Pizza in Venice was first. I don't have a picture of the pizza itself, but it was a thin, almost cracker-like crust with tomato sauce, cheese, and basil. (Called "Margarita Pizza.")
|We sat right on the Grand Canal.|
|I did not eat the olive.|
|In Greece, vegetarian pizza comes with complementary ham.|
|They also got to make pizza.|
|The red, white, and green (tomato, cheese, basil) is for the Italian flag.|
|I still need some practice.|
Today, specifically, food + art.
(Well, I think it's art.)
The thing is, my sister is perfectly adept at doing kitchen stuff. You know. Stuff like making mac&cheese. And microwaving. (A skill I'll probably have to learn before college.) And knowing the difference between baking powder and baking soda. And putting the bottom on the glass pitcher of the blender before you dump yogurt, fruit, and milk into it. And comprehending the instructions on the back of the spaghetti box.
The other thing is, I am not.
To be fair, one time I did make cinnamon-honey syrup almost all by myself. (She melted the butter.)
Anyway, she's also very good at art. Any kind of art. So today when I wanted to make a Sherlock IOU apple out of the only red apple in our kitchen, I immediately handed it to her.
She did let me bite out the "O," though.
Now I have to pack for the trip this weekend, but I've decided I really hate packing (let me skip straight to the actual travel part any day). Why? Why do I hate packing? Because it drives me crazy. I'm the kind of person who panics as she packs, sure she's forgetting something, assures herself, no, if anything, she overpacked...and then inevitably forgets something.
Last time I went away for a weekend I forgot my sneakers. OOPS. *runs off to pack sneakers RIGHT NOW* That would be kind of very bad this time. And doubly ironic considering I just ordered another pair of sneakers so now I have two pairs of the exact same shoe (though the new ones are GREEN, like they-might-taste-like-key-lime-or-something-they're-that-green green) so I even have a pair to spare. Which is great, because I love my sneakers. They're like magic on my feet. Even if the rest of my body aches and is tired my feet are always like, "Hey, come on! We're totally cool down here. Run, girl, run!" And I have to listen because my feet essentially control my mind.
Well, not really. That would be strange. But when it comes to running it's effectively true. (Kind of like photons don't have mass, but they can have a sort of effective mass. Oh, wait. I'm done with that test. NO MORE PHYSICS TODAY.) This is why it is important to have my sneakers on my feet.
I will not forget my sneakers.
We are currently looking for 2 new members to bring us back up to 6 members.
Requirements are much the same as last time:
-- You must be under 25.
-- You must be a writer. (Well, duh.) State of publication does not matter.
-- You must be willing to commit to blogging every week on your day.
-- It would be nice you wouldn't mind tweeting from the @yalitsix account once in a while since I suck at remembering to do that and I would love if someone did that, too.
-- That's about it!
If you're interested in joining, please send a sample post to firstname.lastname@example.org, pasted into the body of the email. No attachments. We'd love to know a little bit about you, but no introduction posts, please. We are looking to see how your writing style would fit with ours and get an idea of your blogging ideas.
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Since it's March 31st today, we'll give you until April 31st (because nobody posts on Sundays) to send in your posts.
Good luck to all!
February 11, 2012, 1:00 pm, State College, PA --> Book signing at B&N
February 17-19, 2012, Farpoint Convention, Timonium, MD http://www.farpointcon.com/
Saturday April 28th, 2012, 11-00AM - 12:00 Noon. Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group Morning Program - Kieryn Nicolas: "Create While You Can Relate: Why Being a Young Writer is an Asset Rather Than a Disadvantage."