November 10, 2005
postcards from BCN

-What do time-boggled Borogoves do when they need to stay awake and reset their bioclocks? Find a bookshop-cafe, of course! (www.laie.es)

-Catalan feels like the matrixed product of French and Spanish, with an extra helping of Xs thrown in for fun. Ive only learned a few words so far: xocolates. xapates. xarcuteria. amb. rom.

-Raj y Jess gave us a book made of magic. !Grathias!

-Day One: I ate tomates and fried eggs. And pan con tomate. (Granted, the fried eggs were drowning in foie gras and banyuls.) And I liked them. Russell thinks Ive been replaced by a bot or an alien.

-I like meandering and perusing the wares in bookstores - even when I cant read the books.

-Blue-haired girls are damned cute. Especially in chocolate shops.

-Mi espanol es mas mejor con los bebidas alcoholicas.

-Jamon y queso.

-Im drawing! A lot! Dona y Tammy will be so proud! (D&T: If youre not, lie.)

-I miss goblin. The parc guell gatos mew hola.

-Barcelona vindicates a lifetime of preferring my sandwisches dry or with olive oil. So there, USA.

-I am the only girl in BCN without boots.

-My mind is swimming in parabolic glee.

-I sucessfully navigated a yarn store today! Entirely en espanol!

-I am going to be a mess in Paris tomorrow, verbally. I tried out my French yesterday, and all my rs are rolling, rolling, rolling, and everpresent.

-Miss you all! Wish you were here! (Beca, is AJ in college yet??)

Posted by shock at November 10, 2005 11:50 AM
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YAY!

i love barcelona. i can't wait to hear all about it when you get back. safe travels to paris!

i hope you eat all their chocolate and drink all their cava, er- champagne ;)

miss you too!

Posted by: mo on November 10, 2005 12:17 PM

YAY BARCI!!!

Posted by: Kathryn on November 10, 2005 12:29 PM

I am so so jealous. Barcelona is so beautiful. I'm glad you're having good European fun and am sad I'm not seeing you at this go round. Maybe next.

xoxo

Posted by: Joe on November 10, 2005 12:50 PM

Yay! Thanks for the update :) Sounds like you are having a wonderful time! Wish I were there exploring and eating with you :)

Posted by: Carrie on November 10, 2005 12:56 PM

Not in college yet, no! That's next week! Good to get the update. Missing you terribly!

Posted by: beca on November 10, 2005 12:56 PM

I was missing you today, pretty - so glad to hear you are having a wonderful time!

Posted by: jenblossom on November 10, 2005 1:10 PM

madeleines, un bol de caf au lait, vin rouge, fromage will have your Rs back in france tout de suite.

*hug*

Posted by: naomi on November 10, 2005 1:30 PM

Yay! It's nice to read your postcards. Go have more fun!

Posted by: Carol on November 10, 2005 6:56 PM

Huevos! I'm stunned beyond belief :o) Here's hoping for my food adventures, beautiful girlies and perfect Parisian weather! Miss you mucho!

Posted by: carolann on November 14, 2005 12:29 PM
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