Tuesday, July 5, 2011


After arriving in Italy I had a two week period with a debilitating, spiraling illness inaptly named “Homesickness”.

 I started scheming ways to escape from the country, evening going so far as to calculate their success probability.

                                                             My algebra teacher would be so proud. :-)

But unfortunately my attempted escapes were thwarted one by one. I realized I was forever stuck in Italy with an over-zealous mouse, and a madre  who seemed set on shoving spaghetti down my esophagus every time I walked by.

Therefore, for the safety of others in situations like mine, Guido and I created an "Educational Diagram" for those experiencing THE 5 DARK & PAINFUL PHASES OF HOMESICKNESS, like I did.
Homesickness: Phase 1: Ecstatacy! One may thing they

have developed wings and start attempting to fly.

Phase 2: Confusion. Who am I? Where am I? What am I doing?

Phase 3: Maniacal Depression. One may attempt dangerous escape attempts. (SERIOUSLY--- DON'T JUMP!!)

Phase 4: Hallucinations. These can vary from talking mice to invisioning a bunch of Michael Jackson zombies approaching.

Phase 5: Haven’t actually reached this stage yet… Does it exist?

Here is Guido Antonio’s advice for the day:
 “Rendere le zampe la tua casa” [Make your paws your home]

1 comment:

  1. Animal AnthologyJuly 9, 2011 at 8:04 PM

    Had the exact same thing when I was an exchange student... didn't get to phase 4 tho