Thursday, April 2, 2009

Someone say spaghetti?

How many kinds are there?

Pssh, who knows?? Not me. That's for sure.

But, Italians should know this stuff.
Italians should know allot of stuff.

Oh well...

So a little while back my uncle sent me an email that was titled "Forty Things in the Life on an Italian Child"
It was awesome.
I read it over, and over, and over and never got tired.


Because my mom said allot of the stuff was true. And I could totally picture her doing some of these things.
Anyway, for those of you who care... here is the email.

The ones that are red are the ones my mom said were true or somewhat true in her life.


01.You have at least one relative who wore a black dress every day for an entire year after a funeral.

02.You spent your entire childhood thinking what you ate for lunch was pronounced "sangwich."

03.Your family dog understood Italian.

04. Every Sunday afternoon of your childhood was spent visiting your grandparents and extended family.

05. You've experienced the phenomena of 150 people fitting into 50 square feet of yard during a family cookout.

06.You were surprised to discover the FDA recommends you eat three meals a day, not seven.

07.You thought killing the pig each year and having salami, capacollo, pancetta and prosciutto hanging out to dry from your shed ceiling was absolutely normal.

08.You ate pasta for dinner at least three times a week, and every Sunday.

09.You grew up thinking no fruit or vegetable had a fixed price and that the price of everything was negotiable through haggling.

10.You were as tall as your grandmother by the age of seven.

11.You thought everyone's last name ended in a vowel.

12.You thought nylons were supposed to be worn rolled to the ankles.

13.You're mom's main hobby is cleaning.

14.You were surprised to find out that wine was actually sold in stores.

15.You thought that everyone made their own tomato sauce

16.You never ate meat on Christmas Eve or any Friday for that matter.

17.You ate your salad after the main course.

18.You thought Catholic was the only religion in the world.

19. Your were beaten at least once with a wooden spoon or broom.

20.You thought every meal had to be eaten with a hunk of bread in your left hand.

21.You can understand Italian but you can't speak it.

22.You have at least one relative who came over on the boat.

23.All of your uncles fought in a World War.

24.You have at least six male relatives or friends named Tony, Frank, Joey or Louie.

25.You have relatives who aren't really your relatives.

26.You have relatives you don't speak to.

27.You drank wine before you were a teenager.

28.You relate on some level, admit it, to the Godfather and the Sopranos.

29.You grew up in a house with a yard that didn't have one patch of dirt that didn't have a flower or a vegetable growing out of it.

30.Your grandparent's furniture was as comfortable as sitting on plastic.

Wait!!!! You WERE sitting on plastic.

31.You thought that talking loud was normal.

32.You thought sugared almonds and the Tarantella were common at all weddings.

33.You thought everyone got pinched on the cheeks and money stuffed in their pockets by their relatives.

34.Your mother is overly protective of the males in the family no matter what their age.

35.There was a crucifix in every room of the house.

36.You couldn't date a boy without getting approval from your father. (oh, and he had to be Italian)

37.You called pasta "macaroni".

38.You dreaded taking out your lunch at school

39. Going out for a cup of coffee usually meant going out for a cup of coffee over Zia's house.

40 Every condition, ailment, misfortune, memory loss and accident was attributed to the fact that you didn't eat something.

Well, there it is.

The Life of an Italian Child.

Also... I have a follower name kgreen... but I can't find what blog they have because of the new dumb follower thing... could you comment and and tell me the name of your blog?? Thanks so much!!


  1. I love spaghetti!!!

    LoL that like of an Italian Child was pretty funny ;-)


  2. Guitargirl-
    Haha I know right?? For my grandmother this stuff is even more true.
    Me too!!!

  3. Hey! I'm your new follower! I know, the following thing is being stupid. But if you click on my name in this post, it should take you to my profile. My blog is


  4. Ooooooo ok! I thought it might be you!
    I'm not a fan of that stupid new thing. I liked it better when it just took you to the profile.

    I hate when people complicate things beyond reason.
    Thanks for speaking up!!

  5. I definitely thought I had changed those settings.. but I just did now so hopefully it cooperates!

  6. My great grandmother (100% Italian) had a friend named Zia.

    Italians are awesome.

  7. A-
    I'd forgotten you guys were Italian! I don't know why... your last name says it all.

    Cha they are


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