Folks, I really have no clear idea why, but at the very last minute (the deadline is at 11:59 pm today), I signed up for NaBloPoMo. I mean, I can hardly keep up with reading all the blogs I like, and to think that so many of them are now going to be dishing stuff out daily--well, I suppose I figured, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em! A kind of internal peer pressure. What if I run out of things to say about Rome after posting daily in November and have to close shop? No fear! Here we go!
So, not sure if you know, but I just started renting out the tourist apartments in August. It pretty much coincides with the birth of my blog. Wouldn't have ever had enough time for a blog before that. My job working with over 100 university students, as director of their study abroad center, kept me on my toes with a small staff, a 24-hour emergency phone, and an endless supply of stories to make me the life of the party ("They did WHAT?!"). Got some real scares as well as some ha-has on the ol' E-phone, and I wasn't sad to leave it behind.
That being said, I'm still at the beginning stages of building my business. Part of it is a small DVD and book library that guests can use during their stay. Even though I don't run a B & B, I wanted to incorporate some B & B elements that I have seen in my travels and enjoyed. My only real criteria for the DVDs is that they are Italian movies with English subtitles, or movies about Italy. I just got a shipment of DVDs from Amazon for the library. Here's the list:
Life is Beautiful
I'm Not Scared
My budget limits me obviously from buying everything I'd like to, but...as they say here, piano, piano (little by little).
Have you ever seen any of the movies on my list? Which one(s) are your favorite(s)? Of course, I don't have anywhere near all the ones I think are essential for a good Italian film library. What movies do you think are must-haves? A wish list never hurts!