Wednesday, October 27, 2010

French phrase of the day: rien de neuf?

Def: nothing's new?

This is what my French tutor always asks me. It's not that there's nothing new. It's just that I don't know how exactly to say...

I'm stressed at work, I need to join the gym for some endorphin rushes, it sure would be nice to go on a date, all I want to do is eat, eat, eat, my fingers feel like they're going to fall off in this weather, there is so much I want to do but sometimes I can't move, early morning has become my favorite time in Paris, I want to discover a new band, I need to let loose one night soon, is it really so terrible to eat a pastry every day?, why aren't I fluent yet?


  1. Discover this:

    Keep up the great blog.

  2. Substitute Spanish for French and I will be your Twin.

    I blame your feelings on seasonal whatchamacallits and probably a need for a bit of change that is fun, not colder or grayer or more tiring... can you visit London? where it might be colder and wetter but a change of pace.. too bad you can't visit me, summer is sneaking in .. warm, sunny and this morning the parrots were outside the windows, fighting, loving and discussing nest styles.

    Oh and before I forget, No, it is not really terrible to eat pastry every day.
    It is only terrible to feel guilty about it ..
    I have no excuse for not being fluent either, except laziness. Which I know is not your reason, maybe you can only just deal with so much at one time?
    besos !

  3. Here's a new band: Beach House. They're really great! Oh, and keep up the blog, I love reading it.

  4. After Beach House, watch/listen to this ... it always makes me cheer up.

  5. Thank you, ladies, for putting some great (and fun!) new music on my radar. Thank you, thank you!

    Katherine & Erika, special thanks for your kind words. I'm glad you're enjoying the blog.

    And, Candice, I always love your perspective and advice. You're right about the pastries and guilt. Thank you. xo

  6. I'm always filled with musical recommendations! Reading your blog makes me excited for my move to Paris in a year, and my trip in January! :]

  7. if you can get to this show please do as Yves is lovely

    my favourite area in Paris and one of the nicest guys it has ever been my privelege to meet -and its free!!

  8. Ah how well I know those words! Do they even translate into French? Keep doing, going, looking, eating, smiling...those are the words to remember.

    As for music, do you know Keren Ann & Yael Naim? Israeli French and lovely.