20041026

it hit me right in the face...

drugs are great! no, not those drugs... medicine drugs... cough syrup drugs... oh yes... i was instructed to go to the pharmacy this morning instead of taking my test, as my cold had turned into a cough and the cough/cold was about 30 times worse this morning than it has been in the last week... ugh. so, i went to the pharmacy and the lady there was so so so so very helpful... all i had to do was explain [thank god i speak some italian] that i had a stuffy head and that i had a very deep cough... oh, did she ever hook me up! i got some great decongestant - i can't remember what it's called, but sudafed's got nothing on this baby... - and a really great cough syrup called something like 'bretik' - woooooo... i took the smallest dose recommended, as i had no idea what the stuff would do to me, and it flat out knocked me out for 6 1/2 hours straight! actually, it's been about 8 or so hours since i took it and i still feel funky... i just hope that i can get good work done while i'm still doped up... we'll see, i guess.

on to other business: it is confirmed... we are going to see the kings of convenience on sunday night - halloween - at the renzo piano auditorium - auditorium parco della musica - in the eternal city... whooptie woo! they are a mighty mighty good band, the tickets are cheap, and the building's pretty nifty... all in all, i'd say that sunday night is, ummmm, going to rock. yes, my friends, i predict that we will all have a smashing time come this sunday!

oh, and on friday night i will be going bowling in rome... assuming that this cough-thingy goes away... i'm so completely stoked [yeah, that's right. i said 'stoked']. i will be exercising my right to have the most stupid fun possible in rome. beer [again, assuming that i am feeling better] and bowling. how much more 'americana' could one get?

to wrap this baby up, i have a question to pose to the world via blog... i am asking this question because i saw a girl with the hairiest arms i have ever laid eyes upon [like robin-williams-hairy except for on a really skinny, fairly attractive young lady...] on the subway yesterday, and a friend of mine told me that she was told by a friend of her's [a friend who told a friend who told a friend... and so on] that there's something 'they' say about girls with hairy arms... of course, he felt that it would be inappropriate to share what it is, exactly, that 'they' say, so i ask you good people... what exactly is it that 'they' say about girls with hairy arms?

6 comments:

Murrye said...

unfortunately i don't have the answer to your question about the hairy arms, but i just wanted to share in giving props to the farmacia of rome. they have some good stuff over there. i got this really amazing lip balm in a tube, i forget what it was called but it started with 'homo' (yeah i know how it sounds). anyway, if you can get some of the stuff it is amazing.

natalie said...

ciao murrye -

i will definitely check out the lip balm situation, as all of the girls here are out of 'lip smack' and we need to feed our addiction...

oh - i wanted to let you know that i've been painting a little... mostly sketching and taking photos, but as soon as i get back to the states, i'll post pictures of the few 'ok' ones that i have...

Murrye said...

i believe the lip balm had calendula oil in it, i think that was the secret ingredient, if that helps any, but you have to get it at the pharmacy.

i'd love to see your paintings when you get home and can post them. i always loved your stuff in class. I've continued to work on my large oil painting from the final, and it looks a lot different but still isn't finished!

Anonymous said...

well, i hate to but so blunt, but my guess would have to be "they have a hairy pu-nonny..."

-kim

Anonymous said...

Italian women tend to have more and thicker body hair, therefore, I would vote for the previous "Po-Nanny" comment. Since you speak Italian, ask some of the ladies for a "show of hands" and do a poll..... (also SEND PICTURES!!!)

Anonymous said...

Girls with hairy arms are likely to have higher levels of testosterone, which results in them having a higher sex drive and therefore being more inclined to want sex. Which is a good thing, because there's nothing hotter than a girl who removes all her body hair except on her head (of course) and on her forearms. Especially asian women with hairy arms. That's so hot, and unfortunately rare.