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Italians

19
Jul

What Do You Get When You Mix

Italian Bureaucracy and Wedding Planning? Easy sailing? Not quite. A nightmare? Nope! Not again. A good laugh? Well…decide for yourself. I sent an email to the Italian Consulate in Houston requesting detailed information on the process I should take after Pep and I get married. I received this automated response. I will be out of...
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13
Jul

I’m a BIG FAT Italian Testimone

Or, at least I will be in a few days. Peppe’s best bud is getting married this weekend in a little ole town near Naples called Benevento. And, we are making the trip! We have no choice, ya see…WE are the testimone, or the witnesses, or for lack of an even better term – the...
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12
Jun

The Family that Pays Together

Stays Together… Isn’t that how the saying goes??? Well, ok, not exactly, but I am wondering if there is some Italian variation on this. What am I talking about? Without divulging any names (or too much information) there is a small phenomenon (at least in my eyes) going on around Calabria. I am not sure...
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07
Jun

Drop the Cake, Mister!

Most expats, at some point or another, end up teaching English. It’s a fairly easy way, especially if we focus on “Conversational English,” to earn a little extra cash for the important things in life…shoes, sunglasses, new handbags…you name it! When we are really lucky, and so far I have been, we become friends with...
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03
Jun

The Pursuit of…???

It all started eight weeks ago when I signed up for the Body by Glamour Challenge. It was then spurred on by my pal Erin who was determined to learn how to run two miles (all at once)…Motivated by the warmer days and the temptations of the mare, and even more so by the November...
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24
May

Love Thursday: BFF

After yesterday’s boast about my new pal the friendship theme lingered in my mind. It was all I could see, no matter where I looked. In the evening, I spent time chatting with a not-so-old, but very dear friend for what seemed like, oh no – it WAS hours! I caught up on a few...
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17
May

Love Thursday: My Cutie, Smoozie, Woozie

In honor of Love Thursday, and nothing else except the fact that he is a cutie, smoozie, woozie (aheh, do you think we really talk like that?!?) – today’s post is dedicated to Peppino Mio. The Top Five Reasons my Cutie Smoozie Woozie (I just had to say it one more time!) is a Keeper!...
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05
May

Funny Things: Put On your Helmets, Soldiers…

Five days without the blogosphere has left me feeling a little, well, I don’t know…strange. Unlike Michelle, my Internet wasn’t acting up, but my wireless? Well, that’s another story. But, really…who could be expected to use the home PC when you are so accustomed to blogging in bed (it’s not as bad as it sounds,...
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24
Apr

Gender Discrimination: Funny Things – Part II

I laughed out loud at the dinner table last week over something funny my Italian suocero said. Well, you may think the fact that I refer to him as my father-in-law and he calls me his nuora, when my impending marriage to his first-born is still (thank the heavens) seven months away, is amusing enough...
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18
Apr

Funny Things

Funny things happen all the time in Italy, and sometimes there are things Italians do or say that are just too amusing to keep to myself. I am not advanced enough in the language to know if they are true lingual expressions or if it is just some funny Italian making stuff up. But, Peppe’s...
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