HOLD UP. YOU GUYS. I thought Friday’s post would be it for Colin’s 15 minutes of fame, but then this happened: Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me! joked about his research, and Tom Bodett could barely breathe he was laughing so hard, and Faith Salie compared Colin’s flying lizards to Tom Cruise hanging off the … Continue reading Wait wait… there’s more!
Month: July 2018
Hey guys! I'm taking a quick break from my regularly scheduled Life in Paris programming to announce that Colin's lizards are literally taking over the world... at least by internet. He published a paper in the journal Nature [paywall] this week, and ever since the press release went out he's been doing media interviews left and … Continue reading Lizards everywhere
How to move to France: Part II
See Part I – which includes everything from scheduling your consulate appointment to actually applying for and getting your visa – here. Bienvenue en France! It’s tempting to think that you’re done with paperwork now that you’re here, but unfortunately that’s not the case. The second half of the process of moving to France requires … Continue reading How to move to France: Part II
How to move to France: Part I
While orchestrating our move to Paris, I relied heavily on blogs and other online resources to figure out what to do and how to do it. Unfortunately, I discovered that info can be pretty limited, so I decided to write a few informational posts detailing what I’ve learned. Apologies if these aren’t as interesting to … Continue reading How to move to France: Part I
Faire des courses
People ask what I do all day in Paris. The answer, to paraphrase David Lebovitz in his book The Sweet Life in Paris, is that I embark on the daily adventure called Running Errands. Faire des courses, en français. I happen to really like this translation because courses – in addition to meaning “errands” – … Continue reading Faire des courses
We won!! Les Bleus soundly defeated Croatia 4-2 in the admittedly somewhat-sloppy-but-definitely-dramatic World Cup final yesterday. And then Paris went absolutely nuts. Flags were waved; baguettes were waved (don't ask); beer and champagne were sprayed, sometimes accidentally and sometimes on purpose; and the whole city became a shouting, singing, car-horn-honking cacophony. The noise didn't even … Continue reading Victoire!
On Tuesday night, France played Belgium in the semifinals of the World Cup. I’m telling you this because, if you’re American, you probably have no idea that the rest of the world has spent most of the past month riveted to their TVs, drinking beer and wearing silly hats in their country’s colors. You’re missing … Continue reading France-Belgium
The Cheese Guy
Lately we've really been trying to become regulars at our favorite cheese place. We eat bread and cheese for dinner more often than not, so this felt like a good relationship to invest in. You get better cheese if they know and like you. Before we left for Tel Aviv, we went to the same … Continue reading The Cheese Guy
I went to the produce market today to buy salad ingredients for dinner. I looked around for a minute, then greeted one of the employees and asked for some mixed greens, a yellow onion, a bunch of local tomatoes, and a green pepper. He carefully measured out a couple handfuls of lettuce and bagged up … Continue reading Poivr(e/on)
It's been a while since I scrolled through the photos on my phone, so it's time for another photo dump. Some of these are from a while ago! (Most are from Instagram.) Here's what we've been up to since, um, April: