05 October, 2006

My mother is a funny woman

While discussing doing an éxposé on the desserts in Grenoble:

Sugar -- as if you didn't already know
PMS and the wonders of chocolate
Ginger with chocolate -- decadence or brilliance?
Beyond raspberries
To eat, or not to eat. Why is that even a question?

In a conversation on the topic of French boyfriends (out of the 11 EAP girls in Grenoble, 4 have found French boyfriends. At least 4 already have boyfriends back in the states):

Her: Four out of the eleven? Good heavens!!!!!!! Sounds like the French boys were waiting to pounce! Are the four boys friends, by any chance?
Me: Nope, none of them know each other
Her: That's what they'd like you to believe... Is it actually a giant competition/conspiracy/?? ?
Me: It must be. A message went out to the French boys: "Bulletin. Bulletin. Unattached American girls, twelve o'clock. Be on the lookout- you'll be able to snag one."
Her: Oh yes. "Remember, for some completely inexplicable reason, they think French guys are really sexy -- on your mark, get set, ... It's Pierre by a nose. Etienne is coming up on the outside. It's Pierre, it's Pierre, Etienne is gaining ground... No, it's Jean-Luc, with a surprise come-from-behind take-down!!!!!!!!!"


Anonymous Susanna said...

Your mother IS a very funny woman. Perhaps that's part of why I like her so much!

8:14 PM  
Anonymous Mom said...

Awwwwwww. I like you too, Susanna!

9:34 AM  
Anonymous boo said...

Mom, umm.... you do know that I CAN READ THIS!!! jeez, impressionable teenage girl here... love you both. now stop scarring me. yes, scarring, not scaring, though come to think of it, stop doing that, too.

2:44 PM  
Blogger Eleanor said...

When're you going to start a blog, Boo? We could all use a daily dose of your writing. "now stop scarring me. yes, scarring." I love it.

2:11 PM  

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