Friday, December 31, 2010

Let's party with me!

I wish you all the best always.
....and I'll see you next year ;)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Random list.

My son's favorite cartoon.

My daughter's last complaint: that I'm too youthful because I listen to rap, and often wear earphones.
One day she'll know!

My favorite exercise:

...and cleaning dance ;)

This winter's weather:


The way I too often use my laptop: sharing with my son.

I'm shortsighted

Merry Christmas to my dear buddies.


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Something in Italian, just for a change.

I was listening to this track on my player, and I thought that it would be nice to show you some Italian songs that I love, from time to time.
I find it funny, and cheerful, do you?

Dicono di me, Cesare Cremonini.

Dicono di me,
che sono un bastardo, bugiardo e lo fanno senza un perchè...
Dicono di me,
che sono una strega drogata e truccata e piena di sè...
E dicono di me,
che sono una stupida frase da dire davanti a un caffè...

E invece no, nessuno sa.
E invece no, nessuno sa.
Che avrei soltanto l'amore per lei...
Per lei che ha il nome di un fiore, per lei...
Per lei..

Dicono di me,
che sono una stupida frase da dire davanti a un caffè...
Dicono di me,
che sono un serpente con ali da diavolo e un cuore da re...
Ecco perchè, nessuno sa.
Ecco perchè, nessuno sa.
Ecco perchè, nessuno sa.
Nessuno sa....

Che avrei soltanto l'amore per lei...
Per lei che ha il nome di un fiore per lei...
Per lei che è l'unica al mondo, per lei...
Per lei che è l'unica al mondo, per lei...
Ed ogni raggio di luna è per lei...
Ed ogni raggio di luna è per lei...

They say about me, Cesare Cremonini.

They say about me,
I'm a bastard, a liar and they do so without a cause ...
They say about me,
I'm a drugged witch, made up and full of herself..
And tell about me,
that I'm a silly phrase to say over a coffee ...

But no, nobody knows.
But no, nobody knows.
I'd have just love for her ...
For her, who's the name of a flower, for her ...
For her ..

They say about me,
that I'm a silly phrase to say over a coffee ...
They say about me,
I am a snake with devil's wings and a king's heart..
That's why, nobody knows.
That's why, nobody knows.
That's why, nobody knows.
No one knows ....

I'd have just love for her ...
For her, who's the name of a flower, for her ...
For her, who's the only one in the world, for her..
For her, who's the only one in the world, for her..
And every ray of the moon is for her ...
And every ray of the moon is for her ...
Her ..

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My two 'angels'.

This evening the 4 year-old boy said: mom, I'll love you forever...even today!

While I was preparing dinner, the 13 year-old girl and I were talking...I was talking moment I turned back...she was nowhere in sight, how weird, I was talking alone ;)
After we had a good laugh about it.


My love don't cost a thing.

My favorite by her.
Just enjoy.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Who believes in Santa and .... the oasis. I know, I'm weird.

Today I was at the supermarket with my 4 years-old boy and he wanted a toy, usually I say no, but you know sometimes they need to be pleased, so I bought it.

At the till, the cashier asked my son: what would Santa say, that you bought this toy?
And I answered: why, we don't believe in Santa.
I think I shocked her, because she stared at me and didn't know what to say.
I tried to kid with her saying that he would be relieved from his job, but still, she was appalled.

Yesterday I was chatting with my dad and he was saying that despite the world being like a desert (in a metaphorical sense) he always returns to his oasis ( a place of peace, comfort, and serenity, both in a physical and emotional way ).
I answered that I built my oasis around me and I carry it wherever I go.
Later, while I was taking a shower ( TMI? ) I had an intuition...if everyone commits to cultivate his own oasis, there would be no desert at all, and the world would be better.
It makes sense, doesn't it?

Friday, December 3, 2010

I'm happy and I'm kidding.

First I want to thank you guys for the kind words of empathy about the problem I had with my washer, and tell you that I'm the happiest person on earth's face, because it's working again.
No, we didn't call an expert, it fixed itself, I don't know what it was (electronics!?!), however I'm so thankful that the piles of laundry are lowering.
Second, if you are reading me for some time, may be you know that I like to kid, joke and have fun, mostly I kid with people with whom I feel at ease, people that I like and feel in tune with.
When I'm kidding I always mean it in a good way, I never ever want to make fun of people or offend anyone, actually I hate this.
Just so now you know, I hope you bear with me ;)

Music again.

It seems that I'm living with and for music, lately.
This is one of my favorites now, a Michael Jackson's inedited duet with Akon, I find it soo beautiful, what do you think?
And many thanks to the person who made me know it. ;D

Linked up at the last Sunday Song of this year, many thanks Natasha for hosting it :D

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dedicated to all the DJs that read this blog.

I really like this tune, find it very catchy, but I don't like her (Kesha) and her videos, so enjoy this funny Simpsons' version.

Service note to the DJs, don't be rude and ban your buddies only because they said that they like Justin Bieber, they haven't said that they are his fans after all. :D

Sunday, November 28, 2010

I love my washing machine.

This may sound a bit over the top, but it's true.
There is no better way to find out how much you appreciate something, than when you miss it.
Today my dearest and only washing machine got sick.
Hubby and I did our best to find and solve the problem, which meant to bend on our knees for hours in puddles of soapy water.
What are you saying? Calling an expert? Ahem....well first it's Sunday ;)
However, apparently we did something right, and it's working now.
Hubby even dared to suggest that I could wash the clothes by hand, is he crazy or what?
You tell me.
At the end, when the machine was completing the cycle (Thanks, oh thanks!), I was there cherishing her, telling sweet words, my good girl.
She always does a hard work, and I take her for granted.
Wish me good luck ( I have loads and loads to wash....always ).

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Merlin episode.

Today I watched this episode of Merlin, and since it was funny I thought to share it with you.
Just to have some laughter.
But mind, it's 43 minutes.

Monday, November 22, 2010

A hero lies in you.

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
Did I say beautiful?
And inspiring.

Mariah Carey - Hero (Official Music Video). Watch more top selected videos about: Hero, Mariah Carey


There's a hero If you look inside your heart You don't have to be afraid Of what you are There's an answer If you reach into your soul And the sorrow that you know Will melt away

And then a hero comes along With the strength to carry on And you cast your fears aside And you know you can survive So when you feel like hope is gone Look inside you and be strong And you'll finally see the truth That a hero lies in you

It's a long road When you face the world alone No one reaches out a hand For you to hold You can find love If you search within yourself And the emptiness you felt Will disappear

And then a hero comes along With the strength to carry on And you cast your fears aside And you know you can survive So when you feel like hope is gone Look inside you and be strong And you'll finally see the truth That a hero lies in you

Lord knows Dreams are hard to follow But don't let anyone Tear them away Hold on There will be tomorrow In time You'll find the way

And then a hero comes along With the strength to carry on And you cast your fears aside And you know you can survive So when you feel like hope is gone Look inside you and be strong And you'll finally see the truth That a hero lies in you

Sunday, November 21, 2010

What is age appropriate?

She couldn't care less.
And I agree.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

So big.

I think this song is lovely and sweet, and it's in tune with how I feel lately...full of love.
I don't like the original video so much, I just prefer this one with lyrics, hence enjoy.

Linked up at Natasha's  Sunday Song.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Benefits of yoga till now.

No, I'm not able to do the full wheel yet, but I want to share the benefits that I had from yoga, for you who don't practice it.
Increased agility.
Better posture.
Increased self confidence.
Increased energy, of every kind ;)
Summarizing it all, I feel great, so thumbs up for yoga.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I'm so full of love....

.....for you my buddies!
I want to thank you for being my bloggy friends.
I want to let you know how important for me is to share my thoughts, and to read yours.
And to exchange insight, experiences and affection.
Thank you for being you.

Ok, now if you think that I'm silly and naive, well probably I am ;)

Monday, November 15, 2010

I don't 'speak holidays'.

What is a tradition? It's something that someone else set up long ago, and you keep on performing ...even if you don't want to.
But how do you know that you don't want it, if you don't even question it?
Some people are so used to behave in certain ways, that they don't even ask themselves if they like what they do. Or if they do it because everybody is doing it.
I do enjoy staying at home from work during holidays, but I don't like 'to have' to decorate, to have to buy gifts, to have to bake, to have have to...
That's why on my blog I don't talk about Christmas, Halloween, etc...etc...
I don't like to celebrate in the usual way (or sometimes I do, but only sometimes), I do try to celebrate and enjoy every single moment of my life.
So, now for always, I wish you a merry everyday :D

P.s.: one more thing that I don't like about 'Christmas' stereotype' is that  we should be more gentle, and generous...what? I think we should be like this all year long, shouldn't we?
P.p.s.: not to mention the fact that Christmas how we know it, it's probably of pagan origin, I googled it and I found some disconcerting historical facts.
P.p.p.s: and what about Santa's lie?
P.p.p.p.s.: want to talk about celebrating ghosts, evil, monsters....?
Ok, I shut up now.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

I really am ruggedly handsome, aren't I?

I just love this gag from Castle:

It's beautiful when you look at yourself in the mirror and you like what you see.
Not because you are perfect or correspond to some stereotypes imposed by society, but just because you recognize your own unique beauty.
And yet you don't take it seriously.
An healthy, light and funny self-esteem is very attractive, isn't it?
How do you like yourself?
And what is the female equivalent for ruggedly handsome?

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Do you wanna dance?

Great tune!

Ricky Martin - Livin' La Vida Loca (Official Music Video). Watch more top selected videos about: Ricky Martin

Linked up at Natasha's Sunday  Song.

Friday, November 12, 2010

I loved my first poll.

That means I'll do it again, one day or's a threat.
So the majority of people voted for an answer in the comment form, two don't care, and two would like a mail.
Now if the two who want a mail would take a step forward.... or raise their hand.... anyhow get out from anonimity, I'll do it.
I'm that nice ;)
Ah the beauty of having only a few comments!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

To answer or not to answer, this is the question.

No actually it's not.
One of my bloggy buddies asked me how I prefer that she answers to my comments, personally ( I have enabled my mail in my profile ) or in the comments form.
I have no preferences, I don't sign for follow up, because most of you have tons of comments (jealous?...nah!), and I don't want to fill my inbox with them :D
If I comment usually come back to see if there is an answer, unless I know that you don't answer.
However to make it short ;), I put a poll in my right sidebar about this topic.
I'll be glad if you vote, thaaaaannnkks!
Speak your minds dudes :))))))
Have I ever said how much I love to hear from you???

A book pro pedophile, are we crazy?

I read some posts in various blogs, saying that Amazon is selling an e-book that helps pedophile in doing better their 'job'.
How can someone even make and sell a criminal book?
I'm astonished, no, worse.
Here's the link to a Fox News' article.
I think it's right to boycott Amazon, don't you?

Update, the news says Amazon removed the book, but still I don't like that they did it only after the great pressures.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

How to eat spaghetti the Italian way.

Since a lot of not Italian people have difficulties in eating spaghetti the right way, I've found a funny video that explains how to.
It needs a little practice but it's easier than it seems.
You're welcome ;)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Boys if I'm out of shape! What's a shape at all?

'Yoga per tutti' means Yoga for everybody, just so you know.
A couple of weeks ago I was strolling along the books' aisle of our supermarket, not that we own the supermarket, it's at the street corner.
However I pass by and this book looks at me, or I should say I look at it for a moment, but then I ignore it.
The second time I note it again, I open it, then I think, why to buy it, on You Tube I can find whatever yoga exercise I want.
The third time I buy it.
I tell you, it was staring at me.
No, I'm not mad, I'm kidding.
However I start doing the positions (asanas). My! if I was (am) stiff, years and years of neglecting my body, haven't done any good.
I admit it but now I'm doing something, and I feel better and stronger and more flexible, I'm improving each day.
When I can do the full wheel I'll let you know ;)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Carrot almond cake, half a success, no recipe.

Obviously I can't share any recipe, since the cake wasn't the best ever.
Why do I say it?...
Let's investigate!
a) my daughter said... hmm I don't like it so much.
b) my son didn't eat it at all (but he never does)
c) hubby said...unusual but eatable
d) I thought...the taste is good but it's too moist
Let's start from the beginning, I was a teenager...too far?
...I remember my mum did a carrot almond cake and it was delicious, fluffy and moist.
She did it only once but I still remember it, so I guess it was really good, unless my memory betrays me.
(No, it doesn't).
So today I decided to make it, I googled the recipe, but do you know how many carrot cake recipes are there?
Let me tell you, way too many.
However I found one that inspired me and did it.
If you know me, you also know that I don't like long posts, so I come to the point.
I didn't have the whisk to whip up egg whites, I used the food processor instead, but they didn't come well firm, that's why I presume it wasn't so fluffy.
After shredding carrots, I didn't squeeze out all the juice, that's why it was too moist, here I'm pretty sure.
Hence, my fault.
Moral of the story, always follow the recipe carefully, especially if you've taken all the step by step pictures, to post on your own blog.
And today there wasn't even a good light, just saying.
Thanks for listening, and, if someone wants to come and tidy up my messy kitchen I'll be very grateful...
Volunteers? No?
P.s.: if you have a fabulous carrot almond cake recipe, please let me know.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


I heard rumors that Katy Perry wanted so much to be featured on my blog.
So after a few weeks of self struggle, yes then no.... yes again, here she is.
The song is 'almost unknown', but I think it's funny, no?

Katy Perry - Hot N Cold

Linked up at Sunday Song

Saturday, November 6, 2010

What I'm doing.

If you are wondering why I'm not posting this week, it's not that I'm short of ideas, well, actually I had a good idea for a post, but it required a certain picture that I was not able to take.
Can you take pictures in places filled with people (not touristic places) without feeling uncomfortable?
So I had to put aside this thing for a while and wait the right moment.
What am I doing with my time, apart from having a family,working, keeping the house, doing laundry, etc...?
I'm watching Castle's episodes and reading and commenting on your blogs.

So keep on posting dudes ;)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

I don't know Spanish.

But I love this song:

Julieta Venegas Me Voy
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"Me Voy" by Julieta Venegas, English translation of lyrics
"I Leave"
Album: Limón y Sal (Lemon and Salt)
Style: Indie, strong vocals
Country: Mexico, USA (Texas)

Porque no supiste entender a mi corazón,
Lo que había en él.
Porque no tuviste el valor
De ver quién soy.

Because you did not know how to understand my heart,
What was there in it.
Because you didn't have the courage
To see who I am.

Porque no escuchas
Lo que está tan cerca de ti,
Sólo el ruido de afuera
Y yo, que estoy a un lado
Desaparezco para ti.

Because you don't listen
To what is so close to you,
Just the noise from outside
And I, who am right beside [*lit. on the side]
Disappear for you.

No voy a llorar y decir
Que no merezco esto porque
Es probable que lo merezco
Pero no lo quiero, por eso...

I am not going to cry and say
That I do not deserve this because
It's probable that I do deserve it
But I do not want it, that's why...

Me voy, qué lástima pero adiós
Me despido de ti y
Me voy, qué lástima pero adiós
Me despido de ti.

I leave, what a shame but goodbye
I bid my farewell and
I leave, what a shame but goodbye
I bid my farewell to you.

Porque sé que me espera algo mejor
Alguien que sepa darme amor,
De ese que endulza la sal
Y hace que salga el sol.

Because I know that something better waits for me
Someone who knows how to give me love,
The kind that sweetens salt
And makes the sun come out.

Yo que pensé, nunca me iría de ti,
Que es amor del bueno, de toda la vida
Pero hoy entendí que no es
Suficiente para los dos.

Me who thought, I would never leave you,
That it was real love, lifelong love
But today I understood that it isn't
Enough for the two of us.

No voy a llorar y decir
Que no merezco esto porque
Es probable que lo merezco
Pero no lo quiero, por eso...

I am not going to cry and say
That I do not deserve this because
It's probable that I do deserve it
But I do not want it, that's why...

[Chorus x3, "Me voy..." (I leave...)]


If you want to join Sunday Song, head to Natasha's 5 minutes just for me.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Some questions of philosophical nature.

At one point, one starts to ask oneself some questions about life, like:

Why doesn't things remain clean?
Why  has one to clean them over and over?

Why does a buttered slice of bread always fall on the buttered side?
I know it's Murphy's law, but why? That guy must be mean,
or he must be a baker!

If some people are beautiful, rich and intelligent,
why am I only intelligent ?........(may be)

Why husbands complain about wives,
and wives complain about husbands,
but they never agree?

Why is the yummiest food, the less healthy?
Another mean law.

Why is there Halloween?

Why, when you are in love, do you want to stay with your partner forever,
and after you marry, do you want to divorce?

Why aren't the cutest songs family friendly?
I'll post about this later.

Why, when I'm at a bus stop, does other people's smoke, always come my way?

Why can't I stop with this list?

Thanks for bearing with me.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Busy, busy, busy and tired.

So, what's better than to have a look at my spam?

Me? A penis? I don't own one, well there is my husband's, but it's not technically mine.

Try our tool to lose weight....
What! How do you know that? Who told you?


see number one.


Monday, October 25, 2010

An enjoyable reunion.

Hey buddies, why the long faces?
Say cheese, and pass me some chicken...please!

Microfiction Monday.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


I think it's impossible to stay still with this music,
feel the groove!

Watch Blues Brothers - Aretha Franklin- Think in Music  |  View More Free Videos Online at

Linked up at Natasha's Sunday Song 


Friday, October 22, 2010


I love all things simple....

simple joys

simple pleasures

simple food

easy recipes

casual clothes and style

clean lines

a simple life

images from the web.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

More unbelievable stuff from my kid.

We were on the bus, and I saw the beautiful mountains far away,
I told my 4 y o boy: look! the mountains covered in snow!
The kid: they're not mountains!
Me: What! How they're not mountains?
The kid: they're faking!

P.s.: thanks to him, my never ending  blogging source ;)

Monday, October 18, 2010

When someone wants to come and see you.

May be doesn't know that you woke up at 6
and before 8 you already 'run the marathon' to bring your child at preschool.
When someone wants to come and see you
may be doesn't know that you came at home after work
and your house is a mess.
When someone wants to come and see you
may be doesn't care that your house is a mess
but still you care.
When someone wants to come and see you
may be doesn't know that you are so tired and want to rest
before doing laundry and tiding a bit
and helping with math, and preparing dinner.
May be doesn't know that after dinner you didn't do dishes
and they are still in the sink.
When someone wants to come and see you
probably expects some homemade cake.
When someone wants to come and see you
may be doesn't know that it would be better to invite you out
but probably you wouldn't want to go out either
because going out with small kids is not the best thing ever.
May be doesn't know that the only 'alone' time you have
is your blogging time.
May be doesn't know that being a mother sometimes sucks
because that someone ain't a mother.
( I think it's PMS coming, don't mind )

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Change the world.

This is one of my favorites of all the times, and it's also the theme of one of my favorites movies too, Phenomenon, with John Travolta, have you ever seen it?
Oh, how I loved that movie!
Anyhow great music.

To join Sunday Song link up to Natasha's 5 minutes just for me.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A very kind ATM.

Today I went to my local ATM to take some money, and guess what, the machine wished me an happy birthday, cool, it's the first time that this happens to me.
Is it the same with your ATM?
Actually I'm not one who loves to celebrate birthdays, I don't really get the meaning of it, like, yes today I'm one year older than yesterday...however it's nice when someone remembers it, ATM included.
And just because I don't like to celebrate I want to post my favorite song of my favorite Italian singer... in Italian, but I'm so generous to provide you with text and translation.
P.s. she has a great voice, don't you think?

Giorgia Gocce di Memoria
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Gocce di memoria

Sono gocce di memoria
queste lacrime nuove
siamo anime in una storia
Le infinite volte che
mi verrai a cercare
nelle mie stanze vuote
la tua assenza che mi appartiene
Siamo indivisibli
siamo uguali e fragili
e siamo già così¬ lontani (lontani)
Ah, ah
Con il gelo nella mente
sto correndo verso te
siamo nella stessa sorte
che tagliente ci cambierà
aspettiamo solo un segno
un destino, un'eternità
e dimmi come posso fare
per raggiungerti adesso
per raggiungerti adesso
per raggiungere te
Uh, ah, ah
Siamo gocce di un passato
che non può più tornare
questo tempo ci ha tradito
  E' inafferrabile
Racconterà di te
inventerà per te
quello che non abbiamo
Le promesse sono infrante
come pioggia su di noi
le parole sono stanche
so che tu mi ascolterai (mi ascolterai)
aspettiamo un'altro viaggio
un destino, una verità
e dimmi come posso fare
per raggiungerti adesso
per raggiungerti adesso, mmm
per raggiungere te, yeah


Gocce di memoria

Uh, ah, ah

Monday, October 11, 2010

Chocolate chip cookies.

My first attempt at making chocolate chip cookies turned out great.
I found this recipe and sounded easy enough, plus I had this half dark chocolate tablet to use.
I reduced sugar a bit and they came out the perfect sweetness to me ( I don't like sweets too sweet ).

I used 2 sticks of real butter ( circa 220 grams, I know it's much ;)
one cup of dark brown sugar
one egg
1 tsp vanilla ( I used vanilla baking powder )
2 cups of self raising flour, or flour plus baking powder
half dark chocolate tablet, cut in small pieces, or 1/2 packet chocolate chips

I put in the food processor softened butter and sugar, creamed them together.
Added the egg, pulsed a bit.
Added some of the flour/baking powder and pulsed
Added the chocolate pieces and pulsed some more.
Added all the flour and mixed well together.
With a teaspoon I scooped a nut of dough, and made a small ball rolling it between my hands...and so on....
I put the balls well distant in a cookie sheet and put in the oven at 350°F (180 C°) for 15/20 min, but it depends on the oven.
When they were done I let them cool on a cooling rack.
Probably they should have flatten more, ( may be because I put the dough in the freezer for a while, since I was cooking something else in the oven ) but I assure you they are uber scrumptious, crispy on the outside, tender inside...mmmmm!

Linked up at Homemaker Mondays.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Liar, liar, pants on fire.

Well, I wasn't actually lying last week, when I said I would have posted Katy Perry.
I did check her songs, yeah they are funny, but not something that gives me emotions.
This week I reach a compromise, I mean the song is quite old, but the singer is young, by name, and as a matter of fact.
I love his voice and the arrangement.

If you want to participate in Sunday Song, head to 5 Minutes Just For Me.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

A nice read.

So, my daughter bought me this book and I have to say that she's had quite a good intuition.
I was sick in bed, and reading seemed the most appropriate activity, it was something like 600 pages ( Italian edition ), and I read it in less than 24 hours, hence obviously it wasn't boring.
It's not a life changing book, at least not for me, but it was entertaining and full of suspence.
Interesting and fast paced.
It's about Masonry and ancient symbols, plus other stuff (I adore being precise).
It features Robert Langdon's character, by Dan Brown.
Actually it's the first Dan Brown's book that I read..... thumb up.
( Dan Brown, this quite 'unknown' author, needs so much my review to spread his work ;)

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