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Stalker Reunited with Reluctant Victim

Look everybody, it's the famous Nicky from Positano! She came to see me with Carlo and Poppy (her daughter who narrowly escaped my compulsive need to tweak her precious little baby nose). Despite my attempt to scare her away in March, she bravely boarded the ferry from Positano to Ischia to see me. And we done had us some fuu-uun.

There she is, and doesn't she look happy? I'm sure she found it quite charming that my bikini line was 1 milimeter away from seeing the sunset. That's the Castello Aragonese behind us, the same one that was in the background of almost every shot in The Talented Mr. Ripley, and we all know how that one ended...

Here are Carlo and Poppy. I expertly suckered him into carrying the ice chest down 1,256,301 steps. It's probably better that you can't see Poppy's nose because you would buy a ticket to Italy just to be able to pinch it.

If you want to see some more pictures, go to her site. In the contract she promised me photo approval. We'll see if she's a woman of her word :)


Blogger Annika said...

That's a really beautiful photo of the two of you - and I recognize that background! I'm really really really really really jealous that you're still wearing summer clothes while I'm in a thermo vest and mittens, but that's life I guess. Two days ago I went out in stilettos and ended up with a horrible cold. Sweden is ruthless and cruel.

9/09/2006 6:18 AM

Blogger Sicilian said...

Tracie. . . great pics. . . and yes Poppy cute as a button. . . so they say in Texas. . .but why'd ya make that tiny creature climb all those ginormous stairs. . .

9/09/2006 7:47 AM

Blogger nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Gorgeous photos. Although it's warm here (I feel for you Annika), somehow the view of smog in the Hollywood Hills doesn't quite compare to the view you have.

9/09/2006 8:32 AM

Blogger Sara, Ms Adventures in Italy said...

Fine, flaunt your bonding in front of us! :) Why dont you two come up to Milan....I can show you lots of gray buildings and landlocked people.

9/09/2006 11:42 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't you go forgetting about all your friends back home...I'm looking forward to a good stalking from you this winter - and you can pinch Lacey's nose ;)

Annika but be careful what you wish for....you might get our Texas warmth which is not quite as pleasant as it may sound to you now - 100+ degrees can be ruthless and cruel too :)

9/09/2006 12:36 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

Hey, I just stumbled across your blog and can really relate. I just moved to Vicenza, Italy almost 2 months ago. Can I put a link to your blog on mine?

9/11/2006 5:42 AM

Blogger Shelley - At Home in Rome said...

Ladies, yes, I am new to the expats in Italy blogger circle, however... this great post reinforces a silly idea I had when I discovered all of you: Italian blogger reunion. I'll even offer to host it in Rome. I'm seeing t-shirts, membership cards... :-)

9/12/2006 7:16 AM

Blogger Edward said...

Two total babes in a picturesque setting. Almost enough to make a red-blooded American male travel a few thousand miles.

But then again there are guys with names like Carlo and Genaro and something about an Italian name evokes a latent fear of cement shoes and strangulation.

9/13/2006 5:47 PM

Blogger Nate James said...

it looks beautiful out there, im jealous.

9/16/2006 3:15 PM

Blogger Kimono Karen said...

I too just came across your blog. How amazing for you! Italy was my first choice for my husband and I to move to and yet somehow we ended up in Japan. Beautiful, yes, but I still dream of Italy. I will be reading again!

9/16/2006 7:50 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know that you made me laugh and I really enjoyed reading some of your posts.. I'm an Italian in the US (Raleigh NC, to be precise) and now I can really understand the astonishment of Americans in Italy (see post on Taxi drivers).. :) :)
Still - come to NC and then you'll see if people EVER put on their blinker. So, at least, you must admit: Italians may try to pass you on the left (jerks, I agree), but at least, they usually do put on their blinkers and if they are on the left lane they're not going 20 mph on a 40 mph road :) :)
Anyway, I'm a bit envious that you're in Ischia :) Congratulations :)

9/19/2006 9:04 PM

Blogger Sarcomical said...

still. fighting. jealousy. of you.


you are so pretty, too. dammit.

9/20/2006 5:06 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Italy: Winning soccer, great wine, beautiful scenery, and beautiful women from the Lone Star State. Thank you Tracie for bringing Italy to me!

10/01/2006 7:18 PM

Blogger RennyBA said...

Hello Tracie - long time no see and I start with hello from Norway!
What a nice visit, story and pics. It's alwasy nice to see Italy through your eyes:-)

10/03/2006 2:33 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i see some panties

12/09/2006 10:12 AM


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