Pardon My French Adventures
Photos & junk from & about my trip to France, summer 2011, spring 2012, and the 2013-2014 school yr.

(Unless otherwise noted all photos were taken by yours truly.)
Pardon My French Adventures
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Toulouse. 3 Oct. 2013
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Ice cream in Toulouse. 30 Oct 2013
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Toulouse 26 Oct 2013.
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Yesterday it rained. Needless to say the building flooded. Yep. 23 October 2013
Yesterday it rained. Needless to say the building flooded. Yep. 23 October 2013
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Every morning is crazy beautiful here. 24 October 2013.
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21 Oct. 2013 Morning sunrise. Bordeaux France.
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10:30am. Bordeaux. 17 October 2013.
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8:30 am. 17 Oct 2013. Fog.
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So this may be weird and stupid but I’m about to rant about it anyway. So today I had to buy a new French dictionary because the one they made me buy for class (top half of photo) is horrible. I mean sure it’s a “great dictionary” but whatever I don’t care. Maybe I have the comprehension level of a 5 yr old, whatever. Point is I can’t understand your stupid dictionary. I don’t want to have to look up the words IN a definition OF a word I don’t know. (Random example in the picture above) And I definitely don’t want to see the root of the unknown word in the definition. How would it help you if I said “oh you don’t know what suitcase is? It’s a case you can put your suits in! DUH!” If I don’t know what a suit or a case is chances are I don’t know what a suitcase is either…. Just saying. And while it may just seem like I’m complaining about nothing when this happens with almost every word I need to look up it becomes frustrating, an confusing, and makes me feel stupid. Sure it may be a more informative text, but as a foreigner, it’s just another thing that’s causing me unneeded stress in class. My suggestion, if you’re looking for a French - French dictionary and you’re not fluent in French, go with Larousse.
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Magical chocolatey moussey goodness in my face. INLUV.