Saturday, March 14, 2009

Les misères avec les devoirs...

Pourquoi je fais mes devoirs à la dernière seconde? Cette semaine a été "Spring Break," et j'ai eu beaucoup des temps à faire mes devoirs....mais pourquoi je n'ai pas finit avec mes devoirs sur le samedi avant les cours commencent encore? Peut-être c'est parce-que je suis paresseuse, mais peut-être c'est parce-que je déteste la géographie! Bien sûr, j'adore voyager à les autres pays, mais la classe de la géographie? Ugh. Bien sûr, je déteste la prof et cet projet! Si la géographie a été comme la mathématique ou les sciences, alors cet projet serait facile.

Why do I do my homework at the last second? This week was Spring Break, and I had a lot of time to do my homework...but why am I not finished with my homework on the Saturday before my classes begin again? Maybe it is because I am lazy, but maybe it is because I dislike Geography! Of course, I love traveling to other countries, but Geography class? Ugh. Of course, I dislike the teacher and this project! If Geography was like Math and the sciences, then this project would be easy.

Mon amie, Nathalie, est venue avec la cuisine chinoise. Elle est finit avec son projet de la géographie, mais elle a promis à aider moi avec mon projet...heureusement!
My friend, Nathalie, came with some Chinese food. She finished with her Geography project, but she promised to help me with my project...luckily!

I just hate how I save everything until the last minute. I don't want to, but then I end up watching TV, hanging out with friends, or anything other than doing what I should be doing. It'll be nice when I'm out traveling and free from responsibility...although my teachers have promised that I'll have some sort of assignment to do on my travels. Darn.

Oh, did you notice my glasses? Sometimes the computer screen hurts my eyes, so glasses help remedy the situation. I don't need them otherwise.

How do you like my new header picture? I think I like it much more than the last one, especially with the wicked sweet polaroid effect.


Monday, March 2, 2009

La Neige: 2ème Jour

Nathalie, Anya, Lindsey, Baby Reagan, and I went a-frolicking in the snow again today. We thought we'd try the giant purple snow dish that Laura got a few years back and has never been able to use (well, outdoors anyway because a few crazy girls DID slide down the stairs in it: see picture).

C'est très amusant, despite not having many hills to go down...until, like clockwork, Lindsey pushed me off the snow dish. Well...I don't know if she did intentionally (and Nathalie might've aided in the process, as her foot was right there), but I sure fell into the snow and was covered in it, lol. I felt like le bonhomme de neige, that is, Frosty the Snowman...and I was DETERMINED to get Lindsey back. So what did I do? Can anyone say, "Snowball Fight?" will probably start back tomorrow, which means that I won't be writing 10 or so posts in one day, but Spring Break is only a week away. That's kind of ironic, actually, what with this late winter storm we just had.


Sunday, March 1, 2009

J'adore la neige (et je suis heureuse)!

D'accord, I'm posting yet AGAIN today, although, to be fair, it's almost midnight and the next day. *shrugs* It's just easier for me to update on weekends, and besides, it's really not all *my* fault for posting so many back entries. Laura, my teacher, just didn't download the pictures off her camera until today, so yeah, not my fault.

But the reason why I'm posting now is that it starting snowing today--that's right, on March 1st--and didn't stop until it accumulated about four inches. D'accord, it's not so much for someone like Violet who is used to snow every winter, but since coming here, I've yet to see anything more than a few flurries. Until now.

I just hope I won't get sick again because the weather here is very indecisive. It's warm, then cold, then warm, then cold again, just like that. I don't know what to wear most of the days, I swear.

'Course I don't care either way because I've got a SNOW DAY tomorrow! Laura says that she's even going to cancel her own classes because there is no way she is traveling on icy roads to go to two classes. So, I'll got an extra day to study (because I didn't spend one moment studying tonight--too excited) AND to play in the snow a a little more--what fun!

All bundled up and playing in LA NEIGE!

Nathalie says that she misses Montréal more than ever, now that she's reminded of snow. Still, she had a lot of fun, even without skis or hockey rinks.

Mardi Gras!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mardi Gras this past Tuesday, filled with lots of king cakes, dancing, and all-around fun. I still wasn't able to get to a Mardi Gras party this year, but Nathalie and I dressed up in festive clothing, draped some beads around ourselves, and showed some national spirit. :)

Maybe someday I'll get to go to a real party because I haven't since leaving home.

Une tristemente histoire [A Sad Story]

A few weekends back, my teacher brought home a beautiful parakeet to babysit. Its owner had forgotten to take him home, and she didn't want the parakeet to be by itself.

The weekend went great, considering we'd never taken care of a bird before. Even the gigantic cat was nice enough that she didn't eat him...though she most definitely wanted to...but life was great for Mr. Parakeet until he went back home at the start of the week.

Apparently, he lived with this naughty little girl who decided that she no longer wanted a bird as a pet. So what did she do? She fed the poor thing sugared cereal! So my dear, dear parakeet friend is no longer living.

So, RIP, Mr. Parakeet. Sure, you weren't eaten by a cat, but you didn't deserve to die the way you did.

See? I knew some Americans were up to no good! I just hope this stupid little kid doesn't get another bird...or do anything else stupid.

Le 14 février: Le Jour du Saint-Valentin

Le 14 février AKA Le Jour du Saint-Valentin AKA Valentine's Day:

Valentine's was okay, I guess. We had a little party to pass out cards after the dreaded Chrissa movie, and though we were all a little upset at Anya for showing it, we were able to put aside our feelings for the remainder of the day...though it might be since Megan was taking pictures for the yearbook.

Le 13 février: un jour du film

We had a special day at school on February 13th. It started out like no other...we studied fractions in Math, followed by a book discussion in English, followed by lunch, gym class, and then Science...or so we thought. Just as we were about to open our science books to Chapter 4, the intercom blasted a message, "Will all students please report to the auditorium?"

At that, everyone leapt up excitedly. "What could it mean?" several of us pondered. I glanced at Nathalie quizzically, "Did we do anything wrong?"

Nathalie shrugged her shoulders, unable to guess, but urged me forward, "Let's hurry and get the best seats in the place. The "best" seats were the ones in the back, obviously, where students could get away with talking and not be heard.

Once all of the classes filed into the auditorium and found their seats, a girl stepped up onto the stage in front of the large movie projector that was now paused on a DVD menu. This girl, Anya Romankov, was none other than the unofficial class president, the peppy girl who made sure we all stayed in line. Popular? Not really, but not a nerd either. You know that girl who always seems to be increasingly nice, never ever having a bad day? That's Anya. Figures she's a cheerleader, too.

Anya cleared her throat, trying to get our attention, but it wasn't until another student gave a loud whoop! that any of us settled down to listen.

"Ahem, as you know, I am your class president, and as class president, it's my duty to expose my fellow classmates to certain films that provoke discussion. It has also come to my attention that a certain amount of bullying may be taking place under our school roof, and...," Anya started.

"Bullying?" I scoffed, "Since when?"

Anya didn't hear me, of course, but several students that did snickered.

She continued, "...with the release of "Chrissa Stands Strong," I figured that it wouldn't hurt to watch it. So...after our vice president, Isabel, passes out cookie samples from her mother's bakery, let us get this party started!" Anya gave a fake-sounding cheer, much to our dismay.

"We're watching Chrissa?" Nathalie gasped, "Why?"

"Supposedly we have an onset of bullying," I giggled, but I wasn't looking forward to the movie showing at all. This movie was the LAST movie I wanted to be caught watching, and I most definitely wished to be back in science class--I was one of the rare few who actually LIKED Science. "Hey, Bethany," I poked the girl sitting in front of me in the back, "Definitely pay attention to this movie because YOU'RE the one to blame for us having to watch it."

Bethany turned around, her green eyes flashing with anger, "Yeah, and I suppose the little French girl never gets into trouble..."

"Me? I get into the trouble? Je ne pense pas... [I think not]."

We quieted down as the movie began to play...which I guess wasn't that bad for a direct-to-DVD flick...but I definitely won't be watching it again. The funny thing is that Anya seemed to be ENJOYING it. I swear that girl has issues...or maybe it's just American girls period. Seriously, I have't met a single American here that has been nice to me, though--is France really that bad? Or am I over-exaggerating things?


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