Mix07 And The Italian Jersey

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Just a couple of notes while I have a break during the conference. I’ll try to find some time to write about my impressions of the technologies when I’ve had time to reflect.

In the meanwhile, allow me to tell a story about the Italia soccer jersey I wore on Sunday. It was a gift from a friend and I figured it fit the theme of staying at the Venetian. Get it? Italy!?

On Sunday, when Jon arrived in L.A. from SD, we went to brunch with my wife before leaving for Las Vegas. We decided to go to a nice French brunch place, La Dijonaise. Already some of you must see the conflict brewing.

Here I am, walking into a French restaurant wearing an Italian soccer jersey. The guy at the door took one look at me and told me, in a deeply French accent, “No no no. You cannot come in here.”

Eric Kemp, Miguel De Icaza, Jon Galloway, John Osborn,
Me

I figured he was joking, but it took me a moment to realize why this guy I had never met was joking with me, as he pointed to my shirt. Silly me.

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  1. Avatar for Simone Chiaretta
    Simone Chiaretta May 1st, 2007

    :)

  2. Avatar for Simone Busoli
    Simone Busoli May 1st, 2007

    Very funny Phil, I guess it was Simone Chiaretta who sent you the tshirt ;)
    I've just seen your photos with ScottGu too, lucky you guys!

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    Christopher May 1st, 2007

    But...but...but there's only *3* stars! That should be okay, right? :P It's that fourth one that probably angered him ;)

  4. Avatar for Filini
    Filini May 2nd, 2007

    You risked your life, wearing an Italy shirt in a french restaurant...
    ...on the other hand, wearing a "winning" shirt is way better than wearing a "losing" shirt: I was in Barcelona 3 years ago, right after Milan FC was sent off the Champions League by Deportivo La Coruna (4-0 comeback after 1-4 in the first round), and when people realized we were italians, they mocked us for hours :-)

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    Simone Busoli May 3rd, 2007

    Aw, so many Italians on your blog Phil!