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Friday
May122006

Ready, Set, Go!

So I suppose I should write a charming little essay sprinkled with words like Italia was bellisima! and shit like that. But although Italy rocked, that kind of talk would make me throw up in my mouth a little bit..

Italy rocked and now I am home. Am not really suffering from the usual post vacation blues.. it was lovely to come home. Perhaps more traveling anecdotes will follow.. but right now, at 11:30 on a Friday night, they aren't coming.

I sent my friend Xmastime a text message today. We're great friends, but we never really engage in chats on our own...always with drunken groups at bars and such.. I thought it might be nice to up the friend ante and invite him for coffee.. just us. Apparently, the fact that I invited him.. just the two of us.. for a non alcoholic beverage struck him as so odd he sent the following text:
If this is my intervention you're too late.

If that's what my friends think when I invite them for plain old coffee I should really make an effort to meet up more often.. and probably stop drinking too..

Oh yeah, come with me to Italy:

Reader Comments (7)

Welcome home! I hope you had a fabulous time..i spent a month in Italy when I was 23 and absolutely loved it..

just wanted to say that i have spent the last week reading all your back posts so i am now finally up to date...an essay that i have due is suffering severely..it's too addictive!

A lot of the stuff you write about long distance relationships i can relate to...i have been with my partner for two and a half years but we have never lived in the same country..he is Australian and I am a New Zealander...its bloody hard work and i miss him a lot..one of those things i never imagined i could do but when you meet someone so fantastic the option of not being together just isn't there..

anyway just thought i'd say hi..there are so many eloquent and interesting people that comment here i am feeling slightly intimidated..will work on having something more intersting to say next time!
May 12, 2006 | Unregistered Commenteramy dee
Welcome home, Sunshine. You have been missed.
May 13, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterStFarmer
Monica, I came across your blog a few weeks ago and have been reading it religiously since then. Not only are you an exquisite writer, reading your blog is like looking into the mirror. And while looking into the mirror can be so obnoxious at times, reading your blog is distinctly comforting. And I so love the fact that you love Max so much. I'm going to be a dog and cat doctor in a year and people like you are my favorite!
May 13, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterKristi
Did you get to Rome? Did you get a tour of the catacombs beneath the city? Any horror stories? Anything salacious? Any cultural faux pas?
May 13, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterbob
great photos. welcome back.
May 14, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterkasey
Welcome Home!!

Looks like a wonderful time and thanks for making me wonder about one of the statue pictures that flashed on the side here. I stared for a full 30 seconds before I realized it was a penis shot from below!! Geesh!!!

May 14, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAME
Loved the suggestiveness of the pic!
May 15, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Cascadia

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