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Well done, dammit, well done!

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I'm really glad and excited telling you that starting from March 7th I will work in the US! Chicago!!!

Depending on how well you know me, you could wonder about the title of the post, but, shortly said: it has been 2 years that I asked my Company to move to the US (look at the date in the URL of the link ;). My expections lately weren't that high anymore, but I applied for an open position at the beginning of September.

After english tests, motivational interviews, technical interviews and such, I signed my contract with the US branch of my company shortly before Christmas! And icing on the cake, I can't even be more happy than this since my darling lives just in Chicago.

Well, obviously it didn't happen randomly: she was my english teacher in Florence when I made the decision to take private lessons in english to prepare better for the needed tests for this internation project I wanted to join. Then... she became my girlfriend :)

My first choice in the US was, and has always been, San Francisco, but you know... Love is love! :)

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Wednesday 19 January 2011 at 2:41 pm

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Foho... on board! [v2]

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A slightly edited version of the same video.

Foho on a Ducati Hypermotard [v2] from orangeek on Vimeo.

Motorbike: Ducati Hypermotard 1100
Music: Rage Against the Machine, "Wake Up"
Camera: Oregon Scientific ATC2K
Location: uhm ;)

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Monday 22 June 2009 at 3:08 pm

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foho... on board!

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My first attempt with M$ moviemaker (the only powerful PC I have is kindly provided by my company... with Windows Vista too :( ). Quite simple.

Motorbike: Ducati Hypermotard 1100
Music: Rage Against the Machine, "Testify"
Camera: Oregon Scientific ATC2K
Location: uhm ;)

foho ! from orangeek on Vimeo.

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Sunday 21 June 2009 at 2:51 pm

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"Marley & Me" made me almost cry

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UPDATE: Thanks to Jackie  I've modified the text below to correct the huge amount of errors I did. Sob. :(

Yesterday I saw "Marley & Me". It almost made me cry... I thought it was just a classic comedy with Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson and some dogs hanging around. I couldn't be more wrong.

For me it's quite uncommon to be really touched by a movie, let alone to cry because of a movie. I have seen a lot of movies lately (even "sad" titles, like Gran Torino, Changeling, Frozen River, Revolutionary Road and so on...) but none touched me as much as "Marley & Me". I don't know if it sounds weird to you but it's true. Definitely.

I think there are 2 likely (and interesting) audiences for the movie: people who have/had a pet and people who don't but who are interested in pet. The first would see themselves in the main characters in the movie and the latter... well, I don't know. They could either decide to get a pet :) or to have more respect for all the people who love animals.

After the jump some thoughts about the movie, about me, about Tex and maybe some spoilers: I don't think the plot in this movie is that important. The point is how it has been told, but be advised: I'm going to highlight the spoilers.

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Thursday 09 April 2009 at 11:38 am

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Vincenzo e Annalisa sposi!

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I just came back from the wedding of my brother Vincenzo e Annalisa!

[ A Valentine for my Wife, CC-licensed picture from ella's dad ]

I wish you all the best!

The whole wedding-thing ran perfectly ( "da dieci" :), as we said in those days): great ceremony (I was one of the best men, along Alessandro), veeeery good reception (a lot of food, a lot of wine... we all love Southern-Italy-weddings :) ) and an amaaaaaazing after dinner party!

I just wait for the pictures (that I couldn't take), from the official photographer (Giordano - if I remember well - who also worked for National Geographic) and from our friends.

Just a note: the night before the wedding (sunday), your hero performed a great alcool-show in the old town in Matera (and in the hotel too)! I was completely drunk (thanks to my brother's friends): the best way to pay tribute to the wedding !

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Thursday 26 June 2008 at 2:52 pm

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