Run in Marseille Half Marathon 2014

Run in Marseille Half Marathon 2014

It’s about a week after I ran the Marseille Half Marathon  ! Remember last year ? It was awful, I undertrained, the race was not well organized, it rained the whole time, I had stomach issues the rest of the day (and subsequently stayed in bed / near the restroom all day), couldn’t walk for like a … Continue reading

They’re reading my MIND!

They’re reading my MIND!

If you’ve read any of my PhD Woes posts you’ll know that some days are harder than others for me here in PhD-Land. Sometimes I know I have it good. Sometimes I HATE this purgatory of academia and I wonder if I will ever finish. And if I do, will I produce something that was … Continue reading

permis de conduire

permis de conduire

I have been freaking out all day about something that to many, will seem silly. And every few seconds I think it is too, then I change my mind and think it’s important. As avid readers know, I arrived in France November 2012 on a student visa. By November 2013 I changed my visa status … Continue reading

Avignon + Pont du Gard + Uzès + Paris

Avignon + Pont du Gard + Uzès + Paris

This weekend was so wonderful. My BFs family is from the Suburbs of Paris. His younger brother just moved to Toulouse and with my BF in Antibes … his family is pretty far apart now. In an attempt to get everyone together for a weekend, we all met outside of Avignon this Saturday. Friday night, … Continue reading

Back into the swing of things

Back into the swing of things

I have been training now for my next half-marathon goal for about a month and man, is it tough. I will run the Marseille Half marathon here in two weeks (Sept. 14, 2014) and then my actual goal Half Marathon (<2hours) is on November 1st in Indianapolis, Indiana (Indianapolis Monumental Half).  Just as I did … Continue reading

Travel bug strikes again!

Travel bug strikes again!

It didn’t take long. I was traveling around so much during July that I was kind of happy for a break … now I am ready to GO again! I know I want to travel a bit locally around Marseille this Fall. I really don’t have time for a big trip between now and my … Continue reading

A day in Grasse

A day in Grasse

I am a major perfume fan. It’s something I can’t help but buy. I used to stick to the cheap stuff (walmart, bath and body works) … then when I started making a little money I splurged, once on Chanel. And I was hooked. Now I buy a fancy perfume probably once a year. I know. … Continue reading

So, you wanna book an AirBnB?

So, you wanna book an AirBnB?

Recently I decided to try my hand at being an AirBnB host ! I have a great space here in Marseille and I go out of town quite a bit … sooooo, why not share it? I set my price low to get some reservations … when I am out of town I am not … Continue reading