Posted in April 2011

“Missed Connections”

You were sitting on the top step. I was prowling around for strange or interesting-looking people for my photojournalism project, “Portraits of Strangers.” I zeroed in on you because, well. Look at what you’re wearing. Let’s be real. I began speaking to you in Italian asking you if I could take your picture. “I’m English,” … Continue reading

Rexual Healin’

Rexual Healin’

“You know, ze show Cheers? Yes. Si. This is our Cheers.” It all began one night about a month ago. My roommate and I were walking home pretty late, and had garnered the attention of a pack of wild hyenas young men who were offensively catcalling expressing an aggressive interest in accompanying us home. In an unusual wave … Continue reading

Smitten as a Kitten in Mittens

Smitten as a Kitten in Mittens

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, especially if your neighborhood happens to be mine, in vicino di Piazza Santa Croce, and the Italian TRL awards are taking place 2 blocks from your apartment. We had some rigatoni-looking pasta laying around, so today i got really ballsy and decided to try making my own meatballs. Yeah… … Continue reading

Things I Miss

Things I Miss

Being able to spend four months in Italy definitely goes in the “oh-my-gosh-i-don’t-deserve-this-amazing-experience” category, and I’m very aware of how spoiled I am to be here. That being said, I’m thrilled to say I have a lot to to miss back home. Give me southern accents. Give me summer nights at Eddie’s Attic, prefaced by pizza … Continue reading