Why the Black Sheep?
I'll tell you!
So, this is the story. There I was a few days ago having a mosey around some of my favourite blogger's goings-on, and I discover that The Englishman in Italy, or Pecora Nera ("black sheep" to his friends) had been having a spot of beaurocratic bother. "Well, nothing to write home about there", I thought, "we are in Italy after all". But his particular bother this time had to do with obtaining Italian Citizenship. I kindly left him a comment offering to find out all I could on the subject from the "Girls" at my bookclub that evening.
Well, the news from the "Girls" was so overwhelmingly positive, (in that both he and I are entitled to dual citizenship with all the attendant benefits) that I hot-footed it back over to his blog to fill him in; and I casually suggested we apply for citizenship together to see which county (regione), Piemonte which is where he is, or Veneto where I live, is first to issue us with citizenship.
Blimey! I tell you, that man is recklessly speedy on the uptake, and I find I have been officially challenged to The Italian Citizenship Race ... I only realised what had happened when some of his readers popped over to my blog to introduce themselves as fans of the opposition!!!
Of course I gathered up the gauntlet!
My 16 year old son Umberto said, "Don't worry Mum, the best man will win and I think that's you!!!"
Actually he's autistic so he didn't say that at all. What really happened was, I burst into the kitchen and barked - "Umbi, draw a lovely picture of Mum eating mutton hamburgers. Oh, and put a scared looking black sheep in the picture too!!!"
Of course once I'd heard I was at loggerheads with Pecora Nera, I'd hoofed it over there to suss out the opposition. WOW. That is one well-loved Black Sheep! No sooner had he published news of a Race, than his numerous Fans had turned out in force to cheer him on!
(On the wall in the background you can see the progress of Umbi's Countdown to Steam calendar)
Never mind Sal, I cheered myself. PN hasn't the promotional/artistic benefits of Umbi behind him!!!
"Umberto, do your worst!"
Be scared PN ... be very scared!!!
This blog is pro-autism.
Thank you, Sally xx
I feel it's time to separate my posts published in English and Italian. So I'll keep sarsaparillasal for posts in English, and I'll create a blog "twin" where I'll publish duplicate posts in Italian.
Ho deciso di creare un Blog "gemello" dove si può trovare tutti gli stessi post, ma pubblicati in Italiano.