Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Oh my God, yesterday was absolutely TERRIBLE. We were in Toulouse, and it was raining all day, we met some really boring bloggers and the city was hideous.

Ha, just kidding (come on B, you have to admit you deserved that one, especially after the million pictures you took, LOL). Seriously though, it really did rain yesterday and we got soaked, but despite that, it was a great day. L & B from "Toutes Directions" even braved the rain and spent the afternoon giving us a tour of the city. L knew so much about Toulouse - she was like a walking encyclopedia (or wikipedia, if you prefer). I'm telling you girl, forget the masters, you should be a professional tour guide - you'd rake in the money!

After that, we met up with Owen from "France Tales" and Greg from "Lost in France". Owen has an absolutely beautiful apartment with not one but two terraces offering gorgeous view of the city. He cooked a lovely meal for us and we all sat around talking. I enjoyed it immensely. And then I went back to L & B's house, where I found out what I'd already suspected - that I suck at the Wii. Still, it was fun and a great end to a long work week.

It's so crazy how each day, I feel like I get more and more of my old self back. Like I had all this stuff weighing me down, and now it's all slowly falling away. But I guess it's normal - I mean, how much staring and "What? I don't understand a word you're saying" can a girl take? Eventually it just gets to you and wears you down, and you stop fighting. And it happened so slowly over time that I barely realized that I had resigned myself to living a lonely life in the countryside, forever being considered an outsider. So it's nice to discover that there are people in France that I can identify with, that I can laugh and have fun with. And I know there's just more of this to come, which is why I'm excited to get to Paris and finally meet everyone.

Only two more days of work, and then Wednesday AM I'm off to gay Paree!



Blogger Stratford Girl said...

So glad that things are working out for you, Sam.

What do you do for work?

May 25, 2008 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger Penny said...

Its interesting to see how different you are feeling about life. Whilst I'm really sorry for what happened to you, I do think sometimes we cant see what a bad situation we're in until we are out of it. I had a relationship in my 20s that was so draining that once it was over I realized I had lost who I used to be. But, like you, I slowly found myself again. I am sure even more good things are around the corner for you.

Penny :)

May 25, 2008 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger purejuice said...


May 26, 2008 at 4:22 AM  
Blogger Leesa said...

Yay!! Soooo happy to hear things are gong great!! Can't wait to meet you finally when you get to Paree... I totally agree with Penny, btw.
Take care, Leesa

May 26, 2008 at 6:47 AM  
Blogger Mignon said...

I don't know you, but I love this new you, you are becoming. The way you are writing tells me you are spinning a new life for yourself. Joyous and giddy, that is what I am hearing in your writing. You go girl!!

May 26, 2008 at 7:12 AM  
Blogger Starman said...

When you get to Paris, you are going to feel like you've finally come home after an arduous journey. The guys and girls you're going to hang out with are fantastic!

May 26, 2008 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger La Belette Rouge said...

Ooh, you had me going at first.

I am so happy you are feeling your real self again! I feel sure that you will have a ridiculously fabulous time in Paris.

May 26, 2008 at 5:03 PM  
Blogger lost in france said...

I'm glad you took back the "boring bloggers" bit! I enjoyed meeting you, Sam!

June 1, 2008 at 11:15 AM  

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