A STORY from a friend in NEW YORK….FUN*

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Only those that grew up in NY can understand the meaning of this:

THERE IS NO NORTH AND SOUTH. IT’S ‘UPTOWN’ OR ‘DOWNTOWN.’ IF YOU’RE REALLY FROM NEW YORK, YOU HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO CONCEPT OF WHERE NORTH AND SOUTH ARE…AND EAST OR WEST IS ‘CROSS-TOWN.’
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YOU’RE 35 YEARS OLD AND DON’T HAVE A DRIVER’S LICENSE.

YOU RIDE IN A SUBWAY CAR WITH NO AIR CONDITIONING JUST BECAUSE THERE ARE SEATS AVAILABLE.

YOU TAKE THE TRAIN HOME AND YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHERE ON THE PLATFORM THE DOORS WILL OPEN THAT WILL LEAVE YOU RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE EXIT STAIRWAY.

YOU KNOW WHAT A ‘REGULAR’ COFFEE IS.

IT’S NOT MANHATTAN …IT’S THE ‘CITY.’

YOU CROSS THE STREET ANY WHERE BUT ON THE CORNERS AND YOU YELL AT CARS FOR NOT RESPECTING YOUR RIGHT TO DO IT.

YOU MOVE 3,000 MILES AWAY, SPEND 10 YEARS LEARNING THE LOCAL LANGUAGE AND PEOPLE STILL KNOW YOU’RE FROM BROOKLYN, LONG ISLAND OR THE BRONX THE MINUTE YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH.

YOU RETURN AFTER 10 YEARS AND THE FIRST FOODS YOU WANT ARE A ‘REAL’ PIZZA..

A 500 SQUARE FOOT APARTMENT IS LARGE.

YOU WOULDN’T BOTHER ORDERING PIZZA IN ANY OTHER CITY.

YOU GET READY TO ORDER DINNER EVERY NIGHT AND MUST CHOOSE FROM THE MAJOR FOOD GROUPS WHICH ARE: CHINESE, ITALIAN, MEXICAN OR INDIAN.

YOU’RE NOT THE LEAST BIT INTERESTED IN GOING TO TIMES SQUARE ON NEW YEAR’S EVE.

YOUR INTERNAL CLOCK IS PERMANENTLY SET TO KNOW WHEN ALTERNATE SIDE OF THE STREET PARKING REGULATIONS IS IN EFFECT.

YOU KNOW WHAT A BODEGA IS.

SOMEONE BUMPS INTO YOU AND YOU CHECK FOR YOUR WALLET.

YOU DON’T EVEN NOTICE THE LADY WALKING DOWN THE ROAD HAVING A PERFECTLY NORMAL CONVERSATION WITH HERSELF.

YOU PAY ‘ONLY’ $230 A MONTH TO PARK YOUR CAR.

YOU CRINGE AT HEARING PEOPLE PRONOUNCE HOUSTON ST. LIKE THE CITY IN TEXAS .

THE PRESIDENTIAL VISIT IS A MAJOR TRAFFIC JAM, NOT AN HONOR.

YOU CAN NAP ON THE SUBWAY AND NEVER MISS YOUR STOP.

THE DELI GUY GIVES YOU A STRAW WITH ANY BEVERAGE YOU BUY, EVEN IF IT’S A BEER.

THAT’S NEW YORK , BABY! YA GOTTA LOVE IT.

Thanks Mitzi….Miss Ya!

Buon Natale……….Buon Anno……….

Santa Notte

Santo natal festa dei cuor

Le campane suonano

All’annucio che è nato il Signor

Tutti gli angeli cantano in cor

Il Bambino è nato, Gloria il bambino Gesù

Con il pastor, principi e alla grotta coronno

Santa notte sublime d’amor

Halleluia, è nato il Signor

Redentore del cielo, Noi ti adoriamo Gesù

Another Italian Version

Astro del ciel, Pargol divin,

mite Agnello Redentor!

Tu che i Vati da lungi sognar,

Tu che angeliche voci nunziar,

luce dona alle genti

pace infondi nei cuor!

luce dona alle genti,

pace infondi nei cuor!

Astro del ciel, Pargol divin,

mite Agnello Redentor!

Tu di stirpe regale decor,

Tu virgineo, mistico fior,

luce dona alle genti,

pace infondi nei cuor!

luce dona alle genti,

pace infondi nei cuor!

Astro del ciel, Pargol divin,

mite Agnello Redentor!

Tu disceso a scontare l’error,

Tu sol nato a parlare d’amor,

luce dona alle menti,

pace infondi nei cuor!

luce dona alle genti,

pace infondi nei cuor!

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Movie Review..”Sex and The City”

If you never saw an episode of “Sex and The City” but you would like to see the movie, it’s ok. It is like you are watching several season shows in a row. They do have life situations that keep you interested. It is kind of predictable, but ok. The characters have enough diversity that at least one of them should satisfy your interests. It is a movie all about the pain and suffering of love as well as the joy and happiness of love. It brings up several feelings within yourself and makes you reflect on your current situation. It was ok. Good to rent.

#2 Italian Lesson by Doraz……

OK, ready for more ITALIANO by Doraz. I really get a kick out of talking Italian with my family. When I went to my parents small town in Italy, everyone was surprised I could speak their dilect! Have fun and share this with friends, ok?

Leave me alone!………………………………..Lasciami

Get out of here!………………………………..Vattene

You’re nasty!……………………………………Credina

What are you doing?…………………………Che ste fa?

My love…………………………………………Mi amore

I will be back with more.Stay tuned………..

Italian lesson # 1……….

I am a first generation Italian who was born in New York. My first language was Italian, and let me tell you…I know some pretty wierd stuff. You see, I was taught the dilect of my parents town in Italy not the proper Italian. So, I am gonna share some stuff. It may be half real Italian or half slang. Have fun.

How’s it going?,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Come Vai?

What’s up?………………………………………..Che cosa sucesso?

What’s that smell?………………………………Che puzza?

You’re ugly………………………………………..Sai brutta.

Shut up!…………………………………………..Sta zitta!

I love you…………………………………………Ti voglio bene.

Let me know if you want to learn more, ok?