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Life in France: Day 26


Day 26, October 19th

Another day – gone. That fateful day where I leave and head off to another country approaches. The country where I live, and where a cat is waiting to tear me limb from limb for abandoning her.

There’s a reason her name is Trouble.

If that doesn't make her look guilty, I don't know what will.

On the bright side, Melanie informed me that there is a Mario reference and gave me a rough indication of its whereabouts. I’m going hunting tomorrow, to snap a picture of that. Expect evidence in tomorrow’s blog, should I succeed in this dangerous task.

Recap to Saturday. When Melanie and I were at the mall, I spotted The Lion King DVD and remarked that I love that movie, but haven’t had it since we had issues with a moving company and lost our VHS and all that other fun stuff. I didn’t buy it, though, because I opted for the sale which got me four movies for twenty-four bucks, rather than one for twenty bucks.

At one point this evening, Melanie entered the living-room carrying two wrapped objects and said they were for me. Surprised? Understatement.

One of them was The Lion King.

The other a book on Ancient Egyptian history.

I… couldn’t really express my thanks in words. Have you ever had that feeling where you think you know what to say and then your mind blanks out and you sit there like a fumbling idiot? Yeah. That’s how I felt. I hadn’t expected her to buy me anything, let alone stuff like that.

Not only is that book about a topic I adore, but it’s also in French. That means not only will it brush up my history skills, but my languages ones, as well. Got to love unintentional multitasking like that.

So, for when she reads this: Thank you.

That book will give me something to do during the ride back home and that DVD will endure usage more often than I count. My parents should know how often those songs echo throughout the apartment when I get my hands on a copy.

Now, off to bed and then to my last full day at work, followed by Mario hunting. I still need to figure out what I want for dinner, too, as Melanie told me to choose since it’s my last night.


Author: Natasha McNeely

I'm a writer, reader, gamer and a dreamer. I love losing myself to thought and considering possibilities. That is how I create my stories and weave the erratic tales into readable ones.

7 thoughts on “Life in France: Day 26

  1. Is Trouble the one waiting to tear you from limb to limb? Will you be returning to France or coming back? I have plans to visit Paris before the end of the year. Once you visit a country like that, you just keep wanting to go back!

    • Yep. Trouble is the little fur-ball in the picture. Leaving France to go back to Germany, although I’m actually American.
      That’s for sure! I didn’t get to really see Paris, but it’s still a great country.

  2. Hooray for The Lion King! I watched it so many times when I was a kid, we literally wore the tape out. And since it was released from the Disney Vault on October 4, we now have copies in Blu Ray and DVD! Woot!
    I hope you have an awesome last day in France šŸ™‚

  3. Aww, those are awesome, thoughtful gifts! Melanie sounds like a real sweetheart. šŸ˜€

    I hope you don’t get lost trying to find the Mario picture. šŸ˜‰


  4. Hi!
    I see your message… thank you. Very cute. šŸ™‚
    Your flowers stayed alive for a while!
    Neo was looking at you at the beginning… šŸ™‚
    Happy to see you are well arrived and seen your cat.
    So it’s sad u didnt find the mario…
    Hope ur well.

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