Today's topics are more fun than ever:
Why, oh why, does every drink ordered here, have to come poured over 10 tons of ice cubes? I love a cold drink, especially in the summer, like everyone else; but "ICE cold"? no thank you; and on top of that, in the said summer, what do you have before you have finished savoring your drink? a completely watered down version of the original.. so, no thank you.
By the way , DO NOT forget to ask for you beverage WITH NO ICE, thank you; sinon...oui, une tonne de glace.
All right, another bone of contention; why, oh why does EVERYONE have to carry a coffee cup, or a personal coffee thermos every where? Get up a little earlier in the morning and take your time, have a nice breakfast with coffee... pas mieux? and during the day? have a nice quick lunch if necessary and take the time to drink your coffee at the table, unhurriedly. Promise, it will be much better; for you; and for the people riding the train or crossing the street who fear they might be covered in brownish liquid in a split second of (sleepy?) inadvertence...oh, and that cup of coffee? have you noticed? ALWAYS with milk; well, a little less now, thanks to George Clooney; chacun à son gout.
Bon, no more complaining.
I. I love to receive des jolies lettres écrites à la main. (anyone else, PLEASE refrain from sending me mail at all.)
2. I am VERY BAD at sending them.
Thank you notes, yes. It is the very minimum one can do after having been the object of someone's kind attentions.
Christmas cards... well, I am not really good about sending Christmas cards. I must admit I like receiving the ones with photos and a short recap of family history; but the daunting task of finding "good" cards, and then finding something other than bland to say on each one is very very often, well, beyond me. All of you out there still waiting, please give up for this year. Thank you, et pardonnez-moi.
Invitations: I'll let le chat out of le sac; paperlesspost.com allows you to send emails where an envelope appears; if you click, it turns around to the side to open; if you click again, it opens and up slides the pretty card with your message or invitation on it; you can choose the style of the stationary and the text etc. and they put it all together for you and you can even immediately respond; all you have to do is click again; et voila! very chic, MUCH more chic than a plain email, I find, and so convenient. à bon entendeur, salut... check it out.
Editor's note: I must admit I do love to put a lot of creative effort into making my own invitations. That is a big part of the fun of the party for me.
I love the way children and young adults are encouraged throughout their youth in everything they do here. For sports there are awards and award ceremonies with all the parents, coaches and teachers in attendance; and at the end of high school or college studies, there are the multitude of graduation ceremonies that bring friends, parents and teachers again together in a big show of confidence-building speeches and diploma giving. Great job!
Slightly more fun than the life-altering day of baccalaureat exam results, where names of the reçus are on a long list; better be on it; that's it.
Mind you, when you have known nothing else, I suppose you don't really mind.
Still, graduations are MUCH more fun.
Alors, what do you think? Agree, disagree? et toi,Letitia? Please leave a petit commentaire below or vite, go see a femme d'un certain age 's take all of this and let us know; on which ever side of the ocean you care to leave your comment.