Vive la France!
Join this former assistante d'anglais for the aftermath.
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Master of the Arts!
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Ergonomic Chair, Good; Sweaty Knees, Bad
So I broke down yesterday and spent $85 on a backless chair with knee support that forces you to sit up straight, and a little stand for my computer that raises it up to eye level.
Spending the money killed me, but I decided my back was killing me more.
I think the chair is a good thing, except now the backs of my knees are all sweaty and gross.
Maybe that's a good thing, it'll force me to get up and stretch...
Monday, July 17, 2006
Didn't your mother ever tell you to sit up straight???
So as of late I've been having back problems, mostly from sitting in front of my computer, and aggrevated by rowing (Matt, I need you to come back at the least to erg with me and show me what I'm doing wrong again!!!).
Anyway, last Thursday I was in major pain, and have since come to an even more acute realization that...my posture really sucks. I mean really.
Even worse, this thought was confirmed by friends and even my significant other. It's one thing to know it or suspect it in your head, but when the people you're close with flat out agree with you, "Yeah, your posture really does suck"...ouch.
Anyway, now I'm trying to remember to sit up straight, and am contemplating buying a new desk chair that's better for my back.
But I can't help but wish I had a metal rod up my spine like Robyn, who has the best posture I've ever seen.
Sunday, July 16, 2006
I just don't get it.
WHAT are people thinking when they answer their freaking cell phone in the movie theatre!!!!!!
OH. MY. GOD.
I am rendered speechless by how rude and impolite and inconsiderate and STUPID these people are!!!!
So yes. Friday night we went to see Cavite (I highly recommend it by the way) and there's this middle-aged/old couple sitting behind us. First of all, they felt the need to talk during the *entire* movie. And not just whisper, but actually talk.
That infuriated me enough, but then, of course during a crucial scene, the guy gets a PHONE CALL on his CELL PHONE and answers it!!!
This is the 2nd time in a month this has happened. Is this what the world is coming to??? Really??
Sunday, July 09, 2006
Ah, how the mighty have fallen.
Not only did France lose the World Cup, but the footballer who stirred my teenage girly sensibilities, Zinédine Zidane, completely lost his mind during overtime and got thrown out of his very last game ever. You could almost hear the hearts of a million girls break simultaneously. What a way for a champion to go.
So in the end, France loses, but it's probably just as well, because I don't think I would've been happy if they had won either.
I'm sure this is a great lesson about the fallibility of heroes and not putting people up on a pedestal, but really...every now and then I just want my Hollywood ending.
Thursday, July 06, 2006
"Allons Enfants de la Patrie, le Jour de Gloire est Arrivé!"
Ok, so can I just say that the 14 year old girl inside of me really wants to buy a Zinedine Zidane poster to hang on my bedroom wall???
So all this France/World Cup hoopla made me curious about the French national anthem, La Marseillaise. Click on the link and you get the history and the lyrics in French and English. I never really thought about or listened to them before...Yowza! Pretty bloody and revolutionary, I'd say. Have your guillotines at the ready!
On a cool note, it was written by a guy from Strasbourg!
Click here to hear the music and sing along!