Did you know hush puppy is 2 words like that? I think I’ve been going through life thinking it was one word, like hushpuppy, and I’ve eaten a LOT of hush puppies in my day. Anyways. The more you know.
I’m currently three days into fighting the jet lag battle. (I’m not winning).
Apparently, losing the battle is pretty normal. You know, when you’re coming back from ASIA.
BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE I WAS, Y’ALL.
I was there for 25 days and I still kind of can’t at all believe that that happened. Let’s talk through it!!
Let’s talk for a moment about what I admire most about Parisians.
They have this ridiculous superpower that allows them to walk into a boulangerie/patisserie/bakery…and just…say what they want. They already know. They have the ability to…I believe one says, “make a decision.”
I am unfamiliar with this concept. (more…)
I have learned a few things here.
1. There is no order to boarding the metro or the train, or to crossing the street. At first, I got angry when people stepped in front of me. Now, I realize that I can do it too! Getouttamahway. I have nowhere in particular to be, but I must get there before you.
2. I have no idea why people want to learn English. It is a ridiculous language with 375,927 rules and 6 times as many exceptions.
3. The most wonderful thing in the world is being some place where you feel comfortable enough to get lost, but at the same time are still fascinated by everything around you. Doors. (yes. doors.) Menu boards sitting outside cafes and bistros. People sitting outside cafes and bistros. Street names.
4. This is brown sugar:
When I was a junior in college (it wasn’t that long ago…just two years…), I spent my fall semester studying and working in Geneva. I hopped on a plane with 22 other students at JFK airport, and I landed here, in Paris: