yesterday i was working on the book with benedetta--we were reading some drafts that i had written. i think that she thinks that i plagiarize everything from the internet, and bad sources, too. when we got to one entry that she really liked, she asked me "who wrote this?" uh, ok. yeah. that made me feel good.
i've also started to fight back (finally) at the "you americans" generalizations that get thrown my way constantly. i wave my arms all around and declare (in the haughtiest possible way) "vuoi italiani (insert ridiculous generalization about italians here)!" but sadly, it doesn't work as well as i thought it might--it just induces a lot of snickering (is that the same as sniggering? what IS sniggering anyway?).