Saturday, November 6, 2010

Three and Counting

Today marks three years since I started blogging about my adventures in Paris and beyond.   I've been thinking that I really should do something monumental for the occasion -- like writing the greatest love letter ever to the city of Paris, or launching a super fun and creative contest, or giving away tons of swag to readers.  But I'm short on both inspiration and time at the moment, plus no one gives me any swag to pass along anyway.

Instead, today we're playing  "Two Truths and a Lie."  It's simple really.  There are three statements about me below; two of them are true.  One is a lie.  But which is which?  I'm not telling, well not at least until I've had a chance to see what your guesses might be.

  1. I am capable of explaining, in French, the differences between the U.S. and French health care systems.
  2. I could easily live without chocolate.
  3. I'm of Portugese ancestry.
Thanks for reading.  Back on Monday with another report from just another American in Paris.

12 comments:

hunkate said...

i'd say 1. is true (i could almost do it too - you didn't say "good french"), 2. is true because it's almost a universal lie, so maybe you're an annomally! and 3. is false, the lie?

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Oh, I think that you could definitely do #1, that you might be of Portugese ancestry, but could anyone live without chocolate? My guess is that the lie is #2.

Congratulations on the beginning of your 4th year! Thanks for all the wonderful posts, photos, and information you share with your readers.

Bises,
Genie

Anonymous said...

My guess is #2 is a lie. One might be able to live without chocolate, but not easily...

Happy anniversary! Thank you for sharing your unique insights and photos of Paris and other places.

Patricia

Sasho said...

I have no doubt that you could explain the differences between the two health care systems in French, if one COULD understand the differences. Can the US health system be explained?

Congratulations on your three-year anniversary. I think I found you through Petite Anglaise, but I'm not quite sure. It's been a fascinating tour. Yours was one of the few blogs about France I read when I was traveling in France myself. I'm already in partial mourning when I think that all too soon you will return to the States. I hope you will keep writing though.

Harriet said...

I'm going to guess that #1 is not true.

Congrats on your 3rd anniversary. I really do enjoy your blog.

Fatz said...

#1 and #3 are true. #2 is the lie!!

Anonymous said...

I would say #1 is the lie. I'm ashamed to say I wouldn't be able to explain the differences in English let alone French (without sounding like a cavewoman) and I've been here quite a while. Really who could live without chocolate? The Portugese ancestry thing is cool and just obscure enough to be true.

Bizarre rational I know....

Duchesse said...

Happy Blogiversary, Anne:)

I'd guess number 1.

debbie in toronto said...

I'd say number one is the lie...it's almost impossible

Maria S. said...

Hmmm. Hard. I'm going with three as the lie. You used to have "policy job" so you may be one of the three people in the whole world who understand the ins and outs of health care well enough to actually compare and contrast the differences of two systems. I can't imagine anyone living without chocolate, but then you don't really talk about it much. . . .
Okay just changed my mind: Two is the lie. One and three are truths.

Sharon said...

Is #2 the lie?

Congrax on a nice virtual and actual life in Paris!

Couldn't see where else to write you, so off-topic, I would love your advise/tips on how to manage Parisian super-hard-water when shampooing. My hairstyle in Paris always goes ka-blooey after the first wash! Thanks!

Julie said...

I will say that the lie is that you could easily live without chocolate. I have no idea, as I can safely say you are not one of the bloggers that overshare the minutae of their daily lives, but it is fun to guess.

It is also a nice chance to thank you for all the blog posts of yours that I have read and enjoyed over the last couple of years. I can honestly say that reading your positive and realistic attitude to Paris life has been a real tonic. The blog is very much the work of a real person as opposed to a guide book, whilst still (to my mind) staying within the pretty strict bounds of the French idea of privacy.

I can only hope that you have had as much pleasure writing as I have had in reading. I am waiting for the book to be published, of course. Congratulations on three years of Just Another American in Paris.

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