Apr 20, 2007

LIVING YOUR OWN LEGEND 101
VENICE, Italy –  You've been traveling for three nights. Upon arrival, what's the sensible course of action?

1. The Rick Steves
Early to bed, kiddies. Gotta see them sights tomorrow!

2. The Bill Bryson
Down a few beers, complain about lack of proper curry in the Veneto. Muse amusingly about culture shock. Turn in around the witching hour, rueful that the rock-an- roll lifestyle has passed you by, but grateful for the high thread-count sheets.

3. The Norman Mailer
Stay up all night drinking at student bars and a late-night club, seemingly run by the Russian mafia. Are the half-size poles for midget strippers? Please, no. Don't answer that ... Treat everyone to breakfast at dawn in a workman's cafe. Threaten to punch your design-poppet colleague who considers racist comments cute. Fall asleep on the boat en route to watch glassblowing in Murano, which you could see in Tacoma ... just not this hungover.

7 comments:

  1. Norman Mailer! Norman Mailer!!

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  2. Anonymous10:27 AM

    Dingo, she's too old for Norman Mailer!!!!



    Sascha

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  3. As in too old to date? Am I that creaky, S?

    He's been married six times. Surely he's not that picky...

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  4. Anonymous9:17 AM

    Too old to do a Norman Mailer, sweet pea!

    S!

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  5. Haha, Sascha! ... "sweet pea"

    :-)

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  6. All dear things are sweetpeas, DB: children, fubsy animals, stressed out friends who should act their ages and don't...

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  7. Oh Saschabella, you're right ... but then I wouldn't discover unexpected Finnish poetry in my notebook:

    "Those eyes, I can't pass by. It would be too cruel and too vain." – Ilmari Kianto

    "Take care, Amanda. Good journalist will always inspect something to be solved."

    Apparently my Louis Lane act really dug into the mystery of the midget strippers... Too bad the results are lost in the canal mist...

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