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Month: April 2015

Act a Fool

Act a Fool

Two nights ago I had my first date with someone I met online. In retrospect, I should have said no or at least prolonged it as much as possible, but it all happened so fast. As a result, now I have a stage 5 clinger on my hands (If you haven’t noticed, I pretty much always have a clinger on my hands. I think I’m too nice to immediately reject someone after a first date). This guy pretty much messaged…

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A Few Cooking Stories

A Few Cooking Stories

Those of you that know me know that I really enjoy cooking. My host parents definitely appreciate my cooking as well. Actually, I would say they have a love/hate relationship with my cooking. They love my cooking, yet they hate it because they they’ve gained weight as a result of it. (Hey, it isn’t MY fault they serve themselves seconds). Although, they also have a lot of external stress is has led them to late-night snacking and eating more junk…

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You Know Nothing, Jon Snow

You Know Nothing, Jon Snow

Today is my host dad’s birthday (Yay, I love birthdays)! Yesterday L and I made him a birthday card. Well, L drew the picture and I helped him write ‘Happy Birthday Papa’ on it. To accompany the card, I thought it would be a good idea to surprise him with chocolate chip cookies, which are one of his favorite desserts/snacks/American treats. He absolutely loves them but they only ever eat them when I bake them. Now, with our crazy, ‘I…

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What the Fouque?

What the Fouque?

Yep, I went on a date with a guy who’s last name sounds like ‘fook’. We went out Monday, April 20. I met him on Easter Sunday at the party in Carry. He’s cute, albeit short, and even though I was dating Micka at the time, I gave him my phone number. He wasn’t much of a dancer, but, like I said, he was cute. He was a bit on the shorter side, but once again, he’s really cute. He…

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Can Anybody Find Me, Somebody to Love?

Can Anybody Find Me, Somebody to Love?

In my nearing 8 months abroad, I’ve gone on a handful of dates. I mean, I am a single, young foreigner, what’s not to love? Nothing serious, and usually nothing more than one date. Actually, I’ve had my fair share of interesting first dates here, but I choose not to blog about it because it just feels too personal. My host parents are always current on my dating life, and my poor host dad has difficulty keeping straight everyone’s names…

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Recent Updates

Recent Updates

So I’m just going to group about 2 weeks worth of random updates together, mostly because my weekends haven’t been super exciting. Plus, I’m going on vacation in a week and I have so much stuff left to do! First things first, yes. I’m going on vacation! WOOHOO!! I don’t know if I’ve ever needed a vacation more than I do now. Although, planning this vacation has me more stressed than I’ve been in 8 months! About a month ago…

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You Can’t Trust Everything You Hear

You Can’t Trust Everything You Hear

Yesterday, my au pair experience reached its pinnacle. I had a 10 minute argument with a four year old on whether or not his 4 year old friend was pregnant. He tried to convince me that his friend at school has a baby in her tummy because she said so. I told him maybe he misheard and it’s her mommy that has a baby in her tummy. He freaked out on me and proceeded to argue the point for at…

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Natural State

Natural State

Spring has finally arrived in the South of France! It is finally warm enough to go to the beach without getting goosebumps (which happened to me last Wednesday). I had quite an adventure today. In fact, I did something more bold and more daring that I have ever done or ever even imagined I would ever do. I went to a nude beach in the Calanque des Anthenors. Yep, you read that right, I went to a nude beach and…

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La Feria de Paques

La Feria de Paques

I had a wonderful Easter weekend, even if I didn’t do anything particularly Easter-like. I think a typical French Easter includes a lamb dish, but my host parents aren’t much into Easter so they didn’t do anything special. Although, they did set up a mini Easter egg hunt for L outside. Apparently in France they don’t have the Easter bunny; instead, it is the Easter Bell that flies from Rome delivering chocolate to all the boys and girls. My host…

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Change of Heart

Change of Heart

Lately I’ve done a pretty good job on writing on snippets of my day; however, I have neglected to write about some of my bigger adventures, probably because I’m behind on organizing photos. This year March definitely came in like a lion and, luckily, went out like a Lamb. In fact, we’ve had stellar weather since spring’s arrival. The last Saturday in March (so I think 2 weeks ago?) I headed to Aix en Provence for the day. My host…

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