6 November 2007

Hey

We’ve been a few days without internet since a storm struck the centrale (something to do with Telecom - isn't it always) last week. I’ve heard of many others having problems with the internet here but it’s been years and I’ve never been cut off. My luck ran out it seems.

Having a break from the internet isn’t all bad though. You get more things done, I’ve even done a bit of a cambio stagione in my absence. Not really a cambio stagione up to Italian standards, but ok nonetheless. I mean, many tops can be worn practically all year round, especially with a cardi on top so there's no point storing them away for months is there? The downside to no internet obviously is that you don’t have all information to hand such as weather reports, phone numbers, etc. I needed the phone number of a restaurant and had to dust down the enormous phone book and start flicking the pages to find it. Back to basics indeed. I’m so behind on other blogs, forums etc too. We’re back online as of today though so I’m catching up. Oh dear I can feel myself slipping back to being internet dependent again already ;)

I wanted to write about my last days in my twenties before the technical hitch. Too late for that now. Yes, I’m now in my thirties. EEK! Another year older... I had a really lovely birthday, my parents came over and as a caramba che sorpresa my sister and her bf came over too! All lovely and special. The piano bar man in their hotel sang happee bird-a-daya to me too.



What are the good things about being 30 I wonder? Help me out, I’m new to this.

21 comments:

Max said...

Happy birthday Delinissima!!!! Tanti auguri di Buon Compleanno!!!

Giulia said...

Happy Birthday, Delina! I am only about 6 months into my 30's and so far so good. ;) What a great thing to have your family surprising you with a visit! Sorry about your internet problems, but you're right, one manages to get more done around the house when it happens! Just this morning, (thinking I'll never need it) I threw my telephone book (that arrived yesterday) into the recycling bin. It's due to be picked up Thursday morning. I may very well take it back out though. One never knows when they may need it!

Annika said...

Happy belated birthday!!

Delina said...

Thanks Max, Giulia, Annika for the auguri!

Giulia, we haven't received a phone book lately, the one we used was an old dug out one. I wonder if you can tell them you don't need one, I imagine you can. True though, you can never tell when the internet will pack in :S

chris & erin said...

Oh Happy Birthday! or bird-daya :)

I'm almost to that point - but I've heard it's one of the best decades in a woman's life!

sognatrice said...

Auguri! Care to share the actual day so I can be better prepared for next year?

P.S. So far, 29, 30, and 31 all feel pretty much the same to me. Whether that's good or bad, I don't know.

Roam2Rome said...

Happy Birthday Delina!!!

Wow, I see that there is a club of us with b-days around the same time!

It's great for family to make a surprise visit :) It's good to see you around again :)

pat said...

Happy Birthday? That cake looks really, really good. How was it?

Delina said...

Chris and Erin, “the best decade of a woman’s life” ooh that’s good to hear!

Sogna, thanks! The actual day was the second. Also known as the day of the dead here. :|

R2R, yes I noticed there are a few other Scorpios around. Auguri to us all!

Pat, the cake was yum yes!

Jeff Gromen said...

Happy Birthday, but I don't remember what it's like to turn 30 anymore!!! You had to see that one coming.

Alex said...

Happy Birthday! You should be happy to know that the 30s are wonderful! You are much more confident, still youthful, smarter and just not ready to waste time anymore. So go get it!

Kataroma said...

Well, at 36 I can say that my 30s HAVE been the best decade so far. 30 was ok but 35 even better.

I'm also a Scorpio - maybe us Scorpios are especially internet addiction prone?

Kataroma said...

Oh, yeah - and buon compleanno!

Delina said...

Thanks Alex and Kataroma! I'm feeling better about the big three-0 already!

Mario said...

i have ten more years to go till i turn 30 YAY, well happy birthday hope it was everything you thought it was gonna be.

thanks for the reading material.

-Mario

Christina said...

Happy Birthday!!

KC said...

Happy belated birthday! I agree with kataroma, the thirties are the best (so far!) It's wonderful that you were able to spend it with your family.

Italian Wine Blog - Wine90 said...

Welcome back online and a belated happy 30th birthday delina. I still have two years to go until i reach my 30th birthday, but i have to say, without wishing my life away i am looking forward to it and being a proper grown up!! Elle

J.Doe said...

Well I'm 40 and only vaguely remember my days as a thirty-something, but from what I do remember it is much better than being in your 20s. You still feel young but you have more confidence and maturity.
Enjoy your 30s. they are the best.
Happy belated birthday wishes. Hope it was fun.

Jessica_in_Rome said...

Happy Birthday! Sorry it's late :)

Leanne said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! (bit belated)

I have no idea what is good about being 30 as I am one year and one month off!