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21 June 2016 @ 04:11 pm
Random Post: Diary of a Coffee Lover  
You know when you say Italy people think oh, yes... Mafia, Pizza and Mandolino... I think it's outdated and not accurate to be honest...

Mafia... Maybe yes, but in the south, but I've never been further south than Rome unfortunately, so I don't know if it's actually an everyday thing... Definitely not something that acomunes all Italians. Pizza YES! Definitely. If you don't have pizza once a week you're either intolerant to good food or not a true Italian... They lied to you.. But Mandolino? I've never seen one... Can we change it with espresso? I think it's more accurate...

Now that I live in Florida I kind of gave up on pizza (I can hear the GoT nun ringing the bell and saying shame shame shame) because this is not the real thing, but I can't be without my coffee... The first thing I bought, even before getting the place I'm renting, was a coffee maker... I literally moved in with a suitcase on one hand and a coffee maker on the other one... I'm not messing around guys... I have a problem and I'm cherishing it!

Before the Nespresso maker I've tried every coffee shop around here, and every single one of them failed in delivering me what I asked: a simple espresso... Not more than a finger of coffee (I mentioned a finger in the orizontal position but the cultural gap made them measure the amount of brown gold in the vertical way) but the worst thing: they always burn it!!! So, in order to deliver to my body the daily intake of caffeine, I had to move into the Frappuccino realm... Even if I can't have it every day (because a frappuccino a day would be like telling your body "I don't care anymore" and it would force me to exercise more than I do) it's a nice threat once a week. A threat that remained even now that I have a nice home made espresso every morning and after lunch.

The other day Starbucks posted a photo of something called double double fudge bar frappuccino and I knew I had to try it...

It has been 2 days now... I was checking the weather forecast after lunch to be sure (and both times it said 0% chance rain) getting myself together, get the bike ready to go and then, when I was about to step out, a storm... Not a little London Rain but buckets of water... I thought I saw Noah across the street and he waved, asking if I needed a lift...

Derek told me last year he saw a guy on a canoe on the street... ON.A.CANOE!!!

But today I didn't check. I took my bike and I went to my favorite Starbucks (5 miles from home) and I got myself my deserved frappuccino. And it was GOOD! OMG it's covered in chocolate shipper cream! Mr. Starbucks... You are a genius, sir! There are like 20 Starbucks between home and this particular Starbucks, but I'm still a crazy person, and I need to know I'm going to burn the calories I get into my body, and the best way is to go far away because eventually I have to go back home...

So, yes this was just a random post... Sorry for the rant... Going back to my book now... Enjoy your day everyone!!
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Ery-chanerychan86 on June 21st, 2016 11:29 pm (UTC)
A mandolino is a weird looking guitar: https://www.google.it/search?hl=en&q=mandolino&ei=l8ppV-z4PMGleqDblJAM :D but honestly no one plays it anymore xD

I have an espresso after every meal in Italy but when I'm here I tend to opt for a cappuccino too... In Italy cappuccino is "forbidden" after 11:59 am! My husband loves his cappuccino, and I remember one of the first times we went out for dinner with my parents and he ordered a cappuccino at the end of the meal... The waiter asked him to repeat himself and looked at him kind of shocked! He didn't know about this "rule". My dad still laughs thinking about it! But now he teds to order whatever I'm having, just to be sure... so sometimes I order a cappuccino, even if I don't feel like it, to make him company :D
Every Country has its rituals, and actually every city also... In Genova we have cappuccino in the morning with focaccia" an oily salty bread... we dip it into the coffee... People from other cities looks at us like we're crazy... until they try it.

You have to go visit Italy!!! Now that I'm about to go back for a while (I'm leaving Florida in 10 days and I'll be back here in September) I feel like I've missed my Country so much... but then it's the same when I'm about to come back here! :D

I really hope they have the Double Double Fudge Bar Frappuccino (what a crazy name) where you are... You're going to love it!!! SO GOOOOOOD!

I love your random posts!!! <3
Thanks :D I felt inspired by the goodness of the Frap xD
orangerfulorangerful on June 22nd, 2016 01:11 am (UTC)
OH! A mandolin! Yeah, I do not associate that with Italy at all! I mean, I guess I associate it with Medieval/Renaissance times, but not necessarily Italy, though I suppose a lot of the Renaissance that we talk about happened in Italy LOL.

I had no idea about that rule! At least now I am ready to travel to Italy and not embarrass myself in that way (I'm sure I will find other ways LOL).

I would LOVE to go to Italy. My Dad was in the Navy when I was a kid and we were stationed in Italy, but I was three so I remember NOTHING! We lived in Gaeta. My parents both talk about it so fondly. I really want to go on my own. I'm pressuring Tim to apply for his passport this year because I want to be able to go on adventures like that together. But if he won't, then I'll convince someone else to go with me! My BFF actually did a year abroad in Italy during her college years, I bet I could convince her to run away with me...especially after she has her second baby in September LOL!

Ery-chan: Community: Abederychan86 on June 22nd, 2016 01:37 am (UTC)
If he doesn't get a passport you and your friend can always travel with me! :D I'm flying back and forth pretty often :D due to my green card status I have to be in the states a total of 6 months and a day every year and my husband has to go where the yacht go so I constantly have to go back and forth in order to see him and my family.

Tell Tim your Italian friend is going to introduce you to a lot of Italian geeks... he will apply in 2 days time LOL!

orangerfulorangerful on June 22nd, 2016 01:41 am (UTC)
I will keep you posted! I would much rather get a tour of Italy from a local who knows all the hidden gems than just going by a guidebook. :)
Ery-chanerychan86 on June 26th, 2016 06:07 pm (UTC)
No problem... Whenever you want to go! Any time!!! :)