French Word of the Day: Prêt à Manger – ready to eat
The above is pronounced pray-a-mon-zhay, not “pret”. I will, however, forgive those of you who pronounce it incorrectly. (As pretty much everyone who talks about it says “pret”, I don’t really have a choice.)
I finally got a pain au chocolat! This greeted me yesterday at work:
I was asked to grade Prêt à Manger’s pain au chocolat, and I give them a B. It’s some of the best I’ve found in America. Nice job, guys.
I’m sure a French person would say “C,” so I’m being generous here.
French Word of the Day: le comité (co me tay)- the committee
Rocio will be able to make all her ideas for next year’s Lupus Walk become a reality. She and I have both been placed on the Lupus Walk Committee for 2013.
I went to the Lupus Foundation’s Chicago headquarters today to pick up my prize for raising money (again, thanks everyone!). It’s a sweet tumbler:
I also got a purple bag for grocery shopping. I’m all hooked up with my lupus gear. I’m going with the “I got them because I’m spreading awareness” mantra, but really I just wanted that tumbler.
While I was picking it up, one of the women who works at the Foundation asked me what I do for a living. I mentioned that I’m a meeting planner, which caught her attention. She invited me to help plan next year’s event. And the rest, as they say, is history.
I think this means you all have to actually attend next year. I’m giving you a year’s notice instead of a week’s this time.
Although I have no idea what day it’s taking place. I should probably figure that out before the first committee meeting, yes?