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Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Yes, indeed

Eileen was in the house, I don't now how she got in, but she did. (and yes we did change the locks, about 4 times now, so none of your keys work anymore, you can throw them out.)

yes indeed, Vice President Cheney said "Fuck yourself" in the Senate.

Anyway, hey Mike, did Eileen really stop by the house ?!?!

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

"Fuck yourself," said Vice President Cheney.

Did he really say that?????!!!! Sorry, I'm not with the news lately.

Eileen? Hmmm. That name doesn't sound familiar but I keep thinking about a mini ironing board. Why is that??

Monday, June 28, 2004

Babelfish

Giulio said:Mike, quando la trovi una ragazza?

Babelfish translated this as: Mike, when it finds one to it girl?

Gotta love babelfish, such a finely tuned translator.

Which I respond to by telling you all of a note that was written on Wax Paper and posted on the noteboard in the kitchen last week:
Mike,
Do you remember me?
Stopped by,
Eileen

Anyone have any idea of who this person may be? I'm drawing blanks.

me having a boyfriend????

hum... maybe they are better than girlfriends...

Saturday, June 26, 2004

Giulio, when are you finally going to lose your peace of mind and start going out with a female human being who will regularly bug you, on a daily basis, with petty details and will make you go crazy in no time?

Geez, (i delete earlier statement) what an optimist.

I guess you're just going to have to get a boyfriend from now on...

Lovely Vice President Cheney

Washington Post
Friday, June 25, 2004.


A brief argument between Vice President Cheney and a senior Democratic senator led Cheney to utter a big-time obscenity on the Senate floor this week.

On Tuesday, Cheney, serving in his role as president of the Senate, appeared in the chamber for a photo session. A chance meeting with Sen. Patrick J. Leahy became an argument about Cheney's ties to Halliburton Co., an international energy services corporation, and President Bush's judicial nominees. The exchange ended when Cheney
offered some crass advice.

"Fuck yourself," said Vice President Cheney.


Leahy's spokesman, David Carle, yesterday confirmed the brief but fierce exchange. "The vice president seemed to be taking personally the criticism that Senator Leahy and others have leveled against Halliburton's sole-source contracts in Iraq," Carle said.


Cheney's office did not deny that the phrase was uttered. His spokesman, Kevin S. Kellems said, "There was a frank exchange of views."

You know when you get stuck with a song in the head?

Phoenix
If I Ever Feel Better


http://www.blastro.com/player/phoenixifieverfeelbetter.html&artist=Phoenix


They say an end can be a start
Feels like I've been buried yet I'm still alive
It's like a bad day that never ends
I feel the chaos around me
A thing I don't try to deny
I'd better learn to accept that
There are things in my life that I can't control

They say love ain't nothing but a sore
I don't even know what love is
Too many tears have had to fall
Don't you know I'm so tired of it all
I have known terror dizzy spells
Finding out the secrets words won't tell
Whatever it is it can't be named
There's a part of my world that' s fading away

You know I don't want to be clever
To be brilliant or superior
True like ice, true like fire
Now I know that a breeze can blow me away
Now I know there's much more dignity
In defeat than in the brightest victory
I'm losing my balance on the tight rope
Tell me please, tell me please, tell me please...

If I ever feel better
Remind me to spend some good time with you
You can give me your number
When it's all over I'll let you know

Hang on to the good days
I can lean on my friends
They help me going through hard times
But I'm feeding the enemy
I'm in league with the foe
Blame me for what's happening
I can't try, I can't try, I can't try...

No one knows the hard times I went through
If happiness came I miss the call
The stormy days ain't over
I've tried and lost know I think that I pay the cost
Now I've watched all my castles fall
They were made of dust, after all
Someday all this mess will make me laugh
I can't ewait, I can't wait, I can't wait...

If I ever feel better
Remind me to spend some good time with you
You can give me your number
When it's all over I'll let you know
If I ever feel better
Remind me to spend some good time with you
You can give me your number
When it's all over I'll let you know

It's like somebody took my place
I ain't even playing my own game
The rules have changed well I didn't know
There are things in my life I can't control
I feel the chaos around me
A thing I don't try to deny
I'd better learn to accept that
There's a part of my life that will go away

Dark is the night, cold is the ground
In the circular solitude of my heart
As one who strives a hill to climb
I am sure I'll come through I don't know how
They say an end can be a start
Feels like I've been buried yet I'm still alive

I'm losing my balance on the tight rope
Tell me please, tell me please, tell me please...

If I ever feel better
Remind me to spend some good time with you
You can give me your number
When it's all over I'll let you know

If I ever feel better
Remind me to spend some good time with you
You can give me your number
When it's all over I'll let you know

If I ever feel better
Remind me to spend some good time with you
You can give me your number
When it's all over I'll let you know

Friday, June 25, 2004

Mike, quando la trovi una ragazza?!

Thursday, June 24, 2004

The Bitterness

It is so very easy to tell, from Giulio's last post, that he was married.

Giulio, quando la trovi una ragazza?!
means,
Giulio, when will you find a girlfriend?!,
that is, in other words,
Giulio, when are you finally going to lose your peace of mind and start going out with a female human being who will regularly bug you, on a daily basis, with petty details and will make you go crazy in no time?

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Gambarota!

No, I went back to high school to relive my adolescence. Are YOU ready to graduate elementary school or what?

I know what mangia and sposi means. what's "Giulio, quando la trovi una ragazza!!" When will you find a rug mate? girlfriend? job? piece of mind?

YODA!!!!!

ARE YOU STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL?!?!

I thought you already went to high school, but it seems like I'm wrong..

Saturday, June 19, 2004

I'm done!

Done with work at the high school... til fall.
Now I'm just taking summer courses. Hurray!

Giulio, quando ti sposi?

Yes, beautiful pictures of Ann Marie and Tom's wedding!!!!

Just back from Italy, few days together with my mamma.

"Giulio, mangia!!!!"

"Giulio, quando ti sposi!!!"

"Giulio, quando la trovi una ragazza!!"

It was great....


Anyway, beautiful photos from A&T wedding!!

My favourite ones: 0012, 1033, 1045, 1056.

Ann and Tom look just great.

Hey Ann, is any of your sister still single? (just curious...)



Sunday, June 13, 2004

Open Forum

Comments are now open to all.

Saturday, June 12, 2004

Ann & Tom Photos

From the Official Photographer of the Wedding. (Password 06052004)

424 Photos, I'm in Photos 294, & 373-378.

My Photos will be up eventually.

Friday, June 11, 2004

I just got a coffee

Thursday, June 10, 2004

I just got a root canal.

I just got a haircut

Sunday, June 06, 2004

There is no path to sustainable security except through respect for human rights. The global security agenda promulgated by the US Administration is bankrupt of vision and bereft of principle. Sacrificing human rights in the name of security at home, turning a blind eye to abuses abroad, and using pre-emptive military force where and when it chooses have neither increased security nor ensured liberty.

Irene Khan, Amnesty International's Secretary General.

Saturday, June 05, 2004

I'm trying to reach Ann Marie on her cell phone, but she's not answering.

Ok, she is getting married today, but is that a good reason not to answer your cell phone???

Friday, June 04, 2004

YO MIKE

Please delete the usename with callister. I want to keep Yoda instead. Merci beaucoup.

Ok, I have a public profile now. Check it out. I think I may have revealed too much though.

Thursday, June 03, 2004

hum...

I don't know the word HITCH, so I have to check it on the dictionary...

so...

HITCH: to move with halts and jerks
hum... I can see Ann Marie and Tom moving with halts and jerks, especially when they were coming back from pubs, for example...

HITCH: to catch or fasten by
No, Ann Marie would never do this to Tom... I think.

HITCH: to connect (a vehicle or implement) with a source of motive power
No, this is impossible. Ann Marie would never hitch a rake to Tom.

HITCH: to attach (a source of motive power) to a vehicle or instrument
This is possible. I can see Ann Marie doing this to Tom. For example to hitch Tom to the car.


HITCH: to become entangled
That's more likely, actually. Especially when I think about all that noise coming from Ann Marie's room, everytime Tom was over the house.
I can see (though I don't want to picture it) Ann Marie and Tom entangled.


HITCH: to join in marriage
oh oh.... I'm afraid this is what Mike wanted to say...

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

JUST 3 MORE DAYS

Til Ann and Tom are hitched.