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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Jim Thompson, Sep 14, 2005.

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  1. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    What we're thinking of is flying into someplace like Frankfurt or
    Zurich, and then just driving for 4-6 weeks.

    ...Jim Thompson

  2. Try Rocca di Montegrossi instead. Not only is it easier to pronounce, it's
  3. John Fields

    John Fields Guest

    Back again?

    Too bad. I thought we'd already dispensed with you and your THC
    induced fantasies.

    Not that THC is bad, it isn't.

    The problem lies with genetically inferior idiots like you who,
    after engaging hallucinogenics for recreation, suddenly think that
    they've been made privy to the secrets of the universe but can't
    quite work out how to tell everyone else that they should be doing
    it your way.

    Piss off.
  4. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    "Shablee" isn't wine, it's mouth wash ;-)

    ...Jim Thompson
  5. John Fields

    John Fields Guest

  6. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    I'll look for that. Thanks! The Rocca delle Macie is rather nice...
    I have a proclivity for strong reds with lots of "tongue".

    ...Jim Thompson
  7. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Hello Jim,
    Sounds like a good idea, as long as you reserve plenty of time for one
    region. I'd probably fly into Rome and take it easy.

    Have you ever driven in Italy? It certainly is not for the faint of
    heart. Make sure your rental car has a horn that's loud enough.

    Regards, Joerg
  8. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Do you think I'm faint of heart? I give Boston drivers heartburn ;-)

    ...Jim Thompson
  9. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Hello Jim,
    Then Tuscany is most certainly the region for a vacation.

    Regards, Joerg
  10. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Hello Jim,
    Then you should be ok there. But your wife has to be tough as well. I
    remember driving through Paris with some marketeers from the US as
    passengers (actually one from Phoenix). I can still hear their screams
    when we zipped into a roundabout. Even though I told them that there
    were at least a couple inches of clearance everywhere and that this is
    quite normal they vowed to never step into a car in Paris anymore.

    Regards, Joerg
  11. In Italian, double letters are pronounced double. In the case
    of the double c, you *pause* on the glottal stop for the first
    c, then remove the stop for the 2nd c. To an English speaker,
    it feels almost like actually saying the c twice - Roc-ca.

    Same things with delle - the tongue pauses on the palette for
    the first l, then continues for the 2nd l - like del-le.

    "a" is always said as in "father".

    In "Macie", the "ie" is like the one at the end of "gracie". It
    has a distinct eee-ayy sound - i.e. both vowels are separately
    sounded, not combined into a dipthong as in English.
  12. More bullshit assessments?
    I know that. You have no clue.
    Not a hallucinogen, dipshit. Not a narcotic either, as our
    sometimes retarded government would have everyone believe.
    You're an idiot.
    Hahahaah... getting to ya... Hahaha... good.

  13. My wife and I stayed in Castellina in Chianti, where the Rocca delle Macie
    estate is, for a few weeks in 1999. The pizzeria in that town had a better
    wine list than most upscale restaurants I've been to. We ate there quite a
    few times during our stay. Tasty memories.
  14. We rented a villa in Tuscany (near Arezzo and Cortona). Fabulous food,
    beautiful countryside, and quite reasonable prices (except for
    gasoline, of course). I don't have any trouble driving in Rome or
    Paris, but parking is horribly expensive, and smaller places are very
    cramped for vehicles of any size (eg. the center of Firenze).
    It's a blood sport. Exhilarating, most males will enjoy it!

    The trains are more relaxing though.

    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
  15. I read in alt.binaries.schematics.electronic that Jim Thompson
    Last time I looked, they weren't in Italy, and it may take you 4-6 weeks
    to get out of town, once you start doing the tourist bit... (;-)
  16. mmm

    mmm Guest

    and you can go on the north and the south of italy
    every place in italy does really good wines!

    if you like sweet wines try 'vinsanto' or 'moscato di pantelleria' very
    good with cakes ( like biscuit or things without cream )

    in tuscany and umbria there are still home producers of 'grappa'
  17. At ~3 shits a day, such a roll would last almost a year.

  18. HAH-HAH! LOL! Gotcha!
  19. John Fields

    John Fields Guest

    If you don't think so, then I think you need to find a new dealer.
    Oh, but wait! You're smokin' _legal_ weed ain'Tcha? LOL, figgers!!!
  20. Never touch the left hand of a middle eastern man!
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