Ham....

... well, The Missus just finished her weekly phonecon with The In-laws..... and it appears that we'll be whipping through Scotland again for a fortnight this May, and Italy for a fortnight in September..... mercy.... I've never been to Italy before.... but I imagine that it is quite beautiful.... I wonder how many of the locals will habla the old ingles parlare degli inglesi?......

..... personally, I can't wait for science to start in on the really important things in life and create us a babblefish that doesn't make your ear feel too weird.....

.... then again, I've managed to point and grunt my way across most of Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland, France, and a little bit of Germany without speaking their languages, starving to death, OR failing to find a beer when one was necessitated..... I can't imagine that Italy will be much different, but hey, I have been wrong before.....

... in other news, don't forget that episode 3 of "The Pacific" is on HBO tonight at 9 EST.... if you enjoyed "Band of Brothers" or "Saving Private Ryan", I highly suggest you not miss tonight's showing..... it is - quite literally - a show that everyone should watch before they die..... we all need to know just exactly what those Marines did on those islands for us, for them, and for the rest of the world....

.... and so with that, I'm off to cook dinner..... salt-cured country ham, biscuits, butter, and sharp cheddar cheese....... yummy, folks, trust me...... and hey, who says you can't have ham biscuits for dinner anyway?

by Eric on March 28, 2010 | Bullshit (9) | TrackBack (0) | Ummm, Ok....
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You will do great in Italy. Conversation is easy, but the drivers are scary. Funny thing - while my husband was working in Italy, he worked with a guy from Scotland. he had more trouble understanding the guy from Scotland.

Bullshitted by Lou on March 28, 2010 06:19 PM

..... I know where you're coming from, Lou...... and yeah, I hope that we dont have any trouble in Italy!.....

Bullshitted by Eric on March 28, 2010 09:49 PM

I find the links in this wikipedia article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beer_in_Italy) very promising...

Bullshitted by wil on March 28, 2010 10:32 PM

You crazy kids.

I have to say that one day I will manage to go somewhere other than the various States. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it would be nice if I could detach my husband from work for longer than an extended weekend to make such trips possible. heh.

Bullshitted by Teresa on March 29, 2010 01:47 PM

Italy sounds fabulous! As does the ham and biscuits... :)

Bullshitted by Richmond on March 29, 2010 09:06 PM

i don't think the italians will let you go thirsty! :D

Bullshitted by fiona on March 30, 2010 03:11 AM

One of my Uncles spent some time in Italy. Anzio it was and he said he didn't like it worth a sh*t. It wasn't the tourist season.....and of course,timing is everything.

Bullshitted by Tbird on March 30, 2010 06:47 PM

I wonder if "The Pacific" will have that classic line: "You can piss in the sand."

;)

Bullshitted by zonker on March 31, 2010 03:01 PM

Scotland and Italy? And here I thought traveling to London to take our second daughter to her first year in college was exciting...

Bullshitted by Lemon Stand on March 31, 2010 06:44 PM