God sometimes gives us unexpected gifts. Our gift has been a grandson who enlivens our lives and makes retirement very different than the one we anticipated. He is a special joy. And that's "Casey." In 2006 we fulfilled our dream of living in Italy for a year. It was every bit as wonderful as anticipated. This blog begins in 2005 as we prepared for that experience. Since then we have explored many places together. That's the "Travel." And finally, I am a person of opinions--spiritually, politically, on just about anything and that's the "Other Stuff." Welcome to my blog.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Fact or Fiction?

I have a friend who has a blog, well, truth be told, I have many friends who have blogs. Blogs are fun to write and sort of keep us out of mischief, more-or-less. The fact that they are read remains a puzzlement to me.

Valerie, from New Mexico and now living in Ascoli Piceno, Italy, writes a blog 2 Baci in a Pinon Tree. I like to read it because she tells of her life in Italy--a life that many days I long to be living again.

Right now Valerie is in the US and creatively has guest writers keeping her blog alive while she reacquaints with life here. I like that idea.

The current entry is written by Giorgio, a student in Ascoli Piceno. Giorgio has reintroduced me to the hilarious videos by Bruno Bozzetto which have been linked to by Slow Travel for sometime now--but, I forget about them after a while.

This one is for those of you have who have traveled in Italy, live in Italy or can't wait to go to Italy. It will let you laugh today--and maybe domani, too.

Enjoy.......... My favorite is "burocrazia. What's yours?

In defense of Italy I need to point out, that it has been one of the leading EU countries in terms of restricting smoking in public places.


Palmabella said...

I love this video!
My favorite is the pedestrian, and the road signs!

Jane said...

Thanks for an idea! I have just added the invitation for people to name their favorite parts.

I really like the roadsign one, too. It is so true.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I think I have waited on that bus in Rome.

Jane said...

Sandi, me, too. Now I'm off to check out The Whistle Stop.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I saw this. So funny :)

Jerry said...

Jane - this is cute. I can relate to the road crossing scene - we had a wee incident on our first night in Rome. Thank goodness I was able to stare the driver down or we would never have gotten across the street! Come to think of it - we might still be there! LOL

Jane said...

Jerry, you won over a motorist in Rome? And lived to tell about it? What a hero.