I didn’t have a whole lot of free time while in Italy, but the time I did have I carefully scripted to visit places I really wanted to see. One of them was right across the lake from my hotel, Bellagio. The only reason I know it is because it’s the #1 hotel in Las Vegas, exemplified by its grandeur and luxury everything. So I thought being at the tip of a great Italian lake, it’d be just as amazing. Nope. It sucked. And I don’t say that without a bit of disappointment. It was a small, touristy town with no real charm or personality. What did make it fun was the fast, windy road to Bellagio from Como which I drove with wreckless abandon with my Fiat 500.
A month ago or so I laid down a huge bet with one of my flickr contacts who said if the Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA basketball finals that she would dress up as Disco J. If Boston Celtics would have won, I would have had to attempt one of her sinful/skinful self portraits. I am SOOOOO happy the Lakers won, and even more flattered that she stuck true to her word. Thanks for being a good sport Kim. Lets NOT bet on next year.