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05:22pm 17/11/2005
  It's no good to be alive.



N.
 
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Society made me what I am   
07:49pm 13/02/2005
  I blame society.




http://utenti.lycos.it/nicholastanga/Repo.wav ( 250K Right click and "Save as..." )






...just like me.
 
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Old Navy rants   
11:53pm 04/02/2005
  Every year I check the Old Navy website only to find out that they don't ship outside U.S.

And I have to find another way to have my craved Old Navy flipflops (Best flipflops in the world).

Usually, I can't get them at all, cause I don't know anyone in the U.S. well enough to be so rude and ask him/her to do me the favour of getting those for me and then ship it here in ancient Italy.

But this year is different.
This year they have THESE:



This is the best shade of purple-violet I saw in aeons!!
I looked for purple flipflops for centuries without being so lucky to find some like those.

Now here they are, unaccesible from me. Unavailable.
Old Navy simply won't ship to me. AARGHH!

I hate to ask but please, if anyone who reads this and live in the U.S. want to help me getting those PLEASE contact me.

Obviously I'll pay for ANY expenses and I could even pay MORE of the actual price, I don't care. I simply NEED them (as long as any shade/colour they have thi year ^__^ But purple is definitely the ones I need).

PLEASE, don't leave me without my true purple/violet flipflops. It would be harsh as a punishment for not living in your country.

GRRR!!
Sigh :(


N.
 
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Stable. Refuge. Damnation. Panta Rei.   
10:16am 03/02/2005
  Idiot. Above her head was the only stable place in the cosmos, the only refuge from the damnation of the panta rei, and she guessed it was the Pendulum's business, not hers. A moment later the couple went off -- he, trained on some textbook that had blunted his capacity for wonder, she, inert and insensitive to the thrill of the infinite, both oblivious of the awesomeness of their encounter -- their first and last encounter -- with the One, the Ein-Sof, the Ineffable. How could you fail to kneel down before this altar of certitude?

-- Foucault's Pendulum, Chapter 1
 
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Yoga stuff   
04:50pm 13/05/2004
  Working on my toestand lately





My balance is a bit off, sadly...
and my head keep spinning a lot.

I have to work it out.
 
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PJ Harvey   
11:04am 13/05/2004
  Goddess PJ Harvey is coming inItaly and I am so happy that I could see her live again that I want to share this with all of you my friends across the world.



Can't wait.

Or I should say...

I can hardly wait... ^__^



N.
 
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Monday morning...   
09:50am 10/05/2004
  It is monday morning...
I have lots of things to talk and write about...

Do you think I have the time to do that...?

It is only 9.50 am...
Let's see...
 
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Old Navy for us poor italian males..   
05:25pm 26/04/2004
  this was a wrong place post  
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Cellphones   
10:53am 17/03/2004
 

I would like to make a little statistic so I would need you to know to EVERY person you know and tell me how many you know that DON'T have a cellphone.

You may even think to people you barely know... I just need the exact number of people you can think WITHOUT a cellphones.
People who shares one cellphone doesn't count.

I only need to count people who actually doesn't have a cellphone and DON'T want to have one.
People who would like to have one but could not afford any doesn't count.

Only people who doesn't have any AND doesn't want to.

You may add some comments but the important thing is the number.



Thanks in advance for your valuable help :)



N.
 
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Colors on me   
09:09am 03/03/2004
  Today.. :)))




N.
 
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Yoga   
11:26am 02/03/2004
  Three of my favourite asanas.








And today is Astanga day. So nice.



N.
 
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VERY reccomended   
10:22am 26/02/2004
  Interstella 5555

by Leiji Matsumoto and Daft Punk



Make yourself a gift.
Get this.
See this.
Buy this.



Trust me.



N.
 
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Anal Sex   
10:01am 16/02/2004
  Anal Sex
I found this one (from this one ) very interesting and, I have to say, clarifying.


The Gift of Anal Sex

Coming From Behind
By MATTHEW FREDERICK STREIB

Because I'm gay, heterosexuals are constantly barraging me with questions. (...) But most of all, heterosexual men and women always seem curious about anal sex and whether or not I like it.

I do. Other than macramé, it's my favorite pastime. And if you haven't yet, you should try it too!

Here's the long answer. The anus is a goldmine of nerve endings which contracts rhythmically during orgasm. Next time you're in the shower, touch it. I bet it feels good. For men, anal intercourse involves stimulation of the prostate gland and the lower end of the penis near the anal opening, which can lead them to orgasm even if their genitals are not stimulated. I don't pay much attention to women, but I've heard it feels good for them, too.


Well.. I am not gay yet but a "promising bisexual". ANd I have to say that I agree on every word.
To the point that I wanted to share this.


N.

Ah.. if someone disagree I would be very interested in having his/her comment...
 
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Nicholastanga breeds Nicolastanga   
02:11pm 13/02/2004
  I decided to start a new journal (that will be pretty empty if I know myself well) to write only in italian.
The actual journal nicholastanga will remain active only for english posts.

The new journal nicolastanga (that is nicholastanga WITHOUT an H) will host only posts in ITALIAN.

Feel free to add the new one as to keep the old one :)


ITALIANO:
con grande originalita' ho fatto un nuovo jornale che si chiama nicolastanga che e' uguale a quello di adesso senza pero' una H in mezzo.
Il senso e' quello di poter postare in italiano senza infastidire scrutatori e scrutatrici stranieri/e, e poter postare in inglese senza annoiare la fetta italiana.

Lo so che e' una idiozia. Oggi pero' mi annoio come e meglio del solito...
 
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English/Italian LiveJournal   
02:11pm 13/02/2004
  I am seriously starting to think about opening a new journal.. so I would use "nicholastanga" to post only in english... and the new one to post only in italian...
Do I need a new code or do I need to BUY a code or the whole code thing is not necessary anymore?
 
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Diet   
02:11pm 13/02/2004
  5 kilos in 4 weeks.
My much hated over-belly is slipping away HAH!


5 chili in 4 settimane.
La dannata panza sta scivolando via...
 
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Io poi ho fatto la guerra...   
08:58am 12/02/2004
  In banca avevo dietro di me italianomedio e italianamedia...anziani... sui settant'anni di certo.
Lui si lamentava che ci fosse una sola cassa aperta.
Allora comincia a parlare, cercando in maniera evidente la complcita' di qualcuno.
La signora avanti a lui non riesce a sottrarsi.
Non sembra convinta, ma partecipa.
Italianomedio borbotta che e' difficile, sempre piu' difficile... e che la sua unica soddisfazione e' che da vent'anni non da piu' il voto a nessuno.
Italianamedia annuisce e mugugna varie forme d'assenso. Empatizza, ma con calore.
Cosi' lui, finalmente lo dice: "Io poi, ho fatto la guerra"
Lo hanno portato in Polonia, e per poco non lo fucilavano.
E' anche invalido. Non si vede per fortuna, dice, ma e' invalido di guerra. Quella guerra li'.
In maniera delicata fa capire di essere generale, senza presunzione. Ma la cassiera lo saluta di lontano, sedando la sua impazienza con qualche brillante battuta da bancaria, e lo fa riconoscendogli il titolo: "generale".
Come andiamo Generale?
La faccio aspettare perche' e' il mio preferito, Generale.
Venga piu' spesso, Generale.

Il Generalemedio si rituffa nell'insoddisfazione, e sfruttando la nuca di italianamedia (avanti a lui) riprende a sgranare il suo malessere.
Rossi e neri tutti uguali.

Italianamedia a questo punto prende parte. Si risveglia il suo entusiasmo. Il lato oscuro della vita ha sempre la meglio, anche sulla piu' candida delle stanchezze.

E' vero, dice. E' uno schifo.
E' vero, e' tutto uguale.
E poi da il colpo di grazia alla mia sanita' mentale.

Berlusconi poi (dice) che delusione!
Quello la' (sic) ha venduto bugie (assolutamente sic).

E il Generalemedio ci sta, condivide. Rincara.
Ci tiene a specificare che e' lo stesso, a destra e a sinistra.
Ma non risparmia niente e nessuno. E, tirando in ballo i poveri commercianti, sferra l'attaco finale alle istituzioni.
E' un macello
I soldi non servono piu' a niente.
Non funziona piu' niente.
Questo paese e' andato a rotoli.

Italianamedia annuisce sempre meglio, a questo punto con fervore.
Sembra che nessuno dei due voglia smettere di lamentarsi.
E' meglio di uno sciroppo per la tosse, per loro.

Arriva il mio turno allo sportello. Loro mi restano dietro.
Perdo la percezione dell'ambiente circostante e passo gli assegni, non miei, al cassiere. Uno nuovo, giovane.
Lui automatizza il denaro non mio che gli passo, e io ricordo una immagine che, tempo fa, avevo letto da qualche parte e che mi era piaciuta tanto.

Ricordavano che noi saremo l'ultima generazione con i ricordi in bianco e nero... la televisione, ma soprattutto le foto.
Ancora meglio dico io... perche' il bianco e nero e' riproducibile. Siamo l'ultima generazione con i ricordi sbiaditi, come le fotografie a colori degli anni settanta con i loro colori nspiegabili. E sublimi.

Mentre l'uomo dietro il banco di plastica completava l'operazione per cui e' pagato, e dietro di me, presumo, i due italiani anziani portavano avanti il loro bagno termale privato, ho pensato che siamo una delle ultime generazioni che puo' farsi raccontare la guerra.

Poi non ci saranno che i libri.
O peggio, la televisione.



N.
 
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08:58am 12/02/2004
   
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Ink on my belly   
09:35am 28/01/2004
   
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Nichola interviewed by Dadi   
09:26pm 26/01/2004
  I found this on [info]dadi</span> journal and asked her to interview me (there are no limits to our exhibitionism...)

So, here it is.. and I'll try to be short :)

1) Have you ever had a relationship with a transgendered person? If yes, what were the main problems, and the main good points? If not, would you like to be in such a relationship, and why?
No. I have yet to find the right person to be with. And I have to admit that the main problem could be the fact that I don't usually "attend" places where I could more easily find transgendered persons. But I definitely want to have one.. I want to have a relationship with a man because I can't accept the fact that I can only be with women... I can't accept the damage culture made to me in my early age, plus I REALLY want to be with a man. Just have to find someone who is kind and gentle with me and make me feel comfortable. And about the tansgendered person.. I would like to be with someone who feels sexuality in a way similar to mine...
Damn english... I sound really dumb.


2) Have you always lived in Rome? Do you think Rome is more "alternative" than other italian cities?
Yes I always lived in Roma, except for some months in Milano. Milano is in my heart, and I love Roma. But I feel that my place is somewhere hidden in a distant mountain. And no, Roma is NOT more alternative then any other place in the world :) The only good thing about our city are the "Centri Sociali Occupati", some illegally squatted places where a lot of activities are performed, practiced, researched... they could seem "rude" at first sight, but they are a huge resource for people around here who don't want to (or can't) accept the capitalist way of fun.. that is all about spending lots of money. To be fair.. the best bands and concerts I saw in my life where in Social Centres like the legendary Forte Prenestino. Everyone should pay a visit :)


3) Does Yoga help you to cope with difficult situations in your life? If yes, how, and why?
I have to admit that yoga doesn't help me to cope. I think real life is not something you could "ease" with yoga or religion, or anything else. It is something you have to "match" on your own, with your strength and, mostly, with your weakness.
Yoga is something beautiful that helps me to feel great, and I love it. I really need my yoga and I don't want to be without it. Yes, obviously it helps me in keeping my balance. To feel great with my body and to feel that I love it and I love me (seldom). But life is stronger, especially in bad situations. I can't go to yoga class when I am really down. Life wins. It is too strong. Nothing and nobody can cope with it when it hurts.


4) What was the strangest reaction you ever received when walking around dressed in an unorthodox way?
A lot :)) Strangest.. hard to say :) Kids asking me why am I dressed that way. People trying not to look down at my skirt. Guys yelling me from running cars.
Maybe the strangest, in a good way, was when in a big shop I was asking the girl-clerk for a skirt and she jumped up and down in joy and spent about 1 hour showing me every skirt in the shop and helping me to decide which one to buy :))

5) What is your opinion on taking hormones for beauty reasons (as opposed to health, or transition)
I don't want to sound rude, but I am strongly against.
If we are talking about people with "sexual-identity" issues, then we have to be more cautious cause it is a serious issue and it wouldn't be good to judge. If we are talking about people not happy with his/her aspect and taking hormones to look better, or only different, well, I admit I am against. Anyway it is only about myself. I don't want to be the one to tell others what's best for them.
Only.. I'd like people to try, when possible, to accept themselves a bit more.
When possible.
Yeesh, I talk like a bigot... :(

And I tried to be short. Wonder what this would have come out if I were longer...
I really don't like me.

Thanks a lot to [info]dadi</span> who gave me the opportunity to show myself, once more, how much I don't like me.


MEME RULES
1 - Leave a comment, saying you want to be interviewed.
2 - I will respond; I'll ask you five questions.
3 - You'll update your journal with my five questions, and your five answers.
4 - You'll include this explanation.
5 - You'll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.
 
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