Last week I went to Gorizia with my cousin and his friend Gabriel. We thought it'd be fun to head up to the castle at the top of the city. I brought my camera along and took a bunch of pictures along the way. Fair warning, this is a photo heavy post.
Haven't had much time to update with photos and things here. My time in Italy's been cut in half so I've only got till beginning of April before I have to go back home.
I'm trying to make the most of it by going and seeing as many places as I can before then. I'm going to try to go to Florence sometime next week, and if it's possible I really, really want to see Rome. Its silly, really. I've been to Italy so many times to visit family and not once have I been to Rome. What the fuck, family?
Anyway. I have been drawing still. That's why I'm here after all. I like doing life drawing exercises at the station in Venice. Tourists from all over the place stop to take their first photos, or sit down on the steps to have a cigarette while waiting for their train, pigeons all around trying to find a few crumbs to eat....Its all very nice. Lots of fun things to draw. I dont have a scanner here unfortunately, and the quality is greatly reduced when I take a picture of my drawings, so I'll just upload them when I get back home.
I do still do my digital arts and stuff too, though. Today I did some speedpainting using Daft Punk as my reference, because I am excite for new album. Yiss. Also I love those glowy costumes in Tron: Legacy. They're cool. I want clothes like that.
Speaking of clothes, I got a sweater that says "For Cool People Only"
Because I'm cool. Of course.
Oh, here is le Daft Punk drawing. I can show you this one since it's digital c:
I have no one to show my new clothes to, show I'm gonna talk about them here because fuck you okay I like clothes THEY ARE PRETTY.
Yesterday I went shopping with my aunt and bought
2 shawls (scarves? shawls? There's a difference right?)
2 shirts (one with elbow patches--yes, I caved. I LIKE THEM OKAY)
and an olive coat
And that's it! I don't like shopping, it stresses me out. (Usually I try to avoid it but I didn't bring too many clothes with me when I left Chicago so I felt like some shopping was in order here.) There's too many pretty things and its hard to choose because I hate being that person who goes into the store and buys a ton of stuff, then the next day comes back and returns over half of it (like my mom), so I really sit there and think hard about whether I'd wear some piece of clothing more than once, and usually the answer is "Its pretty, but nope" SOOO I only end up purchasing a few things.
I'd take pictures but I'm a lazy butt and this entire blog post is pointless soooooo nope.avi
Been a while since I last updated. I've been hanging around, mostly with family and stuff. The weather's been pretty bad lately so I haven't taken many photos or gone out much because gloomy weather makes me feel like a blob.
I miss home a lot. As nice as it is to be here in Italy, I really miss spending time with my best friends and my boyfriend and just being with my family. I know that as soon as I got home I'd probably wish I were someplace else, but I guess that's just how it goes.
I hope it warms up soon. Its quite different being here during the winter. I've only ever visited during the summer, and it feels a little strange to go outside in a big puffy coat, when around me many of the trees and bushes still have green leaves (and palm trees! what.) and if not for the cold gusts of wind, you'd think it was summer.
I don't know what else there is to talk about. It would be nice if I had someone else going through the same experience with me. It kind of sucks that I'm here alone. Its harder to make friends who are my age. My cousin is the same age as me, but he acts like a big know-it-all about EVERYTHING, and I can tell that he doesn't like escorting me around everywhere, and I don't want to be a bother.
Anyway, I suppose its a nice change from my routine at home. And when I come back I have many new changes to look forward to, so that will be good too.
Also, I miss hockey. :|
P.S. Little Oscars blurb: Paperman won for best animated short! Yay!!! I don't think I talked about it, but I really, really loved the animation in that film. Just really a remarkable combination of 2D and 3D. Definitely deserved the award. Besides that and Christoph Waltz winning, all I cared about in relation to the Oscars were the dresses. Jennifer Lawrence in that Dior, hnnnngg such a beautiful dress god DAMN.
WOW OKAY I NEVER THOUGHT I COULD LIKE WINTER, LIKE EVER BUT YESTERDAY PROVED ME WRONG. I spent the entire day outside in the snow and not once did I complain about the cold or how much winter sucks or any of that. Because for once, it was all AWESOME.
But lets start at the beginning.
I got invited by Alice to come spend the day with her and a group of people who had decided to go to the mountains for the day. I'd never been to the mountains before so I agreed. We met super early in the morning and about 30 people from the ages of 20-30 piled into a bus we had rented and headed out. I had no idea what we were going to be doing. Out of the people, only 3 were going to the mountain to snowboard, and I think 2 were going to ski. So that left me wondering what the hell there was to do up there in the freezing cold for the rest of us.
We got to Zoncolan (mountain name) around 9 am and were about to head onto the lift that takes you to the top when we told that it was temporarily closed because there was too much wind.
Everyone's reaction: TO THE BAR
I remind you, it was 9 in the MORNING.
That didn't stop anyone though. We all piled into the bar and unlayered (everyone had on like six layers of clothing, it was hilarious) and ordered drinks. We sat around drinking and talking for about an hour when we finally got news that the lift was safe to run again. So we layered back up and headed out again.Normally I'm afraid of heights, especially when the thing you're riding on is shaky and moves in the breeze (like ferris wheels) but it was actually kind of fun this time. Maybe it was the alcohols that got me to relax, haha.
When we got up to the top, I said bye to Alice. She was one of the three that was actually there to snowboard, haha. We agreed to meet up again in a couple hours, so while she hopped up on the ski lift to get to the top of the hill, I explored a bit.
And by explored I mean I tried all the mountain whiskeys. lmao. GOOD STUFF. they were quite fruity. My favorite one was the blackberry one. We stayed by the drop off area for a little bit to warm up and then took a motor sled thing down the other side of the mountain, where the baita was. A baita is what they call a mountain lodge bar thing. Everyone was really friendly and we talked and I got to know people a little better, which was nice, cause till now I haven't had anyone my age to talk to besides my cousin (but he doesn't count cause we're related so...DERP)
Anyway once we were there, WE HAD MORE DRINKS.
BASICALLY ALL WE DID WAS DRINK AND DANCE AND SING AND ROLL AROUND IN THE SNOW.
By the end of it, everyone was drunk off their ass and on the bus ride home people were either passed out or singing Italian folk songs I obviously didn't know the words to.
I took lots of pictures, so I'll post some of em up after the break.
Well, I'm off!