Saturday, June 11, 2005

an understatement

i miss sitting on the Spanish steps after lunch reading James Thurber.
i miss Angella serving us the most wonderful Italian dinners at La Vigna every night.
i miss Pascuale, the internet cafe guy, who was one of my favorite Italians.
i miss Cappabianca, the quasi-crap-hole-domoritory-esque place we stayed in, its leaky showers and echoy halls.
i miss gelato. REALLY bad.
i miss walking out on our terrace and seeing beautifully green Vesuvius. and hoping it wouldn't erupt and mess up the beautiful day.
i miss riding trains everywhere! trains are by far the best way to travel.
i miss getting into museums, archaeological sites, etc for free AND getting the "special tour" the ordinary tourists don't get.
i miss trying to understand Italian, and only being able to repsond back with "Si!" if I understood.
i miss fresh balls of mozzarella. and fresh tomatoes. and fresh produce in general.
i miss hearing roosters crow at 3am.
i miss Neapolotian pizza.
i miss the Bay of Naples. and its non-existant beaches.
i miss the Euro coinage. 1 and 2 Euro coins rock!
i miss not caring about frivolous daily morning rituals, like showering or putting on makeup.
i miss 3 course, delicious dinners that always ended with a fabulous desert. hence the fatness that i came home with.
i miss the Pantheon. a lot.
i miss wearing skirts all the time.
i miss the gyspies begging for money in front of churches.
i miss the WARM weather.
i miss Italian bread...mmmmm...hard outer shell with a soft and fluffy center.
i miss Ferdi (Ferdinando), the crazy Italian professor we worked with and his bad English.
i miss Pollena Trocchia, such a beautiful and quiet small Italian town.
i mss being the lackey archaeologist at Pompei. "Hey Amanda, dig this hole! Hoe this ground! Clean this pottery!"

in conclusion...I MISS ITALY!

12 comments:

  1. Yes, but we missed you so it's better that you're home.

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  2. I miss my latin lover you were supposed to bring back in your suitcase. I also LOVE fresh mozzarella balls. Cheese is a blessing.

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  3. Woman, I'm all the latin lover you're ever gonna need.

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  4. jon, you're the only FAT MOM lover i'll ever need...

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  5. what?? you miss italy??

    but how can this be?

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  6. Nama hates Italy. And your mom.

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  7. STOP RUBBING IT IN OK!!! I am already jelous enough.

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  8. um did I accedentally copy your page layout. sorry

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  9. jon, i loved your comment. it made me proud. and it made me miss you. and i think you should come visit me. and give me some good lovin'.

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  10. actually I copied you...because I want to be eddie. real bad. because she's the coolest. but SHE hasn't been to Italy. *RUB RUB RUB*

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  11. i want to cry... i miss italy as much as you do!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    -michael

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