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Freaking Out Frenchie

So the other night MB and I were sitting watching an episode of French Masterchef.  The contestants were in the middle of a challenge in which they had to create a thin hollow ball made of out sugar (not exactly … Continue reading

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Life and Foie Gras

“So what do you think?” MB and I are whispering in the kitchen. “I mean, I guess we could,” he says. “Is it too much?  Maybe it is too much.”  I am feeling doubtful as I look over at my … Continue reading

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To Err is Human

“ELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL…, ERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR…repeté s’il te plait!” “ELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL, EAIIIRRRRRASDKFLJSKDGLJKSRRRRRR” “Non, non!  Attention!”  My French professor claps her hand and points to me.  “You! Watch my mouth, yes?  ELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL, ERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR…okay?” I look at her helplessly and place my tongue on the top of … Continue reading

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Santé Death Stare

LASER EYES! Muhahahahaha!  I will over-power you with my vision!   (queue evil laugh again) In my mind, I see myself in a sort of Wonder-Woman-esque costume, hands on hips, with red lasers shooting out of my eyes. “Why you do … Continue reading

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BAM! Frenchman Impressed!

By many, it is considered impossible to impress the French; I have, however, found a loophole. During my most recent trip to le boucherie with MB, the butcher started chatting to me about being American.  Apparently, he had been a … Continue reading

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The Girl in the Plastic Bubble

“Foux da fa fa?”  Says one girl.* “Feau de foux!  Foux da fa fa fa fa,” replies the boy she is talking to. “Mais oui, a le feau de foux a fa fa.  Ceau le le le foux de fa … 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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