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Saturday, April 24, 2004 Nostalgia
Talked a lot, eat too much. Great couple of days.
Thursday evening we spent quite some time googling friends from schools. Seems a lot had done pretty good, at least those who did not end in rehab. We started with Alessandro , a guy I briefly dated back in high-school and whom Raoul still sees occasionally.. He was unusually brilliant at math and I was drawn to his geekness. He seems to have done very well recently. Then of course we had the two Brunis sisters, Carla and Valeria,. They were much younger and thus not in school with us, but their brother Virginio was my best frend and part of our clique. Then there's Zeno Toffano, certainly not a friend but in class with us. Nora Ferruzzi is now an artist. My friend Adriana is the translator of both Letterman and Leno's shows. Paola O. has her own public relations company in Turin. Three guys are into the foreign service now. Ghego's sister Roberta is a researcher with the Department of Egyptian Antiquities at the Louvre Museum. And on and on. Azaming what such a little school has produced.
Friday we had dinner at Ruby Foos. He loved it. A cocktail and a couple of beers each and we were on a roll. Friends, family, life, what we were, what we are. He refers to his wife as an exceptional woman and the best mom. He also told me she is still stunningly beautiful. Maybe I should market my skills at matchmaking.
Today we woke up late and went downtown so he could buy something for her. We had lunch at Zoe, had a nice little chat with the waitress, just back from spending time in Florence and working at the Guggenheim. We also chatted with the chef - we were sitting at the "chef counter" - he too has lived extensively in Italy and goes back every November.
A few more days now and I'll be in Rome myself.
In the meantime, Lisa will be arriving on Thursday.
Pam is leaving tomorrow for Syria.
Too much eating out shows on those middle buttons. 8:43 PM
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