Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Mazel tov

I was with some french friends for a gift exchange on Sunday. We were talking about everything that has been going on since we all got together last and what had caught our interest recently. CB is a dancer, a really talented dancer and she showed us this clip and I just had to pass it along. I'm sure for those on the other side of the Atlantic this is nothing new but I figure it can't hurt. I could watch it on repeat, it makes me so happy.

She brought this up because they are going to do the same flash mob dance in Annecy this Saturday at Courrier. I hope I can make it. What is it about choreographed dancing in public places that makes a person smile all the way down to their bones? I guess it's the fantasy that we, or this could just be me, all want a soundtrack in our lives and people breaking into song and dance. Flash mobs are such a wonderful thing to come from the interwebz. I also think this song couldn't be more perfect for thousands of people dancing together. Anyway, I just couldn't resist posting this clip. Hope it made you smile a little, or you know, all the way down to your bones.

Friday, 9 October 2009

Being an American in France

Are you sure that you're really an American? You will be suspected to be an impostor if you are not intimately knowledgeable of everything to do with Dallas. Nope, not the city, I’m talking about the legendary television series that ran from 1978 to 1991. There are many French pop-culture references to this series. I had never watched the show until I moved to France. People kept talking about being a big drinker like Sue Ellen...Sue who? Or when they try to put something in context for me in conversation, you know it’s just like DALLAS but instead, I would just end up even more confused. So, I read up on the characters and am now fully conversant in DALLAS plotlines. And can nod my head and laugh along, when my coworker rolls their eyes about how so-and- so’s antics are just like JR’s crazy high jinks or Bobby’s run-in with the law. For me though, the real explanation of the popularity of this show lies in the French version’s amazing, opening credits. And so, without further ado, I give you pure magic:

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Early Spring Cleaning

I'm dusting and sweeping out the cobwebs on this little old blog. I'll be getting going again in a little bit. See you soon!

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

This year, instead of moping over missing out on the big meal with my family or griping that people can't pronounce the Th this holiday, I'm celebrating in my own thankful little way. There is too much to be happy about and so much for which I am grateful. This year my only goal is to brighten the day of those around me. I'm sharing a meal of love and kindness. Aren't I the joyful little pilgrim?!

my list o' thanks...

I am thankful for my wonderful family that loves me across oceans and that I love all the way back. I'm thankful for a wonderful husband that makes me smile and fall in love all over again every time we are together. I'm thankful for my job that sends me to new countries and motivates me to work even harder. I'm thankful for a lovely group of new friends in Annecy. I'm thankful for my friends at home that stay in touch and make me feel apart of all that's going on. I'm thankful for this life and this day. I'm excited for this winter for the challenges it will bring, for the rough patches, the smooth spots and everything in between. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Wednesday, 5 November 2008


It really is true. We picked the best man for the job. FINALLY!

Friday, 31 October 2008


Sharing just a little bit of hope on a rainy halloween day...

from a very nice blog.

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Ca y est!

So the update: we found a totally adorable apartment in Annecy and thanks to Alex's negociation skills and politesse we are the proud owners, I mean renters, of a studio in the vielle ville in Annecy. The new place is adorable and I am so excited to be so close to everything! I'll post pictures in a little bit. We have keys now but I think we'll move in around the 11th.

Today is my last day of work for me. I have a small break and then I start my new position on the 13th. I'm really looking forward to it.

I was talking with a friend that is in nursing school and she was saying that she felt the same as when she had just gotten out of school, the imminent potential of everything. The world is so big and full of possibility. I feel like I got that feeling back, too. There is so much to look forward to!