Posted in September 2009

La Joie de Vivre

La Joie de Vivre

I want to take you through my neighborhood, down the street, into my mornings and afternoons where there’s coffee and misspellings, a crowded metro and a Catholic church. Children and baguettes Walking home one afternoon, a pint-sized little girl with long blond hair galloped past me with a baguette in hand, the bread taller than … Continue reading

Feminist gets a Job

Feminist gets a Job

The Interview I walked out of the metro an hour and a half early for my internship interview. It was in the 20th arrondissement, 40 minutes on a crowded morning train, so I had left with at least two hours to spare. Excessive, yes. I am always excessive. But when I trotted down the early … Continue reading

2 weeks in Paris

2 weeks in Paris

Everyone hates their grandmother Our first day of French grammar class, our professor asked us, “Who here has a good relationship with grammar?” Two or three people tentatively raised their hands. “Ok, so those who have a good relationship with grammar, can you explain why?” A guy in my class replied, “Uh, well she gives … Continue reading