Cartoon copied from The International Herald Tribune, August 13, 2012
I would like to dedicate this blog post to my Italian husband, Gustavo Piga. When I saw the above cartoon in the International Herald Tribune I immediately thought of my husband and myself, the ultimate social media parents. I showed the cartoon to my male colleagues today at AP Television in Rome, announcing, “Hey guys, look, this is just like Gustavo and me.” Pietro took one look, “Yeah, but Gustavo has a “pizzetto” (mini beard) and no hair on top and you don’t have big big boobs and big lips!!”
“That’s not the point dingbat,” I answered, “don’t you get it? we’re just like that!”
And so it is. I have my blog, and my twitter account @mozzarellamamma, and my facebook account. Gustavo has his blog ( www.gustavopiga.it and his twitter account @gustavopiga and he’s on linkedin. We blog, we tweet, we email and we text, and sometimes we forget to talk. Ah, the fine art of conversation, is it disappearing? Over the past year sometimes we have found ourselves at 1am with all the kids in bed sitting at opposite ends of the dining table, computers open, blogging away. (You would think we could think of something better to do at that hour).
So here I sit in steamy Rome on the eve of one of the most important Italian holidays, Ferragosto. On Ferragosto, nobody, but nobody works in Italy. With the exception of the Pope who has to celebrate the Mass for the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, and me. Everyone else is at the beach.
Gustavo is at the beach with two of our children, and I imagine he must be beach-blogging, beach-tweeting, or beach-texting. So here’s just a brief post dedicated to him to say “Ciao Amore, Happy Ferragosto!”
Let’s see if he notices this post, if not I will have to tweet him.