The race to the Palais!
The month of May has many holidays, so getting around the city has been easier
than usual, as many people are on
However, I would like to share with
you the excitement I am feeling!
This weekend, we find out
who will be the next French president for the following 5 years.
When I lived in the States, I was very proactive in the democratic process, the day the polls opened, I casted my vote.
It's quite an interesting to see many Frenchies are laisse faire about the whole election process. Many people whom I have spoken to seem to have the typical French response, (which, by the way, I have now perfected) BOF!! -- which translates to whatever.
On Sunday, we will find out if either incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy will be re-elected, or his opponent, François Hollande.
I'm still confused on the whole party system, because everytime I attempt to get answers, I get the same response: BOF! you guessed it!
My good American friend, said the reason French people don't get excited over the election process is because France is not a real democracy. BURN.
However, according to recent news polls, more voters came out to the polls than in previous elections. Of course, France is a real democracy, that goes without saying, however for a country that is smaller than my home state of Texas, I feel France is headed for some changes.
(cue David Bowie's song, Changes!) Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!
I'm no oracle by any means, however, as the government feeds propaganda of a crisis and people are without decent paying jobs, and the cost of everything keeps going up,
yet there seems to be millions of euros going to other projects without batting
I do enjoy the perks of living in my new country, however they do come at a cost, I just don't know what France will demand in return.
Nonetheless, here's to a new President, (maybe) we'll find out on Sunday!
Have a good weekend and remember, safety first!
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...