Monthly Archives: June 2015

Mi Piace, Mi Gusta – Day 7: Cucinare (To Cook)

Today I got to do something I’ve been waiting a year to do. Those of you who have been following me for a while may remember that during last year’s trip to Rome, I took a cooking class. However, it … Continue reading

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Mi Piace, Mi Gusta – Day 6: Una tipica giornata a Roma (a typical day in Rome)

For today’s blog post, I’m joining with the Spin Cycle blog prompt over at Lemon Drop Pie. Our prompt for this week is to talk about our typical day or our routines, so I’m going to talk today about a … Continue reading

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Mi Piace, Mi Gusta – Day 5: Non funziona (It doesn’t work)

Last night I couldn’t finish my blog post because the  wifi in my apartment seemed to cut out. After a frustrating hour or so, I went  to  bed around midnight. Four hours later I wa awakened by  a weird nightmare … Continue reading

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Mi Piace, Mi Gusta – Day 4: Nulla Pazza (Nothing crazy)

Last year, I was blessed to see Pope Francis give the General Audience while on I was on pilgrimage (btw, check out The Catholic Traveler for great Catholic pilgrimages). After Katie and I got our tickets for the General Audience, … Continue reading

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Mi Piace, Mi Gusta – Day 3: Non posso parlare

Today I lost the ability to speak Italian. Well, only briefly. I did okay in class today. We had a student teacher visiting our room, and our teacher asked us (in Italian, of course), “Who is she?” A couple people … Continue reading

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Mi Piace, Mi Gusta – Day 2: Il primo giorno di scuola

Today was the first day of school. I met Katie and her two British roommates at a corner on the way to school. It was fun to walk the old path to school and say, “Buongiorno, San Pietro!” while crossing … Continue reading

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Mi Piace, Mi Gusta – Day 1: Sona a Casa

Welcome to “Mi Piace, Mi Gusta”! (Mi Piace is Italian for “I like” and Mi Gusta is the same in Spanish.) Well, this trip started out with a whimper. On the way to the airport, I got a call from … Continue reading

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Spin Cycle: Summer Reading List

This week on the Spin Cycle, Ginny Marie is asking for our summer reading lists. Here are a few things on my Kindle app that I’m hoping to get read this summer.   1. Capturing Today by Jess Evander–I read … Continue reading

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How to Throw a Facebook Book Launch Party!

On Memorial Day, I guest blogged on Seekerville and talked about how authors can throw themselves a book launch party on Facebook. I thought I’d run a recap of that blog post here as part of the Spin Cycle’s “summer … Continue reading

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