Monday, June 09, 2008

At sea in the Adriatic

No pic today. I've tried and tried but the uplink doesn't seem to be working. I was going to post a funny statue picture with an erect penis, the kind of thing that doesn't faze anyone over here, but seems rather shocking to our prudish North American sensibilities. Our second day in Venice was lovely and we toured a museum and had lunch at a sidewalk cafe on Lido isle. We each had a sandwich (the most delicious Caprese - buffala mozzarella and tomatoes - on fresh crusty olive bread) and a soda. The soda was nearly the same price as the sandwich which I still don't understand, are cokes just for the rich over here? Today we're at sea dodging thunderstorms. There was an awesome window rattling one this morning that rousted us from bed. We all kind of took it easy today, going our separate ways (Serge and Bob had a little tiff last night, I blame alcohol, but neither of them seems to be able to let it go. So dumb, it all started with a shush.) and I read my book in the sun out on deck while listening to my ipod. We've been invited to a little past guest reception this evening before dinner, so we're getting dressed up a bit now for that. Tomorrow we'll be in Sicily and we're going to tour some picturesque little town called Taormina. Someone won sixty-two grand on a slot machine last night, why oh why could it not have been me. Every time I stick a twenty into a machine (only one per day) it's gone in about 3 minutes, bitter sigh. Nothing much else to report, we're on vacation blah blah blah. I hope you all are having a fine day. Oh wait, it's Monday isn't it? So, probably not then. (The days have lost all meaning for me here.)

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you're enjoying the adventure. Pride is usually the thing that gets in the way between friends. They just need time apart. Put Serge on one end of the boat and Bob on the other.
I am supposed to start summer school today but we've had over 10 inches of rain and the roads are flooded. It is supposed to rain more tonight.
I would so have enjoyed the picture of the erect penis. Maybe later? Ed

GayProf said...

If sodas are pricey, I bet the wine is cheap. That is why Europe has the right priorities.

Java said...

Ed, send some of that rain to South Carolina. We need it!

Venice seems like a sad place now as it crumbles into the sea.

Enjoy Sicily. Don't get too close to the mafia, eh?

mare said...

Ah, you went to the Peggy Gugenheim museum! The fun thing about that penis (it belongs to a guy an a horse statue made by Marino Marini) is that it is removable. So when kings, queens, bishops and presidents visit the museum they remove it to prevent compromising pictures in the tabloids.

(It's probably also against theft and vandalism...)

Birdie said...

Thanks for the link, Mare. (The article says the horse was "in a state of arousal." Probably just bad sentence structure. But I really want to see the whole statue now.)

My Monday started with mowing the back yard. My two slaves are not living at home this summer. As I discovered yet another landmine which had missed earlier inspection, I stated the obvious: "Shit." Turn off the mower, go get the scooper. This is my Monday. I like yours better.

Patrick said...

Ah yes, the mid-travel tiff, I think it's inevitable. Constant contact, an inability to retreat to one's own hidey hole... I'm sure you're right, they will recover soon.

I've gotten even more pleasure out of your postcards than I was expecting. I can't wait to hear about Taormina. Sicily is on my 'must-see' list.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see the stone boner snaps!
-Rox

Patricia said...

The days have lost all meaning for me here.

That is exactly the way it's supposed to be on vacation :)

travelling, but not in love said...

Taormina - wow. Great spot. Enjoy it. I very nearly died driving up to it (combination of dizzy spell and my lack of attention to detail when driving...ha ha).

em said...

Hey hon, I miss you. I loved the post today, all stream of consciousnessish.

Butch said...

That sandwich sounded delicious! Glad you're enjoying your holiday. I'm looking forward to your Sicillian visit.

afod said...

The days losing meaning means you're enjoying yourselves. Of course then the vacation is going to come to a crushing halt. Montreal received about 3" of snow Sunday, but they're hoping it will be gone by the 21st, the summer solstice. ;-)

You always seem to get short word verifications on your comment posts, for which I thank you. :-D

Mark in DE said...

Your travels sound so wonderful! How I'd love to feel as though the days have lost all meaning.

Mark :-)