Monday, April 20, 2009

Expat Mike III: Sacre Bleu!

It's official: Expat Mike will continue for a third major installment this summer from Paris, France. Parlez vous Francais? Not so much, but my first Francais class is tomorrow night. After 7 90-minute classes at the Parks & Rec Center, I'm sure to attain fluency. It's a fait accompli!

Or maybe I'll just get to pepper my English with even more pretentious French phrases. Mon dieu! Vis-a-vis! Ex post facto!

I can't wait to learn how to ask for a bacon cheeseburger with a side of freedom fries.


At 6:03 AM, Anonymous lsn said...

Cool. I really enjoy reading your OS experiences, glad #3 is en route.

If you ever come to Australia and want some pre-arrival info or advice, mention it.

At 6:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris? It's hilarious. The title essay is about the time he spent trying to learn French in France.

Example: After several extended stays in a little Norman village and in Paris, Sedaris had progressed, he observes, "from speaking like an evil baby to speaking like a hillbilly. 'Is thems the thoughts of cows?' I'd ask the butcher, pointing to the calves' brains displayed in the front window."

Enjoy the quiche!

-Barbara in NC

At 2:30 AM, Anonymous Cynthia said...

Hooray! Another armchair adventure for moi! Do you have a specific itinerary planned or will you go with the breeze? Am looking forward to reading about your assorted adventures!

At 2:39 AM, Anonymous Cynthia said...

Forgot to add this:
Here's how to get that food order -
"#2, avec OINK, s'il vous plait!"


At 3:44 AM, Anonymous Debby said...

Woohoo! Looking forward to it :)

At 10:48 AM, Blogger Mike said...

Thanks everyone!


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