Sunday, January 24, 2010
I love you! Meow!
Today was pretty uneventful - probably a good thing considering that classes start tomorrow (Thank God) and we will be busy as hell then.
Thank God because I am starting to feel a bit fidgety in Italy right now. It's beautiful and free time is glorious, but I'm ready to get to work. I think we all are. We had a weekend of wandering, getting to know the area, getting to know each other a bit and now it's time to buckle down and be creative.
Walked around the city with some folks today. Got my first slice of Pizza in Italy and it tasted beautifully. We were planning on just chilling in "Greedy" - pretty rockin' place, except then this group of four Italian boys came up to me and said "You are beautiful. I love you" and then proceeded to "Meow" at me. If meowing isn't hott..I don't know what is. Needless to say, we left in a hurry hoping we'd avoid them - - they managed to keep finding us. Want to know how we knew? Because we heard "meowing" behind us. Now, I've heard these terror stories of girls being followed in Europe but I promise you, this was not threatening nor did I feel scared for my life...more so I found it incredibly funny that Italian boys think girls like being meowed at. That's all. :)Finally I put my hood up and ran. Did the trick. Thank goodness.
Biggest lesson learned in Italy so far: Dinner isn't until 7:30. We were in town all day and we figured we would get dinner at five and head back. No such luck - - no actual ristorantes open until after seven and we were too cold to stick around. Of course, there are gelato cafes open EVERYWHERE as well as places to get a quick slice of pizza, but after having pizza, we wanted an actual meal. Nope. Instead we found this little Greek place and I had a falafel wrap. So...I've been in a Mexican Restaurant, a Greek Cafe....and I'm in Italy. I'm in Italy and I have not eaten at an actual Italian restaurant. Sheesh. Hopefully this will change soon...but in the meantime the wrap I had was delicious.
Classes start tomorrow! YES!!!
Buona Sera, Amici.