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Tour My Old Paris Apartment

My Old Paris Apartment I’ve been thinking about the ol’ digs quite a bit.  Spring always comes with a heavy dose of personal nostalgia.  So many defining moments happened around this season, my brief residency in France being one.  The reality of Parisian dwellings was […]

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What I Watched: Une Vie de Chat

The midnight zoomies.  Cat owners, I’m guessing you might know what this means.  Tipped cups.  Crinkly jingle toys.  Crashes. Bangs.  Booms.  No plant, drink, or twisty tie is safe from the paws of a kitty in the middle of the night.  My two fur-children chase […]

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Flight of the Bumble Bee

Merde.  What time is it?  Where’s the clock?  I over-slept. I know it. Across the room, Katy’s peaceful snoozing is apparent through prolonged, deep, rhythmic breaths.  She doesn’t have class this morning.  I enjoy class, but admittedly I’m slightly envious she’s able to sleep longer.  […]

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The MiamMiam Box of Memories

Somewhere on Boulevard Arago, between Rue des Tanneries and Les Gobelins, stood the greatest monument of the early twenty-first century:  the YaToo Partoo (YTP).  The YTP was the love child of a vending machine, a cantina truck, and a bodega. Spanning the length of an […]

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Je T’Aime… Maybe?

Picture it: Paris. July. 2005.  The concrete sidewalks of the 13th arrondisement radiate the dense heat captured from a day baking in the sizzling Parisian summer sunshine.   On the Rue des Tanneries, an American mishmash of sweaty college girls poke their heads outside of an […]

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What’s the Deal with Culture Shock?

  I jolted awake, drenched in panic. Where was I? The shadowy cavern with its modest frills and enormous windows was not my bedroom. Oh right. Paris. I was in Paris. In the midst of a jet lagged slumber, I forgot. Clueless hours of trying […]

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Midnight in… Paris?

Part II My eyes may have burned from the resident cloud of cigarette smoke, but I could still see.  Was this a colossal joke?  Goofy replicas and caricatures of iconic French art and architecture clumsily strewn around a… a… casino? In the distance, and over […]

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