Words in French and English

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It’s time for a words post with an added dimension of fun- I’m also going to include words that I’m learning here in France. I hope to get around to an update post soon, with a general list of experiences and fun things and weird experiences like the fact that I locked myself out of my house today (whoops).

Anyway, words.

The annoying thing is I thought of one going to sleep last night and din’t write it down because I was too tired to get up, figuring I would remember it- and of course I forgot it. Continue reading “Words in French and English”

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Late Links 9/16: Let’s do this thing!

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Hi! Let’s do a quick rundown on my personal life since last Friday links post. I’ve moved to France.

That was shorter than I expected it to be. Continue reading “Late Links 9/16: Let’s do this thing!”

Places I Need to Find in Versailles

This is going to be a quick one because I want very much to go to bed. France is great, my home here is beautiful. There’s so many amazing things to say but you know what? It’s tricky feeling so incompetent and ineffective. I can’t do anything because there are still so many things to figure out.
And I’m used to being a pretty effective, efficient individual.

To get my bearings and settle in, here’s what I need to find.

  • A Bio-Market: Check
  • A Movie Theater: And see how many English films (or films aver sous-titres) there are
  • A Library: And how many books in langues etrangeres- particulierement anglais.
  • A Farmer’s Market: Check
  • My University: Check
  • A Patisserie/Bakery near my house: Check
  • A Pharmacie: They’re EVERYWHERE
  • The Way to get to Paris par train

I think those are the main things.

A links post will be coming in the not too distant future, but I’m scrambling right now.

Favorite Color Combinations

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My flight is tonight at 9:20 and I’m too keyed up to write anything very profound- so I thought i would rattle off some of my favorite color combinations.
By rights, this post should have been a list of children’s books I wish I had discovered as a child (as I had planned), but that will have to wait.

In all likelihood, I won’t be posting tomorrow given the mad scramble to get settled in Versailles/Le Chesnay- but if I do post tomorrow, it will be from the country of France.
How weird.

  • Navy blue and hot pink
  • Turquoise and goldenrod
  • Burgundy and camel
  • Powder blue and purple
  • Magenta and light blue
  • Emerald and pewter
  • China blue and buttermilk
  • Midnight blue and china red
  • Olive and navy

Trying to eschew basic color combinations of neutrals or different shades of the same color.

How to Gently Assert Your Dominance Over Confirmed Tourists

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On the streets of a city like Boston, you run into a lot of different things. Here’s how to 1) tell if what you’ve encountered is a tourist, and 2) gently assert your dominance over and superiority to it if it is.
Because you’re a local.

Note: This guide can also, with minor modifications, be applied to other areas with touristy inclinations. Continue reading “How to Gently Assert Your Dominance Over Confirmed Tourists”

All the Summer Film Releases I Saw, Ranked

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Is It a summer film, or no?
I generally consider Labor Day weekend to be my personal boundary between summer and fall- it makes sense based on the meteorology around these parts, if it’s not astrologically correct.

I’m going to include it.
And then if I do a fall list (Autumn ends in early-mid November) I’ll include it in there too.

Let the countdown start (from best to not as best)! Continue reading “All the Summer Film Releases I Saw, Ranked”

Last Friday in America: 9/8

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Fuck, that’s scary.

Lots of links, though! Continue reading “Last Friday in America: 9/8”