Tuesday, August 21, 2007,2:46 AM
Memes 'n' stuff
So my friend Alison got tagged by a fellow blogger. He asked her 5 questions, which in turn she answered, of course...
And she left open the opportunity for others to be "interviewed".
Here are the rules:

1. Leave me a comment saying “Interview me.”
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your blog with a post containing your the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

So, without further a do.. here are Ali's questions and my answers:


1) Your English is excellent. How did you get so fluent?
Well... I was born in the UK from Italian parents - both. Though my first words were of course Italian, the first language I spoke in school or learned to read or write was in fact English. I've been going to either English or American schools ever since, all the way up until the 5th grade going through to the 8th. Then from the 9th onwards I was back in the English schooling system.
Except for university, which I attended here in Rome.
So really... I'm what you call bilingual. Fluent in both English and Italian.

2) What's your favorite city in the world?
That's really a tough question and one I've tried to answer myself. I think after travelling so much and having lived in 4 countries, it's hard to pick just one place you'd like to live in or even one special place. I'd probably have to nail it down to a country, or two... those being Italy, Mexico and Indonesia.

3) You're Italian. What's your favorite food?
Oddly enough, Italian! It's a real cliche, I know... but the real Italian you get here in Italy is actually so diverse and so different that what has been exported abroad. Every region has it's own style of cuisine... there's so much more to us than just pasta ya know!!

4) Have you read any good books lately?
Yes I have! I absolutely The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and Memoires of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden. Of more lighter reading, I very much enjoyed Little Earthquakes, by Jennifer Weiner. I loved her books so much I'm in the middle of reading her fourth novel!

5) How many photos do you take a day?
Well, up untill the burglary that took place on the 15th (Yes, that's right... they broke in to our apartment...) I took about 5 pics a day, on average. Sometimes just the few necessary ones to fill in My Daily Photo Diary post on Flickr, but on vacation in Spain a couple of weeks ago I took over 400 in one week!

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Great questions Alison, thank you!
If you'd like to play, ask me to interview you in the comments.

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Monday, August 20, 2007,3:10 AM
Old favs
I dunno quite how it is, but I suddenly remembered an all-time fave movie of mine.
I seldom have faves. I don't like to pick just one thing to have, to like, to read etc.... I try to have a selection of thighs I like, depending on my mood, my state of mind etc.

Tonight, while browsing some friends' blogs and myspace pages I suddenly heard Billy Crystal's voice from the movie City Slickers: "Helleeeeeeew" as he says hello to the cow.
Which got me on to thinking about When Harry Met Sally.
do anyways, but how many of you actually recall I'm not sure how many of you recall that movie. Sure most of you recall the storyline, or most girls the script? That's some great dialogue right there! It's not often I remember movie dialogue, or even care to look it up on the Internet, but this has to be one of the funnies, truest dialogues I have come across in Hollywood movie history... that I can recall anyways.
For this and several other wonderful reasons, this movie is now officially in my All-time Fave Movies listings.

Harry: You realize of course that we could never be friends.
Sally: Why not?
Harry: What I'm saying is - and this is not a come-on in any way, shape or form - is that men and women can't be friends because the sex part always gets in the way.
Sally: That's not true. I have a number of men friends and there is no sex involved.
Harry: No you don't.
Sally: Yes I do.
Harry: No you don't.
Sally: Yes I do.
Harry: You only think you do.
Sally: You say I'm having sex with these men without my knowledge?
Harry: No, what I'm saying is they all WANT to have sex with you.
Sally: They do not.
Harry: Do too.
Sally: They do not.
Harry: Do too.
Sally: How do you know?
Harry: Because no man can be friends with a woman that he finds attractive. He always wants to have sex with her.
Sally: So, you're saying that a man can be friends with a woman he finds unattractive?
Harry: No. You pretty much want to nail 'em too.
Sally: What if THEY don't want to have sex with YOU?
Harry: Doesn't matter because the sex thing is already out there so the friendship is ultimately doomed and that is the end of the story.
Sally: Well, I guess we're not going to be friends then.
Harry: I guess not.
Sally: That's too bad. You were the only person I knew in New York.

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posted by sunshinecity ¤ Permalink ¤ 2 comments
Thursday, August 16, 2007,10:56 PM
Unease and violation
We got burgled last night.
Right now I am at lack of words to explain how I feel. I am also alone, as my parents are out of town and won't be able to make it back until the day after tomorrow, seeing as it's a long drive.

I woulnd't wish this on my worst enemy. I feel sick to my stomach. Walking in home last night to find the mess I did leaves you feling so violated and alone.
I am of course without a pc too now. No need to mention that ALL my photos were on my HD and I hadn't yet gone about doing a back up of them.

I haven't gotten round to tidying up the mess they left. I just want to not think about it. I can't bring myself to....
I can't even leave the house until they come and change the locks, seeing as they took ths spare house keys! Hopefully they're taking care of that tomorrow morning so I can go back to work.

Luckily I had a friend sleep with me last night. And thank god they left my sister's pc behind. I couldn't imagine being stranded at home with no tv, no pc and no one to talk to or hang out with! It's vacation time and most of my friends are out of town, the few that are here are either working or busy.
Fortunately my brother is coming to spend the night.

I'm starting to get really paranoied and jumpy. I keep on hearing funny noises and not liking it!
Man paranoia sucks, ladies and gentlemen!

Now... can I have a group hug please?
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