Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Macerata Mercoledi

I've been behind again on photos, so I've decided to post a double-whammy: 2 photos in one week! I know how excited this must make you. :) These two photos are from different sides of the city: one is an outdoor shot of a house on the city walls whose bright flowers on the windowsill made up for the blast of rain the other day.





The other shot is of some people and their wine glasses at our weekly conversation night, Speakeasy. If you happen to be in the Macerata area on a Tuesday, Speakeasy is something you should participate in. It's an evening of English speaking complete with glasses of local wine. Even when the whole group is mostly Italian (like yesterday), we still speak only English. It's free, it's a good chance to speak some native language, and it's a lot of fun.

So there's my little shameless promotion. Now on to another similiar one: My brother Paul, who is the real photographer of the family, recently started up his own little professional photography business. He's available for photographing everything from weddings to portraits to other events. He's based in the Chicago area. I know this is coming from his sister, but he's seriously good! Check out his website here.

Things are settling down here work-wise, so Wednesday I had the chance to go to my Indian friend Sweety's house to make Samosas. If you've never had samosas, you're missing out, and if you've never had SWEETY'S samosas, you're really missing out. Anyway, I took notes and hope to try them out on my own soon. I feel like I've got a noteful of secrets written down in that recipe. Sweety even made us lunch, so the samosas were just a starter to another delicious meal. Yum! Thank you, Sweety!

More blogging soon: I STILL need to update you on the Caving Test two weekends ago--did Jackie pass? I know you're dying to find out...so stay tuned!

Enjoy these last couple May days!

-Jackie

6 Comments:

At 1:43 PM, Blogger Sharon said...

Black and White photos are always nice. Does your digital camera also take black and white? I am going to check mine for that feature.

 
At 2:13 PM, Blogger chris & erin said...

beautiful photos! I'll have to stop by for that conversation night if we're ever in that area - sounds fun.

 
At 3:41 PM, Blogger Shirley said...

Super pics once again and your brother is very talented too,must be great to have him for photography advise.

 
At 10:48 PM, Blogger Delina said...

Speakeasy sounds like a dream of an evening...Drink wine and speak English. Cool!... If only I were a bit closer.

 
At 9:23 PM, Blogger Susan in Italy said...

I just love those flowers against the rustic brick. I'm jealous about your samosa lesson. Will you share the recipe soon?

 
At 8:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmm I'm not sure its fair to say that there is ONLY english spoken at speakeasy... I seem to remember there being quite a bit of Italian as well when they thought we werent paying attention ;)

Lori

 

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