So I haven't posted in a little while so let me quickly sum up my weekend. One of my best friends, Mike, is moving to California for his career. It's sad for sure...but we are not the kind of guys to let something sad stop us from having a good time. Friday night: I have never had so many shots in such a short period of time and not fallen on my face. It was an impressive night, we talked to more women than I could count and no I don't remember any of their names, sorry but as I stated earlier, I drank a lot. We then followed the night with a long journey to umm...a gentleman's club to smoke cigars and chat with classy young women.
Saturday we broke out the coals, cuban cigars, bacardi and cola and drank around the fire pit for a few hours. We reminisced, smoked cigar (a trend) and got sad...again....So when the sadness kicked in...we bounced to a local bar. Again we threw back some drinks and partied. Probably more fun this weekend than the whole summer when everyone was home but hey we had to make sure Mike would come back to visit ha.
We ended the night with the best place on earth Versailles Diner for (if you are from Jersey...this is an obvious answer) cheese fries and gravy...We several orders which killed my diet but I make sacrifices for my friends haha.
That's it for now, It was an under par post but there will be more/better ones to come.
So this past friday I went to a bar/lounge called Alphabet Lounge in you guessed it Alphabet City in the lower East Village. I had checked this place out and it seemed pretty chill....then I got there haha. I surprisingly got into the city in 20 minutes (shocking...I know) but drove in 30 minutes of traffic to get to the bar and another 45 minutes to find a place to park. BUT my friend Mike and I didn't let that get us down....we met up with friends from Rome that we hadn't seen in almost a year. When we got into the bar I literally laughed out loud because the place was about 30 feet long and 10 feet wide...aka tiny...and it was filled with Indians lol...but luckily it was '80s & '90s dance music night...so good times were to be had.
I made friends with the bartender (Babu...hahaha) and we ended up drinking for free the whole night which was awesome. I busted a move to such classic greats as Bel Biv Devoe's Poison, Sir Mix-A-Lot's Baby Got Back and of course Will Smith's Gettin' Jiggy Wit it.
We ended the night with a slice from one of the many "Original Famous Ray's Pizza" which was 5 bucks....nuts!
Ok so here is the back story to my blog. I spent 4 months in Rome, probably...scratch that....definitely! the best time of my entire life. It was a time in my life that will stay with me forever, I met some of my best friends and had experiences that will last a lifetime. I have felt in the past that something was missing from my life...I come from a strict family and went to school locally so leaving home to go all the way to Rome was that something missing. I learned a lot about myself, the person I am, the person I can be when pushed and the person I see myself being.
While I was in Rome I lived in the best apartment out of any of the ones I was in (despite what any others might say...you ladies know who you are) it was on the great street "Via Mario Fioretti". I had 3 roommates that I spent every day with, every time we went out..we did it together. We were know as the "Fioretti 4" yea I know...lame...but it stuck and I like it so...deal. One of my good friends that I met there and her roommates hung out with us on a very regular basis and one day while hanging out at school one person asked her, "why do you hang out with them so much?" She eloquently replied, "Because we always have fun with the Fioretti boys."
She is a huge dork, but I always remembered it so...long story short, the 4 of us separated, but two of us (my best friend and I) live a town over from each other so the Fioretti Fun continues.
This blog is dedicated to everything and all things going on in my life. Some things may seem trivial and some may seem long winded but to me they are exciting and fun. A different kind of fun...yep you guessed it, Fioretti Fun. Believe me....you are in for a treat.
There are times in your life when you need to go crazy and have some fun, a different kind of fun...Fioretti Fun. This blog will serve as a compilation of the best of Rome from before, during and after my time spent abroad as well as anything related to traveling, eating in, living in and experiencing the Eternal City. Feel free to post any ideas or questions.