These Are Days

I probably spend too much time thinking about what I should be doing in Paris versus what I am doing.  I haven’t been to the Catacombs yet and it’s hanging over my head… Continue reading

Friendship, Fire, and Other Swoony Things

Tonight I re-watched Before Sunrise, a movie from way back in 1995 starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. Please see it if you haven’t. The movie ends leaving us wondering if these two… Continue reading

Like Actually

Today I’m celebrating my ever-so-slight progression in French: I just negotiated what I’d consider a complicated prescription refill (even in the States) entirely in French. Granted, I had to look up a few… Continue reading

Toplessness, Communal Toilets, and Neighbors: All Glamour Over Here in Paris

{scene: my Paris flat this morning at 3:43 am} Doorbell rings. I sit up in bed, confused. Was that my downstairs front door? Or is someone ringing my actual door doorbell about four… Continue reading

12 Weight Gain-Worthy Treats in Paris

I’ve eaten so many good things here it’s a little embarrassing. I’m sure people back home wonder: what else is Brown doing over there besides eating?  It’s a fair question; I’m doing a… Continue reading

Rude and Better Lovers? 8 Myths About French People

I’m promise I’m not being paid by the French government or the Paris Chamber of Commerce for this post. (But if anyone from those organizations is reading and would like to pay me,… Continue reading

My (Now Not) Secret Shame: 50 Shades of Grey

Hello, my name is Rebecca and I’m reading Fifty Shades of Grey. I’ll pause while you gaze downward, hesitant to make eye contact with me for fear of association with someone reading something… Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Old Friend

I hate to miss your 75th birthday party, but we’ll do it up right again soon. I love my new city, but you know that your beautiful rusty-orangeness and our fair city of… Continue reading

R.I.P. Disco

It’s been a tough week for disco. Today, Robin Gibb, and last week Donna Summer. Like everyone, I have those songs that punch me in the heart and the stomach (in a good… Continue reading

Dear Coffee,

“Your eyes have been opened and now you cannot close them.” – Charles Dickens from Great Expectations It’s Sunday. The day I miss you most. I love my new life, but it’s on… Continue reading