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Curveball

Curveball

What happens when life throws you a curveball… in a good way? When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When life gives you delish lemonade, you drink it! After consulting as many friends, family and colleagues as possible. About a year ago I was approached by a professor from the Acoustical Society in the … Continue reading

Reverse Culture Shock, again.

Reverse Culture Shock, again.

I know it’s been a while and I have quite a few back posts to catch up on but I wanted to start with the most recent and work backwards … it’s easier this way 😀 I just returned back to the USA for a two month stint after spending the last 3 months in … Continue reading

French progression

French progression

I recently re-signed up for French classes at the Alliance Française in Marseille. I hadn’t been taking the courses for a while after I left for my two month summer back in the USA (to work, silly!). I didn’t want to invest as much money, nor time as I did in the beginning of my … Continue reading

Recent Runnin’ Gear

Recent Runnin’ Gear

I was talking with my dad on the phone a few minutes ago — it is SO cold back in Kentucky. I almost feel bad for complaining when I say that I consider running in Marseille in the morning, before the sun wakes up, to be my form of cold weather running (it’s maybe 38F~4C) … Continue reading

Travel Accessories I Love

Travel Accessories I Love

I think I have neglected the initial purpose of this blog for a while. I realize that now that I am actually in France it has become a bit of a diary – sharing tales of my French adventures. And while I am happy to do it I also want to leave my readers with … Continue reading

My recent French frustrations: part 2

My recent French frustrations: part 2

I continue with my recent French Frustrations… Frustration number 2 (also refereed to as, the second reason I cried this week): Since I moved, it was time to go meet with my old landlords, pick up some mail and get my deposit back. I left work early and took the bus to their place (not … Continue reading

My recent French frustrations: part 1

My recent French frustrations: part 1

It’s been a while since I really talked about any frustration living in France. I think in part because I started to settle in and loved my little apartment (though not the commute), I had the great support of my BF and I was making friends here and overall Marseille, France was beginning to feel … Continue reading