May 5, 2009

7 Year Itch

In the movies, they always show the beautiful woman in the convertable with her hair blowing artistically back as she drives along the coast.

They never show the hours spent later trying to get the tangles out, which I find it a little dishonest:
Ralf neatly sidesteps this problem with his GI haircut but I didn't feel that solution would work for me.Italy was wonderful. We stayed here in Asolo with old friends: Then after a stopover with more friends in Milan in their chic city apartment we visited the castle where we got married 7 years ago - there it is in the background:

Italians love food but they love talking about food even more. In Asolo we dined at a slow food restaurant where the owner sat with us for a few minutes with each course and regaled us with stories about how the cheese we were eating had been harvested from a very special yak in Normandy that ate only certain kinds of sea grass.
Our Milanese friends also did not disappoint, dazzling us with the latest results of their lifelong quest to procure the finest cheeses and salamis.
Needless to say, most of our time was spent killing time between meals with scenic wandering, conversation and sitting in cafes wondering if it was too soon to eat again.
I would do it all again in a heartbeat. . .


  1. Sounds wonderful! Even if you hair suffered in that convertible...

  2. Your hair looks great! I think the idea is to tie it back in a scarf, preferably Hermes.

  3. I tried the scarf - I looked like a Babooshka.

  4. Funny post. As one who had convertibles in my early marriage years, I comiserate. And the scarfs ...(scarves)? You had to tie them in a knot that choked you to death for them to work. Usually it was ... put the scarf on, wrap the ends around your neck and tie them together in the back. And your hair just looked WONDERFUL when you got to your destination. Right! Might as well have left it blowing in the wind.

  5. You look great! And I am immensely jealous.

  6. Definitely jealous - you look so relaxed and happy!

  7. Looks like it was worth all the tangles!

  8. What I miss most about Europe is the whole culture around food: savoring it, spending many hours preparing and enjoying the meal -- What a paradox: Americans spend an average of 20 minutes a day in the act of eating, yet they are more overweight than Europeans that spends hours and hours around food!!!


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