So, you’d like to learn a little about our website – what we’re doing occupying such valuable space on an otherwise overcrowded internet (and perhaps how we came up with such an awesome name as Sipping Espresso). I’m happy to attempt an explanation for the former… I know you don’t really care about the latter.
SO…WHAT’S YOUR DEAL, MAN?!
Well, we don’t really have a specific deal. As I said on a previous page, we wear many hats here. Jen, Julia and I moved to Italy in January of 2013 and we wanted to chronicle our adventures. We are a food blog (you can be assured of many mouth-watering food photos and recipes). We are a travel blog (we have been traveling extensively across Italy and Europe and don’t plan to slow down anytime soon). I’ll publish the best photography I can (when you take 50 photos of the same thing, one of them is bound to turn out OK). We attempt at humor when possible and we are defintely a family blog (you’ll see enough pictures of Julia to last a lifetime). Once in a while, you may even get a glimpse at some culture and history here on the blog.
GOT IT… YOU DON’T FIT IN ANYWHERE – SO WHAT’S THE POINT?!
That’s a great question. We started this whole “blogging thing” (our first blog ever) with our family at home in mind. Even though Jen is good about sending quick emails, we thought a better place to collect and share our stories would be a blog. Plus, we get the added benefit of a “virtual journal” for our time abroad. Since we’ve picked up more readers than initially expected (thank you) we are doing our best to step it up!
OK… SO YOU PIQUED MY INTEREST… WHAT’S WITH THE NAME, SIPPING ESPRESSO?
No real magical story here. Why is Samsung, Samsung? Why is Apple, Apple? Why is Coke, Coke (oh wait… bad example. They used to lace their cola with cocaine (coke). But you get the idea). We thought about using a handful of different puns (I tried endlessly to somehow incorporate cannoli into the title… i.e. “youcannoliliveonce”) but they all came across sounding silly, crass, or offensive. We had been pondering the dilemma for days when I had my “aha moment.” I was enjoying my third or fourth espresso of the day and pecking away on the keyboard when it hit me. Sipping Espresso seemed to incapsulate all things Italian – an easy going lifestyle that we were just beginning to experience.