What is a Spaghetti Westerner?

When I decided to start a blog, I had a heck of a time coming up with a name.  My husband suggested the Spaghetti Westerner, and it seemed to fit. 

As I kept blogging, I thought more and more about this name and its (lack of) relation to my namesake: Spaghetti Western films.  I'll be honest: I didn't actually know much about Spaghetti Westerns when I started blogging.  So I turned to my old friend, Google.

Turns out, I have more in common with Spaghetti Western films that I first thought.  Let me show you:
  1. A "Spaghetti Westerner" is described as a low-budget movie produced by a European (especially an Italian) film company about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development.

    My life is a low-budget en.deavor produced by a self-professed Italian (American) that takes place in the western United States (Nevada).  You could say that my blog captures the essence of my exploration and development as a human being

  2. Also, the tagline for one of the best-known Spaghetti Westerns, A Fistful of Dollars, is "In his own way he is, perhaps, the most dangerous man who ever lived!"

    Though in my case, it's more like "In her own way she is, perhaps, the most delirious woman who ever lived!"

  3. Clint Eastwood's character in The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is The Man with No Name.

    My character might be called something to the effect of The Woman with No Shame.

  4. I think I even look a little bit like Clint Eastwood...(refer back to comment about the most delirious woman who ever lived).

You see?  Tons of similarities.  And so, I embraced my roots as the Spaghetti Westerner. 

I may be more of a devoted, long-winded, sarcastic, whisk-wielding housewife than a rogue, mysterious, stoic, gun-slinging cowboy, but I hope you won't hold that against me.

Clint Eastwood photo via.