Saturday, September 3

My idea of heaven

Today at the restaurant, Gerry (my boss) had his whole family come in to eat. His large, loud, camera slinging, prouder then punch Italian speaking family came in. It was a beautiful thing to watch. His parents were smiling so big, looking around at all the pictures of Italy Gerry has on the walls.
Both Melanie and I were a tad jealous that we did not have a huge Italian family like them!

They video taped for what seemed like a full hour before they got food. I loved being a part of it all. I watched as Gerry served his mother and Grandmother and spoke Italian to them. She asked if he was a good boss, and I am thrilled to say I did not even have to lie. Yes he is a great boss!

At one point Gerry asked me to cook some fresh pasta for everyone and my heart stopped. I beg your pardon? You want me to cook pasta for REAL Italians? You're joking right? Ya ya, as opposed to the fake ones I know.  But these people are fresh off the boat.
Thank heavens for English Sam!!!!!! English Sam is also half Italian and has done a mighty fine job teaching me a thing or two about how pasta should be cooked. So it was ok in the end, probably not as good as Sam would have done, but not horrible either!

Sigh....
I can not wait for my trip to Italy. I could have stayed for hours listening to them speak... that's what my heaven is going to be like. Good food and beautiful Italian words. To be honest it could be instructions for how to shave a sheep or how to wipe one's bum, but as long as it's in Italian I'll be a very happy girl!

Today:

I am grateful the week is over; it was a rough one but tomorrow is Saturday and I love going to the station!!!!

I am grateful for the extra room I now have on my phone for more music. I am working on a play list for my trip to London. Anyone find anything worth sharing? What are you listening to now? I need new stuff.

I am grateful I have hair and am not balding. Random thought, yes, but I am truly happy with my hair.

J

4 comments:

Natasha said...

The Mafia might kill me for saying this but good pasta is pretty much the easiest cultural staple to master. My gosh, it's just PASTA. You throw together five ingredients and people think you're a genius. I found it so laughable when my Sicilian host asked me about our pasta in Canada. I refrained from saying, "The Mafia might kill me for saying this but...." Just don't overcook it. Use garlic. Use veg. They generally don't combine cheese and seafood. Thems the rules.

Are you also okay with instructions on how to wipe sheep and shave your bum?

kaila said...

With the pasta, its the thought that counts :-) im sure they loved it either way.
Everytime I think of Italy, I think of the movie "Eat ,Pray, Love" ... love that movie.. i know , random lol
Im jealous you are going to London! With the music though, all depends what kind u like... I listen to all sorts of genres.. I like javier colon from the voice , matthew morrison, mandisa, marianas trench, josh groban who i absolutely love! , hmm what else?? Brian littrell ( his album is pretty good). Those are to name a few :)
Well I hope u have an awesome long weekend!

Princess Leah said...

As far as music goes, you will have to pop into an HMV or something in London and ask them who is big in british music. It could actually be someone really good, or it could be the latest Xfactor/idol-type. But always good for a listen. Since I got back from Scotland, I'm really into the Red Hot Chili PIPERS. Yes, pipers, they are funky with bagpipes!! You must hear 'Smoke on the Water' it will make you howl!!
All for now!

TheRealSlimKatie said...

My little Sister, Erin is studying at The Ontario College of Art and Design, and got to do her second year in Italy!! (she's now in her fourth year...) And my little Brother, Wyatt got to go there through an exchange program in High school. They both speak Italian... I have yet to learn. I guess I should revise my Bucket list... I'm going to Italy someday too!! (I hope) lol I am absolutely green around the gills!! But oh, so happy for you!! ♥