Books and Other Pleasures

“A Long Summer with « My Brilliant Friend» “

Summer is still far away, although the first days of intense heat are coming – even if go together with three or four days of rain and cold. – But, by booking now, perhaps, a trip to the Sorrento’s coast will not cost you a fortune.

There is something magical in the scent of lemons at sunset.

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Have you ever been to Sorrento in July? with the scent of lemon that spreads everywhere, it mixes with the sea, with fish, with the fried food of street vendors, with freshly baked biscuits.

Have you ever been on one of the wonderful terraces looking at the Golfo, sipping limoncello * and enjoying mozzarella in carrozza[1] or other specialties?

No?

What are you waiting for?

Life is one and some whim must be satisfied!

Summer is still far away, although the first days of intense heat are coming – even if go together with three or four days of rain and cold. – But, by booking now, perhaps, a trip to the Sorrento’s coast will not cost you a fortune.

There is something magical in the scent of lemons at sunset.

Or maybe it’s simply the idea of a holiday, of relaxation, which I don’t see on the horizon…

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“Lunch with Felicity”

“Felicity” gave the impression that college was a wonderful place for meetings and network.
After three years with the same people, and two others ahead, it looked like heaven! Not that I was not happy with my class, at least with part of it, but the image of American colleges is always idyllic and makes me want to go not so much to join classes (almost always unjustified absent) but for the dormitories, the refectory, the everyday jobs, the study groups (which did everything except studying).

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<<I trust you, Felicity. This is my drama: for better or for worse, I always believe in you.>>


When I used to come back from high school starving, I often had to wait for my brother to  return, hence to avoid eating the plate and the tablecloth, I used t turn on the TV hoping there was something decent that could distracted me. Of course, lunchtime was my mother’s turn to choose what to watch, but from time to time she let us select the series provided it was something she liked too. That’s how I started watching “Felicity”.
It was the end of May, the school luckily was almost at the end but that meant classroom work in a burst, so the idea to get out of that nightmare and start the university where – naively I thought – I could handle all my time, was a real relief.

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Amateur photographer, professional traveler

“Roads are for enjoying the journey, not for reaching your destination”

Before a global pandemic locked all of us into the houses, sometimes the need to travel was so urgent that instead of organizing, planning, choosing every detail of what to see when and how, my two best friends and I decided to let fate choose. Or rather at the web site flykube[1] . Having determined… Continue reading “Roads are for enjoying the journey, not for reaching your destination”

Men, Women and Other Aliens · Thoughts

“Is it too difficult to ask: «would you like a coffee?»”

Three years ago, and nothing is changed.
What is the problem with the the classic “hook up” in the streets. There is no more!!! Which means that the idea of ​​the convent is once again at stake! Walking for a while among tourists, almost all foreign shopkeepers, some guy is there, but on his own. Some girl is there, but heatedly chatting with friends and not looking around in the slightest.
What does it matter, then an App will take care of making them meet…

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“Hello, do you have a needle and thread? I would like to sew a button. “[1]

 

After reading this sentence on facebook, I had seriously thought of closing with the male gender. End of the games, I’m going to the convent. Because women do not attract me in the slightest, but if the level of courtship of men has dropped that much, perhaps the enclosure is not just a choice but even one of the most suitable.

But then I realised that Someone could have argued  a bit about my relationship to say the least fluctuating with religion, and my personality not accustomed to too rigid rules.

And then the alarm at 5 for the Lauds? Noooooo way!

WhoMakesMeDoIt!!

But the question remains. What happened to the courtships of the past?

I do not speak of who knows what twist but about the beloved, old, simple and direct…

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” To Luke’s, for Hamburger & Coffee”

Personally, I grew up with this show, when it came out in 2002 I was sixteen … now I’m thirty … it’s easy to understand that now Lorelai, Rory, Luke, Sookie and the rest of the country, are part of my life, my family! So, I must admit , every time it is on tv, I find myself rewatching it, so much so that I could recite line by line some of the episodes.
And every time I watch an episode I get very hungry!!!

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Is there any of you that never heard this theme? I can’t believe it, it’s impossible!
Willy-nilly it happened to everyone of us to listen to it and maybe even humming it, since on TV they give the replicas of “Gilmore Girls” one day in one day out!
Whether it is summer or winter, with rain, snow or the sun, it is in the schedules! A guarantee equal only to “Murders she wrote” and, despite this, every time it succeeds to make a share to envy the news around, despite we know all the jokes by heart we continue to watch the show, cause Stars Hollow is always a second home, you can’t avoid to fall in love with Jess[1](or Dean, or Chris, or Luke, or Logan, depends on your #ship) and remain glued to listen to the fast dialogues of the protagonists. Impossible to resist the…

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Books and Other Pleasures

“A necessary defect “

“Fault! Asperger’s isn’t a fault. It’s a variant. It’s potentially a major advantage. Asperger’s syndrome is associated with organization, focus, innovative thinking, and rational detachment.” [4]

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<<Since then, I must have given The Rosie Project to at least 50 friends. Graeme has been busy too, writing a sequel called The Rosie Effect. As soon as we heard about it, Melinda and I asked him for an advance copy, and we enjoyed it so much that we invited Graeme to come to Seattle to talk to us about it.>>

 I don’t usually trust the reviews of others about books, but if Bill Gates is careful to dwell on the book to all his friends and write reviews everywhere, this a intrigues me quite a bit:

Don is a professor of genetics at the Melbourne’s University who recently made an incredible discovery: married men are on average happier than single men. This is why he decided, as a scientist, to change the fact that he doesn’t have a partner and he never managed to find one in a project: The…

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“Chicken Wings, Friendzone And Friends”

he only reflection that I would add to what I already said, is to use it as a remedy “against the Autumn”, the season of swings mood and climate change, the commitments that start accumulating and the first colds. Despite the twenty years after the first episode, it remains one of the most ingenious and modern serial products of the tv program. A therapy, a breath of fresh air, some laughter in these obscure times.

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Tabasco chicken wings accompanied by Aioli Sauce.
(The recipe is from my friend, Anna)

Ingredients (for 4 people Aioli Sauce):
– 4 cloves garlic
– 1 tablespoon of filtered lemon juice
– Ground white pepper
– 3 Egg yolks, one of which is hard.
– Salt to taste.
– Oil

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(chicken wings)
– 16 chicken wings.
– 2 cloves garlic
– 3/4 drops of tabasco
– 50 grams of grated Parmesan cheese
– 100g of breadcrumbs
– 100 ml of oil
– Salt and Pepper To Taste.

Aioli sauce Procedure:

In a mortar join the cloves of minced garlic with the salt and beat very well, we put all in a mixer by adding fresh and whisk yolks; we add the oil until it will not create a thick cream. Add a tablespoon of lemon juice and egg yolk, we have previously prepared crumbled…

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Tv Series Rehab

“Corteggiamenti, Alette di Pollo &….Friends”

Quando sono un po’ giù, quando ho bisogno di ridere, di ricaricarmi o di staccare il cervello dalla realtà…. FRIENDS è la mia medicina. Senza controindicazioni, se non che può dare un po’ di dipendenza…. 😉

Risultati immagini per friends gif

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Alette di pollo al tabasco accompagnate da salsa Aioli.
(la ricetta è della mia amica, Anna)

Ingredienti (Salsa Aioli per 4 persone:):
– 4 spicchi d’aglio

– 1 Cucchiaio di succo di limone filtrato
– Pepe bianco macinato q.b.
– 3 Tuorli d’uovo, di cui uno sodo.
– Sale q.b.
– Olio q.b.

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(alette di pollo)
– 16 alette di pollo.

– 2 spicchi d’aglio
– 3/4 gocce di tabasco
– 50 grammi di parmigiano grattugiato
– 100g di pangrattato
– 100 ml di olio
– Sale e pepe q.b.

Procedimento salsa Aioli:


In un mortaio uniamo gli spicchi d’aglio sminuzzati con il sale e pestiamo per bene, portiamo il tutto in frullatore aggiungendo i tuorli freschi e frulliamo;  aggiungiamo l’olio fino a quando non si verrà a creare una crema densa. Aggiungiamo un cucchiaio di succo di limone e il tuorlo sodo che abbiamo precedentemente preparato…

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“Knock – Knock : Murder or Treat?”

provide yourself with the S’mores Lollipop * and other mouth-watering treats, with a beautiful face mask (one of those that…. if you open the door with that cucumber smeared on your face you are more scarying than if you wore a full Halloween costume), and make sure that there is still a daylight, or someone in your home that can protect you from the psychological anxiety that this show generates.

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Halloween has always been one of my favourite celebrations!

I know, I know, is not an Italian custom. giphy8So what? I celebrate it anyway. It will be for my penchant for the theatre but the idea of dressing up and walk around with a different face for a night in which everything-can-happen, it’s something I really like!

I’m glad that in recent years it is also spreading here and that some children come knocking for the traditional “trick or treat?”; It will not be a little make-up and fun to make us lose our cultural identity !!
What I hope is not going to be imported along with the festivities and costumes by creatures of the night, it is the incredible spear in murders that take place on the night of October 31.
I don’t think it’s the party itself to blame, whilst the possibility for murderers to blend…

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