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I’ve got a lot to say. I guess that’s why most people start a blog, right? They’ve got thoughts, ideas, gripes, whatever, that they feel they must share with the world. Kind of egotistical, no? I mean, who’s really going to read this? Am I so interesting that I can hold your attention over the rest of the world-wide web? Strange to think that it could be possible. If you’ve read this far, you should know a little ‘about me’ as this page is titled so. Ok so, I live in Central Italy with my husband and daughter. He’s an Italian citizen, I’m an American citizen which makes our baby…doomed, as well has a dual citizen. The cultures to do more than clash; they kick, bite, and basically beat the crap out of each other. You have to have a very worldly outlook to marry someone from another country. People around the world are raised very differently from one another. What’s perfectly normal in one area of the world is cause for major concern in another. A short example: I stand in front of the fan to cool off when it’s August and the heat is insane and the humidity keeps you sticky 24 hours a day. My husband is convinced I’ve got some sort of superhuman powers to not have caught some serious illness by doing this. Sound senseless? It is. Italians are full of ridiculous beliefs that hold no ground outside the land of make-believe and nut-cases. But who am I to tell anyone that the sayings of their great-great-great Aunt Maria are bullshit? So I just listen and nod. Well that brings you a bit up to speed on my current situation, yeah? Ok so, read me blog now kiddies. Toodaloo!

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  1. Georgia Marketos

    Hello-
    I met your husband at the hotel where he works and it has taken me quite a while to get to read some of your blog. You are not the only one in a “mixed” marriage (culturally, I mean). I am Greek-American, born in Athens but lived in the U.S. since the age of 18 months and my husband is Greek. Yes, cultures clash but if you are happy, that’s all that counts. If there is anything that you would like from Greece, and/or English books, let me know and when my husband comes to your area next time, I will send them along to you.

    I teach Engish at Pierce-The American College of Greece. If you go to http://www.pierce.gr, you can check out our newly-launched website. I can’t promise to follow your blog faithfully, but you certain touch upon a wide variety of topics and it is interesting to read. All my best to your hubby.
    Georgia

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  2. Nice “About Me”…funny (culture clash violence), sad (Eva’s “doomed” ’cause of dual citizenship), shocking(Aunt Maria’s “bullshit” sayings)…. but mostly funny!! Sign me up for a daily dose of your view of the skewed world or…your skewed view of the world. :0)

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