Monday, November 27, 2006

Thanksgiving in Paris

I had SOOO much fun on Thanksgiving. I had been so scared that I would be lonely and sad, but not only did my school friends come to the rescue, but I was also able to meet up with folks from college as well. We had a BIG, traditional American dinner together and had an awesome time.

Thanks SO much you guys!!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Frustrating day....

Today was especially frustrating I went straight to my favorite American place here, and am sitting here enjoying some awfully unhealthy but amazingly delicious American food....instead of yelling or crying!

I have to keep taking deep breaths and remember that it is Paris, things are like this here, and that of COURSE it's different from the US- that's why I moved here!!! No more furstration!

Look familiar???

So, I finally got around to taking photos of (and posting) the outdoor artwork of Niki Saint Phalle that is in the middle of Centre Georges Pompidou here in downtown Paris. It may look familiar to some of you as there is a replica on campus at UCSD! Pretty cool, isn't it? Or maybe pretty cool just for me because I am a nerd like that......

Check it out here, if you don't know it already:

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Do you see a resemblance?

Okay, am I the only one who is FRIGHTENED by the resemblance I see between a poster that is plastered ALL OVER the metro and someone I knew in a past life????

Anyone? RL? MB? MDV? You guys out there?

I am Lady Marmalade herself!


Too bad it costs at least 140 euros to go- I guess I will have to settle with curling up on the couch and watching the movie while singing along. :)

A Tale of Two City Halls....

So, this is the City Hall that I am used to......

And this is the one that I now see almost every day:

While I was walking by the "Hotel de Ville" (City Hall) the other day, my mind wandered a bit and I found myself wondering what it might be like to work there....then I snapped out of it, took another bite of my pain au chocolat and kept on walking, schoolwork in hand. :)

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Le Cote d'Azur

I had the awesome opportunity to travel to the south of France a little over a week ago with a group of students from the school I will be attending second semester (January-April). The school, "ISTEC," offers a masters in marketing and event planning, and I will be focusing on that second semester before getting my internship.

Anyway, long story short, we went to Cannes, Nice and the Cote d'Azur to visit various events, meet with event planners and get a peek at some marketing strategy first-hand at the week long "Duty Free" expo. I got to see former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder speak at the conference and it was fun to be back in the political mindset for a moment. He was VERY political in his answers to questions and talked about his staff....kind of funny.

I just had to share some of the awesome photos from the scenery that I saw....beautiful! It was so nice to be back by the coast again- I didn't realize how much I missed it!

Long overdue...

Well, midterm season in school is pretty much done, which has me FINALLY back to the blog...and midterm season in the U.S. is in full swing which is a bit strange to watch from afar.

It's great to have a different perspective on the news, but this is the first time in a LONG time that I am not somehow personally involved in the elections by either working for an elected or working on a campaign. Weird!

Anyway, just a quick hello. I still don't have internet access at home which is heinous, but I am hoping to be better with the blog. It's tricky but important. :)

Miss you all!