Monday, August 25, 2008

Bon Giorno

I've been thinking about my trip to Italy when I was 17 - right out of high school, I returned home with our exchange student and spent the summer with her. Oh boy, did we have fun. I need to start brushing up on my Italian again. I'm going to teach M how to say Amore mio, sei molto bella. Baciami! When I was in Italy, my friend and I used to say really stupid things to each other in crowded places, like, Hai un'infezione vaginale and Hai un piede deformato* because I stepped on a bee when I was there and my foot swelled up to three times its normal size and I couldn't even put on my shoe. Now I need to learn how to say more sophisticated things like Vorrei ancora una bottiglia di vino rosso, per favore and Desidero fare l'amore voi.

Coincidentally, this weekend I stepped on a bee in the garden and the first thing I thought of was that damn Italian bee. Now, wouldn't you know my foot is starting to swell up?

Here's a blast from the past:

*"You have a club foot".


Special K said...

Uhm... hello? Picture of gorgeous, tanned, 17 year old self? (:

dad said...

Beyond Gorgeous! What a Great time you had (even carried a pretty bag back then!)...wonder what ever happened to to our foreign exchange student? She sure was fun to have around!

kbmulder said...

How cosmopolitan you were, even at that age. I bet your summer with M put "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" to shame. I'm waiting for your book:)

Caitlin said...

I just showed Robin that picture of you, and she said "aww! She looks exactly the same!" See, you're still tanned and gorgeous, even if you're not 17. :)