Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Colosseum is the oldest place I've been

Construction on the Colosseum started circa 70 AD and was completed in 80 AD.

I have a picture of my sisters and I outside the Colosseum somewhere. We went all over Rome, so I'm sure that we probably went somewhere even older than the Colosseum, but it was at the end of a really long trip, so it's all kind of a blur.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I'm my own little brand of somethin' with very few inherited traits.

I have my dad's temper, uptightness and analyitical criticism. I am also prone to his petty meltdowns over something minor. The only trait that I have from my mom is a drive for scheduling and planning. Wow, in combination those traits make me sound like a real peach, don't they? Physically, I have blue eyes and brown hair just like the two of them, but I look more like my Dad than my mom. Definitely got my booty from my Mama, and DEFINITELY got double teamed on the eyebrow front. But of course, I am easily identifiable as a member of my family by any non-member, because we have a certain "forma de ser" that is easily identifiable as peculiarly ours. I very much wish that I had the high degree of self-confidence that each of my parents have, and also their work ethic. The traits I inherited from them are their worst ones. None of their many stellar abilities and talents made it into my DNA. If anything, I wish I were more like my parents. Life would be much easier if that were the case. I bet there aren't too many people in the world that would say that.