The Great Vonderpiro Caper – Now in Canadian! (SUPER SENIOR VICTORY LAP EDITION)

Al Pal and I went fishing in Canada with my parents for four days over Labor Day weekend. What follows are actual notes taken on the trip, in actual note form. Enjoy!

September 3 – Hinkley, MN

The Grand Casino is real smokey. Mama Shapiro has casually mentioned six or seven hundred times that it’s real smokey. She can’t even believe how smokey it is. Are casinos ALWAYS this smokey?

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Let’s Talk About My Glands Now

A few years ago, Al Pal and I got engaged. Oh, have I mentioned this casually five or six hundred times? My bad. Won’t happen again. (HAHA YES IT WILL.)

I immediately started freaking out about my weight and my dress and all that dumb lady stuff. And of course since this is America and I’m a woman, everyone told me that’s exactly what I should be doing. Not in so many words, but with quinoa and Facebook yoga posts. (Seriously. I’m never coming to yoga. Stop.)

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The Great Vonderpiro Caper – Creepy Art of Florence Edition!

As promised, welcome to the first non-annual Vonderpiro Macabre Arts Awards (working title).

Renaissance art is brightly colored and glittery and action packed and will give you nightmares for weeks about how you and everyone you know will burn for eternity in the deepest fiery pits of hell. Which was the intention.

All entries collected below were collected in Florence, but this will be a semi-regular feature because it’s hilarious.

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The Great Vonderpiro Caper – Now in Italian! BONUS CHAPTER

Welcome to The Great Vonderpiro Caper – Orphaned Photo Edition!

Yes, our Italian adventures have been fully catalogued for your enjoyment and (dis)approval. Yes, all our exploits have been hashed, rehashed, giggled and gasped over by us, by you, by the media. You think you’ve seen it all.

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The Great Vonderpiro Caper – Now in Italian! Chapter 14

Al Pal and I finally went on our honeymoon to Italy. What follows are actual notes taken on the trip, in actual note form. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 16th- On the Plane / Final Thoughts and All the Feelings

So, inevitably, here we are on the plane back home. It is the saddest day of all.

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The Great Vonderpiro Caper – Now in Italian! Chapter 13

Al Pal and I finally went on our honeymoon to Italy. What follows are actual notes taken on the trip, in actual note form. Enjoy!

Friday, May 15th- In Milan

Last day in Italy is first day with some rain, which feels like poetic justice. Lake Como is still gorgeous even in the rain, but Milan kind of looks like crap.

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The Great Vonderpiro Caper – Now in Italian! Chapter 12

Al Pal and I finally went on our honeymoon to Italy. What follows are actual notes taken on the trip, in actual note form. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 13th- In Bellagio

Real talk – this is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. I’ll probably dream about gorgeous old villas and tiered lakeside gardens for years to come.

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