It has nothing to do with the rest of the post, but think about it, no one ever plays a Canadian, not even Ryan Gosling. Whhhhaaaaaat?
Where ya been, beetch?
Since you asked, we’ve lit-rally jetted through Europe since our last post. It sounds pretentious, but as you read this one of us is most likely sitting on her couch watching re-runs of Keeping Up with the Kardashians* and screening phone calls from the outside world.
*Technically Kim and Kourtney take New York at this time of the TV season
SOEC took advantage of the falling euro (1.27!!) to visit Northern Italy. We started in Milan, braved the pickpocketers at Milan Central Station, and took the train to Venice.
Random Musings on Milan:
-Milan is a concrete jungle of Fascist architecture. E.y.e.s.o.r.e.
-No tourist maps. Anywhere. This could have something to do with the fact that it isn’t much of a tourist city because…
…There’s literally nothing to do in Milan but shop. We wandered around checking out the window displays for hours. Our personal favorite was a nativity scene made out of chocolate….HUH?
-Milan is allegedly the old stomping ground of Leonardo da Vinci. We didn’t see the ghost of the Renaissance Man or the Last Supper. We’ll just watch that episode of Gilmore Girls where the residents of Stars Hollow recreate the Last Supper, featuring Kirk as a dashing Jesus.
Random Musings on Venice:
-George Clooney’s face in the middle of San Marco Square sealed our affection for the city. GC for Omega is really becoming the new European landmark, and we’re not sorry about it, but we seriously question his sexuality.
-Rumor has it that Alyssa got gout from all the dark chocolate gelato she ate. No really, her symptoms match the ones on WebMD (too graphic?). Not bitter about coming down with a semi-serious case of gout, am bitter that eating gelato in the winter and walking outside usually results in frozen digits.
-Up and coming C.R.E.: gondoliering. Upward mobility, relaxed work atmosphere, probably benefits and 401k. Not to mention, the gondoliers run the social scene in Venice.
We’ve traveled far and wide, but it’s true, the best part of traveling is coming home—which is why we visited some of our favorite dining spots this past week. ShakeShack for burgers and fries, TopThis for self-serve fro-yo (carrot cake flavored fro-yo is DELICIOUS!), Godiva for our monthly free truffles.
-Song: Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen. “Here’s my number, so call me maybe.” So sure of herself.
-Book: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? By Mindy Kaling. So good, so relatable, especially for those of us who: use our debit card to buy things less than 3 dollars, had unrequited crushes on boys older than us in high school, offensively binge through the cabinets of people we babysit for. -Profession: Optometrist. But like, the independent local kind of optometrist who has a cool optics store and baskets of Jolly Ranchers, not the mainstream Lenscrafters type. Ugh, so commercial.
-TV Show: No TV, we’re busy doing Cardioke with Billy Blanks Jr.