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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Silly Music

I've been listening to Italo-dance and other Eurodance music and just being crushed under the weight of memories. Way to waste a day! I did manage to write a few paragraphs so I must be getting somewhere. But you know you're feeling melancholic when Gigi D'agostino's Come Fly With Me makes you tear up!
I need to visit Italy before I completely fall apart.

I've been reading my previous posts from 2004-2005 and it feels as if another person wrote them. I had some talent.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Lemon Quest

... so I walk into the kosher liquor store and say "Hi, do you have any limoncello?" the store owner stares at me questioningly. "Limoncello" I repeat "do you have any?" - "Oh, lemon-se-llo?" - "Yes..."

(they didn't have any)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Yuppie Tunes

We visited Pottery Barn because I saw some affordable glassware on their website. I had never entered the store before because I thought it was an extremely overpriced yuppie hangout. We did see $1500.00 armchairs but some of the housewares were perfectly affordable and I'm afraid I'm going to have to go back again and buy more, more more.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Beautiful Things

My beautiful girl is now four months old. She grasps objects and tries to suck on them, getting frustrated when they are too large. Baby girl is a constant wonder.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


I picked up my laptop from the repair station this morning. On the way out, the guy who checked my bag noticed I was all bundled up (it snowed earlier this morning) and asked if it was still very cold outside.

Me: Oh yes, it's cold.
Him: Do you like it when it is this cold?
Me: I like the cold, but not when it's too cold. Where I come from, it doesn't get this cold.
Him: Oh, where are you from?
Me: Italy
Him: Belize?
Me: Italy
Me: Well take care, have a nice day

As I exited the store, a well dressed middle aged man came running after me.

Man: (In Italian) You're from Italy?
Me (mildly surprised) Yes...are you?
Man:Yes, where from?
Me: Rome.
Man: Me too...well I've been in Venice for some time but I'm from Rome. Piacere....Renato (I didn't give my name, why do people bother to introduce themselves while knowing they'll never be seeing you again?)
Me: Nice...do you live in NY?
Man: No, just here on business. And you, you live here?
Me: Yes
Man: I see... so what brought you here?
Me: (shrugging)Work....got married... (I am about to turn the corner)
Man: Ah well, good luck and have a nice day as they say here!
Me: Thanks, you too...

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Roma vs. Milan

AS Roma is once again showing its true face, with Totti back in shape. Milan is defeated 2-1! VAI!
See Totti's GOL. Watch the faces of defeat: