Monday, October 24, 2011

Fiat Fun

I have bought the quintessential car: the Fiat Punto.
Get a load of my scenery.
The car's not quite so fantastic.
10 years old
but only 40,000 miles
Gotta love Italian driving
=virtually no mileage

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Graffiti Continues

This life-size image can be found in the Ghetto on Via dell'Arco 44.

It depicts the custom of drinking heavily in this part of town, especially among the college students. Their favorite night out is Wednesday, when most of the bars, pubs and clubs have special "spritz" events dedicated to the city's most famous drink. Some get quite drunk. But overall, it's just a lot of young people in a small area of the medieval city, trying to have some fun.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I Know I've Been Away

If you are still checking in, I know that I haven't posted for a long time.
Forgive me.
Here are a few updates.
The Smart car has been an experience, one that will finish on Saturday.
I am buying a "new" used car the same day.
My physical therapy continues everyday.
One hour a day.
My town started preparing for the big sagra yesterday: lights, metal frame structures are popping up all along the main road.
I still walk with a crutch.
I am back to full-time work.
I still walk up stairs with 2 feet on each step.
I have started in a new project, one that has been on the back burner for years. It's satisfying but takes away time from An American in Padua.
I can walk my dog, but only 3 houses down the street and then back home. Slowly.
The weather finally turned from hot to somewhat autumn, with night temps just about right for October.
Life has been busy.
Life marches on.
The seasons change.
I blog.
I don't blog.
I don't walk.
I walk.
Thinking of you.