Monday, November 27, 2006

A bizarre Sunday.

I had a rather bizarre experience for me on Sunday. As I headed back to Leith on the bus it suddenly occured to me that the grappa I had a few hours previously had actually been the LOW point of my day. A confusing experience for this grappaholic.

The grappa was served in Edinburgh's Lazio restaurant and, to be honest, was as rough as some of the bars that the restaurant shares Lothian Road with. Granted it was only £2.10, which is the cheapest grappa I have been served in an Edinburgh restaurant, but the sandpaper effect on my tongue confirmed my old granny's saying of "you get what you pay for".

Fortunately my day had these other highlights to make up for the grappa disappointment.

1. Celtic coming from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Hibs.

2. Seeing Paul Buchanan of The Blue Nile in concert.

3. Falling in love with Italian actress, Olivia Magnani in Consequences of Love at the Filmhouse. These photos show why..........


8 comments:

ginkers said...

This blatant use of the grappa diaries as an excuse to publish pictures of attractive young Italian women is something I would like to associate myself with completely...

David said...

Italian Women... and some people wonder why I love Italy so much.

Anonymous said...

Paul Buchanan gig was awesome, was it not? Saddo here saw him both Edinburgh dates.

ginkers said...

Nothing sad about loving Paul Buchanan, or Italian women to my way of thinking.

martinobhoy said...

Ginkers

I thought you would approve!


david

Women, food, wine, grappa, football. The staples of life and Italy does them all the best.


anon

Yes he was awesome. Tinseltown In The Rain blew me away. And what about the cover of Strangers In The Night at the end? Very unexpected but it worked.

ginkers said...

My favourite version of Strangers in the Night was by the actor Giancarlo Giannini in a film I can't remember the title of.

"Strangers in the Night...," he croons.

"....ma vaffan?**o!"

Spangly Princess said...

hehe I love the way this blog just feels like two blokes having a bit of a drunken rambling chat about stuff. with bonus pictures. it's curiously comforting.

martinobhoy said...

We've been practising drunken rambling chats for about 20 years now........