Silly people on the train

I was on the train yesterday, and the woman sitting next to me was talking on the phone. She was complaining that these days everybody talks on the phone instead of talking with other people on the train.

I was smiling and thinking “And what are you doing?! Isn’t that a cell phone in your hand?”. Oh, some people are really…aaah!

When she hanged up I should have told her: “So, what do you want to talk about?” 😉


Happy New Month!

Is it already February? Where did January go?

The first month of 2012 has gone already and I almost didn’t notice. Well, I’m actually noticing, since I’m writing about it. Anyway, how was January? How did I start this year? What have I done and accomplished in these past 31 days? Let me think…

I went to see the Pixar exhibition here in Milan letting my inner child come out. But that’s an easy thing to do! Now I have to find out the grown up in me. It’s hiding well, but I know it’s here!

I went to the Planetarium and, in the middle of a sunny Sunday afternoon, I watched a starry night. Wonderful!

I had a job interview for a job that, as I found out, was not very interesting. So I said no thanks, that’s not for me.

I started a little part-time job, which is nice. And also, to go to my work place I have to take the train. I love taking the train! I guess that’s the inner child talking. 🙂

I got a late birthday gift and went to the theatre to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It was so much fun! And the actor playing Bottom was really, really good. He also looked a little like Gerard Butler. Not bad! 😉

I bought some yarn. I started knitting a scarf. And, overcoming all my doubts about my knitting abilities and my fears about meeting new people, I joined a Stitch and Bitch group. I spent an afternoon quietly knitting and chatting a little bit. It was nice and now my scarf is a bit longer!

I went to see The Iron Lady (Meryl Streep is great! Give her another Oscar, now!) and The Ides of March (Ryan Gosling, I like you even with your shirt on ;-)).

So, that was more or less my first month of this year. It’s not bad, but I could have done a lot more. Especially regarding my translation related projects…I would say that’s what February’s for.

I also wrote very little in here, and I know that saying “I will write more” won’t do. So, I’m not  just saying that I’ll write more, but I’m going to do it by posting every day. It worked with my advent calendar, let’s see if I can make it work once again.

Happy February everyone!