Friday, June 26, 2009


It's FRIDAY!!!! Yay! I don't know why, but I have been exceptionally tired this week, so I am looking forward to getting to sleep in tomorrow morning.

Thanks to those of you who wished me Bonne Fete! Guillaume offered me for my fete a beautiful orchid.

Isn't it beautiful? I've never had an orchid before, but I just LOVE it! Unfortunately, I don't really know how to take care of an orchid. Tips, anyone?
And while I'm posting pictures of plants, I've started an herb garden!!!!, which I am super psyched about.

As you can see, all but one of them have started to grow!!!! I keep telling myself it's not growing yet because it has a longer germination period, but unfortunately, I can't remember which herb it is in order to look it up. Smart of me to not put labels, right? Yay for herbs!

Anyhow, I am sad. Watashi wa kanashi desu.
First of all, Michael Jackson died yesterday. As everyone already knows. At 50 years old. So young! It really has me shaken up. Despite his ridiculousness as of late, he has always somehow seemed like an immortal kind of figure to me. He was so ultra mega archi cool back in the day. If I'm not mistaken, he was the first concert my sister ever saw. And my friend Ariane's favorite singer. And now it's just like, it's over. And it's sad and shocking, and I need to stop thinking about it now.

Secondly, today was my last day at Lucien Dauzie, the school that I work at in Noisiel. And I am going to miss the little kiddos. And they're so sweet, too. Normally, when I walk into the class, I say good morning, and then I ask "How are you?" They all respond together, "I'm good." Well, this morning, most of them responded "I am sad." Because they said they were going to miss me. And as much as I've been looking forward to no longer having to wake up ridiculously early and then spend my day disciplining, I'm going to miss working with kids. Now, I've got two days left at Le Segrais (my school in Lognes) and one day left at Henri Wallon (my school in Champs-Sur-Marne). Kinda sad.

I am also sad for another reason. The thing is, I have always gone to see all of the Harry Potter movies on opening day, because, like most people in the world, I loved the books, and I think the movies are awesome. Well, this year, it comes out in the United States on July 8th. I will be in France. It comes out in France on July 15th. I will be on an airplane on my way back to the United States. So there really is no way that I can see it on opening day. Not only that, but it looks like I am going to have to wait until a whole WEEK after the opening. :-( ::sadness::

Now, while I'm on the subject of Harry Potter, I've decided to watch the first five movies in the next couple weeks before going to see the 6th. So I watched the first one the other day, and I was SHOCKED by how ridiculously extraordinarly YOUNG Daniel Radcliffe looks in it. I mean, just look at his little baby face in the picture. He's totally grown up right in front of us as Harry Potter on the screen. And because of that, I didn't even notice. He really was just a baby when he started (okay, not in the Mary-Kate and Ashley starting as babies sense, but ya'll know what I mean). Now he's all a stud. Although apparently nowhere near as studly as on Mister Ronald Weasley.

I'm with Meg Cabot - what's up with Ron's broom? And Harry's wand? And are they TRYING to make Harry look all dumpy and ron look all studmuffinly? Apparantly the film is now being advertised as a romance. It all just seems very odd to me. I'm still mega psyched to see the movie. And mega sad that there will be no opening day seeage for Audrey.

Oh, and even though this is getting long, while I'm still on the subject of Harry Potter, I have recently discovered the most AWESOME genre of music. It's called Wizard Rock, and it's basically nerdy awesome pop punk about wizardly things with mega focus on Harry Potter. There are great bands with names like Gred and Forge (who are from Asheville, NC, with my bro Russell!), the Mudbloods, the Nifflers, Justin Finch Fletchley and the Sugar Quills, Gryffindor Common Room Rejects, the Hermione Crookshanks Experience, Harry and the Potters, etc. . . I have to say - I LOVE! Defo something worth checking out.

Now moving away from Harry Potter - Margaret came over for dinner last night.

That is her trying on the mask made by Tihomir Marincovik. We had delicious crepes with vegetables and a sort of split pea porridge. With an apple banana crumble for dessert. YUMMYNESS!!!! I am so sad that when I get back in August, she will be gone, and there will no longer be anyone with whom to have delicious votlucks.

And that's all, folks!

3 things said:

Ariane said...

Thank God the fire was small. I could've been worst.
Michael Jackson is dead! I am totally in shock. I've been listening to his music for couple of days now. Tous les bars desquels je passe devant jouent sa musique. Le monde est en deuil...
Super pour ton herbal garden! Do you have enough sun in your appartment? Bertrand and I have a garden au jardin communautaire à côté de chez nous. Il fait 3mètres par 6mètres : on a planté des concombres, des haricots jaunes et verts, des courgettes, des carottes, de la salade, du poivron, des tomates... et on a encore de la place! Et on a pas mal de plante qui pousse sur le balcon : du basilic, de l'origan, du persil... Yeay!!

Spiggy said...

Wow! Wizard Rock is so ridiculously wonderful!

brizmus said...

Ariane! Je suis trop jalouse de votre jardin! J'aimerais trop trouver un endroit pour avoir un jardin de legumes comme ca!
et oui, notre appartement et pas mal ensoleille - on a de la chance.
Eh, faut que tu mettes ton blog a jour! Ca fait trop longtemps!

And Cathryn - yes, RIDICULOUSLY wonderful, isn't it?!?