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For those of you who don't feel like reading through all that... Yeah. I am totally coming home as originally planned, with no alterations. That was just an amazingly fun April Fool's prank. It is a little after 11 here, so I should let you all know what's up - otherwise it'd be cheating.

Heee. I derived much sadistic pleasure from this ^^
Where:
paris, France
Feeling:
jubilant jubilant
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Right... Two weeks since I let the Food thing fall off... I couldn't even make it a week.

But that's not what I'm here to talk about.

This is more an announcement than an update or the like. I mean, I have been thinking about it forever, but I didn't want to say anything - I thought that it would pass eventually. I thought I could wait it out.

France is the most amazing place I have ever been in my life. Paris is... the entire world. The people, the places, it's just... There aren't words. I couldn't possibly describe it.

And now, I'm sure... I couldn't possibly leave it.

I've already told Chris, so I feel alright posting this up here. He's not taking it too well... I'm going to miss his graduation. If I leave France, I'm not sure what the chances of getting another entry visa is... And I already have the things rolling for my Carte de Sejour. I have the french skills to take university here, and music is the same the world 'round...

I'm not coming back to the States. Not anytime soon, at least. Feel free to give your thoughts... Send some love Chris' way.
Where:
Paris, France
Feeling:
determined determined
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Running Tab Whooo!

Breakfast:
1 pain au lait with raspberry jam
1 glass tropical fruit juice
I cut up a pear, but as soon as I cut in to it I saw that it was all brown and nasty =(

Lunch:
Cheese, ham, and potato crepe - http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3385/3346676420_0d1f193280.jpg?v=0 - which actually turned out to be horrifically nasty.
Salad of one tomato and some lettuce with a tablespoon each of olive oil and balsamic. Surprisingly delicious after horrific faux-cheese disaster.

Afternoon:
1 square of coffee mousse filled dark chocolate

Dinner:
Carrot salad
Steamed broccoli
1 individually pre-wrapped personal organic portioned hamburger patty - http://media.telemarket.fr/imgnwprd/009/009196/00919617/00919617-t0.jpg
1 bowl raspberry and strawberry salad

Seeing a theme here...?

Also, damnit I just realized that I bought two things of shampoo instead of one of shampoo and one of conditioner. And I really need to shower tonight. Bother.
Where:
Paris, France
Feeling:
dirty dirty
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First, yes, I was writing in Rich Text - they switched the places of my tabs, so that RT automatically came up, and I actually had to DO Something to get to HTML. Well, that's solved at least ^^

Second, crap, I fell asleep without posting this. Well.... Oh well.

THIRD AND MOST IMPORTANT HAPPY BIRTHDAY SANG I LOVE YOU <3

We now continue with our regularly scheduled foods.

Breakfast:
1 pain au lait with raspberry preserves
1 café au lait - no sugar.

Morning:
1 tiny vending machine cappuccino when I got to school
1 tiny vending machine cappuccino at the half way break of school
1 mini Mars bar at the half-way break of school

Lunch:
1 ham and cheese and mustard and lettuce sandwich from the bakery next to the grocery store
1 sugar tarte - http://www.whytraveltofrance.com/images/tarteausucre.jpg - from same bakery - lest I go shopping hungry, you see.

Afternoon:
1 cheese and mustard sandwich
1 café au lait

Dinner:
Tomato salad
Boiled zucchini and carrots
Soy galette - http://www.sports-sante.com/images/bio/galette-tofu-bio.jpg
Bowl of strawberry and raspberry fruit salad
Where:
paris, France
Feeling:
sleepy sleepy
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First - Whooooo, I will almost certaintly be visiting Karda in London the weekend of the 27nd! I have been promised mead, welsh lesbian vampire movie, and NO STEAK AND KIDNEY PIE! WHOOOOOOO!! Eurostar tickets will set me back a bit, but you know? I spend no money. I can get by with it. Plus, it's not like I can very well say NO to an opportunity that may never come for a long time for as relatively little expense. WHOOOOOO!!

Second - I really need to have a window open for this thing, because otherwise I worry about forgetting.

Third - Apparently my code is messed up for no good reason. Chris copypasted my post directly in to his journal and it worked. I don't know what's up with mine, but I"ll just skip the code. SO...

Breakfast:
1 coconut yogurt, because
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First - Whooooo, I will almost certaintly be visiting Karda in London the weekend of the 27nd! I have been promised mead, welsh lesbian vampire movie, and NO STEAK AND KIDNEY PIE! WHOOOOOOO!! Eurostar tickets will set me back a bit, but you know? I spend no money. I can get by with it. Plus, it's not like I can very well say NO to an opportunity that may never come for a long time for as relatively little expense. WHOOOOOO!!

Second - I really need to have a window open for this thing, because otherwise I worry about forgetting.

Third - Apparently my code is messed up for no good reason. Chris copypasted my post directly in to his journal and it worked. I don't know what's up with mine, but I"ll just skip the code. SO...

Breakfast:
1 coconut yogurt, because <lj-user="ChemicalPipit"> made me want coconut yogurt with her comment :P
1 bit of last night's bread that I cut off the end of the baguette so that Matthis could have soft bread on both ends.


Lunch:
I tried to eat a pear - I have been watching this thing get ripe for DAYS now, sitting there in the bowl. Every so often I checked on it... and today looked like the day! I was so syched! And then... I cut it open... And it was TOTALLY BROWN inside. =(
A good amount of artichoke ravioli - Monday is Pasta Day chez moi, because it is the only day Matthis eats at home
NOW I had my crème au café. Ha.

Afternoon:
1 square of coffee mousse filled chocolate. Note: When I say square, I mean roughly the size of one square of hershey's chocolate broken out of the normal chocolate bars.
1 VERY SMALL INTENTIONALLY SO Slice of chocolate cake left over from Friday Party. I had to enjoy it now, because Marianne will probably decide tonight that it is too old and throw it out. See: bought late Friday afternoon, it is currently late Monday afternoon, and it is a mousse cake en plus. Crazy lady.
1 cafe au lait a little later, along with
1 bit of bread smeared with mustard and a bit of conté cheese on top

Dinner:
1 small portion of carrot salad
1 spoon of leftover white beans cooked with tomatoes
1 individually wrapped sealed packaged portion of organic natural wild salmon, steamed
1 smallish serving - there wasn't much left - of green beans
1 wedge of camembert cheese
1 bowl of mango and strawberry fruit salad

aaaaaaaaaaaand there is my food for the day. Thought: I am going to go this week with no further impetus other than recording to cut down. However, I plan to go NEXT week making ACTIVE CHANGES to my diet, based on that I observe. Science is in my genes, baybee...
Where:
paris, France
Feeling:
geeky geeky
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AND THAT ENDS MY EETINGS FOR DAY HOPE YOU ENJOYED IT.
Where:
Paris, France
Feeling:
accomplished accomplished
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First - I LIVE!

Umm... Spain was nice ^^ That really is an understatement. I had an amazingly good time. There is a legend that says if you drink from a certain fountain in Barcelona, you will be trapped in to always returning. In my defense, I didn't know about the legend before I drank... But already, I am scheming how I might be able to return before I leave France. I highly doubt it is possible... but I want to..........

Speaking of leaving France, I am down to the <2 months mark. My plane leaves Paris on May 4th, and I get in to JFK on May 5th. I then take the train from NYC to Albany, where Chris meets me at the station =) Things are really winding down a bit. It is hard to get in to the mindset that I will be gone, that I won't be here anymore. I mean, I really WANT to get back to the states. It Is Time. Like when I was a kid, and we would be somewhere, and it would just be That Time. It is Time that I get back. But I will miss the city...

Finally, the main subject of this post - I noticed today that my weight has started to go up again o.o Just a little, little bit, but I need to be LOOSING weight. I have been holding steady at about 70-72 kilos for a while now, but I would really like to be 65 when I leave. 5 kilos is not terribly much for 2 months, and is not inhumanly undoable. I know where the problem is, even - Eating. I have started to be snacking the last few weeks, and I Need To Stop. With this goal in mind, I am going to try something that everyone has recommended to me, but that I don't think I've ever done - I am going to try and write down everything I eat. Eveeerything. Snack, dinner, breakfast, tinny little nomming... And, to keep me honest, I am going to throw it up here. The idea that someone else will notice if I don't is, I think, enough of a motivation that I will actually DO it. I will try and post every day for 1 week, starting right this very second - so expect to know what I ate for dinner later tonight =P Posts will be behind a cut because not everyone cares how I am nourishing my body. This is all.

One more thing - I think that, upon starting up school in the fall, I might steal this idea - http://www.bittershirts.com/thingsihate/ 
Where:
Paris, France
Feeling:
cold cold
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One particular issue has gotten me rather up in arms recently - namely, the recent rumblings that the Gov't is going to start allowing media photographer's presence for the return of caskets carrying the remains of US Soldiers killed overseas.

Does nobody else see this as so perverse, the English language as stands lacks the words? The idea is being sold as Paying Honour to the troops, to their families, and to their service. But what does the media care about these lives? Unabashed and unashamed of their actions, they are united to slander everything these brave men and women willingly and gladly gave their lives to. Support our troops? Honour our troops? Support and honour the causes they are fighting for. To these would-be photojournalists, these people are nothing but a political statement, a way to further their personal agendas in the most shocking way possible.

For shame.

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2009/02/military_photos_wardead_021009w/
Where:
Paris, France
Feeling:
pissed off Outraged
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And now I sleep, and break my 5 week silence with bitching and moaning. But I'm also going to Barcelona the 14th-21st - News! Whoo! Goodnighty.
Where:
paris, France
Feeling:
disappointed disappointed
Listening to:
zzzzzzzzz
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