Thursday, February 15, 2007

And....the Yarn!

That's what you're all here for, isn't it? You little woolly vultures, you! First, I will torture you with more pictures from the trip. But it's okay, they're really interesting.....

Like a Portrait of an Irishman standing at the top of the Arena in Verona.
I like this one better, when he's giving me the Come Hither, hehe. An artsy fartsy shot of our hosts. Really, I didn't do this on purpose, it turns out my cell phone cam has some artistic talent of its own.
And one final Portrait of an Irishman on a Bridge in Verona.
Next an update on plumbing advancements in Italy. I'm sure everyone has heard of hole-in-the-floor toilets in Italy. A tourist's nightmare from decades past. You will be glad to know that I found normal toilets nearly everywhere I went. All restaurants, even gas stations and tourist attractions. When we scaled the mountain on Saturday for a 7 course dinner (can you imagine a first and second pasta course?) at a little hut on the peak, I expected the worse. I was a tad wary after I collected the key and wandered outside, down the hill to do my business in an outside dug-into-the-mountain loo. But low and behold, they were newly renovated, squeaky clean and had shiny new porcelain. Take a look at the shiny new porcelain and the integrated foot holds on Italy's new hole-in-the-floor toilets. I laughed so hard, I nearly peed my pants - good thing I was close to a hole in the floor. :)
Now that this post has gotten to photo heavy, I've got to push the yarn into another entry. God, I've turned a little appetizer into a sl*ty yarn-tease.


  1. This toilet sure eliminates those seat covers:) You better make sure you didn't have too much to drink and have a good aim!

  2. Good lord, HOW are you supposed to use THAT? Nevermind! lol Sounds like you had a great time!

  3. Ya know, I was just thinking that I really didn't need to see his look. Ewww!

  4. Anonymous3:34 AM

    Hi baby! I'm in Brand. Unfortunately your email and my cell phone are both at home so I can't call you. I've checked and it takes over an hour to get to you. Maybe we could meet in Bayreuth? Do they have any yarn stores there? Not that we need more yarn, of course. I also saw that there is snow here so it does look like we may ski. Yeah!

  5. Well for sure I couldn't use that, not with my hip. What do you hold on too???ciao