Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
Scene: sitting in cafe, drinking wine and writing a trip report on the Ferragamo Museum (yes, really!)
Time: Monday, late afternoon
Reason: wine is more interesting than class
Out of nowhere Nicki (new roommate) looks up at me and says, "I can't wait to move into your place so I can finally start making pillows."
Yeah, I was confused too... but I hope "make pillows" she really meant "cook lots of food".
Sunday, July 29, 2007
"Only these," he questioned teasingly. "Are you sure there aren't others hiding in your purse?"
"Nope, just these... well a combination of them all. I trust you, just work your magic and make me beautiful."
And so he cut off his version of three inches and I bopped right out of there.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
I just got an email me that my flight to Ibiza in a few weeks was changed and instead of departing at 2pm it would leave at 11:45pm. Normally something like that would seriously irritate me, but I couldn't help but laugh instead. Only an Italian airline would just change the time by almost 10 hours with no explanation and expect it to be cool.
My favorite line in the email was, "Please can you advise all passengers travelling in your party of the following changes."
Seriously, I love Italians.
(oh and I actually ended up getting on a better flight)
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
While sitting outside this evening having a beer, I started to tell Nicki a story I just heard from my 10 year high school reunion.
NicNic: you've been out of high school for ten years?!
me: yeah. wait, have you even been out for five years?
NicNic: no, that is the thing, I am kind of bummed I am missing it because I won't get to see all the pretty girls come back fat.
me: that totally happens too. It's great!
NicNic: wow, 10 years, you're old!
me: I hate you.
Today in Florence it is:
a. sunny and uber hot, as usual
b. cloudy and windy, sort of like football weather
c. grey and rainy, which means I slept until 12:30, wrapped up in my favorite scarf and came to the nearest cafe to do some work and people watch
Monday, July 23, 2007
Help! I need more testosterone in my life! I am at school with mostly girls all day, and aside from a few guys, I go out with mostly girls (who are absolutely amazing and hilarious) at night. I couldn't figure out what was going on and then it occurred to me... my yin and yang are totally out of whack! Way too much estrogen and way too little testosterone. I need more men around me. Thankfully my Italian tutor is on his way over...
I will never make fun of my guy friends for being girls again!
Sunday, July 22, 2007
But this weekend I have been forced to spend way too much time in front of my computer working on a project that is due in a few days. I totally take back anything I said about school not being hard.
And to make it worse, I can't even drink my wine because of the medicine I am taking for my arm. I know, you feel bad for me, right?
Guess who's laughing now?
... and it's not me.
Listen to these two street musicians and prepare yourself to start crushing too. I first heard them the other night while walking to the pharmacia. And when heard them last night on my way home, I couldn't resist stopping and staring in awe. It also helped that they were playing one of my favorite songs!
Friday, July 20, 2007
My roommate's first instinct was to do a double take. My first instinct was to immediately drop to the ground and laugh uncontrollably. My second instinct was to take a picture, but I thought the laughter was humiliating enough.
Poor guy... such a fashion no-no.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
1. shows up an invited guest, brings you a bottle of wine and proceeds to make you laugh the rest of the night.
2. saunters in uninvited, shares a few martinis with you and it isn't until she has left that you even realize that she was there.
3. barges through the front door wearing your favorite dress, drinks the last of your wine and smacks you in the face on the way out.
... but the good news is that sometimes a good smack in the face is better than that last glass of wine anyway.
Today's weather has a smiling sun with 40 under it.
Tomorrow's weather has a red hot sun with 44 under it.
That translates to entirely too hot to move.
So I did what any logical person would do... got gelato and went shopping for a new bathing suit.
Monday, July 16, 2007
Here's hoping you have better luck... and are willing to share the results!
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Friday, July 13, 2007
... and to the two drunk monkeys that I talked to this morning, just remember that while you are hating life in the morning, I will be loving it on a sandy beach!
3 bathing suits
2 flip flops
linen pants (to cover sunburn on the train back Sunday)
major hopes that the sun, sand and saltwater will have therapeutic effects on my hand.
Have a good weekend!