So I am here and officially settled in. Our apartment is multo bella (very beautiful). I have 7 roommates and we have 9 beds. Lots of room. Its a big apartment in central Rome. Its probably ridiculously expensive. I am very thankful for it. My bed is very uncomfortable and right now we dont have consistent hot water (yay for cold showers) but the company is wonderful and one of my roommates knows italian. So basically she communicates for us while we stand back in awe. I am getting a bit more courageous and saying buon giorno and grazie and multo bene. so far i havent eaten any pasta. but tonight we are going to lucifers tavern. we liked the name…. so i will definitely get some pasta tonight.