Saturday, November 15, 2008

Italian LOVE

Bonjourno! I am approximately 3% Italian. But I'm pretty sure it dominates my existence. I have been to Italy several times and fell in LOVE with everything Italian (it could even be said I'm "Italian-obsessed".) I love Italian coffee, pasta, pizza, chocolate, the alps, Cinque Terre, etc. The only international marathon I ever did was the Rome marathon (NOTE: cobblestones are NOT your friend after mile 20).

So when Roo suggested we have a home-made pizza and rock band night I was excited. But when she informed me Jesse makes the dough and sauce from scratch and they would bring their own pizza stones I decided it must happen SOON! I have tried to figure out how to get one of those brick pizza ovens installed at our house. (FYI - it will set you back more than the high-end Pinarello). 

We made awesome home-made pizza. Jesse whipped up some amazing sauce! Roo contaminated her half of the pizza with bacon, but other than that it was perfect.

It was then time for some rock band practice (I'm serious, we do more than play rock band in the off-season . . .) In keeping with our Italian theme I tried to find some Italian rock band songs, but to no avail.

I learned that Roo can sing! Her score is shown here in the middle. It says 100% and flawless. She may be considering quitting her day job and focusing solely on her singer career after this discovery!


rocketpants said...

Sounds like a fun evening! Rockstar is DEFINITELY the best alternative career. I contemplate that myself. Not because I can sing, but not all Rockstars can either.

Roo said...

I just want to point out my sweaty pits. Testament to the fact that I cannot play Rock Band without jumping around and dancing like the true Rock Star (code for complete dork) that I really am.

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

I HEARD all about your great night on my run with Roo! Sounds like a TOTAL blast. YES YES YES - we'll have to ride/run/swim. Where in Carlsbad are you??? My email is mchrislaut@aoldotcom. Shoot me an email if you're interested... I hear that you swim at Carlsbad High... how do you like it? I'm looking for a good Masters program that's close by... :) Can't wait to meet you!

forgingahead said...

I seriously heart ALL things Italian...alas my husband is Danish. But that can't be helped. As for the pizza...yum!! Keep on rockin' girl.

BreeWee said...

That is freakin' awesome! I wish I could come have pizza & party like a rock star with you and Roo!

Hey, I have about 0% spanish in me, but I LOVE it, all my best friends and college roomies were Latin, I studied it in college, lived in Costa Rica for a while too, and my step sisters are from Cuba... You made me feel better knowing you got Italian issues!!

Alili said...

What a fantastic night in! And Cinque Terre is my favorite place on earth. :)