As my fabulous British friend, Julie says, 'you have to take the piss out of the French!'
I guess you can consider it a hobby of ours! One of our favorites to be exact!
Don't get me wrong, I'm a musketeer, you know all for one, and one for all - still nothing makes me happier than to 'take the piss out of French!'
I am going to confess something to you, I was actually in a 12 step process attempting to make myself a better person, but in the end, honey, I was just born this way!
I am an angry person, like the Incredible Hulk!
The confession - it makes me happy to see people get so blinded by anger they lose all common sense.
Yes, I know, but there it is.
Today, I took the piss of one particular Frenchman who was asking one tooooo many questions.
I asked directions to the main entrance of a building. I asked a women, and he just barged in, again, asking one tooo many questions, such as, 'oh, are you dropping off your CV? What are you going to do? Do you work here....' blah, blah, blah!
I finally said, 'its not your business!' with a chuckle and in saying, 'please shut up!'
He got all bent out of shape and said I was rude, to which I shrugged my shoulders like a French person!
It was AWESOME!
Guess that makes me a local! Haaaaaazaaaaaahhhhh!
Ma Vie en Rose
ZAZ -- The first time I heard her voice, it stopped me in my tracks!
I had the TV blarring in the background while I was washing dishes, I stopped what I was doing and had to know where this voice came from. It touched something in me that was so pure and so organic, I went out to purchase her album a couple of weeks later.
Her voice reminds me of The Voice -- Edith Piaf, blessed be her name.
Edith is France - both gritty and graceful.
Zaz, I wish you oceans of happiness and success, just please keep singing!
My sweet Prince! How I love him so.
Everyone goes on vacation the month of August! Bordeaux is a ghost town, and this year, I will do the same. I have to admit, this is the first time I really AM going on vacation! I just went for weekend getaways in The States, but nothing heavy, but now -- as the saying goes, monkey see, monkey do!
At the beginning of August, the husband and I will ride our bikes to Spain! That will be about a 2 week trip or longer.
And at the end of August, I will return to The States for a month! whooot-whooot!
I arrive in Las Vegas and stay there for 2 weeks, before doing a 3 city Texas tour of Austin, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi for another two weeks! yeeeeeehaaaawww!
Viva Les Vacances!
The D and The Petite Didi and ME! How I love this women and miniD!
An Amercian Mom in France
My mother arrived from Texas for a 2 week stay in the south of France! This was her first travel overseas and hopefully it won't be her last.
We both had a great time and she kept commenting on how difficult life is here!
Yes, life is hard in France.
By that I mean, its a daily grind.
Gone are the days of jumping in the car and having the freedom to go anywhere at anytime, and the money for that matter!!!!!
I miss The States, and I am grateful for she molded me into everything that I am, but France has her hooks in me too.
She has shown me a different way of life and a different way of looking at things, and I haven't realized how much I have adapted into this grind until my Mother pointed it out.
We ran after buses together, walked to the grocery store practically everyday to grab dinner, we ate dessert after every meal and just enjoyed the atmosphere, sure sounds romantic, but like all romances, it has its ebb and flow.
We came home exhausted after long days in the city, sometimes too tired to make
dinner and too tired to wash dishes by hand, since there is no dishwasher, but
it had to be done.
I'm sure you have heard the expression, I need a vacation
from my vacation, that was the case for both Mom and I. She too, really loved
France, and other times, really hated France - c'est la vie, non!
The hatered quickly vanishes when you are surrounded by such beauty, such such beauty - ahhhh, La France!
My mother returned home only a week ago, and I miss
her already, but luckily I won't have to wait long to be reunited with her! I
will go to The States for a month come the end of August! YEEEEEEHAAAAWWW!
Bonjour et Bienvenue!
Thank you for stopping by for a spell!
I am a 40-something year old American woman. Born in Texas, raised in Las Vegas!
Frenchified for Life
is a fabulous little lifestyle blog about truly embracing French life!
My intent is to simply inspire you to create something unique and beautiful in your everyday life. The French have this wonderful and annoying habit of seeing the world through rose colored glasses, might as well learn something from them!
That said, I lift my glass to you!
By the way, I mention the name Cachou (or The Cash) a lot, I'm referring to her...