Monday, December 13, 2010

My store!


I paid a visit to my little "ALIX" store in Place des Vosges in Paris on Sunday.  Yes, I know my scarf looks funny (it's called a cowl!) but it's so cozy and it's a mobius strip (!) and I bought it in Lyon.  (Yes, mother, I'm staying warm!)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Lyon sous la neige

Three of my friends and I just got back from Lyon (actually it was three days ago now, but I'm still tired and my head's still there..) where we spent a whirlwind weekend of sightseeing and walking and shopping and being all merry in general.

The view from our hostel.  No joke.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Notre petit bonhomme de neige



SNOW SNOW SNOW


This is what I woke up to this morning!  I checked the Evreux bus website - no buses are running today! Can't possibly get to work!  SNOW DAY

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Me, I want a huuula hoooop

I can't believe it's already December!  I'll be home in 16 days!!  :)

I just realized I keep taking pictures of things with my face peeking out behind it... hah.
I got an advent calendar today!!  A kinder one!  If you've never had kinder candy (kinder bueno is my fave), you're missing out.  The one for today was a cute little kinder Santa!  This is such a treat for me compared to the cheap advent calendars I always get with the gross plastic-y chocolate inside...  this one has all kinds of different kinder candy :D

It was snowing today... just a little dust here and there, nothing too serious.  It was so pretty though.  I realized how utterly Californian I am when I was watching the snowflakes fall on my black jacket and I freaked out when I noticed that they're actually perfectly shaped snowflakes.  Six sides and everything.  I feel like I've probably seen that before, but I'm amazed nonetheless.

A bunch of us took a little drive today (my friend has a right-hand drive car.. still can't get over it) and we went to this place called Buffalo Grill for dinner.  It looked like something you'd see in Smalltown, USA.  A big red barn with BUFFALO GRILL written on the side with giant bull horns.  They were playing loud country music inside and had an American steakhouse menu... I ordered some ribs and thought they'd probably be awful but they were actually quite good!  I was pleasantly surprised!  Also surprised that they served us dinner at like 5:30.  The place was empty but we were starving, and we thought sure they'd turn us away for coming in before 7.  It was great though, I'd definitely go back!  Although I suppose it is kind of awful to go there while I'm in France... it was nice to get a little reminder of home for a bit.  Funny how almost anything American can remind you of "home" when you're far enough away.  Country music? Arizona burger? The Texan BBQ platter? Hell yeah, man.  Home sweet home.

Here's hoping we get a giant blizzard tonight so I don't have to go to work tomorrow.  Unlikely.  Oh well, I'll just make some lesson plans while drinking tea and listening to Christmas music....  la la la...