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Shut up, I know it's a bad joke.

Update first:
Went to this "speed date" thing that Nadine and Fallon convinced me would be fun (and the promise of a free drink was very tempting). It was entertaining but extremely weird. Pretty much I was asked the same thing over and over again (in Italian) and there were awkward silences (when I was trying to figure out the answer in Italian). Besides Nadine I was the youngest there, I think, and was often told this by older men (in their 30s). One of the guys who was there had his dog in the bar and the only reason I wanted him to get to my table was so I could play with the puppy. He seemed more amused than offended by this. A very small number were vaguely creepy but most people were just nice. I did meet a few cool people from the language school who I could totally hang out with again and be friends. So yeah, potential new friends is good.

One of the Spanish exchange students, Marcos, invited me to a party they're having at their house tonight. If I can bring Judith and Fallon (and if they want to go), then maybe this could be the night's activity. :-)



HOLY SHIT IT'S THE F-ING DUOMO!
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Valentina explained the historical significance as well as other stuff I didn't quite catch because it was 1) in Italian and 2) I was distracted by being on top of the f-ing Duomo
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Judith (pronounced Jew-deet, I think anyway) and behind her Floria (no idea how to spell his name but that's what it sounds like--he returned to the German part of Italy)--on top of the Duomo
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Nadine--on top of the Duomo
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Nadine and Heike (who returned to Germany shortly after this)
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Naviglio Pavese?
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D'aww so cute
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Milan Carnivale
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Okay, this is only part of this sculpture but it makes sounds (like phone ringing and weird music) and, in my opinion, is ugly. Your thoughts?
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Aslan. Wanna know how I remember his name?
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Carnivale is dangerous because you might be caught up in a foam fight and that shit does NOT come out of clothes easily
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Photo Op
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And one with me actually in it
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This was the most interesting part of the parade and it came at the end. Didn't include the other parade photos because they are kind of boring but you can find them at my photobucket if you want to see them
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My apartment:
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My view:
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It's pretty
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I kind of wish we'd gone on a boat trip
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Italian ducks dress better
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Really round trees (I wonder how often they shape them)
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Thomas (was in my class and is from Norway--I told him about you [livejournal.com profile] sneeze042) and I think that guy is Yuji
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Left to right: Fallon (from Australia), me, Nadine (from Swizterland) and Judith (from Holland)
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Veronica (I met her last week)
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CANDIDS
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Rest of the trip group
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The town square has its own clown selling balloons
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Then we went up this thing to the top of the mountain
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Wasn't a perfectly clear day so this is what we saw from the top
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Wanna know why I love my apartment? Because I see this every time I walk home
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I have no idea why they painted the building this way or what the hell the stuff on it says but it looks kind of cool
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I love the little gated driveways that lead to places like this
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My street
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And home
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That's it for now. Gotta go meet up at the school and head out to the park now.

Date: 2009-03-27 01:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sneeze042.livejournal.com
Very pretty! It's funny that you told that norwegian guy about me. he does look kinda norwegian when I look at him.

Date: 2009-03-27 02:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jyoki.livejournal.com
Love these pictures! And i wish i knew what Duomo was...*is ashamed she doesn't know since she's italian*

But these pictures are GORGEOUS. and LOL at Italian ducks dress better

Date: 2009-03-27 03:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] superri.livejournal.com
It's the huge church at the city center.

Date: 2009-03-27 05:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ohniki.livejournal.com
Italy is so cute! But I have a secret fear of clowns.

Mallards are fucking everywhere, aren't they?

Date: 2009-03-27 05:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] superri.livejournal.com
The clowns are far away in Como so no worries (I don't like them much either).

Yes, but Italian mallards have a certain air of superiority.

Date: 2009-03-27 06:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ohniki.livejournal.com
Fucking ducks.

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