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Month: May 2015

Random Stories of the Week

Random Stories of the Week

Another week has almost flown by (seriously, where does all my time go?) and I still haven’t blogged about Dublin. I have an ever growing list of blog posts I need to write. I have a newfound admiration for people that blog full time, especially those that have travel blogs. How on earth do you manage to travel all the time and blog? Anyway, I have some stories of things that have happened this week thus far: I Want Candy…

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Millionaire Matchmaker

Millionaire Matchmaker

This past Thursday my host dad took a business day trip to Paris. Thursday night while we’re eating dinner he tells us all about his trip and the meetings he had to sit through. The following conversation takes place (translated from French, of course): Host Dad: “So, I ended up sitting next to a Saudi Arabian Prince for almost the whole day and didn’t know he was royalty until the end of the day. He was a really nice, good…

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Vacation Chronicles: Destination Paris

Vacation Chronicles: Destination Paris

I started off my vacation in Paris, the city of lights, love, fashion, and beautiful monuments (and Parisians, which no-one in France seems to be a fan of). Let me just say that my adventure started before I even left for Paris. May 1 is Labour Day here, and I took the train to Marseille to get to the rendez-vous point for my carpool. Little did I imagine that when I arrived at the train station, there would be no…

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Anniversaire au Luberon

Anniversaire au Luberon

This past Thursday (May 14) was Ascension, an official holiday in France. Since my host family was out of town for my actual birthday, they suggested celebrating with me on this day. They seized the opportunity of the spring (almost summer) weather to take me to the picturesque villages in the Luberon, which I have visited only with my old hiking group. We started off the day in L’ile sur la Sorgue. We had a bit of a late start…

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I Try to Be Like Grace Kelly

I Try to Be Like Grace Kelly

The night after I went on a date with ‘The Blower’s Daughter’ I unknowingly went on a date with another guy I met through the same friend as ‘The Blower’s Daughter.’ (Side Note: Besides myself, she seems to be the common denominator in a lot of my dating adventures.) I say unknowingly because I accepted a dinner/dancing invite under false pretenses. I was under the impression that he was interested in my friend and not in me. Long story short,…

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Get the Fouque Outta Here

Get the Fouque Outta Here

So about a month ago, I had an oh so charming date with a guy I met Easter weekend. With the exception of a handful of texts, I have had minimal contact with the bloke. I thought it was pretty easy to let him down. I mean, he just didn’t even really try to contact me too much. Maybe he easily got the hint from my subtle aloofness, or so I thought. It has a month since our first date…

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Cœur Fondu

Cœur Fondu

I’ve already written a post where L referred to me as his big sister, but it doesn’t happen often so when he does say that, my heart melts. Plus, I’ve never heard him say it for myself. Today when I picked him up from school, he asked me why one of his classmates has a baby sister. I said, “I don’t know, he just does.” He sadly says, “I don’t have a baby.” I say, “of course not, you’re only…

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Thank You, Girl, For Making the Morning Brighter

Thank You, Girl, For Making the Morning Brighter

A few days before my “birthday party” on Saturday, my best friend here told me about a “Rugby” man that I may be interested in. She told me he’d be driving from Montepellier just to come to the party and that he was crashing at her place. My first impression is that he isn’t bad–tall, gorgeous blue eyes, and built like a horse. I mean, he is a rugby player so he’s pretty solid looking. His eyes are what really…

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28, Feelin’ Great

28, Feelin’ Great

This past Friday was my ‘oh so important’ 28th Birthday. I know, 30 is just around the corner, but you know what? I don’t really care. I’m actually pretty excited to be in my late 20s (I’m even looking forward to 30 and starting a new decade, but hey, I still have 2 years left to make mistakes enjoy before then). I always pictured my life completely different than it is now (but honestly, who accurately plans their future?). When…

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No Harm No Foul

No Harm No Foul

I think it was April 18 when I went to Les Terrasses du Port. It is the time I went and had lunch at Dalloyao and it was awful. But I did buy my beautiful birthday dress from there so that almost cancels out. Anyway, when I bought the dress at pull and bear, the employee cashier hands me the receipt and says, “tiens.” He looked utterly embarrassed as he corrected himself and used the more polite, formal “tenez” and…

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