Now that EZ has been whisked back to Paris, I found myself kind of sleepwalking through the day – on one hand, not really doing much worth discussing, but on the other, more aware of the little things. This is probably a good time to recap some random observations and idiosyncrasies of Rome; at least from this American’s perspective :
I’m not exactly proud of it, but we found ourselves back at Rossopomodoro for lunch. I know, it’s almost sacrilege to return to a place that might even be a distant cousin of Applebee’s in its ethos, but it was a pretty simple equation on this day – it was hot as fuck out there, and they were the closest place that had indoor seating with air conditioning. Continue reading Rome : Day VII – Fried and Tongue-Tied
We got up at a time where eating cereal was actually appropriate, which was par for the course for EZ, but for me was a source of great pride and sense of accomplishment. Over breakfast we laid out our plan for the day, of course optimized to avoid backtracking of taking an inefficient route – I may be wild and free in my unemployment, but I am still me. Continue reading Rome : Day VI – A Contrast in Service
We started the day off with lunch at Rossopomodoro next to the Sanctuary. I don’t know for sure, but I have a feeling that the place is part of a chain that would be somewhat akin to TGIFriday’s in America. Nonetheless, the food was still quite good – even crappy Italian food is better than anything you would get without a reservation back home.
Today was all about waiting for the lovely and talented EZ (you may remember her from London) to arrive from Paris in the afternoon. I slept in to a semi-reasonable hour, strolled by the kitties at Torre Argentina – said hello to the one that sleeps on the wall and hates me for some reason, and then set out on a search for a Thai foot massage. I’m not addicted. Who said I’m addicted? I can stop when I want to. It’s not like you’re perfect! Continue reading Rome : Day IV – Arrivals and Departures