20 years old, translator, with a curiosity for the World and all sorts of different cultures. Emphasis will be placed on Italy (my heritage), Russia(an interest), and the Middle East (my other heritage). Along with whatever else is on my mind at any given moment.
Io amo la mia fidanzata.

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7th May 2014

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Very tired and frustrated, but mostly tired

It’s always an uphill battle trying to put my feelings/thoughts into words. I feel like my tone or fiction is always wrong to some extent.

On another note it’s hard trying to be a black and white person in a gray world. Feel really reclusive past several weeks/months and don’t know how to break out of it.

I can only take feining being okay for so much longer and then something will have to give. I usually manage to bounce back but I feel so lost lately, it always seems my autism comes in large bursts rather than a consistent medium. Fun fun.

Vague Ramble over.

5th November 2013

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I have strongly mixed feelings about Christie’s reelection

Strongly mixed feelings about Christie winning Governor spot, is it too much to ask for a Governor for NJ who actually cares about our waterways and future protection from storms? Communities like Bayonne, Jersey City, Elizabeth, Newark, and others in urban Jersey recovered due to the actions of their citizens.

I remember the debris covering what felt like 20% of the bay during low tides for about 8 months. I remember the oil spill that seemingly everyone forgot by the Kill van Kull shortly after Sandy that was also ignored. Yet Christie still wants to obliterate environmental funds which at least would protect from future storms, and at most would beautify our waterways even more.

Don’t get me wrong, I love living in NJ but our politicians lately heavily disappoint me. Christie is just bypassing us to becomes Pres and Booker seems to have top aspirations as well. We need more local-minded people.

Alas the economy seems to be the top concern to most of the electorate which interestingly enough to me is a strong point for NJ. I have been very lucky here so far.

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26th July 2013

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Apologies for the extremely long time without a post

I have been working 60+ hour weeks :(

26th July 2013

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It’s funny how quickly I’ve grown attached to this little state of NJ

And even moreso to the much smaller peninsula of Bayonne that I call home.

The kindness of certain people here never fails to amaze me, people actually talk to each other around here, only when I go back to NY do I realize how NJ people are so much less snooty. 

Also applied to lots of jobs in Newark and Bayonne today, hopefully I can kiss maniac commuting goodbye soon, it is wearing on me.

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19th March 2013

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So my birthfather blocked me on Facebook. I haven’t even talked to the guy in ages. Why block me?

16th March 2013

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thewildinside:

Next apartment/home would ideally have:

  • Washing machine
  • Parking space
  • 1.5 bathroom
  • Dishwasher
  • Nice tub…that’s kind of largish

Probably can’t get this unless it’s in a house and I don’t know if we even want a house.

Not necessarily, plus renting a house wouldn’t hurt (if we could afford one).

The only places with 1.5 bathrooms would be at least 2 bedrooms so keep that in mind.

With both of our future commutes in mind (LIC/Flatiron) the best locations for this with an affordable price would and good (under hour) commute would be:

Yonkers (this makes the most sense honestly), basically any decent part of Yonkers has a good commute and would have all these things.

South Orange NJ (about an hour commute for each of us), the price fits and we could get all these things, on the downside, train service is less frequent and not all-night.

Montclair NJ (same as South Orange but more expensive)

Staten Island near the Verrazzano Bridge has good prices, ok commute, and affordable places. The con is commuting via express bus all the time which could be terrible some days (traffic). Also doesn’t have a vibrant downtown like the above three do.

Mt. Vernon (in the nicer northern parts), quick commute, affordable housing, closer to friends. Southern part is seedy

New Rochelle (anywhere we can afford), biggish downtown, waterfront city, decent commute, closer to friends

North Bronx (Pelham Pkwy/Pelham BayRiverdale) lots of nature, good food, subway access, close to LI, ok commute

That’s all I’ve got right now. Everything else is either too far away or too expensive. I didn’t list Brooklyn or Queens due to worse apartments for the price (in general).

2nd January 2013

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Having my paycheck bounce= many confused attempts at using my debit card including getting kicked out of a bagel shop and cursing at a light rail ticker dispenser. 

I still can’t believe my “boss” joked that my New Year’s resolution would be “getting my paycheck every month”, what a prick.

8th December 2012

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thewildinside:

olivesexual:

stfusexists:

thedaddycomplex:

Holy mother of God. This is a real book.
Apparently, it’s to help kids understand and cope with a parent’s arrest.
I’m looking forward to the sequel: The Day Daddy Knocked Over A Liquor Store & Took Us On The Lam.

Uh…this is a serious issue for a lot of kids. Especially African-American kids, since 1 in 3 black men will be incarcerated in his lifetime. I’m really happy that this is foreign enough to you to be funny - I was lucky not to grow up with this situation either - but for plenty of kids and parents in this country it isn’t. And it’s a good thing that this book exists to help those families - not something to be mocked. 

I would love to get this book for my mom’s classroom.  A lot of families at the school where she teaches have at least one parent that’s in jail, and most of them are only in for selling drugs to get money to feed their families.  

I’m genuinely curious as to how the book is. The one kid I do know whose dad is in jail doesn’t actually know he’s there… Now that I think of it though there are a lot of topics that children’s books could cover: parents fighting, domestic violence, seriously. There’s something important about the message that things get better, there is a way out, etc. There are so many things they don’t teach you at school and then you’re in the real world and don’t know what to do with yourself. 

As someone who has a brother in prison and a father who was in prison I can say that such a book could have been informative and even comforting. All I was ever told to do was lie about these things and not talk about it. 

thewildinside:

olivesexual:

stfusexists:

thedaddycomplex:

Holy mother of God. This is a real book.

Apparently, it’s to help kids understand and cope with a parent’s arrest.

I’m looking forward to the sequel: The Day Daddy Knocked Over A Liquor Store & Took Us On The Lam.

Uh…this is a serious issue for a lot of kids. Especially African-American kids, since 1 in 3 black men will be incarcerated in his lifetime. I’m really happy that this is foreign enough to you to be funny - I was lucky not to grow up with this situation either - but for plenty of kids and parents in this country it isn’t. And it’s a good thing that this book exists to help those families - not something to be mocked. 

I would love to get this book for my mom’s classroom.  A lot of families at the school where she teaches have at least one parent that’s in jail, and most of them are only in for selling drugs to get money to feed their families.  

I’m genuinely curious as to how the book is. The one kid I do know whose dad is in jail doesn’t actually know he’s there… Now that I think of it though there are a lot of topics that children’s books could cover: parents fighting, domestic violence, seriously. There’s something important about the message that things get better, there is a way out, etc. There are so many things they don’t teach you at school and then you’re in the real world and don’t know what to do with yourself. 

As someone who has a brother in prison and a father who was in prison I can say that such a book could have been informative and even comforting. All I was ever told to do was lie about these things and not talk about it. 

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4th November 2012

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So much has happened this week guys and gals

  1. 1st and most importantly I got married Friday! The ceremony was amazing and not to sound corny but looking at my wife’s teary eyes was amazing. 
  2. Our moms are driving me crazy and especially my mom. She posted a status about how she has no power and no heat and how her flight got cancelled. Meanwhile she is in a hotel with everything and her flight didn’t get delayed. People are actually suffering deeply including our own family who lost homes, stop always trying to be included in things.
  3. Being up here makes me realize that I do miss NY and everything that it comes with. I miss friends and family and the water although maybe Philly or New England would work too.
  4. I don’t know exactly when we will be home but either way it’ll be fine.

20th October 2012

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Why do I always hang out in Queens or Manhattan?

Brooklyn is fucking awesome. Brighton Beach was a lot of fun today

20th October 2012

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I hate to admit it but

I’m jealous of her parties and such. I don’t know why I don’t really have friends but nights like this remind me how nobody would do such cool stuff for me. 

24th September 2012

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I deserve to be treated better for my time and money than I have been. A person can only be kicked in the dirt so many times. I swear these companies demand everything including hundreds of dollars to travel and I get nothing in fucking return, a phone call would’ve been nice. An update maybe? I’m angry.

20th September 2012

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So…

…my Italian citizenship application hit a bit of a snag so that is out of my immediate future. I also learned that most countries want nothing to do with immigrating someone on the Autism spectrum (I guess understandably) so I have been applying to a lot of jobs in the US. 

Anyway if I have any followers from Philly I’d love to hear what you think of it. It has been recommended to me several times so if anyone could shoot me a message that’d be great. 

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17th September 2012

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thewildinside:

What’s this? It’s the new stuff I added to my Etsy shop.

17th September 2012

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Click here →

thewildinside:

& go thither to mine Etsy store and window shop, or shop, or show your friends!