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Hello, all!

I know I haven't posted in ages (yeah, no surprise), but I've been abroad. ^^ It's been quite nice thus far - 9 days in Paris, running around to see all the sites; and now we're in part 2 of the trip, the geeky driving around north France to see a bunch of sites - on that note: gothic cathedrals are pretty, the person at the maison Robespierre is a bitch, Blerancourt is in the middle of freaking NOWHERE and at any rate everything is closed but the people are extremely sweet, and we've named our GPS "Camille", because, like it's namesake, it's dumb, generally means well, and occasionally manages to screw everyone over.

In a day or two, we'll be headed down to Monaco, where hopefully the person lending us the house will, indeed, do so (there's been some issues with the keys...) But still, : D! Anyone know what there is to do down at the French Riviera except go to the beach? Anything that isn't going to bankrupt us, anyway?

More reports as they come, but it's nice having internet again after the room-without-connection in Paris. ^^

Date: 2010-05-26 12:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hey, I hope your trip is going well. Will you have internet this weekend? I was hoping to send my paper on the Socialist party crash to Kate, but she seems to have dropped off the face of the planet. Mind if I send it to you? I'll have to help you on sewing this summer. :D

Date: 2010-05-28 08:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hey - yeah, we've been completely without internet the last few days (as in, COMPLETELY) but we have internet now; she apologises profusely for not getting you the info she promised, and we'll both be more than happy to read over your paper and add/edit as you want us to. Send it over with a note on what you'd like us to look for and we'll get it back to you ASAP! : )

Date: 2010-06-03 01:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you so much for editing that, and putting up with how god-awful that draft was. I sent you guys my final copy which I turned in. (9 drafts later) >_< Hopefully my teacher likes it...

I'm a little confused about next week, you guys had mentioned previously that Kate was going to be in NY next week, but she's in france with you? If she's here in the US, could you relay to her that I'd be happy to help her out with that halloween costume she's planning?

Once again, thank you guys so much!

Date: 2010-06-03 02:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Here's hoping your teacher likes it! And no problem - I like editing. ^__^ Anything else you might need edited, feel free to send over without asking first and if I have time I'll be happy to look it over.

Ahh, no, Kate was in France with me until yesterday; by next week, she should be back in NYC. (well, she already reached NYC, but she went to Cape Cod for her sister's wedding and will be back as soon as that's done). I'll pass on the note, though! (feel free to email her directly or leave a note on lacommunarde, though)

Date: 2010-05-26 12:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
the person at the maison Robespierre is a bitch
hahahahha, I'll see that for myself someday! who is it? XDDD;

Blerancourt is in the middle of freaking NOWHERE
Poor, poor Saint-Just. 200 years later, his home village is still a lost black hole in the middle of nowhere fields.

Date: 2010-05-28 08:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It wasn't that impressive, alas - from the little I could see, it was mostly celebrating the people who celebrated Robespierre's history and very little on the man himself...and I have no idea, but she let us in for 2 min and then kicked us out without letting us see the rest of the place (even though we explained that we were only there for one day and had come from NYC) because she wanted to go home early for the day. The people at the maison Saint-Just, in contrast, were amazingly awesome - it was under construction and they had almost nothing to show us, but they chattered about how awesome he was, showed us which rooms were which, and gave us free things (including a book from one of the few displays still up) to entice us to come back sometime. That's how you run a musuem! XD

God, you have NO IDEA! His house is next door to a CHICKEN COOP. And fields, fields EVERYWHERE. We almost missed the place, it was so small - we certainly almost got run over, because the street to get there is only wide enough for one car to go on at a time, but it's a two-way road, so at one point our little rental car was going head-to-head with a freaking tractor.

We spent most of the time in that town shaking our heads and muttering "poor, poor Saint-Just. I see why he wanted out." We also had lunch at the one restaurant the town has. ^^;;

Date: 2010-05-28 03:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
His house is next door to a CHICKEN COOP.
ROTFL~ this is so going to be reused into ghost!crack.

I have to ask: did you see his flute or were most of the things out of sight?

Yes, his flute is the most important thing in the world. I know.

Date: 2010-05-28 10:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*snerk* Yes, mention it.

And no, it was really closed - they were painting it, and they literally had only one small box with a book or two and some pictures in it; everything else was put away. Everything in Blerancourt is under reconstruction - which is according to them problematic, because the economy is now bad and making it hard to complete what reconstruction there is to do, so it gets stuck. ;_;

Date: 2010-05-26 12:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hey there! :D

Your trip sounds like tons of fun so far. France must be a very pretty place to visit.

...we've named our GPS "Camille", because, like it's namesake, it's dumb, generally means well, and occasionally manages to screw everyone over.

BRB, laughing myself sick now. XD

Date: 2010-05-28 08:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hi! ^________^

And yeah, it's been fun - it's very pretty. (I only wish that our trip wasn't constantly derailed by the French work ethic - there's been a religious holiday that closed everything, a tendency to extend the weekend until Tuesday and keep everything closed, and a national strike. -___-;;) Other than that, though, it's all amazingly gorgeous.

XDDDDDD Yes, and it's so true!

Date: 2010-05-30 05:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
the person at the maison Robespierre is a bitch,

Charlotte? Seriously, if she had a long straight nose and green eyes it was probably the ghost of Charlotte checking you didn't stay long enough to get a crush on big bro.

Blerancourt is in the middle of freaking NOWHERE

Saint-Just I feel would concur.

Date: 2010-05-31 06:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*snerk* No - or at least I hope the modern incarnation thereof would not choose to have that godawful mud colored hair that can only be achieved by bad dye. XD

And yes. Yes he would. There's a one-lane but two-way street to get there - we nearly got run over by a tractor twice on our way to see it!


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