Sunday, November 11, 2007

Italia week: second Blogiversary, Cinema Paradiso

Two years ago I started this blog. I uesd to think blogging was weird. Why would anyone put their private thoughts online? I have to say, I am so glad I started this thing. I don't think I would have written my book or be moving to Rome had I not started to connect with people outside my insular little world. Here is my first post.

great now I have a blog
Very exciting. Have no idea who would read this thing but here goes.

This was actually a great week. "Hell A" seemed almost tolerable. I love my job but not a fan of the city I have to live in. I think it's getting better. Thank god, I've been here for 7 years. Voluteering and taking classes have really helped. In 2006 I am going to get out more. I know I said that in 2005 but that was before the company I worked for shut down. Hard to care about a social life when trying to pay the rent.

Now that the special election is over I can focus on really important things. For example Derailed. I am very conflicted about this movie. I love Clive and Vincent but never liked Friends. I'm a Seinfeld person. The commericals are not the most effective. Do I take a chance or just wait until Spike's movie comes out with Denzel AND Clive?

I wish I had Tivo so I could watch Oprah with Terry McMillian and her ex again. Fascinating.

Okay this post is boring to me and I wrote it. I am exhausted. I have a ton of reading for work this weekend and Italian homework I need to finish before class tonight.

Today's nod to all things Italia is the film. CINEMA PARADISO. This film won the Oscar for best foriegn film. If you love movies or movies about love, it's a must see. I'm going to watch it again this week. It will be a nice reminder of why I do what I do during this strike. The situation is getting very ugly. The studios are threatening to sue the television showrunners and NBC is thinking about having guest hosts fill in on the Tonight Show because Jay Leno refuses to cross the picket line (unlike Ellen...hello she is a member of the WGA. I can't believe she is still working). No new talks have been scheduled.


Sara, Ms Adventures in Italy said...

Happy Blogiversary! :)

Roam2Rome said...

Anch'io voglio augurarti un Happy Blogiversary!

Aren't blogs great? Mine is still a baby, but I've already met such amazing people in Italy because of it! Starting a blog was the best decision I've ever made...

Delina said...

Happy blogiversay to you! My 1 year blogiversary is coming up. Must check exactly when it is.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I still haven't seen it, and I clearly have to. Have. to.

Blogs are a weird thing, but they're a lot of fun. I often use mine as writing warm-up and I love reading so many stories out there and especially those with an international flair or edge. It's kinda like being an armchair traveler.

Anonymous said...

tracey K/Ohio: When I first discovered blogs, I thought they were fascinating; that people would share their lives with total strangers. I think it's a great way to get a glimpse into the way other people live. I don't have a bog, but I have my few favorites that I love reading daily - this one being one of them. Happy anniversary & keep up the good work!

chris & erin said...

i adore this movie! the little boy is the absolute best and I'm always disappointed when he turns into the teenager. Also anytime I say "Aiuto!" I always think of his voice in my head!

Liz said...

Congratulations on year two! I'm so glad you have kept it up because it's a joy to always come over here and find something interesting to read.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

sara - thank you!

roam 2 rome - grazie mille. D'accordo.

delina - thank you!

jen - it's is a fantastic movie. I agree with you re: armchair traveling.

tracey k - thank you. I love that their are blogs for every subject that might interest you.

chris & erin - he is too cute. I always tear up when I see this movie.

liz - ahh thank you.

Shelley - At Home in Rome said...

Hi there, just catching up on blogs since I was away from my computer for the weekend, and isn't a coincidence how we both talked about Cinema Paradiso? Sara and I do that sometimes, these weird ESP blog posts that neither of us plans. ;-)

Congrats on the blog anniversary!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

shelley - grazie. It is weird how that ESP thing happens.