After two months of bitter frustration and violent fits of temper, intermixed with bouts of piteous weeping, i am once again online in Gravagna. This time thanks to the magic of the Vodafone Internet Key. It's pretty okay. But it's hard to get a signal in a place like this:
I like the internet. And I like e-mail. I get a little shaky when I have to go without those things. But I've found something that helps. Here it is:
See, in this place the entire years worth of wine comes to you in a huge truck. You buy it in these enormous wicker-wrapped glass jugs and then you bottle it yourself at home. So if things look glum in the spring (say, for instance, gas starts to become prohibitively expensive), you can say to yourself, "at least i have a cellar full of wine" and then, you know, it's not so bad.
So stay tuned. I'm glad to be back, and I have lots more to say. The updates are going to be coming in pretty frequently.
(oh, and a couple links):
-This American Life recently devoted an episode to explaining, in good detail, the housing/mortgage crisis. I highly recommend downloading this fascinating episode.
-And my pal Steak has some funny ideas about life rafts.