Versailles Checklist: Being a French Basic

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It would have been great if I had managed to get this post up before buying and carrying around my first baguette, because that would have been on the list.
But I took my baguette on its maiden voyage a few hours ago, and in the interest of journalistic integrity I am unwilling to pretend otherwise.

But there are a few other things that seem like essential ‘living in France rites of passage’. Continue reading “Versailles Checklist: Being a French Basic”

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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.

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”

Friday Links: First of September

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As always, on the first of the month I like to share my new desktop background. As always, it is tiled.
Also- under two weeks until I arrive in France. GAH.

So what’s been happening this week on the interwebs? Continue reading “Friday Links: First of September”

Friday Links 8/18

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Hi all.
Boy has it been an eventful week. I hope you’re well and taking care of yourself in the best ways you can.

There are a bunch of links this week, some just for fun and some about current events. Continue reading “Friday Links 8/18”

Friday Links 8/4

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As usual, here is my new desktop background for the month of August. As usual, it is tiled and I have no idea where it came from.

After a one week break from links, we here at list Mimsy (i.e., me) are back. Capisce?
Capisce. Continue reading “Friday Links 8/4”