1. Monday, December 29, 2008

    there are no taco stands in italy 

    the au pair told me

    we were eating taco bell and chipotle around the huge kitchen island.

    any drive thrus, i asked her.

    i dont think so. yes mcdonalds i think.

    so i asked her the word for crazy in italian

    Pazzo she said.

    it will be called Pazzo Taccos i said. hard tacos like taco bell, deep fried tacos like Jack in the Box, soft tacos like Midnight Tacos, old school burritos like el faralito in the mish, and spicy burritos like chipotle.

    kids eat free.

    you make your money off the beer anyways.

    i said how are the bars in milan?

    she said, oh i dont drink at bars.

    i said it will be called Suburbs.

    with the instant fortune we will make handing out $4 tacos and $10 burritos we will lease some run down property like an abandoned gas station on the corner of the street, we will tear it down and build a typical suburban home.

    in the kitchen is the bar, as well as one downstairs in the basement where the bands often play. in the context of the old world, a tan and sand painted american suburban home right in the middle of the block will be shocking and always packed.

    but, i said, it will be better than the actual suburbs because it will have

    no kids allowed.

    and thats where i lost the au pair.

    however later she made cupcakes.