Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Electric Choice

“So, I think we can fit you in for three weeks in March and April, yes?”  The woman at Alliance Francaise is sitting at a desk with her calendar out.  We have spent fifteen minutes comparing my schedule for the … 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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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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Fromage Part III: Satisfaction

“Oh, I’ve had fondue.  I don’t really like it that much…all that melted cheese, phew, sort of makes me sick.” MB and our Savoyard neighbor ( look at me strangely.  They are not shocked or saddened by this statement…just thoroughly … Continue reading

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