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  Monday, July 28th 2008 10:13 am  
» Home from Canada
Well, just got home from Quebec and Montreal (with a couple days in Burlington, Vermont as well.)

I learned a few things on this trip:
A. My French (2 years of high school French) sucks as bad as I remember
B. United airlines sucks even worse than my French
C. The Northeast is one giant sauna & I hate humidity
D. Rap sounds really, really funny in French

Okay, all complaining aside, it was beautiful, historic, good shopping and all that. Montreal had nightlife and museums, Quebec had quaint little historic streets inside the old citadel wall (plus the city was celebrating its 400 year anniversary with free concerts and events) and Vermont has Ben & Jerry's. I have never eaten so much ice cream in my life. In Quebec I stumbled upon one of the free concerts in the park around 9 pm... guys doing old-school Run DMC-style rapping in French. Fascinating.

My flight out through Chicago was canceled, and they finally re-routed me through Minneapolis instead. (I'm sure I saw Ryan and andrew & Ash as I flew over Minnesota. Really!)

Anyway, got home late, but got home in once piece at least.
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Posted on Monday, July 28th 2008 2:03 pm 
Isn't it funny how you find out in your adult life just how much time you wasted in school studying useless subjects, lol. I also took 2 years of french, and all I remember is how to say basic greetings...oh, and the meaning of the lyrics for Lady Marmalade.

Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir? (Do you want to sleep with me tonight)

I would think that the airlines all suck when it comes to long trips, since they keep downsizing their amount of flights.

You thought it was a sauna here?... add another ten degrees and you will feel what a summer in NY feels like,lol. Now you will know what I am going through when i say it's hot here. BTW, it was hot here today.

I'm glad you enjoyed the sites there. It would have been a complete disappointment if you went through a bad flight and hot weather and didn't even enjoy your trip.

Wow, you saw Ash from your plane? A tiny blue dot on the ground.

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Posted on Monday, July 28th 2008 2:34 pm 
I know some French, too -- Qui a coupe le fromage? (Who cut the cheese?) I learned that from Freakazoid. Sounds like you had a good time, Cindy!

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Posted on Monday, July 28th 2008 3:53 pm 
I thought I saw you flying through the sky, Cindy! Glad you had a nice trip. Josie must have been pretty happy to have you back home!

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Posted on Monday, July 28th 2008 6:26 pm 
I loved Montreal, but it was cooler there! It's been hotter then hell here too... might as well move down south.

Glad you enjoyed your trip!

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Posted on Monday, July 28th 2008 11:33 pm 
Did you count the lakes as you flew over 'Sota?

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Posted on Wednesday, July 30th 2008 8:12 pm 
There'z no Canada like French Canada, it'z za bezt Canada in ze land.
Ze ozer Canada is hardly Canada. If you lived here for a day, you'd understand.

Except for B & C, glad to hear you had a great time. I'm going to search for French Canadian rap to hear how it sounds.

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Posted on Wednesday, July 30th 2008 8:15 pm 


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