Kitty’s Kibbles ~ Little Bits of love

Il Volo shares their love in many different ways, not the least of which is sharing smiles..
Kibbles, is meant to be a different, lighter way to share those smiles here, with each other. Honoring their homelands a bit, and also tapping into a bit of “funny” seems like a perfect Il Volo way to bring us closer together, while still “SHARING THE LOVE”.

GIAN’S ITALY: is a Southern European country, a peninsula bordered on three sides, and shares borders with 4 other countries: France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia. It’s longest border is with Switzerland. It is home to 2 micro states, San Marino (25 sq miles), and Vatican City 108.7 acres. Vatican is the only nation in the world that can lock it’s own gates at night. It has it’s own phone company, radio and TV stations, money, and stamps: also it’s own Army, the historic Swiss Guard.
kitty gianDIDYOU KNOW? When McDonald’s opened in 1986 in Rome, food purists outside the restaurant gave away free spaghetti, to remind people of their cultural heritage!


JUST FOR FUN: * Wordy definitions not found in any dictionary, but should be? *

WRINKLES: Something other people have, similar to my character lines.
BEAUTY PARLOR: A place where women curl up and dye.



Commas save lives ie. let’s eat Grandma, or – let’s eat, Grandma!

Did you ever notice: The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are XL. (we won’t go any further,okay? Shhhh!)

Today, I was in a store that sells sunglasses, and only sunglasses. A young lady walks over to me and asks, “what brings you in today?”
I just looked at her, and I said, “I’m interested in buying a refrigerator.” She didn’t quite know how to respond. Am I getting to be that age?




The computer swallowed Grandma. Yes, honestly it’s true.
She pressed “control” and “enter”, and disappeared from view.
It devoured her completely, the thought just makes me squirm,
She must have caught a virus, or been eaten by a worm.
I’ve searched through the recycle bin, and files of every kind.
I’ve even used the Internet, but nothing did I find.
In desperation, I asked “Jeeves”, my searches to refine.
The reply from him was negative, not a thing was found “online”,
So, if inside your “inbox”, my Grandma you should see,
Please, “copy, “scan” and “paste” her, and send her back to me.

Author Unknown


??? QUESTION: Ladies,

If you had 30 minutes to ask one of the guys a question, what would you ask, and who would you pick? CAREFUL MARIE!!

Can’t wait for your answers! Till next time, here’s something that always makes me smile……Gianluca Ginoble sings Sinatra

CIAO, Kitty

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40 thoughts on “Kitty’s Kibbles ~ Little Bits of love”

  1. Hey KItty loved the bit about the computer swallowing Grandma sometimes I think my computer swallows me. Ha Ha My question to Piero would be whatever happened to his crucifix he used to wear around his neck all the time. I kind of miss it. Tha’s all I can think of for now.

    1. That would be my question, also, luckylady51. It seems like the crucifix started to “be missing” from Piero’s neck in pictures at about the same time the guys started the sponsorship by Etihad Airways in Abu Dhabi . I have always wondered if he was told not to wear it in public anymore.

      1. Very interesting. I did not link the timing of the disappearance of the cross with the
        Etihad sponsorship. Unfortunately it makes sense.

  2. Kitty, the video and music of Abruzzo is spectacular! Also, the video of Gianluca singing All of Me is an all time favorite. He’s so young…and that VOICE! 🙂 Let’s see, about that question…I would ask Ignazio if his life had NOT taken the path that it has, what does he think he would be doing right now ? (And no, Marie, I doubt he would be married to a lady from Ohio!! 🙂 )

    1. You don’t KNOW that, Jane.

      I would ask each one a question:
      Gianluca – Do you understand just how beautiful you are inside and out?
      Piero – Who is she?
      Ignazio – Do you like older women? Really, really, older women?

      Just what you expected me to ask.

  3. This is a fun posting!!! Beautiful Abruzzo, our sweetie, Gianluca singing All Of Me, Grandma lost in cyber space & ask our guys a question? Thank you, Kitty! I would ask each one. Ignazio. Did you get into a lot of mischief & trouble you were a kid?!?
    Piero. Will you leave Ill Volo for Opera?!? Can you do both?!?
    Gianluca. Do you still want to act?!? Love you as you are!

  4. Piero “who is she?”. Does he have a girlfriend? Does anyone know why he doesn’t wear crucifix any more?

  5. I really like the video of Abruzzo. 🙂
    When was the Eurovision so I sent a lot of questions…and I would like to know the answers….My questions for all: What is the main key to be able to make songs that can caress people’s hearts? Will you have some concert in Slovakia in the future ? Why do you think music is important for people and what it means for you?
    Do you believe in angels?If a person is famous, many people see only the “golden tinsel”, it is difficult to find new real friends, people who truly appreciate the famous man for his own personality, regardless of his glory. Find in this case a selfless sincere person is difficult. Are you able to get to know sincere people ? Do you think you can find out when people want to feed upon your glory? People know your beautiful music, your beautiful voices,but is there something about your personality, what they don’t know, and you would be pleased if your fans could discover “new” up to now hidden part of your personalities ? What you enjoy doing in your free time? And new questions :If you would not be singers, what other profession would you have chosen ? What’s your hidden talent, doesn’t relate to music? How you deal with the loss of privacy? Have you ever be tired of big interest about your personalities by the fans? Is it sometimes difficult for you to always be kind and polite to fans? Do you have also bad experiences with fans ?What are your goals for the future in relation to your career? Do you believe in destiny? Question for Gianluca: Somewhere I read that you wanted to be an actor, it’s true and what role would you like to play? What about James Bond? 🙂 Question for Ignazio : You bought a horse. Where began your love for this beautiful and noble animals ? Why did you decide to buy a horse and what feelings you have when riding on him ? Question for Piero : What means for you the faith in God ? You like dancing, so what’s your favorite kind of dancing? Where would you like to sing earlier in La Scala or the Metropolitan Opera House? If you could go back in time and you could meet one l great opera composer from the past century, who would it be and why? As you have seen , I have many questions but you wrote , if you had 30 minutes to ask….:-) During that time you can ask a lot of questions. 🙂

  6. Kitty I liked the answer about the refrigerator & for Gianluca PLEASE don’t follow Frank’s style of singing YOU are the crooner for the 21st century stay with YOUR OWEN STYLE PLEASE

  7. Your right Kitty but if I know Ignazio he would be serenading the patrons while they eat & also singing while making pizzas. Him & his sister together would have a blast & inbetween all the fun he would be writing songs

  8. I do agree, if her pizzeria was an actural restaurant , that would probably be true, for a while; until he ventured into more and more musical opportunities which would eventually direct him into some related career. FYI, Nina’s pizzeria is primarily take out, with the exception of one small table which someone usually reserves if desired. I did recently read that she has added one more, but ? I’m thankful that things transpired the way that they did! What would we do now without him, and Piero, and Gianluca together in our lives?

  9. Well I know I would be totally lost as I am sure everyone else would be also. They are permanently entrenched in my life where I live, breath & think Il Volo & listen to their music & talk which I have to keep quiet some because my family are saying I am going overboard & can’t I discuss somethng else. Pretty hard because I am thinking of Ignazio always. So I know as with everyone else we can come here & either blog or just read what someone is saying & also getting the updates from Kelly & Marie if she can get her mind off Ignazio as well. See Kitty were compeating about Ignazio but she doesn’t know it I’m winning, ha ha ha just kidding. As you can see I like teasing her. BAD LORETTA BAD BAD.
    I am glad to hear that Nina’s pizzeria is prospering because I would like to go to Italy & have a pizza there & it would be extra wonderful if Ignazio was there also.
    That’s pretty hard to tell where he will be at a specific time & now when he is staying in Bologna. This is nice talking to you Kitty we don’t do that very often. Hope I meet you in Vegas.

    1. Loretta, after knowing you now for several years and enjoying a concert together, I’m happy to see you finally admitted to being BAD! Next you will have to admit he belongs to me!

      See you in Vegas!

    2. Loretta, you sound just like me. I wake up at about 4:00-5:00 am everyday. Wash my face, brush my teeth, hair and apply my moisturizer. Pick-up my two iPads, earpods, cell phone, house phone and head on down to the kitchen for first cup of coffee (timer on for 4am). Turn on iPad,go to UTUBE and my IL VOLO playlist and first song of the day, “CANZONE PER TE” while taking my first sip of coffee. Then visit my gmail where my Flight Crew family lives to get new of our guys.. Then to Facebook and Twitter then finally, IL VOLO Tumbler. This takes about 3 hours until some one awakes and shatters my quite time with my guys.. I’m told that I too, am obsessed with the guys. I just smile and say to them ” I know you like them. You’re just jealous ’cause you’ve never met them”. Eyes rolling, I’m left alone with IL VOLO once again. My grand daughters, ages from 32 down to 10, thinks my love for the guts is adorable. They always ask how they are doing. My great grandson Gerhardt who is 2 years old and knows how to open my iPad, squeals with glee when the screen saver comes into view with my pict with the guys. He says, “great Nama and IL VOLO. BRAVO”. I ask him who is next to me wearing blue (by the way, Gerhardt’s bday, 2/11/13), he says ” Gianluca” and blows kisses at the ipad. Still in training. Next will be his brother Kazz. Can’t wait for 3/25/16. Hope to meet all of you, well most of you, in Las Vegas.

  10. I, too, have the question for Piero: Why are you no longer wearing your cross? The other two must be perfect because I can’t think of a thing to ask them. But I must warn Piero that he’d better be careful with his selfies. He is going to give this little old lady a heart attack showing off his muscles!!

    1. Allene NEVER admit you are little or old they are words that don’t belong to women. Remember keep saying the word beautiful, attractive, wonderful & magnificent & watch you change before the next concert

  11. You are right I don’t know what you are thinking because I will NEVER admit (that is a dirty word) he is yours because he is MINE MINE MINE remember those words

      1. I was hoping she would say that! It’s been too long since we “heard” that phrase from you, Loretta.

  12. Yes Loretta, bad, bad, but lots of fun! I so regret that I just cannot swing Vegas, and all the other costs involved, even just coming from Phoenix area but maybe it’s best. You see, Ignazio is also my favorite!! I would hate, for Il Volo’s sake, to cause any kind of scene over him, especially with the one with the hands. She happens to critique my articles, and I’m afraid what she might do to them, Of course I’m referring to my postings, not the guys! Or actually, maybe both!! So I’ll just stay home, and drool in private!

    However, I started this little side article, as I said at the beginning, as a way to spur conversation, create interaction, and maybe pass on some little facts along the way. We are all here because of our love, dedication to, and admiration for, three wonderful young men that have brought us faith, pride, and a renewed awareness of how wonderful life can be. One of the greatest things they have done for us, is to teach us to smile again. I can’t do it like they can, but by sharing little “kibbles” of info, humor, etc., we can show by our sharing of a smile, that their encouragment has been taken to heart. Another way, without words, to let them see how much we do love them, and each other. I think by these crazy exchanges, questions and comments already posted here today, I feel encouraged to keep inviting our involvment with each other, in the spirit of what Il Volo has brought to us.

    1. well..I was wound up for a really good reply to that first paragraph! Then you had to be so good with that second one. Darn.

      Really fun Kibbles, Kitty. Thank you for your always spot-on insite.

      Didn’t know you were a Ignazio-ite too. I think that makes about a million of us altogether. If I could just get past the lady with the walker, I could fight the others, and you, off.

    1. I think it’s great Kitty. It reminds me of the postings “I’m smiling because” we used to have. Your topic really motivated me to contribute, when I usually just read ( and laugh) what everyone else posts. Thank you for your “kibbles”.

  13. Thanks lynn, you know, there are times when it’s not always easy to let how you feel be known. Outwardly, we can express feelings in a forthright manner, ie. saying I love you, or I care very much about you, but thats easily done; it seems like the thing that really shows those emotions to be significant, is to be able to demonstrate and choose to apply those feelings within your capabilities. I guess that is my aim with these postings. My heartfelt posts are usually just that, heartfelt; but these posts are my attempt to connect to the guys in a different way. To make something that’s important to them, be just as important to me. To bring their Ilvolovers another reason to smile.

  14. Hello all! I know I’ve been absent from the comments/postings for a while!! Been busy with many things and I am leaving the nest and moving to my own little apartment in less than two weeks now and the thought of packing is so daunting and I’m an awful (or maybe great – lol) procrastinator!!

    Anyway, Kitty, love all your “kibbles and bits” here!!

    Sorry, mom – I think Ignazio prefers “younger” women. What would I ask? I congratulate those that actually only thought of one question, but yes Kitty did say 30 whole minutes?? 🙂

    I agree about the cross with Piero, seems a bit fishy….

    I’d ask when Ignazio was going to start writing his own music and when we’d get to hear it. All these teasing tidbits that he uploads are agonizing!

    Lydka – love all your questions! Ok, when did Igna buy a horse?? When would he find time to ride it? Ah, wouldn’t he play the perfect Zorro?! Ok, I know Zorro was Spanish, but Igna could pass?? 🙂 Or 007, as well?

    So glad I took a few minutes to read this posting!!

    Will see you all in Vegas, whomever is going. I was also lucky enough to get the last two front row orchestra seats at the Fox in Detroit, so I will have to bear the crick in my neck as I look up at Igna for a few hours! At least that is what some have told me – that front row is too close. Too close? Seriously? Can’t get too close to the guys! Lol! I know others have also been lucky enough to get front row. Yes, it will be worth being in debt for the next 6 months!!

    Ciao for now!
    Buonanotte a tutti!

    1. Hello Jana,
      Ignazio recently bought a horse, his name is Walter and he announced it last week on his Twitter and posted the video as he rides on horseback on his Instagram. I am not on social networks, but follow their official accounts on social networks, because I want to be informed, what news they have. 🙂 I’m glad, you like my questions, thank you. 🙂 I’m glad, I’m not the only one who cares about it. 🙂
      Greetings and have a nice day ! 🙂 L

  15. Kitty I am really sorry your not going to be at Vegas, if I won a lottery I would make sure every one could be there. I hope you will be there Lynnn & Janna that is a good question to ask Ignazio when are we going to hear him sing his own creations. I get the feeling he might think his writings aren’t very good. I liked his other 2 songs now I would like to hear him sing them. I was hoping they would have been on the CD’s by now.

  16. I would ask Gianluca if he is still interested
    in acting? I would ask Ignazio will you
    sing a song you have already written?
    I don’t remember their names but two
    girls sang a song he wrote. I would ask
    Piero if he still plays the piano? I hope
    all the concert sites have a good time
    with IL VOLO.

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