Apr. 10th, 2008

Eugenio Scalfari* is BRILLIANT. The Festival of Journalism opened in my city yesterday, with his lectio magistralis, and I love, love, love that man.

Downside: I've also learned that I'm as bothered by people running a commentary to this kind of lectures (or any kind of show, really) as I am by those who talk/ask continuously questions during movies. People who think of themselves as heaven knows how smart or witty or funny, I've found, tend to desire the rest of the world to know it as well. Too bad all I'm likely to think is that they're twats. Have a little respect for those around you, would you? Jeez.

..woah, that was kind of a rant, wasn't it? :P I don't have many touchy subjects, I'm much more likely to play the role of the peacemaker (you know, "aw, it's not that bad, really", or "if you look at it this way, it's really kind of funny") than being irritated myself, but. They tramp on my nerves, they do! ;P

Still on the uninteresting side, MWAH I've finally received my copy of Feel Good Ghosts (Tea-Partying Through Tornadoes)! *squeals* I love those guys so much! :D ...of course, I'd been listening to the version I'd downloaded from their site for hours on end already, but I still played the CD on the stereo as soon as I had it in my hands. ♥♥♥

ELECTIONS AGAIN THIS WEEKEND! Booo, I'm busy as a bee these days - because, oh ha ha ha, someone has actually made me part of the executive committee of my commune (municipality? Not sure how that translates)'s political circle, for the PD. Oh, don't ask me why. ;) You know what? It's FUN. Granted, this is a "debate-junkie" speaking, there's hardly anything I like best than staying up nights with my friends (or people in general) discussing pretty much everything to death (and the sad part is, I'm very much not joking), but. It's stimulating. I love it! ...possibly because I'm quite new to it all, it's my first time doing anything like this - which meant that for the most part I've been doing a lot of observing. And I've been made "rappresentante di lista" too - someone charged with overseeing the voting operations and/or making sure irregularities don't happen. Each candidate has (at least) one in each polling station. I won't be alone, of course (thankfully). Gah! Can't wait. :D

...I'm seeing the people of the circle almost more often than I see my own folks. :P

I've been wondering whether to talk about all the situation going around here - oh, the stuff I hear daily on the news, I'm not sure you would believe it - but was wondering if anyone would be actually interested?

OH DEAR I'M LATE AS HELL. GOTTA RUN NOW. I'll have to talk some other time about my newborn interest in Cascading Style Sheets, then... *g*


* Founder and editor in chief (up to 1996) of La Repubblica, "my" newspaper. "My" as in "the one I've been reading daily for years", of course. ;P



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