tuesday things | words are fun

Welcome to the “new” blog! Content on What the French should be fairly similar to what it’s always been – travel, food, wine, life – but I do hope to introduce a new guest blogger soon, so get ready!

I had such a case of the Mondays yesterday that I got a milkshake and two cookies. C’est la vie? I’m hoping the rest of the week is more like this instead!

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sparkly!

One of my goals this year was to read at least one book each month, and so far I’ve been keeping up (review post to come … eventually). I shared this article on Facebook yesterday and must say that I completely agree!

And even if all those benefits aren’t real, why wouldn’t you want to delve into a world where these words are the norm?

Another goal for this year was to learn, so I am trying to listen to Coffee Break French and incorporate into posts like I used to – mostly because that would mean that I still grasp a bit of the language and all I’ve ever wanted was to actually be French. Maybe I should start with these phrases!

Don’t you think Shakespeare is like a love language itself? I love these Shakespearean terms of endearment! Many are based on animals and then others seem random. Funny how words can hold such a different meaning hundreds of years later.

Speaking of time, have you ever wondered what to call the first decade of a century?

tuesday things : it’s summertime (what I am reading)

Thanks to my friend Christian for sharing this video, which basically sums up how I feel in these last hours before our trip begins.


We leave tonight for PA to drop the pups off with Dave’s mom and sister then our flight for Europe leaves tomorrow!! My Kindle is fully stocked for my reading enjoyment. Here is what I am reading and why!

1. This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral—Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!—in America’s Gilded Capital By Mark Leibovich
I live here, soooooo …

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2. The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World’s Greatest Piece of Cheese By Michael Paterniti
I love cheese, sooooo …

The Telling Room

3. A Moveable Feast By Ernest Hemingway
I somehow have not managed to cross this book off my list, despite my love of all things France. After reading The Paris Wife, I feel very compelled to take a dive into Mr. Hemingway’s psyche.

4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone By J.K. Rowling
I know, I should have read this book AGES ago. (I have seen the movies, if that makes it any better?!) Years ago, I tried to start the series and just couldn’t get into it because it seemed to be written for a small child. My friends have said that once you get to the third book it gets better, so I’m trying again.

5. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets By J.K. Rowling
See number four.

I’ll be back in June with a recap of our trip and also some highlights from the last few weeks since I haven’t had much time to post.

À bientôt! Or should I say … “Na shledanou!” … “Bis Später! … or “Később találkozunk!” (Thanks to Google Translate for those – I don’t even know how to pronounce them, or if they are correct!)

Happy Birthday in advance to Dave! We will celebrate on Saturday in Prague :)