Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2010’

Here’s Johnny~

See and download the full gallery on posterous Zu, Zu, Zu~ “Scusi, Senore.” “Si?” “Una domanda. Conosce il ristorante Cantina Do Mori ?” “Mmmm, no. Ha l’indirizzo?” “Si, si, si.” Asking for directions in Italian can be a daunting task. It requires you to remember the words for “left”  “right”  “around the corner”  “across”  “in front of”  “the next block.” …

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It’s a small world~

See and download the full gallery on posterous It’s all a ride~ My father was in the Navy when I was very young and for a couple of years he was stationed in San Diego, CA. While my father was away in the Pacific for months at a time, my mother was at home with my sister and me. I …

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Venice, from both sides~

See and download the full gallery on posterous “Venezia, Venezia…Chi non ti vede non ti prezia”~ What can I say about Venice that hasn’t already been said over the centuries by people more brilliant than I? Nothing. The above quote is from Shakespeare’s play Love’s Labour’s Lost and translated in the play it means, “Who understandeth thee not, loves thee …

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La Parola del Giorno~ The Word of the Day~

STUPEFACENTE~ This is one of my favorite Italian words, if only for the fact that it is one of the few words I know to express astonishment. The word is pronounced “stoop-ay-fah-CHEN-tay” and you can no doubt see that it is similar to the English word “stupefying,” so you already know how to translate it. Lately, “stupefacente” has been swimming …

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Lesson Number 1:

 Le presento Nonna~ The New Year has started and we are all in a deep freeze. It is time to warm up with a little video of Nonna. To bring everyone up to speed: Nonna is the grandmother of the family that I lived with in Viterbo, Italy, in 2005 through a university program in Siena ( She is the …

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2010 starts with a BANG!

Montgomery table- Beyond the Pasta - Mark Leslie

The house gets published~ 2010 promises to be an exciting year and it has already started off with a big bang. Our house has been published in the 2010 February “Makeovers” issue of House Beautiful magazine on news stands now. Yes, House Beautiful has already sent the February issue to its subscribers and some of our friends have already found …

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