Thursday, March 30, 2006


The flight is booked. I am going to Italy. It is official. Since the company is paying for my hotel during my visit (and my flights and meals, etc.), I thought that it would be a good idea to hook someone up with a free hotel stay while I am there. So I mentioned it to Ellen and she's decided to meet me in Milan, Italy. It's going to be so fun! I am leaving on April 8th (Sat), arriving on the 9th, working from the 10-14th, staying with a co-worker/friend for the weekend and during Easter, traveling through Italy and flying back on April 19th (Wed). I will do my proper Nuxoll duty and go to the Alfa Romeo museum and take lots of pictures for Dad. I promised. And I also want to see the racetrack in Monza that Tom has talked about. Ellen will take day trips while I am at work. During the weekend and for the extra days, we were going to go to Tuscany and Venice. We may just take day trips since they are only 2-3 hours away from my friend's house, or we may stay over a few days and hit the town. Either way, I am embarking on my first journey in a foreign-speaking land. Wish me luck! Here's a picture for your viewing pleasure of Red and me when I was visiting M&R during my training for work:

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

surgery update

FYI - I just got back from Florida and my surgery was cancelled because I have bronchitis and pink eye. Pretty hot. Photos of spring break are coming soon. We had a great time in Florida. Maybe too much fun in retrospect, but hopefully I will get better soon.