Thursday, August 09, 2007

Sunny, sunny sards.

it's been a few weeks since we got back from sunny sardinia (or Sardehh ggna as we prefer to call it for some unknown reason), but i guess it's just been kinda busy and i haven't had time to do much, aside from have all of this "required" fun for ages. apologies therefore for the lack of posting. so loads of stuff has happened really since the sunny, sunny trip to sards. Namely Balt's return from the congo (or as we hip UNers call it - The DRC - i mean, i guess a lot of people call it that too - i guess it's just the abreviation - but it does sound really fierce and for some reason, which i can't completely understand, it makes me feel cool to say it.). He showed up in rome a bit furrier, looking for pizza with a little backpack and a dream. so since then we've had all kinds of drinks and dinners and chats and mirtos and gardens and mozzarellas and parties and so on and so forth, all in a kind of sad celebration - knowing that he'll be returning to DRC very soon, leaving us here, lingering for more.

On the very same vibe, our very, very dear friend ella is leaving rome. It's gonna be wicked hard (insert boston accent) to have her go, but we all are wishing her the best of luck on her new blank page and will miss her so very (freakin) dearly. so ugh. the summer moves on.... sad celebrations. i feel cheeky to admit that it's actually amazing how much fun can be had at these sad celebrations... i guess it's never really real and really sad until it's the last one. i just hope i don't cry. anyhow, the last celebration "may" be tonight, depending on if the plans to party at the train station as she passes through town in about a weeks time (i will not lie alcohol has been involved in some of this planning), will come to fruition. but it should just be a lovely night. another rooftop aperitivo. with all of us glamming it up for the photogs. gawd, it hurts to be so lovely. i'll try to take some photos for you all tonight.

anyway...... back to sardegna. seeing alana and christian was amazing though a due reminder of just how hard it is to live so far away from your people. so good to be together. like a sitcom. and in my opinion, a really, really good one. one that's funny, interesting and fascinating all at once. time was scrunched. we had lots of fun and lots of beach time. but it is just never ever ever enough. when they left i felt like i had so much more to say. it was sad. luckily we've have this trip to the states in september so we get to look forward to seeing them again. we're planning on just spending lots of time in the healy hot tub and lounging around with frozen margeritas or something of the sort.

here we are in the harbor on the first day.
about to go for a cruise in stefano's new boat. you can see how utterly small those other little dingys are. they do not even compare in the slightest way to the kind of boats you can see at porto cervo. like the lady moura for example.... what a piece of *&#$! anyway, it's not my style. and i mean that... no offense, sultan of brunei.

here's a shot from shore as the molinario's joined us for a dip in cannigione.Something that we did which i've always wanted to do was go to the ritual which is this club that has been around since the 60s, completely carved into the rock face with all kinds of caves and secret passages. i've been dying to go to for ages, not cause i really need to go to posh clubs, but because it looked like just about the coolest place ever. and i have to say, it was. i mean architecturally - the most outstandingly funky place. the fauna left a bit to be desired... but hey... what can you say? christian was fascinated with it all. there's a very special place that we go for a beer at sunset. these pictures were all taken at the fort. those of you that have been to sardinia with us know about the fort for sure. there's a lot of mystery surrounding this place and i guess i just prefer to keep it that way... makes it seem a bit more surreal than it already is. it's just the coolest suset view ever. i hope that they don't like kill me for putting this one on. but i'm sure there are tons of people dying to see what they look like together and aside from that, they didn't really sound like they checkedt in to the blog that often... and on top of that it's not like i've got a millon readers out there.... actually just three ... signed up at least - not that i wish there were more or anything ;-) anyways, what they don't know can't hurt them. right? how adorable?!i'm going to finish this off by showing you the most luxorious and fancy meal i've ever had in my life. this lobster catalanese (cataluna - catalán) was even more delicious than can be imagined... a serious splurge, but well worth it!! making this post has actually got me a little depressed. so i'm gonna go sulk now. please let me know what you think in the comments!

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