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Very Inspiring Bloggers

Very Inspiring Bloggers

A few months ago, fellow blogger Andrew James mentioned me in his post “Very Inspiring Blogger Award.”  (Thank you, James!! So sweet of you!) I know that the “Blogger Award” thing has been going on for a while and maybe some of you have already done it and are tired of it, BUT I think … Continue reading

Troubles Grocery Shopping

Troubles Grocery Shopping

I’ve been living in France now for over 3 years.  When I go home people always say “Wow, you must be fluent” or “You must be practically French by now!” Well, let me tell you, I think that no matter how long you live in a country, there will still be times when you realize … Continue reading

Quarter of a century mustache party

Quarter of a century mustache party

Welp, I’ve finally hit the quarter of a century mark. It’s weird to think that when I first came to France in 2008 I was only 20, still in college, and enjoying the city as a student studying abroad.  Now here I am 5 years later actually LIVING in Paris, working full-time, and starting my adult … Continue reading

Closing Time

Closing Time

The difficult thing about having international friends, well, it’s that they just don’t stay put. Many of them want to head back on home and others are just ready for their next big adventure somewhere else.  Having been in France for 2.5 years now, and with 90% of my friends being non-French like myself, I’ve … Continue reading

Still learning… Bus Problems

Still learning… Bus Problems

After living in France for 3 years, I started to assume that I had gotten the hang of Parisian life.  I know the metro like the back of my hand, I know to watch for dog crap when I walk, and I’ve been yelled at enough times for doing things “wrong” to have learned how … Continue reading

I’m baaackkkkk !!!

I’m baaackkkkk !!!

Back to Paris and back to blogging! Reflecting over the past year, I must admit: 2012 wasn’t the best year for my blog.  I only made it to March and then I stopped trying.  BUT 2013 is a new year and hopefully I will actually keep it up this time. In my defense I was … Continue reading

I work out…

I work out…

In preparation for summer, I have decided to try to get in to bikini-body shape. Sooooo besides attempting to go jogging and do an ab workout (which hasn’t been too successful) I also got it in my head that I wanted to learn to play tennis.  I had been talking about it for a while, … Continue reading

Musings about distance

Musings about distance

Everyday it takes me a good hour to get home from work via public transport.  This gives me a lot of time to think, and while I’m on the train I usually let my mind wander. So yesterday, somehow my crazy thought process got me thinking about a French saying that someone had told me … Continue reading