Turkey, Escargots, & Una Macchina

Preface: This is not a post about me taking a trip to Turkey by car while eating escargots. Sorry not sorry to disappoint (although that may not be such a bad idea).

Class was good and passed by really quickly today. Towards the end of langue écrite the sky turned dark really fast and I heard a low rumble of thunder. I put on my raincoat as I left the building for the bus stop. On the way home I listened to an interview of the guy who wrote Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It. After taking the tramway home, I checked my email. I then lay down and read a book.

I opened the door for Lu when she got back and turned on the TV. CANAL+ and some other channels don’t have signals so I tried to find a way to strengthen the antenna. I was able to access the channel and I watched Two and a Half Men or rather Mon Oncle Charlie before remembering the homework I have due tomorrow.

By the time I put the finishing touches dinner was ready. It was a casserole dish and turkey. I am not a big fan of turkey so I ate around it which my host mom noticed. She assured me that it was not pork and I told her turkey wasn’t my favorite thing to eat ( I hope that wasn’t insensitive). The girls then started listing “meats” to see which ones I’ve tried before:

…goat?

…lamb?

…frog?

escargots?

I said no to all the above and Amie insisted that since I am in France I must try French delicacies. I’ll definitely taste different foods; I’m not opposed to that. I’ve just never been an adventurous eater. I mean, I can only eat about two spoons of an ice cream flavor (other than vanilla) before getting tired of it.

I appreciate all the effort V put into making this meal. I realize and notice that she is really cognizant of being a good host.

After dinner I returned to my room, showered, completed my reading, turned on the TV, lost CANAL+, found a way to scan for channels, and added more channels. I found this Italian show that is similar the to The Amazing Race which I am watching right now and all I keep hearing is macchina. It amazes me how many people (Europeans) speak English so well. I’ll finish the show or read some then go to bed.

Peace,

Aisha Isabelle

P.S Escargots=snails (French)

Una Macchina=a car (Italian)

September 2014

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