Wednesday, February 22, 2006


Ciao Mi amici,

Today is a beautiful sunny day in Boston. I am taking my mood from the inspiration
of happiness in the form of rice triangle goodness. I found this image on OMNASTE Blog. It made me smile so I want to share my smiles with you.

Thanks to Giada DeLaurentis of Everyday Italian Cooking Fame...I am now obsessed with making Red wine Veggie Risotto....just like my Nonna used to make. YUMMY!

This weekend was fabulous. I had so much fun with my BRO and his girl and
my husband and my sista in law and her husband SKIING . I used to be a crazy skier when i was younger. Then i had a fall and then was afraid for YEARS to get back and have fun with skis. Let me just tell you....I could not have had such a fun time had it not been for the careful pointers and encouragement in gradually working on my Alpine Skills from my three best teachers, Joseph my ultra cool brother, David my ultra supportve husband and Kate my bros partner in crime.

Besides the fact that it was MINUS 7 degrees on the two mountains we skied. We had oh so much fun on Waterville Valley and Bretton Woods. Yes we skied in the White Mountains of NH. It was an awesome trip. We ate good Bison Burgers and drank Hynotique Ice Hotel martinis. Polished off TWO huge bottles of Yellowtail Hot Pink Cabernet Shiraz and Had a fabulous time freezing our derrieres off by climbing in and out of the OUTDOOR HOT TUB at the Resort we stayed at. YES LADIES AND GENTS WE MASSACHUSETTS FOLKS ARE CRAZY...We go in HOT TUBS IN OUR BATHING SUITS IN -7 degrees weather. THAT HOT WATER FELT SO GOOD ON OUR MUSCLES>

also we topped off the weekend by having a spa day at the Loon Mountain Spa. Oh my my skin has never felt so soft. I tried a citrus and blood orange salt and olive glow. Oh it was refreshing. My husband had a massage and My sister in law had a pedicure. Then we all enjoyed the steam room. Lovely.

Heres to a new fresh outlook on winter
when it snows....get your skis on
i think maybe we should try to squeeze in some more skiing before winter ends


Tuesday, February 14, 2006

An Apron....Thats Romantical !

Happy Valentines!

I am starting out the day by sharing with you a funny and amusing story
from my night at work last night at the Kitchen Store Extraordinaire!

s0me guy wanted to buy his girlfriend an apron for valentines.....oh so romantic

but then he was guys don't have nice quality aprons....where can i find NICE quality aprons

and i was like....i do not know...these aprons are good quality....maybe try macys? i was sure as hell

not mentioning the DARKSIDE....what kind of guy buys his girlfriend an apron for valentines day?

(maybe he thinks she will cook naked or something in it)

Ok with that I have to go do some work now
but maybe if you are nice....i will write more later

un bacio tutti


Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Rock in your shoe? Keep Walkin!....

Good Morning all,
I know all of you are saying , " Marisa does not like Purple."
Its totally vrai. I do not like Purple.
I could make an exception for these though.

Its a beautiful day here in Boston. The sun is shining.
Its is also a lucky day. I thought i had a rock in my shoe
but I was in a rush to get to work so i drove here
and then when i got here I thought I would shake my shoe out
expecting a rock....what fell out instead was....TWO QUARTERS!
Fifty Cents! I am RICH! Ha ha ha
You know its your lucky day when you find money in your shoe.

What you can do with 50Cents(.50) in MA:
- Half of your car can drive on the Mass Turnpike One- Way on your journey
- You can buy 40 minutes at a parking meter in Bostonia
- You can buy a Reese Peanut BUtter Chocolate Heart
- You can buy 1/4 cup of a tall latte at Starbucks
- You can almost ride the bus in Boston
- You can buy a soda in a vending machine
- You can buy two donut holes at Dunkin Donuts
- You can donate 50 cents to church collection at church
- You can buy one grapefruit at the Milton Marketplace
- You can buy a wine stopper at Crate and Barrel
- You can buy a cookie at Stop and Shop

As you can see....I am happy today.
The stress level is low.(and as you know I am 50 cent richer than i was before i got up this morning)
Its pretty pathetic that The auditions for American Idol in Boston
on tv last night were pretty darn sad. One contestant did look like
a poodle. Girl, get you some FRIZZ-EASE. John Frieda you are a
saint disguised as a weirdo. ANYWAYS....

Have you tried the new Starbucks Guatemala GOurmet Blend. Its a tad
bit more expensive( i will save my 50 cents for a nother pound of it)
It possesses slight chocolate undertones.

I would describe my mood as Chocolate-Hazelnut today.
What flavor is your mood today?

un bacio tutti,

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Lounging.....bEcAuse...I still Kick Ass

Ok so I love my Kate Moss might see that one again
since i have dreams about posing for such a cool picture
BUT since its the weekend and I kicked ass at my interview yesterday
I figured i would illustrate how good i feel today
(minus the congestion in my nasal passage this morning)

Its gonna be a damn ass good kickin day

Happy Saturday!
I plan on renting a good independent film and parking my butt on the couch
tonight with a nice glass of MAD HOUSEWIFE WINE


Wednesday, February 01, 2006



I think that is the new theme of my life.
Going back to Mass Art yesterday
and suddenly having the revelation of my life


Its funny how you leave an impression on people.
I saw old MassArt Colleagues and they knew who I was.
I talked with someone else also trying to get in to Graphics
and she offered me encouragement. I think I made a new friend.

NOw i have a whole lot of work to do today
soooooo...cross your fingers I do not lose the momentum.

If Kate can stand up
admit her faults
and move on.... SO CAN I!

un bacio tutti