Tuesday, February 12, 2008

ouT oF sIGhT bUt on My miNd

Well it's been 2 years but

Hope you're happy and rockin' the world post-NU.
Tell us where you're at and what you're up to.

I miss you all so much - you have no idea,

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Shalomy Homey

Shalom from Israel!

My brother Danny recently ended his birthright trip and we're visiting the family until Sunday. Despite having to single-handedly take my grandmother to the emergency hospital after she fainted at the beach, I've been having a laid back time. My Savta (grandmother) is doing very well now, and the doctor said she must have been dehydrated or it's her athritis medication. I've forgotton almost all of my hebrew, tear, so it was hell trying to get an ambulance and handle things at the hospital!

Highlights: visiting my favorite vintage store on the oh-so-hip Shenkin St., taking pictures of every single one of the bull statues on Rothchild St. (kind of like the Angel statues in L.A. and the cows in Chicago), buying a good and proper hookah (it's marble and the smoke is so smooth- I sense Middle Eastern Party, Part II coming on!) and testing out Danny's monstruous metal one on the roof of our grandma's apartment- in what should have been a relaxing Yaffo sunset but being whipped around by Dorothy-It's-a-twista-style winds.

Oh, many of you are familiar with and may have even been in contact with my blue, belly dancer coin belt at some party or another. Some of the guys may be averting their eyes in embarassment at this point- no need, we've all fallen under the inescapable urge to swing our hips with the twinkling chimes of angels hahaha. Anyways, I bought another, beauuuuuutiful one at the markets yesterday for $11, because my last one has lost many coins to all your gusto. If any of you would like me to bring one back to you, it's $11. Just tell me the color. :)

Now, Danny and I have been walking Tel Aviv and Yaffo. Finding good Israeli food with our Israeli brother Amir, and discovering our family "roots."

I hope you guys had a good winter break/ holidays and I'll let you know when I go back to Italy.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

2006 BABY WOOO!!!

hey kids,

happy new year! i want to tell you a story about my new years eve but realize that if certain people outside of our friends read it i will be in trouble, so does anybody mind if we make this private? i don't really know how to do it so i would love some advice...


Monday, December 26, 2005

Christmas Eve: 76 degrees F.
Today: 58 deg. F. (brr...today is abnormally cold!)

Another California Winter...
man, it's good to be home.

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 24, 2005


hey kids,

i know i've been absolutely shit when it comes to posting on this blog, but here i go, trying to redeem myself.

it's christmas and i'm spending it eating pizza and getting shitfaced with my friend dejohn and hopefully other americans. he works at selfridges, which is THE major shopping center in the uk, and he tells me where all the sales are. woo!

oh, and everybody, this is my new job:


i've told a couple of you about it already...if you want details ask me in an email...

going backwards here...haven't done any travelling, but i've been exploring all the nooks and crannies of london. having a job helps because it makes me feel like i live here instead of just touring.

also, i've decided to love art again! it feels amazing.

okay, that's about it. oh, and i sleep from like 2-9pm to accomodate my job.

i love you all!!!

p.s. brian i just watched fightclub for the first time and it was great. can we start one up in evanston?

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Little Mexico- in Italy

Last night, my friends from the Boston University program and I brought Mexican food (or whatever was comparable to it) at our local supermarket and made a Mexican feast of Nachos and Beef Fajitas at our Irish friend Aoife's house. It was DELICIOUS and it was fun squishing into her small kitchen and cooking and drinking sangria together.

She showed us her model portfolio. Omg she is gorgeous. She has this slick black hair, striking blue eyes and is so statuesque. She would have been a great flapper in the 1920s. And her boyfriend is so nice and silly in a way that belies the pretentious Italian air he initially gives off.
Aoife (pronounced Ee-fa) met Niccolo in Ireland when he did Erasmus there (to study) and she came back to live with him in Italy and has been here for 2 years, modeling in Milan and Padova.

She showed us her demo (she also does Donna Summer covers!) and, after clearing our makeshift seating on the floor and stuffing ourselves silly, we danced to Beyonce's "Can You Keep UP Baby Boy" like 4 times. I felt a little pressure to deliver on the dance floor, because Ashley and Aoife were like overexaggerating and imitating my dance prowess to Niccolo´s Italian friend, Paolo...I felt a bit embarassed to see my moves come back to haunt me.

Paolo was cute and lord knows I could use a hook up but I wasn´t feeling him...maybe it was the air pelvic thrusts he made after seeing Aoife´´s portfolio. eeehhh...

I forgot to tell you guys how I met Aoife. Its funny- we were craving Mexican food and went to one of 2 options in Padova, and the food was AWFUL. It was obvious that the salsa was jarred and it was like the chips were left sitting out of the bag for 3 days. Here´s the worst part: NO TEQUILA. Is this what Italians thought Mexican food is like? We prayed not, so I asked the nearest table of girls what they thought:

"Scusa! Davvero ti piace la cucina?" I whispered to none other than Ms. Aoife, the irishwoman, who had heard me speaking english and responded:

"No! The other place, Posada, is MUCH better. What do you think?"

"It´s awful."

And from there, we struck a conversation and I went dancing with her international crew (1 Albanian, 1 Moroccan, 1 Croatian) to Limbo, what was supposed to be a karaoke club that ended up being a 70´s disco dance club with 40 year old men and a sea of argyle sweaters. Oh well, we all boogied and I could tell they were a good crew. Aoife and I have been hanging out ever since and I and all my American friends love her! She´s fun, down to earth and honest. I´ll have to post a link to pics of our Mexican night.

One more tally mark for "FRIENDS MADE IN PADOVA" list.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Home Sweet Home

27 with light snow. Thought you might want to know.