Le ragazze pazze vanno al cinema ;-)
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March 25th, 2009 – by: JenCooks86
We decided on a silly comedy called La Matassa. We figured a comedy with a formulaic script and over-done jokes, we were sure to be able to understand some of what was going on. We were right! We had a great time! I'd say I understood about 35% of what was being said in the movie...something I'm very excited about! It's a huge improvement from where I started when I first arrived here.
I'm really tired but I just want to write about the experience of going to the cinema before I go to sleep. Well, it's no secret to any foreigner living in Rome that the Italians do not do lines very well, BUT at the movies, it's a whole different ballgame. I mean to call what was going on at that box office a line would have been a joke completely. I mean, you would have thought that they were giving away free money the way people were pushing and squeezing together. We didn't mind though. While being pushed around, people were happy to answer our questions about where to buy tickets.
A few pushes, squeezes, and "permesso"s later, we walked into the theater and took our seats. Well we took seats. Funny because while the Italians don't seem to preoccupy themselves too much with things such as organization and efficiency (again, no complaints here! hehe), they find surprising ways to do things just differently enough to confuse me. Not too long after we'd taken our seats, two women approached us, looked at their tickets, and read us their seat numbers. Seat numbers? Who would've guessed? After practically stepping on people to buy our tickets, we actually had assigned seating. We laughed, got up, and apologized, to which we received a pleasant, "niente," and found our assigned seats. The movie started shortly thereafter, and we enjoyed it very much. After that, we took the metro to Ottaviano, got some crepes and gelato, and walked home. Once we finally got the internet in the residence working properly, we were able to book our hostels for Firenze and Lucca!!! Yay!!
I am soo excited to visit Lucca! It's where my Italian ancestors are from! I would love to try to look up relatives there someday but for now, I simply don't have time. But I'm not too worried. It just gives me more of a reason to come back....as if I needed any ;-) hehe.
I know I don't update as frequently as I'd like, but I'm trying to get better. I've started writing and drawing in a journal as well. I feel like since I've been here, I've gotten back a part of me I'd sacrificed so long ago. I don't know where it's going to lead me, but I'm so happy I took this chance. Everyday, I'm so impressed by the warmth and kindness of the people here. That hasn't changed at all. Sure, there have been some instances where things didn't go so well, but in general I've never been happier in my life. I feel like I've truly found home here. Next adventure....working on coming back. Well actually, next adventure, Florence and Lucca this weekend. Next long-term adventure, working on getting back to Italy.
Wish me luck!
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