Category Archives: Conversations with France

Merry Christmas Part 1: Joyeux Noel

*This is a repost of a Christmas post I wrote my first year in France.  I hope you will enjoy, more Christmas Posts coming soon. *   Before leaving for the United States, I saw France out at the Christmas Market … Continue reading

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The Roast Beef Betrayal

After a weekend trip to London, I open my door to find France standing there. ME:  Why bonjour, France!  I didn’t expect you to be dropping by today. France shrugs and leans in to kiss me on both cheeks. FRANCE:  … Continue reading

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Fall-N-France

I am walking through the neighborhood market when I spot France picking through a basket of Girolles (Chanterelles). ME:  What up, France? I put my hand up for a high five but all I get back is an eye roll. … Continue reading

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Fourth of July: for Lafayette

Me:  Hey France!!!  France!! I wave trying to get France’s attention. France:  Ah, bonjour.  It is the Américaine. Me:  Yes, it is the Américaine.  Why do you say that like you don’t know who I am? France lights a cigarette … Continue reading

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A Visit from France on the Occasion of My One Year Anniversary

France:  “Bon anniversaire!  Bon anniversaire, bon anniversaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaire, bon anniversaire!” France is standing at my front door holding a cake with candles and singing.  I look confused. France:  You going to let me in, huh?  I don’t know, maybe you prefer … Continue reading

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Joyeux Noel

Before leaving for the United States, I saw France out at the Christmas Market in town. France:  Hello!  American friend, hello!! France is waving wildly and jumping up and down.  I turn behind me to see whose attention is being … Continue reading

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Eclipse Totale Sur Mon Coeur

Recently, I was out at a bar with France… Me:  Oooh!  I love this song! France:  What song?  (France looks around the bar casually, I suspect trying to find someone better to talk to) Me:  You know this song – … Continue reading

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A Month of Sundays

This is a transcript of my most recent conversation with France. Me:  Bonjour France! France:  Oui, bonjour.   (France takes a sip of Pastis) Me:  Guess what?! France:  Quoi? Me:  My semester ends the first week of August; I’m so excited.  … Continue reading

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