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Wednesday, January 29, 2003


That’s it.

I found the best dive bar in Nijmegen. It took me a while, but finally I found it.

To find the best dive bar in a city is like to find your partner, you know right away that he/she is the one. At least temporarily.

This place really looks like the Silhouette Lounge in Allston. Smokey, crappy, with a bartender who seems some sort of alien from Men in Black.

Yesterday with some friends we played darts there for a few hours.

Sunday, January 26, 2003

I’m not wacthing “American Idol”, fortunately Jeff keeps me (and the other 4 people who read his blog) up to date on the show.

Jeef Copetas:
‘I already know who's going to win… There was a woman, and I don't remember her name, but she was African-American and she was a 17 year-old from New York. She had enormous, abnormally sized, gigantic, humongous, ridiculous breasts. And she had the best voice I think I've heard since Aretha Franklin. Her left boob was as big as Aretha Franklin herself…’

I’m now curious about her right boob…

Friday, January 24, 2003

Today Giovanni Agnelli, 82 years old, the boss of FIAT, died.

With no doubt he was, in the past 50 years, the richest and most influential person in Italy. He had prostate cancer.
That's not strange; by that age, every man has developed prostate cancer.
What's somewhat strange is what happened a few years ago,
when his son, in his early forties, committed suicide.

Wednesday, January 22, 2003

and talking about faith, those of you who do have faith, know that:

The ways of the Lord are infinite

Monday, January 20, 2003

Faith is to believe what you do not see.
The reward for this faith is to see what you believe.

Thursday, January 16, 2003

"You know "that look" women get when they want sex? Me neither."
Steve Martin

Wednesday, January 15, 2003

And talking about World War I veterans, I did wear a tie only 2 or 3 times in my life !!! Seriously!

I always vowed when I was a kid that I would never wear a tie to work. So far I've been in the workforce for ten years and I still haven't had to wear a tie to work. I did wear a very thin, black leather tie one time when I worked at a supermarket back when I was about 16. But that's all.

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

Talking about the Great War, World War I.

My grandfather emigrated to USA at the beginning of last century (he ended up in Littleton, in the middle of nowhere in Massachusetts). He was then sent back to Europe to fight the Great War, and became World War I veteran.

That's it.

Sunday, January 12, 2003

I just got the flu. Just the flu…

In 1918 the ‘Spanish Flu’ killed something like 30–40 million people in one year. In Europe, China, Africa, USA, everywhere. One million people died in the States.

The ‘Spanish Flu’ killed more people than World War I.

Thinking that a little thing such as a virus or a bacterium (so little we cannot even see it) can kill a person… I just don’t get it.

Thursday, January 09, 2003

In the middle of the 14th century, in less than 20 years the bubonic plague (Black Death) killed more than half the population of Europe and Asia. “The living did not suffice to bury the dead”.

Anyway, I got sick last week, probably just flu. Now I feel better.

Monday, January 06, 2003

Back in the Low Lands, after a long vacation with my chubby but cool 2 year old nephew Antonio, my chubby mother, my chubby sisters and brother law. It was a chubby holiday.

Anyway, Happy New Year to everybody, I'm sure this 2003 will bring you joy, money, happiness, chips, pretzels, whatever you want.