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Sunday, October 07, 2007
Romanian MPs reject sale of Dracula's castle. Of course I disagree with their Communist-influenced views of Hapsburg's title to the property. But then I warned Vlad several times not to sell to the Hapsburgs in the first place, but would he listen? No-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o. Always something about needing to get home; couldn't stay all night and finish the conversation.

Now Hapsburg says the place is "not suitable as a home." I never liked it either -- damn wolves keep you up all night. But then, napping during the day is not frowned upon there; positively encouraged, I'd have said. Had to time my visits to avoid Sundays, though, 'cause I could never find a Mass within a day's ride of the place.