That's the Italian version of "it never rains but it pours". I like that it is fundamentally the same expression. This week is going to be what despite the repeat efforts of friends and linguists to prevent me from so doing I am going to term extremely impegnative. That is to say, busy, demanding, stressful.
I have a big translation job of a less than thrilling kind (a VAT compliance inspection). it's due for Friday. It is doable in the time, but only just. More importantly, in many ways, I have a job interview on Thursday! woot. For an American university here in Rome, for initially I think a temporary lectureship, but after which, who knows. In contemporary European history. This would be ideal. Anyway, the interview involves giving a sample lecture for 20 minutes, so I am busy writing that. All of which leaves little time for the two major work projects which need to be done before Christmas.
Then on Wednesday is Roma-Man Utd. eek. the night before the job interview! no consolatory drinking then. Meanwhile on Wednesday an ex-lover is in town, and on Thursday an ex-colleague. They both want to meet up; only one of them will get the chance to buy me dinner, mind. And it's not the one who keeps coming out with awful lines like "I know you're in a relationship but maybe when we set eyes on one another again we just wont be able to resist the intensity of the moment..." (and yes, since you ask, the offending chap is of course Italian.... no English boy would come out with something that awful, surely?)
And then maybe on Friday or Saturday I will end up going to Nice, to help out in the latest in a long line of implausibly severe crises in la famille spanglée. It remains to be seen. Mentalism.
Anyway, all of this is to say: you might not get so many updates this week as last.