Monday, September 13, 2004

Ah, Autumn

Yes, it looks like summer's finally gone. It's been unseasonably warm for September, but noticed tonight it has cooled off considerably. We couldn't be bothered to go to the grocery yesterday, which left nothing in our dorm-sized fridge for dinner tonight, so we decided to walk down to Quick for a burger. Those Belgians really know how to cook up a decent burger - I'm never disappointed. 'Course we walked by two boulangeries (fresh bread shops) and a Petit Casino (small more-expensive-than-the-grocery-because-its-more-convenient grocery) that were *gasp* open on a sunday, which is good to know for the next time we can't be bothered to go shopping on a saturday.

I'm unbelieveably tired, as I haven't slept well due to too much alcohol consumed since Friday (my god these frenchies do drink a lot......... I don't think my tolerance will ever rise to a decent sociable amount) but before I go try to sleep.......

Wit and Wisdom from My Husband
"Oh yes, the bar is always open.... unless it's closed."

The Funniest Thing I Saw Today
Well I don't know if this counts, as it wasn't today and wasn't something I saw but something that happened, but as I haven't done this feature in a while, so....
Last night, after dinner with brother-in-law Thierry and family, my oldest neice asked if I knew the card game Asshole. To make it even weirder, they use the card deck for a game called Jeu de Tarot, which has more cards and trumps and an extra knight and god knows what else thrown in. It was really fun, especially as I started out as President and ended up as Asshole (which is just politics running its natural course, isn't it?). So far, all the in-laws have been really great, and incredibly tolerant of their new aunt/sister-/daughter-in-law who can barely tell you the time in french, nevermind carry on a conversation.

Ack, enough whining about my language skills (or lack thereof), I'm crashing. Enjoy what's left of your Sunday.

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