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Pom Potes

Vraiment, France?? Don’t be surprised if you see a little Frenchie kid sucking down one of these on the street everywhere in France. It’s not a Capri-sun but Applesauce!! In a little juice-box container? Am I just behind on the times or has this not hit the States yet? When I was petite, you always had to spoon applesauce out of a glass jar. C’est intéressant…

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Square Pillows…

Vraiment, France?? Square. Pillows. Only. In France. Which you would think really wouldn’t make that big of a difference, but it really does, take it from someone who knows. My neck/upper back hasn’t been the same since I arrived here. Maybe it’s just the fact that I am sick and have therefore been spending more time in bed than usual, but I really miss rectangular pillows…ouef. (which reminds me of another thing, the French say “ouef” instead of “ugh” or “grrr”…a very easy habit to pick up on)

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Seulement á Paris…

“Chic Pere Noël”

"Santa Clause is a chic guy"

Yes, that is a slimmed down version of Santa Clause, complete with beret, skinny tie, and a slim-fit, pin-striped suit (I’m assuming his shoes are Cole Haans?)… I hope to find his better half, Mrs. Clause sometime soon. I bet she has a high-wasted skirt, and maybe a green trench?? Only in Paris….

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Les Petits Sapins

A little fun tid-bit about France: Their Christmas trees are TINY!!!

I don’t know if it is because not very many people have cars to strap the trees on top of, or if the ceilings are lower here in Paris…but, for some reason French Christmas trees are extremely short and look extremely pathetic….I hate to say it, but it’s true! Maybe it’s just like the Turkey thing…it’s easier to fit and carry a smaller tree on to the metro/bus/taxi rather than a big one.

Whatever the reason, I prefer the big, giant, tall real American Christmas trees over these little dinky, French Charlie Brown ones any day! Sorry Frenchies!

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The French are Funny


The French HATE cinnamon. Isn’t this so bizarre? At first I thought maybe it was just my “French Family,” but after further investigation it appears that it really is true, they don’t like cinnamon. Virginie said it is comparable to Black Licorice in the states…really? I love cinnamon, especially around the holidays.

Whatever Frenchies.

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Minor Differences…

Instead of saying “my foot is asleep,” in French you say “there are ants in my feet!”

I found this interesting/humorous 🙂

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