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The other night, the boyfriend and I came upon a documentary about a group of French high schoolers who were selected to put on a performance of "Romeo and Juliet" in one of Paris' most prestigious theaters.
Hearing the play performed in French, I realized once again how much… Read full post »
At 4:15am on Wednesday, March 14, I woke up breathing hard, launched from dreams into a panic attack.
This isn’t particularly unusual for me. But unlike the normal incomprehensible anxiety, this time the attack’s cause was very clear. “You’ll be all right,”… Read full post »
In 1930, Josephine Baker, one of my heroes, stepped onstage and sang, “J’ai deux amours, mon pays et Paris.” (“I have two loves: my country and Paris.”) Parisians knew American and resident performer Baker exclusively for her exotic looks and frenetic/… Read full post »
As some of you know, the boyfriend is very involved in Napoleonic battle reconstitutions. This past weekend, he and his fellow reenactors made their annual trek to Craonne, site of a battle in 1814 (and also nearly one hundred years later, during World War I).
I'm happy to say that, due… Read full post »
Usually when my sister sends me an email, it’s a link to something she thought was funny, or a picture of one her pets wearing some kind of costume. Nothing prepared me for the troubling message I got yesterday.
In the subject line, I read “Caboodle Ranch”. … Read full post »
Yesterday, OSer Candace (aka Femme Forte) posted this fun OC. It reminds me of the Proust Questionnaire, which I did this summer, but few of the questions are the same. So, I decided to go for it. If you haven't yet, why not join in the fun?:
A few hours ago, the boyfriend came in from the kitchen and said, "There's a pigeon dying on our windowsill."
Those of you lucky enough to catch the Oscars last night (here in France they were only aired on a pay cable channel that we don’t have…sigh….) probably saw the funny, handsome Frenchman Jean Dujardin win Best Actor for his role in The Artist.
After a good amount of planning and deliberation, I am coming to the NY area in mid- to late March, sans the boyfriend (for budget and cat-watching reasons).
While I'm there, I would LOVE to meet up with those of you who live in or near New… Read full post »
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