It could have been a different life, and it almost was.
In the long series of events that unfolded in to what my life is now, it would have only been a few folds different for me to wind up in Greensburg.
If Siemens had not given me a job offer back in June 2011, I’d probably still be at the Elliott Company, and its more than likely that I’d have an apartment in Greensburg today. I even went to the trouble of touring several locations at the time, and at the moment when I got closest to pulling the trigger, some little piece of instinct bubbled to top of my brain and told me to wait for a few months.
Pictured above is definitive proof that my application for dual citizenship has been processed and granted. I got a strange package over the weekend from the Italian Consulate. I ripped it open, expecting to see my passport application. Instead, a bunch of documents written in Italian and two strange cards, one red, one blue. My poor Italian skills aside, I was able to figure out exactly what they were: election ballots for the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, the two houses of the Italian parliament.
I always look forward to the holidays, but this year was especially anticipated because it was my first Christmas to come ‘home’ to after moving down to Pittsburgh.
Keeping up with our annual family traditions, our family had our usual Christmas Eve pilgrimage to the Strip District to buy steaks and crab legs for our traditional Christmas Eve surf’n’turf. This year Bober and DPM tagged along and we had a fun morning exploring some of the shops in the Strip. We had a spur-of-the-moment lunch at Luke Wholey’s Wild Alaskan Grille and savored some awesome lobster bisque.