Filed under Mind-Wandering Wednesday

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

Demain, dès l’aube

For my French class today we were to read Victor Hugo’s Demain, dès l’aube. I loved it! I will say this though, understanding the depth of poetry in my native language is hard enough, figuring out nuances in a second…takes a while. Anyway, I leave you with this:   Demain, dès l’aube Demain, dès l’aube, à … Continue reading

Photographic thoughts

Photographic thoughts

I am trying to decide if I should take my iphone with me to France as a music source and camera. I think I will. My other dilemma, do I take an actual camera? I am not a professional, far from it, but is it worth it to buy a nicer camera than just taking iphone … Continue reading

French, or foe? by Polly Platt

French, or foe? by Polly Platt

What an excellent book! French or Foe? I have gotten into reading books about traveling and living in France to prepare myself for my journey. I realize nothing will prepare me for the cultural and language shock but hey, I can try to figure out the social etiquette and whatnot before I show up. It has everything … Continue reading

My recent Frenchy Purchases…

My recent Frenchy Purchases…

In preparation for my macaron making (I am sure you’re all tired of reading about this and seeing no results…soon my friends, very soon!) I have made some purchases as I mentioned the other day. but here are some more Frenchy purchases I have made recently…. sadly I cannot yet purchase a whole bottle, this … Continue reading

Summer French Tutoring: Session 2

Summer French Tutoring: Session 2

Round two of my summer French learning went well. A few things I noticed: a week is a long time between lessons, unless you really practice every day what you learned in the last session. I found that by the time we started looking at the work I did as “homework” I really didn’t remember … Continue reading

French-ify my Baking!

French-ify my Baking!

I am sooooo excited! Here’s the backstory…. almost a year ago my wonderful French boyfriend bought me the most amazing gift ever….why? Well first because he is awesome and probably because he wanted something (no, not necessarily that…haha). He bought me this: so the thing he wanted I am assuming was me to bake more. … Continue reading

Mind-Wandering Wednesday: Summer

Mind-Wandering Wednesday: Summer

Where is summer anyway? I have less than a week left of this semester’s classes and here in central PA it is COLD! We got snow a few days ago. Now, with May right around the corner I say this is unacceptable! We barely had a winter, got a little taste of summer and now … Continue reading