aha! as if i didn't already struggle enough trying to figure out how to upload pictures and add new blogs, now when i sign up it's all in frikkin' italian...doh! hehe...oh well, we'll see how this works. Firenze has been a blast so far. I started my adventure last week crying my pants off after leaving ronaldinho and pedro in chicago, flew to philadelphia, met a guy on the plane from north carolina but who lives in italy and gave me a bunch of advice, then i arrived in Rome, picked up my two huge bags and stumbled around on the train to florence, but arrived finally at my apartment and my landlord/flatmate Paolo was here and showed me around the flat (if i knew what all these blog options meant in italian i'd try to upload pictures of the appartment here:) Paolo then took me to the grocery store, we came back, went for a 5 mile run to Parque de la Cascine (because i lied and told him i was a runner), came back, he made some delicious pasta, we ate it and i drank some wine (first time i've had it withough puking after i think hehe) and then finally i went to bed. So anyway, since then, I've hung out with Paolo and his friends Imanuele, Maurizio, Maurizio II, Luka and Alberto. They're a lot of fun and have shown me some of the main touristy places but also where the Fiorentini (locals) hang out. We watched the Italy-France soccer match and ate some pizza then went out to bar zoe and yesterday we went to forte Belvedere (which literally means good view) but it was chiuso (closed) so we went and drank wine instead heheh...and i also ate delicious gelato...mmm.
today Jacqueline (my other roomate) showed me how to take a bus to the center of the city (i've been walking the 3 miles there everyday..but it hasn't been bad). We went to my school so i could sign up for orientation tomorrow, and lucky me i did see a redhead sign up for classes too...wahoo! Jacqueline and I then went to eat some pizza/lunch and she showed me all her favorite shoe/purse/clothes shops. It was fun, I actually might have to buy a pair of jeans here, I like their style, they like to wear 'em baggy like me..not tight in the @ss like the US. anywho, my last roommate arrived tonight Ibolya from Hungary, and she already has studied a semester at the school and gave me a lot of advice..so yeah, it's been a lot of fun and i'll try to keep this thing updated with any new fun adventures, now if i could only figure out how to upload pictures..hmmm
Thursday, May 17, 2007
so today turned out to be an eventful wednesday...after a boring day at work i got home just in time to squeeze into some extra tight bike butt shorts that had just came in the mail from the ebay fairy and make my way towards riverside park where i had heard there was gonna be this "ride of silence" to honor fallen bikers or something like that. I was mostly hoping to run into some hot redhead biker that i could hit on with my new padded butt and sexy blue bike helmet...unfortunately all i got to talk to was bob, a 72-year-old non-redhead with yellow teeth. which wasn't all that bad until towards the end of this 12 mile ride we got yelled at because it was supposed to be a ride of "silence" and had i been paying more attention they really meant it and here i'd been flirting with ole creepy mc creep the whole time and we were the only ones talking..anywho, so i biked back home and watched some tv with the roomies, when i was about to go to bed, i decided to let the dogs out one last time to piss and fart and get everything taken care of...after about 3 minutes i open the door, pedro sprints in...belle follows...and then ronnie starts shuffling himself in when i notice he's kinda still in hunched-over-mid-poop-position....and then i spotted the 6 inch turd still dangling from his butthole..yaya...so i scream at him to go back outside but he gives me a scared look and decides to sit on the thing. however it does not fall off...angie and meg in between cracking up help me usher him outside where after some coaxing and a plastic red cup and the most courage i could muster up i finally get to help dislodge the clingy poop that was holding on for dear life to good ole ronnies butthole....yep..that's my story and i just thought i'd write it down so i don't forget my fun adventures from today..wahoo! sorry i didn't get any pictures..maybe i'll have him re-enact it tomorrow