Picture taken by my friend Cyndi Leos....thank you Cyndi.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Magpie #56: I Love Everything Italian...

Photo by Tess Kincaid
Challenge from Magpie Tales

I love all things Italian.
In my young, idyllic days
of yesterday
my life would transform
by going to movies:
Roman Holiday
Three Coins In A Fountain
It Started in Naples
La Dolce Vita
Divorce Italian Style
Two Women
Come September
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Gidget Goes To Rome
Marriage Italian Style
The Godfather Trilogy
Blume in Love
The Italian Job
Under the Tuscan Sun
To name a few...

I love
the romance of Italy
The food!
Oh mama mia, the food.
fresh Basil
Everything tastes better
with extra virgin olive oil
and garlic.
Garlic conjures up
cooking, love, Italy
and music...

I love that pizza commercial
with the guy dancing and
sailing the pizza dough
above his head...
you might recognize the song...
Mambo Italiano
(And who better
to sing it
Dean Martin)

(Were you able to listen
and sit still?
Not me
I had to shake
my figa - fanny)

Whenever I cooked my
Italian food
I would put out
my red and white checked
tablecloth and
Chianti wine bottle
complete with a
melted candle...

I got an English-Italian
bought lesson
Cd's to learn
My favorite word is
I LOVE to say
that word!

Best of all
I married an Italian man
100% Italiano (swoon)
Of course we had
Italian music
at our reception
Dean Martin
Andrea Bocelli **
We gave away
with a tag
which read:
"When the moon hits the sky like a big pizza pie; that's Amore!"

I have always dreamed
of going to Italy
and we are
fulfilling that dream
on our 10th
wedding anniversary
this year.

For many reasons
(other than his heritage)
he is the love of my life
He is kind
has an incredible,
infectious laugh
easy going
and he
tells me
he is in love
for the
first time
the last time
in his life.

Sono una donna felice e contenta

(I am a happy and contented woman)



Kass said...

Wonderful, joyous post. I just bounced along with it.

DJan said...

How lovely! You are married to an Italian lover, and I suppose he will keep you happy for a long time. That's my hope, anyway...

Elaine said...

I will enjoy my garlic vicariously through you. This was a highly entertaining piece. Loved it!

Anonymous said...

Well...I'm Italian, so naturally I found this wonderful...and quite perceptive :) Vb

Emily Young said...

Oh, Roman Holiday! One of my favorites, too :)

I loved this. And I'm excited for you, possibly going to Italy...

That corgi :) said...

love the last line of this! I do hope you get to go to Italy this year!! what a great way to celebrate 10 years of married bliss!


Jeanie said...

Such a joyous post, Donna. I really hope you get to make that trip.

thingy said...

A beautiful ode to life! I hope you get to Italy. It will be something you will never forget. : )

Thisisme. said...

Wonderful post, especially the Dean Martin video, and how lucky are you to be married to an Italian. I just love everything Italian and have been there many times. I hope to go again next year. Like you, I just adore everything about it, but especially the language and the food! We are as one on this one Donna!

gautami tripathy said...

I really like how we get so many ideas out of one photo. Everyone interpreting it differently.

viscous time

Southwest Arkie said...

Oh I DO hope you get to travel to Italy, such excitement! Beautiful mag Donna~

Linda O'Connell said...

My grandfather was Italian, and my daughter's dream is to go to Italy. I hope you have a joyous 10th.
I like your blog layout.

Marylinn Kelly said...

From cloves of garlic, a world, a whole life. I can feel the music, taste the food, picture the sights I only know from film in your tale. And your Mambo Italiano deserve to be a happy and contented woman...and to see your dreamed-of Italy. Ciao. xo

Bee's Blog said...

This is a lovely read - I really, really enjoyed it.

You MUST go to Italy. I can tell that you have a zest for life and you will adore it. The best Pesto I have ever tasted was in Genoa.

I think I've seen most of the films you have here, eaten most of the pastas, had my butt pinched in an Italian market, drank red Chianti, eaten lush grapes straight from a paper bag, been given a massive portion of Italian ice cream even when the ice cream shop was closed by the bar owner next door and drank the most amazing vintage Italian port (in the same bar) that was the colour of champagne. I have happy memories of Italy and you will too!

Tumblewords: said...

Good for you!!

Trellissimo said...

The theme from "The Italian Job" . . great song. Unforgettable opening sequence . . and I like the shape of your Magpie here. Congratulations.

Helen said...

Your tribute to all things Italian couldn't have come at a better time ... I'm headed there in the FALL!

Anonymous said...

Hi there, Donna B. Thanks for stopping by my bloggity blog! Love Izzy... what a sweetie pie. Glad you talk to your pup too, I thought perhaps I was the only lunatic that does that... whew! Nice to know I'm not all alone in the nut house.


LindyLouMac said...

Thankyou for directing me to the right post Donna of course I agree with every word :)