First Proof of Fluency?

A month’s worth of studying and reading. Today was the TCF (the French equivalent of the TOEFL), and it was a lot harder than I thought it would be. Damn.

Le Verbe Aimer

“Le verbe aimer est difficile à conjuguer : son passé n’est pas simple, son présent n’est qu’indicatif, et son futur est toujours conditionnel.”- Jean Cocteau

The Famous Haute Savoie Apple Cider

Deçue doesn’t capture my let down quite right. Let’s make this an exercise of the plus-que-parfait/passé du conditionnel grammar swamp I’m currently wading through in class. Mais oui, I’m a crazy linguistic nerd. Si j’avais su que le cidre était si amère, je ne l’aurais pas commandé. 

One Sunday Morning I Woke Up Speaking French

It’s best to listen to this song while you browse this post. I feel as though I’ve walked through some crazy portal to an earthly paradise. Life is melting into some lovely second fall beauty like the camembert we roasted in tin foil over the fire. Sarah forgot to remove the plastic and at first we…