Ciao a Tutti! and Happy Friday!
I saw a cute little quip on Google Images when searching for “happy Friday” pictures. It said… “only one choice needs to be made today, will that be a glass or a bottle!?” Well, we will let you decide!! I guess it all depends on what is in your glass or bottle? 🙂 A genie in a bottle, how about the guys, in a bottle? Wouldn’t that be cool if we could rub our magic lamp and out would pop our favorite guy saying “your wish is my command?” Ah, what would we wish for? What song would we have them sing?
I’m so glad most of you enjoyed Lorna’s and my trip through Italy. Hard to believe it was a year ago. I wish I could post all of my pictures. I really thought I was going to bomb the site out last night when I was doing it. It was so long and so many pictures! Thankfully, it loaded just fine this morning.
I’ve been organizing this site now for just about 3 months or so, with the great aid of our loyal writers and staff of Jane, Kelly, Daniela, Pat, Myron, and a few other contributors. Lorna and Pat will be debuting soon…. 🙂 We are still waiting for Marie to come back “officially” but she is having a wonderful summer, enjoying her time off. Even though she may not be commenting, she’s still reading! Yes, my evil ploy of digging out that post from many Augusts ago, worked! But, I believe she has gone back underground again, for the last of the summer. Enjoying lazy days by the lake in her cabin, tucked away in the hills of wherever it may be!
The guys are wrapping up the European leg of their Notte Magica tour. Already, they are adding more concerts to the Latin American schedule. They’ve also rescheduled a few concerts that had to be cancelled in Europe.
I believe starting, possibly this weekend, the guys will be officially on vacation. I’m sure they are looking forward to a nice break, walking on the beach and spending time with family and other loved ones, as well as seeing friends they have missed the last several months.
Since the guys will be on vacation in August, I thought I’d give our hard-working staff a break also! Sorry guys, it’s unpaid, but that’s the way it goes! Lol! This weekend will be the last “official” posting for the month of July. There will be one item posting on Saturday (haven’t quite decided which one yet) and Kelly will be posting her last weekend item on Sunday. Kelly will also be taking a little time off next week. 🙂 No, Kelly will still be posting her articles, but she will technically have weekends off!
Of course, if the spirit moves us, or something exciting happens over the weekend, we will post it. But officially, The Flight Crew is on vacation for the weekends in August.
What’s Coming up Next!
We still have several personal accounts of peoples’ concert experiences from Germany and Taormina and I think one or two others that will be coming out. Also, we’ll be posting a wrap-up of Il Volo’s last appearances and concerts from the Wind Music Festival, Lucca, etc. and their last one, which I think is “today” – July 28, in Pula.
I also plan on a few interesting “factoid” pieces and a nice article from Myron that fit nicely with something I had Pat put together. Look for these in August!
This bit of time off on the weekend will also you give you some time to catch up on your Facebook and any other social media – as well as that dreaded housework or yardwork you’ve been putting off!
Don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but Detroit, Michigan is having quite a beautiful summer! Not too hot. So far our only days of 90 were in June! Maybe a few in early July…. enough rain, no major wild storms; and thankfully, no fires, floods, or tornadoes, or earthquakes (yes, we do get them here, but we feel them from the fault line in Ohio – I’ve felt 2 or 3, it is freaky!). The weather has been almost fall-like the last few days. Tomorrow it is not even going to hit 80 and just barely 80 on Saturday. Yes, Michigan has the perfect climate – Jeannette will realize that very soon! 🙂 Have the window open right now, as I type in front of it in my bedroom, feeling the cold front coming in with the slight breeze out there.
A little techie talk…recently, and a little while back, people have noticed, myself included, that our site is not “mobile” friendly. I’m not sure how to change that (if someone knows, please let us know!) and I know many probably only access this from their smart phones. Not sure how it comes through on tablets, probably ok, since the screens are so much bigger. Perhaps Kelly can take a look at how to figure it out. When we do our previews before publishing, we can do a “mobile view” and yes, it looks just like it does on my phone! I’ll nose around as well to see what I can find out.
Ok, enough babble from me! 🙂
Here’s an oldie, but a goodie – picture of our guys. And just a little “Flashback Friday” for you – here is the link to the TLUC show the guys were on. I hope it works for you. There is a bit of a menu and if you click on the left side, it is most of the episodes of the show. They have really come a long way, especially Ignazio, and they seemed to be put together quite a bit on the show. It’s really wonderful they kept these in the archives – who knew they would become such international sensations? Almost seems a foregone conclusion that they would win…
Ciao! Have a great weekend! August – here we come!