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Give And Let Give?

Give And Let Give?

Posted by on Nov 30, 2014 | 4 comments

Well, I suppose this title of this blog is a bit confusing since mama has vowed (for how many years now? a gazillion, that’s how many) NOT to give lots of little presents to the grandkids but instead give them one really nice book or art supplies or ONE game and then consult with their parents about a larger gift, again one for each kid, such as a...

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Live And Learn

Live And  Learn

Posted by on Nov 28, 2014 | 4 comments

Sounds like a very good book, to me. Well, evidently that is not the motto for the Arizona school board, which, mama says, wants to scissor or black out two pages in a biology textbook that “discuss sexually transmitted diseases and contraception, including mifepristone, a drug that can be used to prevent or halt a pregnancy.” The article in...

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The Bird That Got Away

The Bird That Got Away

Posted by on Nov 27, 2014 | 2 comments

Pick out the turkey in this photo… (Sorry, just couldn’t resist…) Well, this has to be one of the funniest sites on the net! Thnnk you, AOL, for putting it on today’s news. Mama was showing me photos of turkeys because I had never seen one much less HEARD of one until today, but from this website I learned a lot about them–and...

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Thank-You Notes

Thank-You Notes

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 | 4 comments

Thanks to our piano tuner who came today and played “Claire de Lune” so beautifully when he was finished. You know, mama is old-fashioned and of course I am not her little anthro or an anthro member of the family, but when anthros don’t have kids, they sometimes treat their little animal friends as if they were kids and needed to learn...

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Dressing Up on Turkey Day

Dressing Up on Turkey Day

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 | 4 comments

Hey, folks, I’m naked here…DO something! Well, here in Roma, there is no celebration of pilgrims or turkey or Indians or corn or stuffing or pumpkin pie or cranberry sauce or mashed potatoes and gravy—you get my drift? But I’m repeating a blog of Turkey Day last year because the dressing is so good and you might need a good one for...

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Turtles And Frogs

Turtles And Frogs

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 | 3 comments

Well, see those little guys climbing up the top of the fountain?  They are turtles, added to the original fountain by Bernini, and this link is really wonderful for those wanting the complete history of the fountain. It is in the piazza Mattei in the 2000 year old Jewish ghetto of Rome, where one also finds the crispy seductive carciofi alla giudia,...

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Ebony and Ivory

Ebony and Ivory

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014 | 4 comments

What a delight! Mama was passing one of the many priest stores near us today and in the window was a presepio, a nativity scene, which mama always likes to see even if she is not a big believer. Still…in her family, her mama always put the nativity scene, handmade and painted with love, on the dining room sideboard and it is a Christmas memory mama loves,...

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Going Green

Going Green

Posted by on Nov 22, 2014 | 4 comments

Rome’s great greens! Oh, boy, mama has brought home some of my favorite vegetables, and I understand well how important they are to everyone’s diet just as grass is so important to mine. I wish she’d bring home some of that—she picks in parks and places like that now that we are in a city, but she washes it pretty well and I eat it with...

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Statutes of Liberty

Statutes of Liberty

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 | 4 comments

Obama got tough. Isn’t that what everyone wanted him to do? And then when he does it, the Republicans protest.  Go, Obama! Today mama read me a poem published on a friend’s blog, and we both cried.  The blog is called It’s Noodle and Noodle is a very savvy kitty, just like the savvy doggies and kitties at Jan’s Funny Farm. The...

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SPQR*

SPQR*

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 | 4 comments

Well, I’ve been gazing out on the street lately because the weather is so beautiful an people wander all around here because we are in the direct path of arriving at the Pantheon, a taxi stand, the little elephant, the vestment stores for priests (everything from socks to shoes to sweaters to white collars!), street magicians, horses and buggies and...

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Preening In The Piazza

Preening In The Piazza

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 | 4 comments

This is one of two “bathtubs” in the Piazza Farnese in Rome, where mama took this photo of PIGEONS having a drink and taking a little bath right in PUBLIC!!! Pigeons have never been known for their smarts, though, right?  Maybe that’s why they are served on so many menus in Rome’s trattorie, haha! Okay, I know that was mean but if I...

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The Play’s The Thing

The Play’s The Thing

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 | 6 comments

Well, mama is beat tonight and I just thought I’d go comfort her and do a little blog with photos just for kicks.  I realize that I look like a crazed weasel in these pics, but what the heck… All work and no play makes Loulou a dull kitty. Basta, ça suffit! I’m beat…    ...

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Monumental RAIN!

Monumental RAIN!

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 | 0 comments

That is NOT mama out there in the water! But looks like fun… Well, we’re not doing any site-seeing today, that’s for sure. All these visitors here and people to see and things to discover and places to eat and what do we get—? WATER. WATER. AND MORE WATER. I know this may or may not offend my readers, but mama buys this really funny book...

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Cold War, Cold Shoulder

Cold War, Cold Shoulder

Posted by on Nov 16, 2014 | 4 comments

Learn Russian? NOT ME, BABY…NO WAY.  Cat-alan, maybe, haha. Okay, okay, I’m not writing today about Rome’s beauty but sometimes when we look aound us at the way Europeans and Americans and other live, we have to also look at places such as Russia, led by an ex-KGB, immovable, inflexible, megalomaniac statesman who is not exactly in good...

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Elephants Never Forget

Elephants Never Forget

Posted by on Nov 15, 2014 | 4 comments

See his little ‘tusk’ smile ? Papa has driven me by the lovely piazza Minerva in which a church, Santa Maria sopra Minerva stands ove r the ruins of a temple erroneously ascribed to the Greco-Roman goddess, Minerva, when actually the temple was dedicated to the Egyptian goddess, Isis. But enough of goddesses. What I loved is the little elephant...

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Obama, The Athlete

Obama, The Athlete

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 | 0 comments

  Well, today ancient Rome has to take a back seat. Mama is singing with pride around our house after having read that Mr. Obama is going to revise the immigration laws for our country to allow families to stay together and to issue work permits for those who have hidden from authorities but worked illegally anyway to support themselves and...

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Roma, Amore Mio!

Roma, Amore Mio!

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 | 6 comments

  WOW!  Check out those artichokes!!! Signed, peeled, delivered! Oh, boy, mama has just come back from her first visit to the open market in camop de’ fiori with treasures galore! I see that she has puntarelle, those strange curly-ques of blanched chicory leaves that no one seems to know beyond Rome, and which, when dressed with an anchovy, olive...

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Calcetto Craziness

Calcetto Craziness

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 | 6 comments

The goal keeper at the ready… Boy, I wish they had taken ME to the calcetto game where one of those little anthro grandkids played like a pro. Calcetto is a smaller game of soccer on a small court and little anthros can play it more easily than if they played on big anthro fields with 45 minutes each half. It’s good for little anthro bodies and...

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Rome Underworld

Rome Underworld

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 | 4 comments

Hey, and this is only an entrance to an entrance to an entrance! Well, mama has been doing some research and found that so many sites here are open to the public that could not be visited for years. The beautiful villa of Livia Drusilla is part of a progam called Roma Aperta, which allows the public to visit places that have been rennovated and now may be...

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Shop ‘Til You Don’t

Shop ‘Til You Don’t

Posted by on Nov 9, 2014 | 8 comments

Okay, I’m cool again! Stress level level, haha, and no need for calmant pipettes to smoothe me out for voyages. Here from my vantage point I am looking out on the lovely sunny streets of Roma, where people seem always to walk in twos or threes—very few single souls around, but I think it’s because the Italians are very social and love talking...

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