Friday, December 09, 2005

if you look closely



If you look closely you'll see that ... gasp! ... that's not me that you see ... but me in my dreams!

Oh, to live in Rome and careen through the streets on a scooter!

14 comments:

José said...

Navigating though the canals in Venice or walking through Florence is far better! So I've been told.

ckhnat said...

yes ... but far less dangerous ... where's the fun in that?!!

José said...

Good Point! It would be fun if they would let you take one of those mopeds all the way to the Vatican and ride them inside the great halls of the Papal residences. Whopeee!!!

On second thought, that may actually be possible. Swiss guards? Please!!!

ckhnat said...

have you seen Swiss Guards before?!! there's a reason why Switzerland can remain neutral.

José said...

Do they have any other weapons besides those long spears and those colorful uniforms. Pardon my ignorance. I basing this on pictures I've seen.

ckhnat said...

i don't remember. i was too busy looking at Raphael's "The School of Athens". by the time i got to the Sistine Chapel i found little to be impressed with.

José said...

Cool!!! Either way, Rome is great (so I hear) and the Swiss need to stop riding the fence!!!

j.wo said...

I WANT TO GO TO ANYWHERE IN ITALY!!! TAKE ME TO THE TUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE FIRST!!!

Lisa said...

If you are going, Jen...I am going with you!

BTW, I finally posted something other than about furry, cute animals...finally.

Allie Riedy said...

Oh the nostalgia...I spent a semester in Italy, it's awesome!

N said...

a. how is her scarf flying back like that when she's stopped and her hair looks pretty stable?

b. can you really ride a scooter with high heels? i am amazed by heels. they seem to take incredible skill just to walk on.

c. changing your hair to blonde would not be a good idea if you want to be taken seriously as a scholar. i read a quote today that rang pretty dang true for our times, "Not being blonde and thin, you develop a personality very quickly." maybe that's painfully obvious to some but i don't think most guys get it actually. it ties into the question of whether classically beautiful girls grow up very differently and rely on their looks to win attention/favor/competition/income/etc.

(and no, I wasn't making any commentary on your weight with that blonde quote!)

ckhnat said...

sigh ... you're thinking way too much into this, N ... don't forget ...

it's a dream.

it's funny, though. you know how you have a visual picture in your mind of what you look like ... well, in my mind ... i'm blonde. i was blonde until I went to college and my hair began to darken to a brown.

do you work for her majesty's service, N?

N said...

and an absolutely lovely dream at that! i do hope my questioning of the scarf physics illustrated in the photo did not detract from the fun of the dream. scooters are brilliant. especially in european countries. when i'm in america i do prefer a motorcycle, since they have so many bloody huge SUV's i need more power to escape their crushing weight.

but i digress, this hair topic is far more interesting anyway... has their been any research done on young women going to college and naturally changing away from blonde hair as their brain begins to be used more and more? are you sure you don't sleepwalk at night and dye your hair gradually darker as you move through your education so as to avoid the blonde stigma? i hope not, because you actually seem like a woman who could overcome that stigma. and have fun doing it!

i'm seriously fascinated by this though. i didn't think anyone past maybe 12 years old changed their hair color naturally.

as to your last question, with your safety and best interests in mind...i'm afraid i cannot answer.

Paul said...

Rome, sounds like fun!