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Luca Spaghetti (Giuseppe Gandini): "Americans. You work too hard, you get burned out.  You come home and spend the whole weekend in your pajamas in front of the T.V."

Liz: "That's not far off, actually."

Luca Spaghetti: "But you don't know pleasure. You have to be told you've earned it. You see a commercial that says: 'It's Miller Time!' And you say, That's right, now I'm going to buy a six pack. And then drink the whole thing and wake up the next morning and you feel terrible. But an Italian doesn't need to be told. He walks by a sign that says: You deserve a break today. And he says, Yes, I know. That's why I'm planning on taking a break at noon..."

Giovanni(
Luca Argentero): "We call it "dolce far niente", the sweetness of doing nothing."

One thing I think people forget in today's world of busy busy busy and go go go is to stop and take care of themselves.   Whether it is the sweetness of doing nothing or taking pictures or getting your nails done we need to take the time to STOP and smell the roses.   Here are a few things I do to take care of myself:   hot stone massage, read, photography, spend time with Spicer, spend time with Tommy, go to the movies, exercise, yoga, meditation, Saturday farmer's market, pedicure, working in my garden, sitting on my back deck, star gazing, listening to live music, and blogging.    

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Rebecca
09/01/2011 10:22

Live the movie, and love your blog izzy!! I believe this too!!

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