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Sorrento Day Tripping


Sorrento was very touristy but cute. I walked back and forth through narrow streets filled with merchants selling lemon-themed souvenirs. I was tempted to buy a bottle of limoncello but I resisted. I had a big lunch of breaded cutlet and roasted veggies while people watching in one of the town squares. I eavesdropped on other diners' conversations. Married couples of different ages, snapping photos of each other and their beverages. At the table next to me there was a grandmother, mother, and daughter from the States. The mom was telling her daughter how tough it was to pursue a career and be a parent years ago. It was a little odd, her "I sacrificed a lot for you" tone, in this conversation with her daughter who to my surprise seemed to be maybe 14 or 15 years old. Still, I thought it was nice to see three generations of women enjoying an afternoon in Sorrento. This restaurant served a shot of limoncello as a digestif. I'll have to try making some for a Manash BBQ someday.

After some Bacio, Amaretto, and Coconut gelato, I jumped on a train back to Portici. I started to nod off but two Italian ladies chatted non-stop, much like the train ride that skipped my stop. I ended up at Naples Central instead. So the only thing left to do was hit up Da Michele's for a pizza to go! I got so many people staring at my pizza box on the way back. I couldn't figure out if people were hungry or if it was unusual to carry pizza on a train.

Tomorrow morning, it's back to Rome to meet Anthonette and seek out some clues to the whereabouts of my underwear and sunblock.

"...the American dream, that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for every man, with opportunity for each according to his ability or achievement" -James Truslow Adams, The Epic of America (1931)


Heh, some dude in the hostel bought a bootleg of Transformers. (Actually "ansformers" as the camera man was too close in the theater) We got excited until we discovered it was dubbed in Italian. womp womp womp wah

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  1. # Blogger Daniel Lee

    "...the American dream, that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for every man, with opportunity for each according to his ability or achievement" -James Truslow Adams, The Epic of America (1931)

    "In a higher phase of communist society, after the enslaving subordination of the individual to the division of labor, and therewith also the antithesis between mental and physical labor, has vanished; after labor has become not only a means of life but life's prime want; after the productive forces have also increased with the all-around development of the individual, and all the springs of co-operative wealth flow more abundantly -- only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be crossed in its entirety and society inscribe on its banners: From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs!" -Karl Marx, Critique of the Gotha Program (1875)  

  2. # Anonymous UCI

    Your orotund babble is making us nauseated, Tony.  

  3. # Anonymous Anonymous

    I wish you were more judicious when deciding what to do with the rest of your life. Indeed, you are a confirmed sybarite.  

  4. # Anonymous DC

    UCI,

    Your rotund figure nauseates us all. And your incomprehensible babble is fitting for a seventh grade plagiarist.

    You impress no one.

    Faisal Amin

    P.S.
    Sorry Tony.  

  5. # Anonymous UCI

    Faisal Amin, I hope you were able to make it out to your high school reunion class and tell them of the many accomplishments you have achieved since then: NONE!  

  6. # Blogger Tony

    UCI, you have no idea what you're talking about. Stop with the accusations. If your weak stomach can't take my writing, LEAVE.

    Oh, and you're ugly.  

  7. # Anonymous Urologist

    UCI, you can't compare to Faisal he actually has a life and a girl.

    What do you have? A urinary cock infection.

    Sorry Tony  

  8. # Anonymous DC

    UCI,

    Let us set aside your inability to master simple grammar -- if I went to my high school reunion, I wouldn't be able to tell my former classmates of any accomplishments achieved since the high school reunion; I would still be at the same function -- and assume what you meant was that I have accomplished nothing between graduating high school and the reunion.

    In that case, you are absolutely right. I really have not accomplished anything, and I feel badly that I took out my frustrations on your sincere attempt to use big words. And impart useful, if repetitious advice, upon our mutual friend. I relent. You really got my number on that one.

    I now see that your wisdom, which I sometimes mistake for flatulence, bears great importance. Forgive my myopia for ignoring it; I will now take it to heart. Someone show me where I can sign up for the MCAT or LSAT right away.

    Faisal
    (Sorry Tony)  

  9. # Anonymous UCI

    For Faisal:
    MCAT http://www.aamc.org/students/mcat/start.htm  

  10. # Anonymous Real M.D.

    UCI: you should finish med school before you give out advice. Practicing medicine w/o a license is illegal. I learned you were trying to be a nurse practitioner  

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