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Saturday, August 09, 2008

Shopping is helping me a bit

I'm trying to keep myself busy during the day, while waiting to hear my boyfriend and while sending my CV, but it's very hard.

This morning I woke up with the idea of doing shopping for myself and to take the chance to buy some stuffs which have something to do with my friend's wedding at the beginning of September.
I drove my car to the Hobby & Legno shop, which is quite close to the shopping centre where I used to work in 2004 and where I sent my job application in the past days.

I don't know why, but lately I'm inspired by stamping together with scrapbooking.
Well, today I found very nice rubber stamps and other great products. I felt guilty because I don't like to spent money when I don't work, but I ended up thinking that it'd be one of the possible methods to feel a bit better in this period, as my shopping is often strictly related to my hobbies, so it can keep my mind busy and creative at the same time.

I found some images of the products which I bought today, I spent almost 40 Euros, b,ut it's been worth the while.

wooden alphabet

3D stickers

paper flowers

heart-shaped chipboard album

rubber stamps

page decorations

Now I can't wait to prepare a nice card or a nice page for my friend's wedding, I absolutely need to think about different things in these days or I'll go crazy (it's such a hard period for me because everything is pending and unsure)!

Friday, August 08, 2008

I heartily suggest this great song

I'm trying to avoid to think too much, but it's almost impossible, so I decided to take inspiration from a wonderful song by one of the greatest Italian singers and I couldn't avoid to share this new song.

The singer is Jovanotti, he'd be Lorenzo Jovanotti, but in reality its real name is Lorenzo Cherubini and the special song is called "Fango" which means "Mud".
I decided to put here the video of the song and I translated the lyrics in English for you, I hope you'll enjoy it, for me it's really precious.
See you soon, ciao!

You can find the original lyrics here

(by Jovanotti - translated by Desi)

I know that I'm not alone
even when I'm alone
I know that I'm not alone
I know that I'm not alone
even when I'm alone

under a sky of stars and satellites
among the guilties, the victims and the survivors
a dog barks at the moon
a man looks at his hand
it seems his father's one
when he was a child
he held him as nothing and lifted him
the panorama was nice from the high
he launched into things before the thought
his hand was small but caught the whole world
now the city is a foreign movie without subtitles
the stairs to walk up are slides, slides, slides
the ice onto the things
the tv tells the streets are dangerous
but the unique danger which I really feel
is the one of being able to feel nothing anymore
the scent of the flowers, the smell of the city,
the sound of the scooters, the flavour of the pizza,
the tears of a mom, the ideas of a students,
the possible crosses in a square,
of staying with the antennas towards the sky
I know that I'm not alone

I know that I'm not alone
even when I'm alone
I know that I'm not alone
and I laugh and cry and I melt myself with the sky and the mud
I know that I'm not alone
even when I'm alone
I know that I'm not alone
and I laugh and cry and I melt myself with the sky and the mud

the city is a foreign movie without subtitles
a pot which cooks pieces of dialogues
how are you, how much is it, what time is it,
what's up, what do you say, who does believe it
and so see you
you feel alone at the part of the target
and you become a leper when you make a mistake
a sign of six metres says everything is around you
but you look around you and on the contrary there's nothing
an ancient world which is unite only thanks to the ones
who still have the courage of falling in love
and a music which pumps blood into the veins
and which gives the desire of waking up and getting up
stopping to complain
that the unique danger which you really feel
is the one of being able to feel nothing anymore
the beat of a heart into the chest,
the passion which makes a project grow,
the appetite, the thirst, the evolution in action,
the energy which is provoked in a contact

I know that I'm not alone
even when I'm alone
I know that I'm not alone
and I laugh and cry and I melt myself with the sky and the mud
I know that I'm not alone
even when I'm alone
I know that I'm not alone
and I laugh and cry and I melt myself with the sky and the mud

and I melt myself with the sky and the mud
and I melt myself with the sky and the mud

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Life goes on, what I need to do now

It's thundering outside, but only with dampness and without rain, as usually.
I'm totally unable to sleep, I'm not tired at all today or at least my mind provokes this feeling.

Yesterday evening I delivered my job application at the ipermarket where I used to work in 2004, it's situated just before Bologna in the Eastern part of the province; in the past I worked as cashier, but this time I want to be merchandiser, also with the help of one of my mother's friends who works for that company too, she uses to do the night shift and I really don't mind if it's necessary the same for me, on the contrary I think that it'd be nice to have spare time during the day.

Here it's a shot taken by a friend who works into the shopping centre too, but into a shop inside it and not into the ipermarket (that "bad building" behind the shopping carts is a parking with multiple floors, I don't like it at all, but at least it offers more space for cars):

shot by Always

In these days I also sent an application to become presenter for a very nice and new Italian company called "2BCrafty" which sells scrapbooking and stamping products, on September they'll start to interview the candidates and I really hope to be one of them, their products are very beautiful, I'd be delighted to present them and maybe I'd become also my first job...what a dream!!

I'd like to write a river of words and thoughts, but it seems that I'm not able to exteriorize nothing really important and interesting to read.

Thanks a lot to the ones who make me feel that I'm not alone and that I'm loved even if it's not possible to meet in person, I'd like to get even!!!

Have a nice time and see you as soon as possible with my news, a lot of kisses, ciao friends!


Thanks a lot, Nessa, I can't wait to pay and receive your great coloured kit which also includes a very beautiful pinky, I finally can have one of them too, hooray!!!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Travel Voter will make you happy!

Today I want to let you discover a very nice website. If you are still undecided about where to travel in this period of the year, I am sure that will be able to help you!!

Travel Voter is a social travel bookmarking website and a travel content voting system; after a quick registration, people can submit their stories with all the suggestions about the place which they want to propose and they can be voted by readers if appreciated.

There you can find every sort of destination, they are recorded by category of travel, so that you will have a lot of choices for all your needs; for example, it is very easy to find stories about discount travels, prepaid visa travel card, travel deals, travel channel, air travel, travel insurance, travel tips, last minute travels, travel guides, cheap travels and so on.
The website also offers the tag cloud with the most searched words or sentences, I am sure it can be a very useful tool for the visitors.

Just under the widget which shows the visitors of the Travel Voter's community at MyBlogLog, it is great to discover a wonderful service, which is represented by the "watch Travel videos" link, it connects you with a nice selection of travel videos from Youtube.

What are you waiting for?
If you are deciding where to spend your summer vacation or your next winter holidays, run to visit Travel Voter and get informed on travel guides directly by people with this great social travel bookmarking.
I absolutely think that Travel Voter will make you happy!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Someone tried to ruin my life...and maybe succeeded

I have no words.
Yesterday early afternoon I discovered something which could change my future forever, even if I hope that it won't really happen, I feel so bad since yesterday, I didn't sleep, I didn't eat, I even felt sick into the bathroom for what I read.

My boyfriend's family found very bad entries in my Italian blog and thought the worst possible things about me, obviously.

I admit that during the past autumn and winter I expressed doubts about my future near them, but simply because I know that we're quite different and I had the fear to ruin everything with my boyfriend because of it. I admit it, but I've never even thought such bad things, neither about my worst enemy!!
Fortunately my boyfriend, after a total day of silence from him and his family, sent me some examples of what he read with his family in some old entries of my Italian blog and, when I started with the first page, I immediately realized that not all the sentences came from myself, someone had surely access to my account and added a lot of hate.
I'm not able to vomit that kind of insults to anyone and lately I was also happier and happier to move, because I felt better with my future parents-in-law and thinking about my new life in Piedmont (I guess you too read this changement in my latest posts)!

Today I hope to have the chance to talk directly to my boyfriend and to his family, to tell them all the truth. I don't want to see 4+ years ruined because of someone else's mental disorder, I didn't write all that cr*p.

I want to move and go on, starting again my life with my boyfriend and mixing with his family, but I don't know if it'll be really possible, I hope they'll believe me and will give me a opportunity.
My boyfriend suggested me to leave for Belgium in any case, then we'll decide what to do with our relationship, but obviously I couldn't imagine to travel in this situation (I'm so sorry, Isolde).
I feel so bad now, please God listen to me!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Waiting to travel and move + HerProBlog opportunity

Summer is going so fast!
We're still waiting for the kitchen sink, while the 4 doors arrived...evidently they're not able to send everything good, as one of them is lightly scraped in a corner, but my boyfriend tells that it's almost invisible as that door of the kitchen will be placed in the upper part.
Anyway, I can't wait to move to start my "works" into the flat, I mean other renovations, decorations and so on; I'm already getting inspiration from bloggers who write abou their home, their photos are very interesting and useful. I can't believe yet that it'll be our own "home sweet home".

About my personal life, on the contrary, I have to say that I started to cooperate as co-author for HerProBlog, it's a place made by and for women who want to network and also to get the best for their online business, such as great suggestions to start blogging with profit, marketing and SEO tips, online resources, interviews and so on.

I'm very proud of my tasks, which are the ones of the section called "Discovery and Reviews", I'll share that place with another great blogger, we'll discover and review nice women's blogs, so...

LITTLE ANNOUNCEMENT: if you want to send the submission, we'll be happy to write our articles about your blog, you have to be active online for at least 1 year and passionate about blogging, but it doesn't mind the topic of your blog, the more you're varied and the more the community will become interesting; just fill in this form, we'll be informed and soon we'll write the reviews.

Another nice news item is that on July 30th I'll leave for Belgium with my parents by camper van and we'll come back on August 11th, I'm so much excited.
The bad part is the fact that my parents want to spend their summer vacation only in the Western and Eastern Flanders, so we won't visit any other region of that Country because we don't have enough time; what a pity, but I'm sure that I'll have other chances to be in Belgium, I'll try again to visit it soon.

Well, for now I don't have nothing else to report, but I'll surely update before my departure and I hope to have the time to create at least another layout before the end of this month.
Have a nice time and see you soon, ciao my friends!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

28th week of the 2008 Scrap Challenge

Even if during this week I was busy, today I found some moments to scrap and voilà my creation for the 28th week of the 2008 Scrap Challenge, this time scrappers had to prepare a page with free topic, but using material such as tissue, cork and so on.

I chosed to use two postcards of Bologna, which I bought some months ago from a newsdealer just with the idea of using them for a layout.

The title recalls, in Italian, my latest entry at "TheItalianVoice" blog, I wrote an hilarious and educational list of points to use about "How to know that you live in Bologna or province, Italy".

I didn't write the journaling, because I used some scraps where I've written some of the points of my list.

About the material, I used a sort of "flowering" vellum paper by Esprimo (line of paper napkins for découpage) which I glued in the central part of the page and some flowers in felt by Equatoriale and in tissue by Stamperia; I also used the green glittered powder by Country Decor with the glue to create some sparkling doodlings, two paper clips, two green letters of the alphabet (die cut style) and a flower-shaped brad by Stamperia.

A couple of details of the page:

Now I'm a bit in a hurry, but in the next days I'll tell you some nice news. Have a nice Sunday afternoon and evening and see you soon, ciao!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Bradaga for your Heavenly Sleeps

photo by Mister Rad

Today I was looking for websites which sell products for the house and I made another nice discovery and I think it is really worth the while to share it with the ones of you who live in the USA: Bragada, which sell the high quality Memory Foam Matresses.

The layout of the website is very clear and easy to browse.
The predominant part, which is the central one, is dedicated to the images and the sections of the great choice of beds, as well as other nice products such as toppers and pillows.
In the above and below parts there is a sort of map of the website, which devides it in 4 topics with several sub-items, so that customers can quickly and easily find what they are looking for.
The last part in the bottom of the home page is dedicated to the introduction of the great products by Bragada and their features.

Browing the products, I was attracted in particular by a wonderful variety offered by Bragada: the Adjustable Beds; they are extraordinary beds with a special curved shapes which support the normal posture and prevent from muscle strains and ailments due to discomfort.

A great section of the website which is worth to be mentioned shows the comparison between Tempurpedic and Bragada Brand; in fact, it enumerates several points which clearly guarantee the higher quality of the Bragada Beds, even if Tempuredic has been the very first famous brand of mattresses, because Bragada offers a lifetime warranty and affordable prices, as well as over 45 years of experience and the unique licence of holding the Orthopedic Research Seal.

Bragada proposes a nice choice about shipping; the options are standard delivery (which is free for a limited time), gold delivery and platinum delivery and it is allowed anywhere in the 48 States and also in Alaska and Hawaii with a nominal fee.

In conclusion, I have been enamoured by the wide choice of beds which Bragada offers, I wish I could live in the USA to try their high quality and professional services, but you who can...I heartily suggest to buy them and to relax completely in your bedrooms with them!!