your cookings ? A graphic about dog and cat poos, and how often you called your neigbor anonymously to insult him ?

Finally I come to the conclusion that nobody should live without graphics and follow their ancestors, by drawing them on the walls of each room.

Are you a graphic maniac ??

Where did you put my contraception graphic ?

20 May 2007


Pookie on a whole week lasting sunday !

I don't know what sins I have comitted, but I am victim of taggers lately ! First for my cats and now for myself ! Sanni the coffee lady choose me as a victim.

I have noticed that everybody thinks that nobody writes posts on Sundays. Apparently we are all christians or pretend to be because it's written in the Bible that the 7th day you should not work and behave like a cat and nap ! That's why I write on a sunday in the hope that nobody would read seven things about me. Thinking it over, why not Friday ?? Other religions are napping on Fridays !

Blogfriend visits anyway are not foreseen, everybody is busy with up and downloading, wars against htmls in sidebars, blog decoration and preparing texts and ugly comments for mondays. Anonymous of course. In short, everything nobody has time for during the week.

So here are 7 things about me !

1. People say that I am bull headed. I don't agree because I am not a bull but rather a cow and I don't think that I look like a cow, not even my eyes

2. I admire friendships between man and women, because personally I don't have any. All my friends are females and the oldest one I knew since we were 8 years old.

3. For me the rule "friend once friend for ever" is very important. I don't change friendship like dirty shirts

4. I don't like people who say yes to everything just to be left in peace. I am more a fighter and have a very pronounced spirit of contradiction.

5. I always act first and think later

6. I hate routine

7. When I go shopping for one thing precisely, nobody of my family is sure about with what I would come back. Mr. Gattino's last example : I went to buy batteries for a watch and came back with a new TV.

And for those who don't know yet : I LOVE CATS

The rules: Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to blog about their seven things and post the rules as well . At the end of your blog, you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don´t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!

and here are my victims ! In the hope that they haven't been tagged for that before :

Mrs. Lifecruiser

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