Thursday, March 29, 2007

My So Called Life

I really have been busy lately, but nothing exciting enough to blog about. I have been working like crazy, editing a book, raising money for Habitat, going to the gym and enjoying the few days of sunshine we have been granted.

I only have two weeks left at the University, one week before the two week April vacation and one after. Still don't have a job for September and I have no idea what I am going to do. Oddly enough, I am not really stressed about it yet.

Right now I am just really concerned about where and how I am going to go on vacation. I am leaning towards Croatia, but I want to go somewhere warm and cheap. Any suggestions?

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Busy, Busy, Busy

I haven't been posting lately because I have been super busy. Last week was fun. I went to the Hemingway bar at the Ritz, took a Salsa lesson and went to a fund raiser on a river boat. This week is all work with my jobs, Habitat and the book I am editing. Plus, to top off all this fun stuff, the weather has taken a turn for the worse and not only have we had nice cold temperatures but also rain, sleet and snow.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Shamelessly Begging for Money

I swore I wouldn't do this, but I am really desperate. I found myself sending out a mass email this morning thinking the same thing. However, here I am, doing it again. I am working for Habitat for Humanity at the American Church here in Paris and we have a "build" planned in Romania for July 2007. Unfortunately, we still need 20,000 Euros which is a little more than 26,000 dollars for the trip.

If you donate to charity, and would like to donate to someplace different this year, would you consider donating to our Habitat for Humanity fund. If you feel so inclined to donate money, you can go to this website After filling in all your information, fill this part in with our information:
Name ( American Church Paris )
ID number (6237-6872)
GV Event Code (GV8962)

Or just go to this website:

If you choose to donate money this way, please either email this address and let them know you have made a donation to the American Church or let me know. If you want to donate money but don't feel comfortable donating this way, email me and I will give you other options.

If you do not want to donate money but would still like to help us raise the money, you could always mail me cool American things from home (such as peanut butter, bisquick, microwave popcorn, gum, beef jerky, etc) we could auction at our dinner fund raiser in April. I promise I will not keep any of the items that you donate!

Thanks in advance to any help and thanks to those who have already helped!

Monday, March 05, 2007


I had all the time in the world last week during vacation to catch up my posts, look for jobs, grade papers, plan lessons, go to museums, clean my apartment, etc., but I did very little of that stuff. Instead, I choose to sleep and go to the gym a lot. And you know what, it was pretty enjoyable just being lazy for once.

The Grand Palais is the large building on the left. It has an amazing amount of windows and it is quite beautiful.

However, I did manage to keep my new found tradition of Cultural Wednesday alive by visiting this exhibit. I have to say, I wasn't crazy about it. Displayed are things discovered underwater off the shore Istanbul, so I was initially exciting about learning about the history as well as seeing some of the treasures. Entering was really cool. There was a corridor with huge pictures of the ocean and great oceanic sound effects, but that was the best part. The artifacts were displayed badly and there were about 4 million people crowded around each one. I was stepped on, pushed, ran into and also had my bottom pinched more than I care to think about.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Too Much To Do

I have a lot to post, but I just haven't had time to post it. Here is an interview I did for an expat blog. Please ignore my horrible grammar; I was in a hurry and didn't proofread it at all.

And for this answer,"I think there are nice and nasty people everywhere. I have had experiences with both types in Paris, probably more of the negative than positive. I think Parisians are less friendly than other people." I should have said, ". . . probably more of the negative than positive in the beginning." Again, things are much better now than they were last year.