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Draplin Design Co., North America
January 12, 2010
My Country, My Business
Posted at 09:11 AM

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Speaking with Martino early this morning, he offered to figure out a room for Leigh and I in Rome for our adventure next month. Being the “man of the world” I am, thanked him for the recommendation and said I’d make a reservation. He stopped my in my tracks and said, “My country, my business. I make reservation for you.” Done!

Just like that. Gotta know when to shut my big trap. Thanks, my Italian brother!

This is the train we’re going to take from Rome up to Milan! Excited as hell to see a whole bunch of Italy via train. Wow.

Whirlwind action: M√ľnich > Berlin > Rome > Milan > Colico!

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CASE CLOSED: The lowers case “i” killed the “1” character! And what a champion I am for missing that one. Uh, duh. Thanks to everyone gracious enough to write in with the answer, which, when you all stack the transmission up on top of each other, gently reminds me of my “dillweed status.”

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JUST LIKE THE MAN SAYS: Dusty Mendes comes at me‚€”swinging wildly‚€”with this one: “A small but solid collection of vintage boxing memorabilia.” Great, great stuff.

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LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT: Inglourious Basterds. Man. Now that is a movie. Thank you, Mr. Taratino. Incredible. The type was kinda all over the place, but hell, maybe I’m missing something there.

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I WAS THINKING ABOUT THIS EXACT MOMENT, FROM MY POST IN MICHIGAN: Oklahoma rings in the New Year with a local singing group.

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ON THE PLAYER:

01. Bellwether - Home Late
02. The Evening Rig - Never Been’er
03. The Night Marchers - See You in Magic


There Are 5 Comments

I took that train many a time when I was living and studying in Italy. The true beauty of Italian train travel lies in the Locale, Diretto and Regionale trains from town to town. Older, smaller, sometimes crowded, sometimes smelly. Vinyl padded benches, faux wood paneling, grandpa checking out your friend’s legs while ignoring grandma scolding him for it.

Posted by: twoeightnine on 01/12/10 at 10:14 AM

Hey Aaron. Hope all is well. Thought you’d dig this. From 1943, Disney’s organizational chart. Wow.

http://www.atissuejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/disneyorgchart1.jpg

Article: http://www.atissuejournal.com/2009/08/walt-disney%E2%80%99s-creative-organization-chart/

Posted by: Robert B on 01/12/10 at 2:57 PM

I know what you mean about the type in Inglourious Bastards. Some of the same fonts and seemingly random style changes he used in Kill Bill, so I’d like to believe there’s some kind of master plan going on here. He’s not the kind of guy to ignore details like that.

Posted by: eric on 01/12/10 at 9:29 PM

I have been to Rome six different times and have a strong recommendation for you. The Borghese Gallery on the city’s north side in the Borghese Park. The best collection of sculpture I have ever seen. Stopped me in my tracks and made me say, “Holy shit!” It is the only site in Rome that I go to every time. If you have time, check it out.

Posted by: RC on 01/13/10 at 7:13 AM

I’m pretty sure the type was supposed to be all over the place on IB.

Posted by: Tim on 01/15/10 at 9:41 AM
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