I'm such a nerd whipping out the camera at every burst of spring color, but I can't help it, like the other insects I am drawn to the flowers, nature's proof of her artistic perfection. We have had such delightful weather lately (that all ends today apparently) that the arrival of spring kind of happened all at once. The tree on the shady side of the house spit out its leaves a full 8 days earlier than last year. That's what a week of 70 degree temps will do evidently. (Yawn, he's talking about flowers and weather yet again, not to mention the 3rd person reference.)
I saw an ad in the paper how the agency charged with promoting tourism in Montreal has decided to put all of their efforts (read $$$) into internet advertising, a drastic departure from past print campaigns. I had read before that they were hiring bloggers to promote the city (I'm sure I mentioned that here too) and I sent in my candidacy. Well harumph! I didn't even merit a phone call and now all the bloggers are chosen. I don't hold any harsh feelings toward those bloggers but do wish I could have been in contention. Really, not even a phone call or thank you email. Probably because I'm over the hill. (Or have a lame CV more likely.)
Here's a funny from class. One of the students was talking about their recent trip to London and in the course of his recounting he mentioned meeting a "stereotypical American", "You know," he said, "loud and overconfident." Then remembering that I was/am American, he blushed and apologized profusely. I told him not to apologize, as I certainly couldn't argue with his stereotyping.
Over the last week, I've seen two French words used in English newspapers as though they were English words. It turns out they are English words but do YOU know what they mean? The first was "explication" which I am constantly correcting students on their use of, and the other is "abbatoir". (Blogger only thinks one of those is a real word incidentally.) Be honest now and without looking them up, do you know what they mean? Gold star for the first right answer.
Okay, I've blathered enough, Serge and I attended an event last night that I will regale you with tomorrow. It was a Bombay Sapphire event. But that's all I'm gonna say now, come back tomorrow for that. Now here look at another tulip shot. Happy hump day peeps.