How to lose weight if you’re Romanian.

Step 1: Sit on your couch.

Step 2: Turn on the television and search for a popular TV Show. Something like “Mireasă pentru fiul meu” will work. See this list:

Step 3: Wait

Step 4: At some point a commercial will appear and show you the answer to all your troubles.

Step 5: Call the number on the TV and order the pills.

Step 6: Watch remainder of the episode.


Step 7: The pills did not work.

Step 7.5: Ignore all outside influence. Ignore! Ignore!

Step 8: Go back to step 1.

-Ralu F Constantinescu
(Always stating the obvious)

Romanians, Tomatoes and Cheese

Boy do I eat a lot of tomatoes and cheese. I think I’ve eaten more tomatoes and cheese in the last few years than many people would eat in a lifetime. I just never knew I would enjoy tomatoes and cheese this much. I eat in the morning, and in the evening. To think that I’ve actually met people that don’t like tomatoes. I wonder if there are people out there that do not like cheese. I mean, if some people don’t like tomatoes, some other may not like cheese. Definitely not in Romania, that’s for sure. Tomatoes and Cheese! Mmmmm!

Ralu F. Constantinescu
(Always stating the obvious)

Psychology and The Romanian Mother-in-Law

There would be only two possible outcomes for a psychology PhD student that chose the Romanian Mother-in-Law as the subject of their doctorate thesis. After years of trying to understand and explain the ‘special’ form of common sense that Romanian Mother-in-Laws practice, the doctorate student would end up either a) severely nerve damaged with high suicidal tendencies, or b) the recipient of the Nobel prize in psychology.

The Romanian Mother-in-Law is a special creature indeed. If you’ve never had the pleasure to examine such a creature, consider yourself lucky. It takes a special kind of mental sauce to deal with the roller coaster ride that is communicating with a Romanian Mother-in-Law. Take it from someone deep in the psychological trenches, avoid it at all costs!

– Ralu F Constantinescu
(Always stating the obvious)