I didn’t even know this was a thing – thigh gaps, ugh, are you even kidding me? – but this was hysterical. Also, she’s the lady behind the Feminist Make-up Tutorial, which is always good for a watch.
There’s nothing more ghoulish then spending an afternoon with the dead. Somehow, Paris has turned its previous residents into tourist attractions, like the Père Lachaise Cemetery and the Catacombs. It’s creepy, but also fascinating. Continue reading
I had all four of my wisdom teeth pulled on Wednesday. Needless to say, I’m not really up to doing anything more than watching Planet Earth and napping. Sorry, but you all are going to have to wait until Monday for the cool catacombs post. Them’s the breaks.
Have some cat videos instead. As always, Simon’s Cat is a favorite.
Happy (belated) Bastille Day! Like most Americans, I vaguely knew that it’s France’s version of Independence Day. I think. I don’t know, I didn’t take my high school’s elective European History class and my knowledge of modern French history is sketchy at best. (Ask me about the cave paintings of Lascaux and Chauvet though!) So it was to my joy and delight to find that John Green, author and prolific vidblogger, had done a series on the French Revolution. Prepare to be educated, Third Estate!
It sounds kind of crazy, but I didn’t visit Paris’ iconic Eiffel Tower until my last week in France. Or at least, I didn’t go up it. It’s hard to miss Gustave Eiffel’s masterpiece: you can see the tower from all sorts of random places within Paris. I had an excellent view on my train ride into the city every morning. But every time I went past the Champs de Mars and looked at the long, winding queue, I said, “nah, let’s leave it for next week” up until there was no putting it off.
Well, I’m finally back in the States. During my little hiatus, my cousin came to visit Paris, I packed everything in my room into two bags, I flew to Chicago for a family shindig, United lost my big red duffel bag (the one with all of my clothes) for a week, and I returned to New York state for the summer. Oh, and I had a birthday. Not a bad two weeks, all in all.
Now that I’m no longer in an exciting and exotic place – suburban Long Island is no one’s idea of exotic – I’m going to relax my posting schedule to twice a week on Mondays and Fridays. I know this kind of schedule slip is usually the death knell for web comics and other blogs on the internet, but have a little faith here. I’ve invested this much time and effort in this weird little blog, I’m not giving up that easily.
So, sit back and relax; on Friday I’ll finally show you the Eiffel Tower up close and personal.
So, for the next two weeks, I’m going to be on a mini-hiatus for the summer. My cousin is visiting, I’m ending my stay here in Paris, and I’m headed back to the States. I’ll try to keep this from turning into a long hiatus like last summer (heh, sorry about that), but things are going to be crazy on my end and I can’t promise much. Thanks for understanding, and I’ll leave you all with a lovely picture of me in front of the Eiffel Tower.