Tag Archives: The French

You’ve Got Some Gauls!

“Uh-oh, I really hope she doesn’t poo, I don’t have any little bags with me.” I am walking in the park with a couple of expat friends, one of whom has his dog with him. “I might have a bag,” … Continue reading

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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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The Long Goodbye

“Um, I think I’ll just wait in the car.”  I say this to my American friend who is in town visiting.  We are in Chateauneuf du Pape and she and MB are about to go inside and pay the nice … 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 (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Savoyard) look at me strangely.  They are not shocked or saddened by this statement…just thoroughly … 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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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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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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