Monthly Archives: May 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Making macarons

This weekend my friend Gina and I had the wonderful opportunity to take a macaron making class at Blue Tierra Chocolate Cafe in South Boston. We arrived about an hour early and ordered ourselves drinks and cookies to pass the … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Eurovision

The Grand Finale of the Eurovision Song Contest is this Saturday, May 26. Since most of the people who read this blog are in North America, I guess I need to explain. The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual song-writing competition among … Continue reading

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French Friday: Tilting at Wind Turbines

Eight years ago, when I was studying abroad in Paris, I took a weekend trip to Mont St. Michel, the gorgeous abbey/fortress on the English Channel which straddles the regions of Normandy and Brittany. The train ride from Paris, through the … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Fifteen Years of French

I come from a long line of pack-rats. Sometimes it’s a less-than-desirable personality trait, but sometimes, you discover something you didn’t know you still had, and it brings a smile to your face. Something like this. It’s the receipt from … Continue reading

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French Friday: Music-mania

I learned a new French word today. mélomane It can be either a masculine or feminine noun or an adjective, and it means “music-lover.” More accurately, it means “music mad,” in the same vein as pyromane and kleptomane (pyromaniac and … Continue reading

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Travel Thursday: Rhode Island

Surfer’s End: Middletown, Rhode Island

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Tasty Tuesday: The best baguette in Paris

Just the other day, there was a big contest in France, and a relative newcomer beat out the incumbent. No, I’m not talking about the presidential race. I’m talking about the annual Best Baguette in Paris contest! The prize is … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Content regulation on radio stations in Canada

I’ve been following the Canadian Music Blog for a while, because they sometimes talk about francophone artists I like. Sometimes I even discover new anglophone artists. It’s very interesting to me. There’s a whole country of music up there! Most Americans hear … Continue reading

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French Friday: Pronunciation

I need to give credit to Seycen at The Translation Practice for inspiring this post. She introduced me to the wonderful YouTube videos made by Cheryl A. Demharter and her company FrenchSounds. I’ve always been of the extremely biased opinion that my … Continue reading

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Travel Thursday: Expired Reward Points

One of my favorite topics to blog about is travel, but it’s hard to stay motivated and come up with ideas when I’m not actually traveling! A disappointing side effect that comes with having no trips planned for the near … Continue reading

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