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Spontaneous conception.

Last week Husband and I had to go in to the American Hospital for something called the One Day Test. Since I’ve never been preggo in America, I have no idea if the equivalent exists there. But here it’s a big deal. You go get blood work done, then get an echographie with a specialist…

Les francais demandent justice!

Lest you believe the news reports describing the French as a bunch of crazy socialists who only care about shorter workweeks and earlier retirement ages, I give you proof that they also take to the streets for world issues of the utmost importance: And yes, that one protester seems to be holding a picture with…

Things that make you go hmmm.

After several castle tours and a few hours cramped into a compact European diesel with my in-laws, we decided to pull off the highway for a pit-stop. Tired and hungry, I can’t tell you how excited we were to finally get some…Flunch. Huh. Would that be short for “french lunch”? Or “fast lunch”? Or is…

Cuisine vs. Food.

A few weeks before heading home for Turkey Day, I found myself sitting around a table discussing the very American holiday with several Frenchmen. They were asking all kinds of questions about what we ate, what was typical, did we really put marshmallows on vegetables, etc. I explained that every family had their own traditions,…

Vocab Friday: Chipie

This past Thursday I went with my French class to see a French film. In French. With no subtitles. It was called Potiche, which I learned is a flower vase, but also means something like trophy wife or wall flower. Don’t worry, I didn’t figure that one out on my own. If it weren’t for…

Bon Anniversaire.

Exactly one year ago today I said a (very) tearful goodbye to family and friends and then hopped on a plane to France, ready to live out a 2 year adventure in the City of Light. Actually, before the plane part we drove around like maniacal Amazing Race contestants in a borrowed minivan, desperately seeking…