national dog day!

today is national dog day!

so all my love and best wishes to all dogs and dog lovers!!

specially to my beloved Stella!

in the mean time my countdown is pretty much down to -1 to fly to SF!!! can’t wait!!

stay tuned for all my updates on my first trip!

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“hate” is a damaging word

so….there is someone that hates san francisco afterall!!?!

i was having breakfast this morning, browsing through facebook, the news while sipping my big mug of coffee when i came across a post from huffing post calling an article “Peter Shish ’10 I Hate About You’ Post Draws San Francisco’s Ire, Confirms Startup Stereotypes“.
curious to find out what it was all about i clicked it open to read what it seems to be a great mess created by mr. celery.

ok let’s go one step at a time.

first of all i can’t help but laugh about this story. and i’ll explain why…

if you are reading this post/blog you might have understood that we know we, the senises, are moving to san francisco. it was love “virtually” at first sight. the desire of some “fresh air” to the mind. many researches and studing i’ve been doing, and after a few months, since my decison, one thing i can say is that i never read or heard the “hate” word about san francisco. period. not even on a sarcastic way (impression mr. celery tried to use to excuse /explain himself after the fatidic post on Medium).

all i read, hear and feel about my virtual experience with san francisco has only been positive. the articles, posts, people i spoke about san francisco, people i speak in san francisco. it’s, again my feelings, all about generosity, positiviness, helpfulness and most of all, at ease attitude.

erickson-kerne-san-francisco

so when i read the article about Peter Shih’s, let’s call gaffe, i thought “oh well, at least someone doesn’t like san francisco. but hey…you loner one, you seem to have hit a delicate spot there.”
i googled the guy’s name and the amout of results i got, besides his fame for creating a successful start up, in a city he “hates” and becoming a multi milionare thanks to it, was just hilarious! all the twitters have gone mad, fliers around the city invinting him to go back to new york city, a rebuttal post from Medium trying to pacify the whole situation, many bloggers expressing their opinion, sfgate.com news have crossed the ocean and gone to uk ( guardian / dailymail )…just to name a few hits….

considering my position with this blog, my virtual (soon to become real…) love with san francisco i can’t not join the san francisco residents and lovers in this matter!!

sorry mr. celery but you won’t gain any way of empathy from my side. but thanks for all the laughs with you big gaffe.

(fan note to “the bold italic” writer Jennifer Maerz: you have a very good point!!)

to fly or not to fly

well…how great is it to have your ticket almost booked and a “worldwide alert” issued by the department of state…!?!
all is set for me to fly to SF and i have to admit i’m a bit concearned…the news coming in are not really good, embassies closing, staff being transfered…
i have changed air companies and only flying with airfrance and not delta anymore.
i’m supposed to fly by the end on august and fly back on sept 11th…(nope that date does not worry me…)
so…shall i proceed normally (and not be paranoid!) or be worried for real and postpone the trip?!

pink plane

frankly i would go ahead…but some reassurance is quite welcome!!

please share your opinion with me?!

planning…scheduling…organising…

i haven’t been around for almost a month as i have been a tad busy organising my first trip to san francisco! part of the beginning of the senise’s adventure!
i have decided to, first of all visit the place i haven fallen in love and chose to experience a period of time!
there has been a lot of researching, visiting different sites, blogs, getting familiar with a lot of new information one might need when moving to a different city. well in my case, moving countries, continent!!
but i’m super happy and excited about this first trip!
of course it will be only me this time!! the pets remain in turin this time!!
i have found accomodation with, what it seems, a very sweet host! and hey! we share the passion for cooking which i guess is a total plus!!
for now it’s all!
actually i have tones of things i want to talk about but one step at a time!!
but let’s go step by step!
big bacio from a very hot turin summer evening!

piazza vittorio - turin summer 2013

piazza vittorio – turin summer 2013