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To that couple sucking face at the end of the cereal/canned goods aisle: what are you trying to do, MAKE ME SICK??? Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2011 at My Year in Paris
I really wish I had a dryer to go along with my washing machine. It took my towels a good 3 to 4 days to air dry last time I washed them. I think that's partly because I have a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2010 at My Year in Paris
1. I’m the crier in the family. 2. When he was in his 30s, before I was born, my dad almost died from appendicitis. He had no money, so my mom’s dad paid for his surgery. 3. I knew that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2010 at My Year in Paris
I remember last August I would have the 'hood to myself. So who are all these people in my supermarché now? Get outta here! Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2010 at My Year in Paris
I love coffee, and always wanted to be one of those people who can drink it all day. But I can only have one cup in the morning or early afternoon, or else I'm counting sheep all night. I used... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2010 at My Year in Paris
On the first full day of our trip to Ireland, we visited Glendalough, the ruins of a monastic settlement founded by St. Kevin. I went there about 20 years ago on my first trip to Ireland. I had never heard... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2010 at My Year in Paris
My friend Anne was visiting Paris from Oxfordshire in early May (I know, I'm a bad blogger), and we met up at the beautiful Parc de Sceaux in Sceaux. I had been there before for a picnic surrounded by blossoming... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2010 at My Year in Paris
Today's Bastille Day, one of the biggest holidays in France. I was invited to a fun-sounding picnic near Leesa's apartment, where they were going to serve homemade Mexican food (my absolute FAVORITE) and margaritas. In case you're wondering, Mexican food... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2010 at My Year in Paris
Finally managed to get an extension on my carte de séjour today -- it took 4.5 hours! I'm going to guard that scrap of paper with my life. Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2010 at My Year in Paris
Looks like I've been in France too long. I just spent an inordinate amount of time trying to figure out why my English spellchecker flagged "synthétique." Hey, it looks right to me! Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2010 at My Year in Paris
Whew -- just got my Saturday fruit and veggie buying/flirting with the market stall guys routine out of the way... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2010 at My Year in Paris
Around the middle of our week-long trip to Ireland, we spent a morning at the Flying Boat Museum in Foynes, near Limerick. I know almost nothing about seaplanes, except what I learned when visiting the Spruce Goose when it was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2010 at My Year in Paris
Yesterday I got back from a week-long, whirlwind vacation in Ireland. A friend from college and I flew into Dublin, she from California and I from Paris, and took a tour that circled the island. Usually I travel independently, and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2010 at My Year in Paris
A couple of weeks ago I attended my second social event through The American Church. This time I joined the lunch group, which meets once a month at various restaurants and bistros. Eight of us met at Koetsu, a Japanese... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2010 at My Year in Paris
Although Leesa and I have been in touch through our blogs and Facebook, we only met in person today. She organized a picnic to take advantage of the white and pink cherry trees in bloom at the Parc de Sceaux,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2010 at My Year in Paris
Last weekend set out to be boring. My birthday was April 2 (Good Friday!), but I accepted a rush job to do over the weekend, and Sweetie wasn't feeling well, so we decided to postpone the celebration. Usually with us,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2010 at My Year in Paris
I finally opened the Patrick Roger chocolate cocoa pod. It was packed with a few solid dark and milk chocolate fish, a caramel-filled bell and several pieces filled with praline, including an oyster (yes!). I still have a little bit... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2010 at My Year in Paris
Sometimes an odd synchronicity occurs in the translation world, when several clients, separated by time zones, international borders and oceans, will offer you documents for translation with amazingly similar topics. This time, it was back surgery. More specifically, I was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2010 at My Year in Paris
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Mar 15, 2010
I went to Fnac the other day and they were still using these Christmas bags. I like the western Santa. But why was he working in France? Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2010 at My Year in Paris
One thing I’ve noticed about living overseas is that you have to be more proactive in meeting people. It’s harder than living in your home country, so you need more of a social network. I’ve lived here before and already... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2010 at My Year in Paris
One advantage to living in Paris is that it’s almost impossible to take a bad photograph. Even a blurry picture of a rain-soaked shop front snapped just when a customer is struggling to open her umbrella evokes that je ne... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2010 at My Year in Paris
I love to read. No matter what time I go to bed, even if I’ve pulled an all-nighter working and don’t get to bed until after the sun comes up, I still have to read for a while before I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2010 at My Year in Paris
First of all, bonne année! And thank you for reading this. It has become much more fun to blog as more people have started to read my blog and leave comments. I hope everyone has lots of fun in 2010,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2010 at My Year in Paris