the basic idea:

a transcontinental weblog between two friends


May 22, 2002

Slow Going

It's been a while since I last updated and it's been even longer since my fellow blogger updated. This is what happens when you're lazy/busy.

Let's recap the last month and a half, shall we?

Two weeks of vacation. One week was spent in Paris, one in Sains du Nord.

The elections

I'm sure you've all read about this and if you haven't, shame on you. The scary fascist guy, Le Pen, who looks remarkably like my old boss, made it into the second round of the presidential elections. Everyone was certain he wasn't going to become president. But, I don't care. The fact that so many people voted for the far right means that something is very, very wrong in this country.

Between the 1st round and the 2nd round, there were oodles of demonstrations, most of which passed by where I live. It was nice to see that so many people felt strongly about politics, but it kind of felt like too little, too late. That people only made a big to-do about things when they got scared is a problem.

Despite my mixed feelings about the situation, I (and 499,999 others) attended the big demonstration that took place on May 1st. It was very impressive to see so many people marching. It was also pretty nifty to be able to walk around the normally traffic clogged place de la bastille.


Let's just leave this at, yes, I got my contract renewed. And, no, not everyone did.

I think that about wraps it up for eventful moments in the last month and a half. I finish teaching on May 27th and will then begin my apartment hunt. Ugh. I'm already losing sleep over this, which is absurd. But, if you had moved 20 times you too would probably dread the prospect of moving yet again.