I took last month off from my countdown to 50 by just chillin’ out. No to do, no monthly chore no big deal. I increased my work out schedule, attended more LAX and basketball games and finished the Fifth Shades trilogy. Not bad.
Faced with another month, I thought to myself, “what would I like to do this month?” What is on my bucket list? What would I enjoy doing as I turn 50? Learn Italian.
Not surprisingly, there’s an ipod app for that. My ipod will alert me once a day with my word of the day, sometimes a phrase of the day. You can hear the pronunciation and repeat; you can bookmark the word for future reference; but you can never replicate the sound of my grandfather’s voice or the smell of the garden from his swing as he would teach me basic words in Italian. I wish he were here today.
My grandfather once made me a lunch of pasta-fa-zool and red wine. It was a hot summer day and we hung out on the front porch and had lunch. I was about 3 years old. When my mom picked me up,we were both sleeping and I could not venture too far away from the bathroom. Moral of the story: too many beans and wine have an adverse affect on a 3 year old; a positive affect on an 75 year old.
I am off to make a sweet potato crusted basa with seaweed salad.
Non abbiate paura di qualcosa di nuovo. (Don’t be afraid to try something new.)