Wednesday, September 27, 2006


I've decided to take a break from the blog for a while. It's gotten to be somewhat of a chore lately and after receiving some criticisms from people about various things I realized that a break is long overdue.

I don't know when I'll start up again, maybe in a week or maybe in a couple months, but I'm sure I will eventually. As for now, i'm just spent.


Monday, September 11, 2006


My blogging friend Kitty has this posted on her blog and I laughed so hard I just had to share...


Wednesday, September 06, 2006

What I did on my Italian vacation

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I visited with my Italian fishing buddy Fausto and his wife Zora. They brought the X Man a huge toy truck. They know the way to the X Man's heart.

I ate pizza at Antonio's. And bresaoula with rucola and grana and olive oil. And Mio Dio was it buono. I had to waddle back to Giampi and Angese's house.

I went fly fishing on the Brenta River in Bassano dal Grappa with Fausto and his friend Andrea. I didn't catch anything but I didn't care, it felt so good to be on the river.

I enjoyed one unbelievable meal after another prepared by Agnese. This one was spaghetti with prawns and gamberi (shrimp) and was indescribably good.

Had dinner with our friend Kevin who is from Worcester, MA and moonlights as an Elvis impersonator. He's really good too, you ought to see him. His website is:

Watched in dismay with Giampi and Kevin as Italy, who had won the World Cup barely two months ago, were held to a 1-1 draw by lowly Lithuania in a Euro 2008 qualifier.

(We did a lot of other stuff too but blogger won't let me upload any more photos right now so I'll leave it here. Next time I'll post what Virginia and the X Man did on their Italian vacation and if we ever get the photos loaded into a photo album I'll post the link...)