25 April 2007
wanting to kiss the telecom man is wrong

But that didn't stop the desire. I'm baaaack!

The rest of the village had service repaired about a week ago, but there was an additional, mysterious problem with my line. Yes, I made a nuisance of myself at Telecom headquarters (I had a phone operator in an uproar *with* me yesterday!), and it apparently worked because a repairman called this morning and asked for specific directions to my house; I told him if he made it up the mountain, I'd meet him in the piazza (with coffee/wine/beer, I wanted to say, but I didn't want to freak him out). He showed up fifteen minutes later just as he said he would, and within a half hour, I was checking up on PerezHilton.com.

I have priorities, you know.


Anyway, today is Liberation Day in Italy, or the day we celebrate the Allied troops' freeing Italy from the wrath of Germany during World War II. It's a "red" day here, which means the number of the day is literally in red on the calendar signifying that it's a national holiday, so everything is closed--making it even more surprising that Telecom delivered on April 25th.

And the poetic justice of my being liberated to communicate with the outside world on this of all days is not lost on me.


Back to blogging business, I see on my Bloglines account that I have approximately 1300 posts of others to catch up on. Um, we'll see how that goes. First I have a lot of work to do, sending things off and whatnot, and then, slowly but surely, I'll be making my rounds. I'll be responding to emails in due time as well, so please be patient. And again, thanks so much for all the concerned comments and messages; what a wonderful feeling to be missed!


Also, I realize today should be a What's Cooking Wednesday, but you'll forgive me if we get back to the recipes next week, won't you? I'm just too giddy to cook (sorry P).


But here's a photo of our first fig of the season, though, just because.


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31 Comments:

Blogger Fran said...

I am so glad you are back! I've missed you!

Anonymous J.Doe said...

I love green figs. Fico and not Fica like I once asked a fruttivendolo if he had.

Blogger Ally Bean said...

Happy Liberation Day. Glad that your service is fixed.

Blogger nova said...

Yay! Welcome back!

Blogger chris & erin said...

Welcome back!...and thanks for the intro to PerezHilton!!! :)

Blogger Sharon said...

Slow down figs...they are coming in fast where you are.

Blogger Ninotchka said...

Yay! Welcome back.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sognatrice - No cookin'?! No way! ;-) I received your other message as well - thanks. April 25th - so happens to be the amazing fly trick guys birthday as well as Italy's liberation day.

Happy celebrating and happy catching up....

Wunschdenker

Glad you back in business. nice photo!

Anonymous Sara said...

I don't know which to congratulate you on harder, the reconnection or the new fig! Mazeltov, either way.

Blogger stefanie said...

I don't think I've ever actually seen a fig on a tree. (What a sheltered life I've lived, it seems.)

Glad your service has been restored! Man, a full week (or more?) without the Internet? You must have been suffering some serious withdrawal pangs.

Blogger Kali said...

Stefanie - I don't think I've seen a fig on a tree either!!! Which is very sad, considering how much I love them.

So glad you are back - I've missed you!

Blogger Paolo said...

w00t!!!!! ben tornata, e buona festa della liberazione!!!!!!!!

Blogger Kimberly said...

~points up~ Yeah, what he said!

So glad you're back, you've been muchly missed! I was so excited when I logged into bloglines this morning!

Blogger Delina said...

You're back! Woo hoooooo!

Blogger Marmite Breath said...

Telecom Italia was the source of much crying for me during my Napoli days, so I feel your pain.

Glad you're back!

Blogger ViVi said...

Hooray! Welcome back to the intarwebs! :)

Blogger Beth said...

Glad you are back! I've been missing What's Cooking Wednesdays!

Blogger Tai said...

First time in history that celebrity gossip, Liberation Day and a fig have ever shared space in a blog post. Bravo!

Anonymous Enza said...

Welcome Back!!! u were missed!!

Blogger Gil said...

Glad to have you back!!

Anonymous Carole D. said...

Welcome back! I was suffering from espresso withdrawals. I was very jittery last week without my daily dose of the good feelings that you deliver all the way from Calabria. I bounced right back this morning when I logged on and saw your post.

Che' bello fico! Non vedo l'ora che sono in Sicilia per mangiarli.

Blogger cheeky said...

WELCOME BACK!
It is a pleasure to have you grace us with your writings again, yeh! :)
We love figs in this house.
Looking forward to my morning "espresso".

Blogger Heidi said...

Wow, look at that fig!
Glad you are back!!!!

Goodness I get overwhelmed when my bloglines is over 100 or so...1300 that's crazy!

Blogger cupcake said...

Ah, the simple pleasures of life. A fig, Britney Spears gossip, and an internet connection.

Welcome back.

Blogger JennDZ said...

Yum Yum, there is just nothing like fresh figs, the are beautiful to look at and wonderful to taste!

So glad you are back and up and running!

Blogger Shan said...

So happy to see you back.

Blogger sognatrice said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you all for the wonderful welcome back. And I'm sorry that any of you had to suffer from withdrawal...who knew?!

Sharon, yes, it's kind of early for the figs to start, but there aren't a lot, and they won't be worth eating for a while yet. Although I have seen a few already dropped to the ground from other people's trees.

Wunschdenker, the amazing fly trick guy lives on! Woohoo!

Stefanie and Kali, I'd never seen a fig on a tree before I came here either--so you should just plan a vacation!

Tai, you make an excellent observation. I need to set a new goal now....

Cupcake, another good point. Sometimes it really is the simple things in life, isn't it?

Blogger nikinpos said...

I'm glad someone knows whst Liberation Day is for. Carlo, who is Italian didn't know and neither did I OR Annika, who I thought was the font of Italian knowledge. We had to look in up on the net!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you are so right about appreciating certain foods more only when they are available at certain times of the year.

Anonymous Kristen said...

Yay for your telecom man. Yay for you being back!

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