Friday, July 27, 2007

Le Rendez-Vous

I always get nervous meeting people for the first time because I have a tendency to be fairly shy and downright antisocial in most social situations. However, there was nothing awkward about meeting Opal and Chi-Young two New Yorkers who will also be assistants in France this fall. Both of these ladies were very personable and friendly and it was as if we were old friends. We enjoyed some drinks, a lovely dinner and even some dessert at the restaurant.

Opal and I seemed to have a lot in common. We are both a bit older than your average assistants who are only 2-3 years out of college or less. This was comforting because I felt like I was going to be the only assistant in my age bracket in all of France. We also both declared that we will not be traveling around Europe carrying anything that resembles this little number:

It's not to say that there is anything wrong with people that carry backpacks but it's just not our style and not our taste.

We're going to try to meet once a week while still we're still in New York and once we get to France since we'll all be living relatively close to one another. It's a nice feeling knowing that I'm not in this alone and that there will be some familiar faces in and around Paris once I get there.

As a side note the eye candy that usually works the bar at Resto Leon was mysteriously absent last night. What must a girl do to get a little eye candy in this city of mine? It's not that his replacement wasn't attractive he just didn't do it for me as he was neither French nor from the Créteil. Peut-être le prochaine fois.


Opal said...

You are too funny! Girl don't you know it!! no back packing for us! I decided to sign up for the 5week Alliance conversation starts on Weds....I look forward to seeing you and Chi again! Keep in touch lady! Opal

L'Étrangère Americaine said...

I should take a course as a refresher before leaving but I have sworn off of the French Institute since my last experience with them.

Good luck to you.

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