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PhD woes

PhD woes

About three years ago, before I started the PhD venture and I was still “just” doing my masters I thought to myself, regarding the PhD, what’s everyone complaining about? It’s not that bad, right? You get paid to do research, most of which is in front of a computer. You get paid to go to … Continue reading

Preserving French

Preserving French

I read a couple of blog posts by 24/7 in France recently: This one and This Other One about the French government’s attempts at preserving the French language through banning the teaching and utilization of certain english words and phrases … The French are quite proud of their language, history, heritage … as they should be. … Continue reading

Some observations

Some observations

And now…some randomness I am a slow eater. This is a problem when eating with others that are perhaps fast eaters. In the USA I can just ask for a to-go box and finish later if we are in a hurry. Here, there is no such thing. It saddens me every time I watch the … Continue reading

The night bus…

The night bus…

So, today was interesting in a few ways. I just had some things on my mind and so I thought I would write them down (mostly for myself): In my French class we got out DELF practice tests back. Apparently I would have technically passed. I got a 63. That depresses the serious student in … Continue reading

Purchases

Purchases

So after many web searches and taking all of my readers advice from your awesome comments on my Photographic Thoughts post I wanted to share with all of you what I purchased in terms of Camera, backpack and a recent book purchase as well (random but worth sharing).   Camera: I decided I wanted a … Continue reading

une petite victoire!

une petite victoire!

I know I have been giving lots of tiny posts lately, this one cannot be left un-written! Today I had my first oral exam in my French 201 class … I was nervous but I was excited too, I like speaking French, especially in a controlled, somewhat safe environment! I DID GREAT! My teacher and … Continue reading

Focus girl, focus…

Focus girl, focus…

So here’s the deal … after returning from an awesome “vacay” in France it is WAY hard to focus! I will now explain why: You may think it is obvious, how can one get right back to work after any vacation. But there are so many reasons I can’t focus on work. Well, what is … Continue reading