Je suis ici

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aaahhhhhh, the slow life.  It’s nice every once in a while.  I’m not a city girl and I’m definitely not a country girl, I’m just a girl who knows how to adapt to her surroundings and not be so uptight.

I arrived in Paris on the 26th of October and stayed there until September 1st.  Paris is very citizen-oriented, even more so than New York City if you can believe it.  More cities should be citizen-oriented this way.  Paris, however, is not exactly hopping with nightlife.  This is why I will retire to London for my birthday this upcoming weekend.

Marnay-sur-Seine is so tiny, you have to go over to the next town to get groceries or use the ATM.  The produce here is SO FRESH, it’s delicious.  Those who know me know that I’m a vegetarian (more like pescatarian), but I took a 3 week meat vacation to taste the local fare.  The meat here is so much better, and the chicken tastes different.  And the cheese!  And the cream!  And the chocolate! And the butter! And the dessert!  And the cheese!  And the dessert!  Oh la la…

But if I come back to LA fat, I’ll never book paid work again, so I’m back to my vegetarian self.


For Jayden

Hello all!  Loyal followers of my blog (my sister and my mom) will be happy to know that my beautiful nephew is celebrating his first birthday on the 28th!  I’m in France, though, so since I can’t be there I sent him a present and made him this.

I still can’t believe that my sister is a mother.  It’s something I understand on an intellectual level, and something I’ve seen carried out on a practical level, but it still hasn’t sunk in…


Book Review

In which I review the novel I’m currently reading, Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins

I Deserve to be Punished

I have grown derelict in my duties to you and the Internets.  I made it a goal to post at least a few times a month, and here it’s been 5 months and I haven’t written to the world.  How dare I?

Blame it on Facebook.  And the fact that I was teaching for 7 months – something I had never done before – and had no extra time to share my inspired and witty musings with the world.  And then when school let out, I had been so long out of practice and plus I began a WILD, PASSIONATE ROMANCE with a dark, swarthy, brooding young musician (noooooooooo!!!  you promised to never love again!).

I’m overseas, and if you care to know, I call him using Skype.  So there.

I promise I’ll be good.  But I also promise to punish myself because I deserve it.  Oh yeah.