Monday, April 30, 2012

Mayor election

Last Saturday my daughter Laura and her friend Demetra had an accident. They had planned with other friends to go to "Subway" to eat something and they decided to go by motorbike. At 12:50 pm, while they were going to the pub above mentioned, which is located next to the port, a car driven by a silly lawyer hit their motorbike and they both fell. My wife and I were afraid she had had an injury but the doctor of the Civitavecchia's hospital said that there wasn't any problem. Her right knee is in good conditions but this morning she still had shoulder pain. Now she feels better and her friend Demetra is in good conditions too.

A well organized 7.8 km race was held yesterday in Grosseto (Tuscany): beautiful environment, soft and flat running path, good loot (wine, rice, honey and biscuits), great post race refreshment point and about 150 runners.  The scenery was interesting and we ran along green fields where we could see a lot of brown horses. The time taken was  4.55 min/km and I did't run that short race with  my competitive spirit because I was not (and I'm not) adequately trained for it. Stefano ran that race as training too and I have just known that he have got knee pain. I hope that he will feel better soon.

Local Politics: Civitavecchia’s Mayor election will be held on Sunday, May, 6th. I can't predict who will win and with how many casualties but I have seen that most election candidates are lawyers and doctors. Consequently: lawyers + doctors = Italian local politicians  :)
That gives me the opportunity to share with you the following joke which is titled “The doctor and the lawyer”:
A doctor and a lawyer were talking at a party. Their conversation was constantly interrupted by people describing their ailments and asking the doctor for free medical advice.
After an hour of this, the exasperated doctor asked the lawyer: "What do you do to stop people from asking you for legal advice when you're out of the office?"
The lawyer replied: "I give it to them! And then I send them the bill."
The doctor was shoked, but agreed to give it a try. The next day, still feeling guilty, he prepared the bills. When he went to place them in his mailbox, he found a bill from the lawyer

I hope all my blogger friends will have a nice 1st May holiday!


Breandán said...

Glad to hear your daughter is ok... could have been a nasty accident.

ajh said...

So glad your daughter is okay. That must have been very scary.

Black Knight said...

1. We talked about this incident during our "trip" to Grosseto. I think this is an update and I am glad she feels better.

2. Very beautiful race with perfect organization. The next time we will be there again.

3. Local politics? What a shame!!! You know what I mean.

Amy said...

LOL on the lawyer and the doctor!!! I think Belgian local politics is similar in a way - we will have the local elections in October.

Glad to hear your daughter is okay - that is so frightening for a parent, I hold my breath every time my 17-year-old is out at night...

Char said...

One of my sons once wanted to buy a motorbike and I really discouraged him because there's so little protection for the cyclist. It doesn't matter whether or not they've done the wrong thing, the cyclist always comes off second best. I'm so glad your daughter and her friend didn't get seriously hurt.

Kenley said...

So happy to hear that everything is fine and no major injuries. That is some spread for post run refreshments. Love it. That joke was really funny too. Thanks for sharing.

Fran said...

Glad to hear your daughter is okay. My husband rides a motor bike too and my biggest fear is he gets in an accident too.

Do you have a tip for a good website where I can find races in Tuscany? Seeing the loot and food after the race, I might want to try one when I'm in Tuscany in June :)

We had to work on May 1st, after all it's labour day right :) but we had the day off on April 30th, it was Queen's Day.

Christina said...

I'm glad that your daughter is ok. Very scary.

Johann said...

Good to hear your daughter and her friend is ok. It seems you had a nice race with Stefano and got some good loot. I had to miss my race with the cough that just doesn't want to leave me. Hopefully I can start running again tomorrow (Tuesday).

EmmyAnn Horstkamp said...

I am so glad that your daughter is feeling ok. It is really scary when a child gets hurt. The joke was funny :-) Thank you for sharing!