Friday, March 12, 2010

Voila mon passport, ah, Gerard Depardieu...

Well today's the day. I'm sooooo excited. I contained myself while adding the extra o's to so, because to truly indicate my level of excitement, a lot of o's would be needed, and I don't want to break the o key.

Anyway, when it's Saturday, I'll be in Paris. PARIS! Yay! Really, my interests in Paris are pastries, wine, coffee, shopping, and chilling. I've done all of the tourist-y stuff in Paris, so this visit is about all of the above. There is a museum that Becca T wants to go to, and well, I won't mind going out to the suburb of St. Denis to track down Marie Antoinette's grave (remember, two of my interests are French monarchy, and graves... I'm so werid), but I don't know if there will be time for that. It's okay though, 'cuz I know that Paris and I will meet again and then I can see my beloved queen's grave.

Oh, I guess there is one more thing on my to-do list. Our hotel is in the same area in which my hotel was this summer, which is near the Pantheon. On the last night of our trip, my pal Heather and I sat on the steps of the Pantheon, and watched the Eiffel Tower sparkle with lights. I got a really great video of it, which I erased when I was over-served at a Scottish wedding and couldn't tell the difference between "play" and "erase" on my camera. Argh. Anyway, my goal is to recreate that video. It might be too cloudy, but it will be attempted.

Musically, I plan to listen to a lot of Feist while in France. There's something so French about Feist (well, I think she lives/writes in Paris), even though she sings in English and is from Canada. Oh and you know that I'll be listening to a lot of Phoenix too because they are my fave Parisian band.

On Monday, Becca T and I fly to Nice, and then I'll be chilling in the south of France for five full days. I'm not sure what's on the itinerary then, but I think there will be some exciting side trips and whatnot. And wine. And coffee. And pastries.

This morning, I ran one of my dear friends at work who teaches French. I pretty much have a good friend in every department I think... I'm so cross-circular! Anyway, she was wearing a chunky bangle bracelet that read "que serait le monde sans les filles?" I was able to translate it on the spot (mon francais n'est-ce pas trop mauvais): it reads "what would the world be like without girls?" My friend lent me the bracelet to take to France with me, and I intend to take pictures of it in random places.

I'm very excited to see Becca T too. I haven't seen her since I before I left for France the last time! I miss her a lot, and I know we'll have a great time catching up. I have a lot to fill her in on.

I'm sure I'll check in here from Nice. Until then, au revoir tout le monde!


wigsf said...

Feist's Let It Die was very stereotypical French cafe music.

I'll stop there because if I start Feist bashing, you'll stop reading so...

Enjoy your vacaycay!

Miss Ash said...

Yay!! Have a wonderful time, I just adore Paris it's so lovely with all the beautiful architecture and cute little cafes.

Can't wait to see your photos!!!

rawbean said...

Yay!! Have a great trip! I also can't wait to see photos and THE video. I think going back is such a good idea because you have already seen a lot of the big stuff and can enjoy the little things.

Anonymous said...

You are very correct about Feist, her last album, The Reminder, was recorded in a house in the south of France in the middle of nowhere. :)

Have a great trip and I expect to see a lot of pics when you get back. Say hi to Becca T for me! :)

Claire said...

"pastries, wine, coffee, shopping, and chilling". Paris was built for that!

Have the most amazing time, honey! Oh, and I was so excited when I saw the title of this post. Bouef!


Siobhan said...

I hope you have wonderful time. It sounds like a lovely plan for you trip.

And now I am singing Foux de Fa Fa which is always good.


yrautca said...

Have fun. Take pics. Post 'em. Write about it.

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