Saturday, May 13, 2006

My fellow Americans

I'm still trying to recover from Thursday. I was at the interntet cafe/wine bar in Positano checking my emails. Three couples from Texas started asking me all these questions, then insisted I join them for wine. They just got in that day and were headed to a villa in Cortona later in the week.

They were celebrating Lee's 43rd birthday. She kinda looked like Faith hill (hair not as big though) and her husband swear to god, reminded me of Tim McGraw. The other 2 couple were kick and riccardo, oscar and javier. They live in Houston and were very friendly. After several glasses of wine, including drinking some on the dock, we decided to meet at the On the Rocks club later that night.

We danced for hours. It started to pick up around 11:30, very good D.J. Lee rang in her birthday and I have to find out who sings that "Weekend" song. I heard it for the first time in Spinning class three weeks ago and have heard it several times since I've been here.

I walked back towards the hotel with some canadians and yet more texans. Friday, the day I had to leave, was stunning. It was finally warm enough for people to sit on the beach.

I amend my earlier statement about the bus ride from Montepertuso being loud. Yesterday on the commuter train from Sorrento to Naples I was surround by teenagers just getting out of school. I think I lost some hearing. We all know how loud teens are. This was something extra special. It was interesing to check out the fashion choices. In Rome I see the kids wearing mostly Puma and Adidas. On the train Nikes were the number one choice.

Today it's really nice out. The warmest since I've been here. Worked out this morning. Jogged through the Jewish quarter then Piazza Venezia by accident, ended up down by the Vatican then came home. Met Caterina for coffee, then Eric for some pre-lunch wine in his building's garden. He bottles wine from the grapes that they grow in the garden. His building is amazing. It was built in 1585 as a convent then beacme school. In the 70's turned into apartments.

Off to unpack from yesterday. I had a very good lunch at Le Mani in pasta. Not sure what I'm going to do tonight. The next two days will be pretty hectic so I might stay in.


Ms Adventures in Italy said...

Is it..."I can't wait...for the weekend to begin..." (the song?) Michael Gray. :)

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

thanks Sara, that is the song. I looooove it.

Tracie B. said...

you can't escape us texans...we're EVERYWHERE ;)

i love that sond too--very happy!