Monthly Archives: November 2010

Interesting Immigration

Word(s) of the Day: Vraiment?  Vous voulez que je retire mon soutien-gorge aussi? (vuh-ray-mon vous vou-lay kah jah ray-tear mawn sue-tawn gore-jah aw-see) – Really?  You want me to take off my bra too? Jenna and I had our immigration appointment … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, French Style

French Word(s) of the Day: mal du pays (mal do pay-ee)- homesickness To cure the major homesickness we have been experiencing this week, Jenna and I decided to have a proper Thanksgiving. Théo’s parents have an oven (there are roughly … Continue reading

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Voleurs and Misinformation

French Word of the Day: voleur (vole-er)- thief Although magical and slightly other-worldly, Paris is a city.  Like all cities, it has its share of crime.  I was one of the lucky participants this past Friday.  (Obviously I’m fine, or … Continue reading

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Jouer un jeu… ou avec feu?

French Words of the Day: jeu (joo)- a game; feu (foo)- fire I’m not willing to wake up early for just anyone, but I made an exception on my parents’ last day here.  Yesterday, we went for pain au chocolats … Continue reading

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Mes Parents!

French Word of the Day: parents (pair-hawn)- parents Translating my CV into French took way too long.  It would have been easier if some of the things had directly translated, but the French don’t even have the words or concepts … Continue reading

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Lisbon!!!!

French Word of the Day: Lisbonne (liz-bon)- Lisbon Before my trip, I had never considered Portugal.  Quite frankly, very few people I knew had been there or discussed it.  I had met one Portuguese guy who sang Lisbon’s praises, but … Continue reading

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Barcelona!!!!

French Word of the Day: Barcelone (bar-say-lone)- Barcelona My facebook account has been steadily gaining friends.  As Dustin (one of the only guys in our program who is traveling with us for break) put it, “This is perfect.  We’re making … Continue reading

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