Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I cannot believe how nice people have been to me lately. It's like I'm in a completely different country. And it leaves me wondering whether it's the change in region that's made the difference, or the change in me.

The Scottish lady called the hotel tonight to see if I still wanted to come over for "girls night" with some of her French friends. I almost said no since I've gotten to be so awkward around new people, but I thought "What the hell? Chances are I'll be coming back here again, so I might as well get to know some people". So I went, and we spent the night in the jacuzzi drinking champagne. This is significant because 1) I haven't worn a swimsuit for probably five years and 2) I spent the night hanging out with French woman. Real, live French women. Who were nice AND friendly.

Afterwards, we had supper out on the patio, and then her husband and the Scottish dude came back from their trip and we sat around the fireplace drinking red wine. And you know what? It was really fun. I'm sort of regretting it this morning since I'm now exhausted, but this kind of stuff is good for me. It's good to get out of the "house", to see people, to get myself out of my head and to remind myself that I do have interesting things to contribute to the conversation. So yeah, it was a good night - and hopefully there will be many more good nights to come in Paris!

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Blogger Le Tigre in France said...

I'm so happy for you...I love coming to your blog and reading how good everything is going. It feels like the real you has been released from a cage and is finally free!

May 21, 2008 at 9:55 AM  
OpenID trilingual said...

Sam, thanks for giving me this address. Sounds the combination of writing and surrounded by admirers works like wonder :D.

May 21, 2008 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger barbara said...

Good for you Sam !!
You need these good experiences with friendly people.
Let the good chase out the bad...

May 21, 2008 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Fun! I am so happy for you! This is absolutely the France I know and love, right down to the friendly French women and varying quantities of champagne. And despite my comment a few days ago about the south, I'm pretty sure it's the people, not the region. You'll find the same in Paris, once you find the right group.

I hope you'll have time for a nap.

May 21, 2008 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger Patricia said...

Sounds like a great night - I am proud of you for going! And you will have many more fun times. Also, I am glad you are meeting "nice" French people. You are doing great, Sam!

May 21, 2008 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger Lesley said...

Scotland and South-West France make a really good combination even if I say so myself :-))

May 21, 2008 at 2:20 PM  
Blogger The Late Bloomer said...

Sounds like such a good time last night! And you definitely need and deserve times like that right now, so I'm really glad you're kicking back and enjoying it. And I agree with Le Tigre -- it's like the true you has been finally let loose to live life to the fullest!

May 21, 2008 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger Mignon said...

You sound so happy. It's good to hear. Not that I can actually hear you.. Ok try again..You write so happy?...It's nice to read?...Hell.. Your happy!!! It makes all of us Im sure, releived that a nice girl is feeling well and alive.. It's the Scottish boy Am I right?

May 21, 2008 at 4:55 PM  
Blogger Princesse Ecossaise said...

What did I tell ya?! Scottish people ROCK!!!!

So glad things seem to be going well :-)

May 21, 2008 at 6:35 PM  
Blogger Justin said...

How great! Sounds like a very nice time. Glad you had something nice happen to your for once. Already making friends, I am impressed! Enjoy it because you deserve good things to happen.

May 21, 2008 at 8:51 PM  
Blogger Kim/Thomas said...

Okay...this is all going to be great for you, even better than expected:) I can already see the "ah ha, so this is the 'reason'.."
Thomas says, the southwest is known as being the "hospitality" region...and thomas is so unique, maybe it's just that region that produces nice sweet people...:)
i love hearing how much fun you are having...it's really great!!!

May 22, 2008 at 2:33 PM  
Blogger Leesa said...

Hi Sam,

It's great to hear that you are enjoying yourself and meeting nice people.. You have a lot of positive energy shooting out and people around you are picking up on it.. You're aura probably changed colours (in a positive way) and you are like a people magnet... Enjoy your time... it's good and healthy for you!! See you soon... A+ Leese : )

May 23, 2008 at 1:28 AM  

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