muggleme: (deardiary)
2012-10-14 02:09 pm

Penpals Secret Santa 2012

Hello fellow penpals! 
Christmas is my favourite time of the whole year. Comes October and  I start counting days down to Christmas! I love, love, love everything involving Christmas carols, Christmas markets and Christmas movies... And of course I am fan of Secret Santa! This year though I would like to host a slightly different Secret Santa. We still get to swap our gifts (let's say we'll try and fit a budget of 10€ each) but together with them we'll have to send our Secret Santa partner an intro letter. We may find a potential friend in our swap partner and a new friendship would be the best and most prized Christmas pressie ever!
So, here you are a few rules:

- You can sign up for the Penpals Secret Santa untill November 10th. 
- You'll receive via email your match Secret Santa partner's details by November 15th
- You have to send out your Secret Santa envie by December 10th. 
- The Secret Santa present(s) -it's up to you if you want to send out one single item or more- must cost around 10€

To take part to the Penpal Secret Santa do please email me (paper_and_ink@hotmail.it) this entry form all filled in with your info, I will match everyone before November 15th.

Name:
Age:
Profession:
Hobbies:
(Average) Letters Lenght:
A few words about yourself: 
Favourite Book:
Snail Mail Adresse:
Allergies:
Likes:
Dislikes:

Ok, now do sign up for this year Penpals Secret Santa and spread the word with your pals and friends please: the more, the merrier! 

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muggleme: (X-mas)
2011-12-13 05:50 pm
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Writer's Block: B.Y.O.B. Holidays

Oh, my holiday wishlist would be sooooo long to even be listed down! lol* Most of all I would like to spend a happy Xmas,in spite of a recent loss and in spite of ups and downs life gives us. 
On a more trivial side, I would really love a pair of camper sneakers that I saw online on camper official site and are unavailable in Italy: they are purple in color and with multicolo drawings...So lovely!

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muggleme: (X-mas)
2011-12-12 04:38 pm
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Writer's Block: B.Y.O.B. Holidays

Being a Catholic, I celebrate December the 8th, the Annunciation of the Angel to the Virgin that she's with a baby boy, the Son of God. We usually go to Mass on that day and spend the day decorating the house for Xmas: most families put up a tree and a nativity. The day is usually spent at home with family. 
Of course, for the same reason as before, I also celebrate December 25th, Xmas day. It starts at midnight in the night between 24th and 25th when there's the Holy Mass. Then we exhange pressies with friends in front of the church and are never home untill 2 am. We have a big lunch with family and have a few hours rest in the afternoon before we go back to eat a big dinner with family again. Xmas days can ben tiresome, but it's my favourite day ever!
We're off work on 26th also, but I wouldn't say we really celebrate it. We rather spend the day at home, eating leftovers and reading, watching tv and (me) writing. 
Then comes December the 31st, when we celebrate Silvester's. I think I celebrate this one because it'd not be considered as "normal" not to! But I am not one for Silvester's, not at all! Anyway, we usually have a big dinner (yes, in Italy we're all about eating...lol) with friends. Usually we cook it ourselves so that we save money. We end the year eating and start into the new year toasting with sparkly wine and then playing card games and role games and board games untill the crack of dawn! 
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2011-12-05 05:51 pm
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Writer's Block: Bless you!

 Oh, it's not really an allergy, rather an intolerance (even if it's quite severe): I am lactose intolerant. It also gives me severe stomach cramps and I even ended up throwing up in public once because of some hidden lactose in a restaurant dish that wasn't supposed to contain any! I tell you, it's not fun! Did you know that most food contains lactose?! Apart from cheese, milk, cream, yogurt, ice-cream...I am not allowed to eat most cookies, hamburger, chips (!), sausages, smoked ham, chocolate (!!!!), sandwiches bread and other foods I can't remember of right now... Still I am glad I finally found out what's that made my life so miserable after months of trying selective diets!  [Error: unknown template qotd]
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2011-07-13 10:48 pm

2011 letters project

I've just found out about this lovely project on Facebook. I will post here the link to this family's blog, so that if anyone like to take part in the project can do it! And please spread the voice with your friends! This project is too amazing not to help them! :)
muggleme: (sheldon)
2010-10-12 07:39 pm
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Writer's Block: Good eats

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Among my three most favourite foods I would list:

pizza, lasagne and french fries.. unluckily if my suspected lactose intolerance is proved true I will be forced to change my fave ones priority, since pizza and lasagne will be offlimits for little me! So, given a lactose intolerance, I would list 3 foods as it follows: french fries, spinach and (how comes I cannot really think of a fave 3rd food?!?) .. and .. pineapple, I got it! Looks pretty sad of a favourite list, huh?!

3 least favourite food.. that i think should mean food i don't really like:

artichokes are a big NO-NO with me here, 2nd rank in my least fave food list goes to olives (unless it is fried  green olives filled with minced meat we talk about..in that case I like them!), last but not least is fish (again an exception is made for tuna in tins and seafood).
muggleme: (sheldon)
2010-10-08 07:19 am
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meme stolen from princesslia84 :)

I AM: happy. sad. a good friend. adventurous. shy. confident. procrastinating. a male. bored. anxious. clumsy. sociable. always punctual. selfish. intelligent. funny. a female. sarcastic. insecure. sick. beautiful. articulate. loud. kind. even tempered. honest. short. tall. medium height. proud of myself. loving. witty. down to earth. outspoken. determined. high maintenance. pretty. assertive. organized. selfless.

I HAVE: brown hair. blue eyes. pale skin. brown eyes. curly hair. long fingernails. curves. braces. chipped nail polish. long legs. long hair. straight hair. a fringe. long eyelashes. sore feet. dark skin. green eyes. blonde hair. dyed hair. red hair. short legs. rosy cheeks. wavy hair. black hair. a small waist. piercings. tattoos. big ears. small ears.

I LOVE: babies. flowers. kisses. summer. coffee. the rain. candles. incense. late night talk shows. insects. hugs. attention. the beach. chocolate. music. hats. harry potter. twilight. facebook. black and white photos. sleeping in. narrating my pet’s thoughts. opening gifts. buying gifts. halloween. cute texts. apples. compliments. country music. hip hop. sushi. sports. art. singing. seeing my loved ones happy. surprises. sunsets and sunrises. skinny dipping. horror movies. simon cowell. family guy. garlic. hearing somebody talk in their sleep. being right. kfc. abstract photography. concerts and festivals. tanning. over sized t-shirts. driving.

I WOULD LOVE TO BE A: police officer. lawyer. doctor. teacher. fruit picker. mother. greenpeace volunteer. hippie. groupie. rockstar. footballer’s wife. therapist. singer. actress. diving instructor. lottery winner. company owner. housewife. nurse. builder. race car driver. website developer. an inspirational talker. music teacher. artist. chef. makeup artist. hairdresser. restaurant owner. homeless shelter volunteer. fitness trainer. vet. radio show host. band manager.

I LIKE TO EAT: fruit. vegetables. fast food. sushi. rice. sandwiches. subway. chicken. cakes. seafood. pasta. rice crackers. cheese. ice cream. lunch. garlic bread. peanut butter out of the jar. eggs. lots of ethnic foods. pancakes. honey. bread crusts. low calorie foods. soy products. gluten free products. toast. breakfast. pizza.

I DISLIKE: cold mornings. baths. people dissing my taste in music. people in front of me walking really slowly. having my personal space invaded. cleaning. going to bed early. wine/beer. religion arguments. coffee. the beach. rain. children. having my photo taken. drama. gossiping. hip hop. cooking shows. drugs. cats. people singing happy birthday to me. school. selfish people. social networking sites. swimming. snow. eminem. seafood. one word text messages. awkward silences. alarm clocks.

I LIKE: Reading. Writing. The Beatles. True Blood. Demi Lovato. Miley Cyrus. Selena Gomez. Taylor Swift. Knitting. Crafts. Perez Hilton. Tea. Cats. Twitter. Cold weather. Tofu. Hummus. Adam Lambert. Muse. The Killers. Jay Leno. Conan O’Brien. Craig Ferguson. PCs. John Lennon. Jennifer Aniston. LOST. Marriage Equality. Michael Buble. Poetry. Yoga. Crocs. Peace. My hometown. Proper spelling. Proper grammar. Disney. Saturday Night Live. Stem Cell Research. Green movement. Adopting animals. Vegetarianism/Veganism. Jimmy Fallon. Learning new languages. David Bowie. Snow. Horror books. Fantasy books. Disney Channel Shows. Being pale.

I AM: a cuddler. I am a morning person. I am an only child. I am currently in my pyjamas. I am currently pregnant. I am currently single. I am currently suffering from a broken heart. I am left handed. I am married. I am addicted to my MySpace. I am online 24/7, even as an away message. I am a little shy around the opposite gender at first. I bite my nails. I can be paranoid at times. I don’t like anyone. I enjoy country music. I enjoy jazz music. I enjoy smoothies. I enjoy talking on the phone. I have a car. I have/had a hard time paying attention at school. I have a hidden talent. I have a pet. I have a tendency to fall for the "wrong" guy/girl. I have all my grandparents. I have been to another country. I have been told that I have an unusual sense of humour. I have or had broken a bone. I have caller I.D. on my phone. I have bathed someone. I have changed a diaper. I have changed a lot over the past year. I have done something illegal. I have friends who have never seen my natural hair color. I have had major/minor surgery. I have had my hair cut within the last week. I have mood swings. I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life. I have rejected someone before. I have seen The Lord of the Rings trilogy. I like the taste of blood. I love Michael Jackson. I love sleeping. I love to play computer games. I love to shop. I own 100 CDs or more. I own and use a library card. I read books for pleasure in my spare time. I sleep a lot during the day. I strongly dislike maths. I was born in a country other than the US. I watch soap operas on a regular basis. I work at a job that I enjoy. I would classify myself as ghetto. I would get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free of cost, and scar-free. I am currently wearing socks. I am tired. I love to paint/draw/sketch/sculpt.

I HAVE/HAD: Graduated high school. Rode every ride at an amusement park. Collected something really stupid. Gone to a rock concert. Helped someone. Gone fishing. Spun turn tables. Watched four movies in one night. Been dumped. Failed a class. Dealt drugs. Taken a college level course. Been in a car accident. Been in a tornado. Done hard drugs (i.e. ecstasy, heroin, crack, meth, acid). Watched someone/something die. Been to a funeral. Burned yourself. Ran a marathon. Your parents got divorced. Keep a memory box. Cried yourself to sleep. Spent over $200 in one day. Cheated on someone. Been cheated on. Written a 10 page letter. Gone skiing. Been sailing. Had a best friend. Lost someone you loved. Shoplifted something. Been to jail. Had detention .Skipped school. Got in trouble for something you didn’t do. Stolen books from the library. Gone to a different country. Been in a mental hospital. Watched the "Harry Potter" movies. Fired a gun. Gambled in a casino. Had a yard sale. And a lemonade stand. Actually made money at the lemonade stand. Been in a school play. Been fired from a job. Taken a lie detector test. Swam with dolphins. Gone to Sea World. Attempted suicide. Voted for American/Australian/Pop/NZ Idol. Written poetry. Read more than 20 books a year. Gone to Europe. Loved someone you couldn’t have. Wondered about your sexuality. Used a colouring book over age 12. Had surgery. Had stitches. Taken a taxi. Seen the Washington Monument. Had more than 5 IM’s/online conversations going at once. Overdosed. Had a drug or alcohol problem. Been in a fist fight. Had a hamster. Petted a wild animal. Used a credit card. Gone surfing in California. Did "spirit day" at school. Dyed your hair. Got a tattoo. Had something pierced. Got straight A’s. Been on the Honour Roll. Your parents sent you to a shrink. Been handcuffed. Known someone with HIV or AIDS. Taken pictures with a webcam. Started a fire.
muggleme: (sheldon)
2010-10-06 07:26 pm
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Writer's Block: Open book test

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 first of all they would of course say that I am a real bookworm! i have shelves full of books and my friend ilaria always says that visiting my room is like taking a tour of a library.. lol* this is of course my proud and joy!
you'd surely get it that i am an english geek, because half the books i own are in english. and you'd probably say that i am organized and tidy, because my books are ordered in descending order according to their height.. people would surely get it that i am omnivore, as i read anything.. as long as it is prose! they would get it that i rather buy paperbacks than hardcovers. of course you probably wouldn't get it why i do it.. i buy paperbacks because i love to live my books to the fullest, i bring them everywhere, bend the spine, turn the pages, read when eating, when in bed, when walking and even when at the loo.. :) and my books mustn't stay like new, but have to proudly show their owner's activity from their outside look. 
last but not least people would get it by taking a close look to my books that i am a compulsive shopping addict when it is about books! i own over 80 books to be read on my shelves, yet you can find new titles almost weekly if you come to my personal library! :)
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2010-08-17 06:54 am
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saw this great meme in my friend jennie's page and I think I'll give it a go!

30 days meme:

Day 01 – Introduce yourself
Day 02 – Your first love, in great detail
Day 03 – Your parents, in great detail
Day 04 – What you ate today, in great detail
Day 05 – Your definition of love, in great detail
Day 06 – Your day, in great detail
Day 07 – Your best friend, in great detail
Day 08 – A moment, in great detail
Day 09 – Your beliefs, in great detail
Day 10 – What you wore today, in great detail
Day 11 – Your siblings, in great detail
Day 12 – What’s in your bag, in great detail
Day 13 – This week, in great detail
Day 14 – What you wore today, in great detail
Day 15 – Your dreams, in great detail
Day 16 – Your first kiss, in great detail
Day 17 – Your favorite memory, in great detail
Day 18 – Your favorite birthday, in great detail
Day 19 – Something you regret, in great detail
Day 20 – This month, in great detail
Day 21 – Another moment, in great detail
Day 22 – Something that upsets you, in great detail
Day 23 – Something that makes you feel better, in great detail
Day 24 – Something that makes you cry, in great detail
Day 25 – A first, in great detail
Day 26 – Your fears, in great detail
Day 27 – Your favorite place, in great detail
Day 28 – Something that you miss, in great detail
Day 29 – Your aspirations, in great detail
Day 30 – One last moment, in great detail
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2010-05-06 10:03 am

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I DO FEEL SO BAD! I AM MESSING EVERYTHING IN MY LIFE...HOPE RICKY WILL FORGIVE ME THE PAIN I AM GIVING HIM THESE DAYS...WOULD LIKE TO SHOUT, TO CRY, TO RUN AWAY FROM HERE...BUT I CAN'T DO ANYTHING OF THE ABOVE...AND I FEEL LIKE DIEING INSIDE...AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
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2010-04-15 12:28 pm

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I know I've been silent for a life time and I know I owe you all a long update of what I've been up to in the last months, but I am afraid I won't be able to write it down today... Still I feel like writing, because I cannot just concentrate on text books and need to unwind and ... ain't writing the best way ever to do that?!? To me at least, it is!!!

I  have had lots happening to me lately and life's been on the stressful side lately. But I won't much complain. I try to look at it with the brightest smile and to keep my hopes high that it will get better soon for all of us.
Ok, in small words...

- First thing that put me down is that Ricky and Ilaria (for those of you who don't know it, my boyfriend and my best friend) are not on friendly terms. Well, story is complicated and I think I have no right to tell everyone about it in details, but since it hits me hard because I am caught in between them two I need to write about it. Ricky's mad at Ilaria and they have been going through this very weird period for something like a month. I have been crying about it, because it feels foolish that I cannot enjoy my boyfriend and my best friend together anymore, when I was doing so before... Of course things have changed a lot in the last months between us all and I think we've been changing a lot. I don't like that my life was messed up and it's not been the same since July 2009 when Carlo left to Kosovo. I know that Ricky's faithful to him, that he's been suffering about him and that he's missing his best friend (and to Ricky it counts a lot, since he's quite reserved and having a best friend to talk to isn't much Ricky-ish!). But I am caught in the middle and I am so sorry that Ila and Ricky are not friendly to eachother anymore. I just hope our lives will go back to more normal terms... Eventually. Ilaria is the best friend I've ever had who didn't live miles and miles away, it is something I'd never experienced before to have someone living in my same town who's so much understanding and who likes most things that I like and who talks to me about everything and whom I can say everything to... It would be such a shame if we got our friendship spoilt...

-Anyway, I am glad that this period is a (very) up time with Ricky. In one month time we'll be celebrating our 9th anniversary and we are going through a (teenie) I-am-deeply-madly-in-love-with-you period!!! lol* We text eachother tens of times a day, we feel butterflies in our bellies when together... Ain't it all perfect?!?! Yes, it is!!! And I am so thankful to have him in my life now and (hopefully) for a long time to come. Not that troubles will be over forever, not at all, but I am positive that we'll work them out together now and forever.

-Again a downside in my life... Uncle Marco. That man has the power to mess up our lives with the click of a finger! Booohoo him! He now came up asking for our summer house to be sold because he's short of some 75000€ in his bank account!!! WTF!?!? They've been going on talking for a couple months now, my parents suggesting agreements to him, that he kept refusing one after the other. At last they decided to sell the summer house (he wants an insanely high value to be put on it... That house is very old and in a not too fancy zone of the town so it will hardly be sold for more than 100000€ that is what my parents offered him to buy uncle's half of the house). Parents were at the summer house yesterday to see some dealers for work and before coming home they met an estate agent and put the house on the market. We all doubt it will be sold anytime soon anyway. But when they told us today morning (they were home past midnight yesterday and I was already sleeping) my sister had one of her tantrums. She spoke to mum in such a rude way... I would have slapped her hard had I been in mom's shoes!!!  WTF! No one is happy having to sell that house, but I can understand mom who isn't willing to turn her shoulders on her brother, as mean and stupid (no other words can describe uncle's behaviour better!) he is to us all. He won't accept any other agreement, then that house has to be sold. I cannot understand how my sister can be that mean to mom. She knows all about her depression and I think we should be a bit more supportive... I think uncle's making her suffer enough already and she doesn't need any more burden at the moment. But my sister won't care... Bah!

-Work wise I am not happiest about it. Well, not quite true, it depends on what place I am working at. I feel the best ever at the Youth Centre were all my friends are and I love to be there! I don't much see the point in wasting time at the CSI office though, but it has to be done so...

-I am now studying for a public examination that I'll sit on April 28th. I have quite much to learn by that date and too little time to do it all. But I must do it, it is my own future I am talking about. I will also start filling in cv's again and send them out soon. I need a job in December when I will be over with the civil service project.

-I am terribly behind with letter writing, I am actually not proceeding at all with it... It is a shame and I miss it so much!!! It feels not good that I am neglecting my pallies so much, but I cannot do otherwise, not with all the things I have to do and not with this not too high mood I am constantly on, thank to someone and something.

-Last but not least, Rolly and I started to attend canine obedience school. The teacher said Rolly is fit for the agility training and we'll think of it once he'll be fully trained. We're now doing the "fuss" and the "sitz" commands. He seems to understand, can't say he's happy to do both though. LOL*


I swear I will update again soon... Sooner than this time anyway!!!
photos under the cut )
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2010-03-08 09:47 am

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stolen from [info]yueshi 

1. If you're on my friends list, I want to know 35 things about you. I don't care if we never talk, or if we already know everything about each other. Short and sweet is fine.

2. Comment here with your answers and repost the questionnaire on your own journal.


01) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
02) What was your dream growing up?
03) What talent do you wish you had?
04) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
05) Favourite vegetable?
06) What was the last book you read?
07) What zodiac sign are you?
08) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
09) Worst Habit?
10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
11) What is your favourite sport?
12) Do you have a Pessimistic or Optimistic attitude?
13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
16) Do you have any pets?
17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
18) What was your first impression of me?
19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
22) What colour eyes do you have?
23) Ever been arrested?
24) Bottle or can soda?
25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
26) What's your favourite place to hang out at?
27) Do you believe in ghosts?
28) Favourite thing to do in your spare time?
29) Do you swear a lot?
30) Biggest pet peeve?
31) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
32) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
33) Favourite and least favourite food?
34) Do you believe in God?
35) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?
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2010-02-25 01:13 pm
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Long long time not updated... I have been going through a rough time and actually didn't feel like writing at all. So I basically had an off period of more than one month when I had no letters, no journal, no writing at all! It wasn't like me at all!
I am now feeling a bit better, on a more cheerful mood and feel like telling my best friends (via mail) about my feelings and what's been going on in my life so far. I have already written to
[info]badmadnad and posted the letter today (I admitt it being rubbish because not only it is written in parts but she had to deal with my ups and downs... but after all this is the downside of being my bestie!)  and I am now working on[info]litarana 's mail. We've got lots to catch up on! Next one will be[info]kriss81 to be written. That's for sure and then I have got another 2 and I have written to everyone. Mind you, I make it sound an easy thing to write this lot, but it'll actually take weeks before I am officially done with replies. I am such a slow writer and having so little spare time isn't helping!
But I swear I will do my best to be as fast as I can!
I am done with reading a good few books since I last updated. I read "Marley&Me", "Veil of Roses", "Dewey: the small town library cat who touched the world", "The lovely bones" and I started yesterday "L'amore e gli stracci del tempo" that is by an Albanian author called Anilda Ibrahimi who writes in Italian and I am not at all sure is translated in any other languages. Today I noticed that there's a new Edward Rutherford's book issued about New York this time and I think I must have it! 
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2010-01-30 11:06 am

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i won't be around for a week, leaving for a one week away with my fellow-workers...hooray, NOT! Hope it won't be as bad as I fear and I won't miss Ricky, Rolly and the net friends too much!!!
See you in a week time folks!
Hugs,
Marta
xox.
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2010-01-27 10:14 pm

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Today it's the worst day in the new year so far...I am so sad tonight! Rolly chewed the new sofa today and I can't think of mom's reaction when she'll be home from the mountains... Awful, awful, awful! I can't get it, he's well behaved with me, but is a total disaster when parents or Monica are in charge...And today Monica left him alone and he did the mess with the sofa!!! I feel like crying!!!
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2010-01-19 10:18 pm
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Yesterday night I went with Ricky to his coworker's home. Another posh house to start with, and I already was not in the best of moods I admitt it...I am not good at hiding it when I am pissed off or feel not at ease with someone...My fault!
The dinner was nothing special, and they were all laughing about nonsenses and at some point I felt like I was on the verge of tears! I'd just realized that Ricky spends more time with those people than he does with me and they (all girls) were calling him silly names... It was driving me crazy and I had to behave not to burst in tears... Sometimes I wonder if it is the right thing to live the lives we do...Confused matter I know... I was confused yesterday night and I didn't like it that they were calling MY boyfriend those silly names and being that much in confidence with him... I hate it especially because I know how Ricky usually is a reserved person... I felt just blah yesterday night and I was still feeling weird today morning.

Today was pretty a busy day for me: I worked 9-12 in the morning doing some minor tasks at the CSI office. I rushed back home, where Rolly was waiting for me, we went out for a short walk and then again back home to cook lunch. Afte lunch I went outside with Rolly and played with him for some 20 minutes. I must do that because he'd otherwise try to spend time chewing random things at home (last time he did something of the like he did it with mom's book and she wasn't pleased with it!). At 3 I was at the Youth Centre in my suburb where I had to first tutor the kids who were doing homework 'till 5. I had to prepare a snack for them after that. The afternoon ended with me watching them playing the PS2 untill 6.30. When they (finally) went home I cleaned up everything at the Centre and hurried back home. I am now in my pj and I think it won't be long before I go to bed. I am pretty tired today but it is not surprise when I'm a busy bee everyday!

I have still got 7 letters to reply and I feel awful about it, but I can't put myself to writing in the evening. Tomorrow morning I am at home and I will give writing a try.
Reading isn't going much better, still stuck on Rhett Butler's people, because of lack of spare time (it's a good book really). Will read half an hour before falling asleep.
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2010-01-18 10:53 am
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I am off work today: I love Mondays! I probably am one of the very few people in the world who like Mondays, but it can't be different because it means day off! My worst day is no doubts Tuesday, because then I am working morning AND afternoon...

Saturday was the busiest day ever, I was busy with the Youth Centre staff morning, afternoon AND evening... I had lots of fun that must be said, there were my friends, we took LOTS of pictures and we had a blast all night long. I would have liked to go home earlier still, because 2 am is very late in the night, especially when you'd woken up at 6am in the morning and you can't sleep late the following day... We had a fancy party at the Youth Centre on Saturday night and it took hours to get everything organized, but it was worth the huge amount of job, because the party was great and we had fun. I wore a dress, yes I  said a dress! Of course it wasn't mine, but I had borrowed mom's dress, I looked girly I think. It was my first time wearing a skirt since I was a teen at middle school and my first time wearing a dress in ages (I think mom dresses me really girly when I was like 4y.o. but I can't remember wearing a dress, so I must have been a kid the last time I did). Of course it felt awkward, but eventually I made it through the whole night with that thing on and it even made me wonder (for a while, don't worry I am back to my usual not-so-girly self again) if I needed to get more girly with wearing dresses, skirts and make up... LOL* I can't but posting a photo on here, because it is such a memory: me with a dress, I mean... ME! 
evidence )

I was upset yesterday night. Some of you already know that I have been a member of a penpal forum for some time now. I have made some good friends on there and I have always felt home there and liked it pretty much. I have been busy lately and missed some threads on there. I didn't imagine that so much had been going on, but yesterday I got an invitation to join another forum of penpals that I did. When there I couldn't but notice that it was so much alike the one I usually browse through. I didn't like it, it was an obvious copy of the other forum and I don't really like copycat people! (yes, Nad, of course I don't like you! LOL) I noticed that the moderator of this forum was a (former) member of the other forum. A newby on the other forum, actually. I went back to MY forum (I like to call it my forum, because it is where I belong) and asked one of the admins what was going on and I got an explanation of the whole matter: allegedly some members have been arguing (over some misunderstandments I think) and some people left the forum and created another one (they must have done with some more creativity because they simply copied the threads titles from the other forum and this is unfair of them!) were they would meet. Some other people were banned from the old forum because of that. I asked the new (copied) forum moderator to please delete me from there because I didn't feel like going on with it, but she wouldn't delete my account... Aw! It's silly to argue like that and I don't like people backstabbing others... And I don't want to be on that new forum anymore... I felt so disappointed yesterday and I wanted to leave both forums, but then I thougth I had nothing to do with the whole matter and I could still stay in the old forum and enjoy it as much as I've always had! Blah to people who mess with others' lives!

I am TERRIBLY behind with letters: I owe 6 to Nad, Magalie, Julia, Krissie, Outi and Leanne... Awful of me, I know! I will try and have at least one written today that I am off.

Books-wise I am reading Rhett Butler's People at the moment, that I pretty much like, because I can see things from Rhett's point of view for a chance and I like it! The New Yorkers was as disappointing as I had foreseen, I went through it one night I was in, looking forward to being finished with it. I have already sent it to the States, to a fellow mooch-er.

I won't go to the theatre on Wednesday because I have a compulsory meeting at the Sports Centre...Boohooo! At first I was feeling so gloomy and angry, but now I have given it up and am ok with missing "Grease". Ricky asked his parents if they like to go instead of us, so we may get our money back. It'd be just too much to stand had we lost our money.

Tonight I am going to Ricky's fellow worker's home for dinner. Of course I wasn't happy going because I just can't stand those girls (too cheecky and snoobish to my likings...but then I am a real bitch!) but Ricky wanted me to go and I would have felt too guilty had I not attended the dinner...Hope it won't be too awful a night! Hopefully it won't last long, because tomorrow we'll be working and we can't have a late night... Think of me tonight!
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2010-01-13 11:09 am
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WOW! Time's fastening and I can't believe we already are on 13th and I still think of New Year's Eve as yesterday!
I've been a busy bee in the last few days. I had lots to do (and still have plenty of things to do!) at the Youth Centres I work at and I also had to fullfill my parents' wish and go with mom to the mall and buy a new jacket.
It was a nightmarish week the past one because of staff meeting lasting till 2am (when I had to be up by 7 on the following morning and be at the Sports Centre by 9), and on Friday I had a night out with Ilaria (that was due to be over early, but actually we didn't make it to be home till 1.30am) and last but not least on Saturday night I went to a gig (an Italian singer - N. Fabi - that I think none of the people reading my journal really ever heard of) with Ricky, Ilaria and other mates and we weren't home before 3am... And I actually didn't like the songs at all: what with them all being about him being dumped by his girlfriend and general pessimism spreading all over! And, just to make myself all the more miserable, I had to be up by 8 on Sunday morning because of the shopping spree my mom literally forced me to!
Ok, truth has to be said and I really was in need of new clothes, but I don't like to go shopping (unless it is books I am shopping for, in what case it is hard to stop me!) and it really was a pain in the ass (sorry for bad words) to wake up early and go shopping. People seem to get crazy during sales season and we weren't the only one to be up at the crack of dawn (yes, 8am can be called that name on a Sunday) for shopping! I was lucky because Think Pink (my favourite shop at the mall) had a brown bomber jacket that fit me perfectly and it was half the original price so I went for it. At that point mom even tried to talk me into buying another one in addition to the one we'd just purchased, maybe something less sporty, something on the smart side, but I refused because a) I already have something smarter, b) I was tired and sick of shopping, c) I had spotted a bookshop where they sold books on sales and they were 15% off. She gave it up the smart jacket but was still pleased with me purchasing a pair of  black trousers, a greenish pullover and a bag at Benetton's. Finally I had to visit the bookshop where I got "My sister, my love" by Joyce Carol Oates.
Job is ok, still tiring, but it is obvious when you work with kids and teens: they have much more energies than you and they cry, run, play all together and it's your luck you don't get a headache at the end of the day!
Because of me being constantly busy I had to drop a handful of pals, the newest, those I still wasn't close with. I was so sorry doing that, but I really couldn't help it because I don't like to write back once every many months and it was driving me crazy to have many letters to be replied and no time to do that at all! The people I had to give up to seemed to be understanding and I can't but being grateful to them who didn't blame me as I was already feeling bad for dropping them like that.
Bookwise, I am reading "The New Yorkers" that I had many expectations about, probably too many since it's been a disappointment so far. I actually was about to give it up (I am past its half) but I want to read it to its end and see if it gets any better, even if I have lost any hopes it will. I already found someone on Bookmooch who wants it and I am sending it out as soon as I am finished with the reading.
Next week, on 20th, I am going to see "Grease" at the Theatre: I am looking forward to it! It is the very first musical I see live and I am thrilled about it!
Last update about my life is not too good of a news (for me at least): I am going to be away from 31st Jan. to 6th Feb. because of a course we must attend with the Sports Centre (called CSI). There'll be people doing the civil service year coming from all over Italy and we'll be staying there at this hotel (or whatever it is that we're staying at) for one week and attend lectures everyday. Funny, not! Especially because it bothers me big time to be away for one whole week. I hope I can at least bring along my pc, will ask if they have wireless connection there. I will bring a book and a letter to write with me, that's for sure. After all, I think I won't be socializing much. After all I am (found this funny definition reading The New Yorkers, only nice thing of it so far) an Asocial worker! On top of that Ricky isn't thrilled with me having to go, because we already see too little of eachother and one whole week apart isn't something we needed! But there's nothing I can do against it.
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2010-01-05 07:32 pm
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This meme is too fun to do!

Dear [info]a_lenchen:
        I don't really know how to tell you this, but You're a pervert. I think I realized it When your dwarf bit me In your camping car and I saw you Pull the toupee off Manchester United's goalkeeper. I'm sure you're Ashamed enough to understand How awful I've felt. I'm returning Your love letters to you, butI'll keep Your suicide note as a memory. You should also know that I Always will remember A new life as a clone.
Best regards,
Martj.



meme rules. )
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2010-01-05 07:13 pm
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I am starting my entry today with a meme I've stolen from [info]emiliachi that I had much fun filling in.

looooong meme )


Today afternoon I met with Ricky and we first went to the mall, then to the Big Bookshop where I got 3 books (one of that will be Ricky's gift for tomorrow): Rhett Butler's People by Mc Caig, The charming Man by Marian Keyes and a huge book of all Austen's works. I know I have already many books to read at home, but I was in my book-shopping mood and I couldn't help it!!! Especially because Rhett Butler... and Austen were two volumes I had been wanting for months.
Tonight Ricky and I are going to a mate's house for some cards games. It is common to meet mates and play cards and other games over the Xmas season (that will be officially over tomorrow with the Epiphany). Due to the flu that we both caught durning the holidays we've not done it much, so we won't miss tonight invitation.
I am looking forward to tomorrow: will my stocking be full to the brim with sweets?!