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Tips for Learning French

April 19 2018

Tips for Learning French

Beetle and I have just completed our first foreign language course and so, with a weekend of introspection behind me, here are my top 5 Tips for Learning French.

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I Quit Facebook and Lived

April 17 2018

I Quit Facebook and Lived

I quit Facebook after their psychological experiment was revealed in 2014. I felt confident that my feed was affected or, worst case scenario, my friends and family were all horrible people with horrible lives who “liked” horrible news and horrible pages and it was in my best interest to distance myself from them anyway. I prefer to believe it was the experiment but regardless, I deleted my account and somehow I am still here… breathing and everything.

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I Had Brain Surgery, Part I

April 15 2018

I Had Brain Surgery, Part I

It was fairly minor but I do like reminding people (especially Beetle) that I have a tiny scrap of metal in my head now. It’s been five weeks but so far, Beetle usually gives in to my demands or forgives me for being crabby or losing my train of thought (that has been happening often… and it sucks.)

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Apple News Doesn’t Like It When I Speak French

April 15 2018

I received notice from Apple News that my blog was no longer complying with the News App guidelines… because I wrote some posts in French. I’ll be correcting that to comply (rules are rules) but I couldn’t help but laugh. We just completed our French studies and I think everyone is tired of French these days! Ha!

French Pop

January 07 2018

Donc… Beetle et moi écoutons « French Pop » sur iTunes. Nous adorons « Alice et Moi ». Regarder!

Le temps á Washington D.C.

January 07 2018

Le temps á Washington D.C.

Le temps á Washington fait très froid c’est semaine. Lundi il fait moi six degrés le matin et un degrés á midi mais il ne pleut pas. Je vais porter une manteau grande, une écharpe, et des gants. Quand il fait très froid, j’aime rester á la maison mais je dois aller á l’école.

Vendredi il pleut. Je vais porter une veste et bottes. Quand il pleut, je n’aime pas conduire. Les routes sont trop glissant. Je préfère prendre le Métro. C’est facile et pratique.

Dark Places

December 31 2017

Dark Places

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.—Mary Oliver”

Bonjour, le Monde!

December 02 2017

Bonjour, le Monde!

Bonjour! Je m’appelle Betty, et vous? Je suis américaine. Je suis étudiante le français. Mon mari est étudiant de français, aussi. Nous sommes apprendre ensemble.

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I Need You Around

November 24 2017

I Need You Around

If I could stand to be on my own
Then I would probably just leave you alone
But I’m gonna feel this way till I’m six feet underground
Crazy as it sounds, I need you around

Turning, tossing and turning
My love is burning me down

—Smoking Popes

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