What’s blogging consistently anyways? Blogging is for people who actually have time…
Me, I’m busy living the Nice way, lazily, slowly, and carelessly. Rough life, I know. A “nice” way of living if I do say so myself. Here, you never know what the night life entails until it begins. Plans are more loosely made than your favorite pair of oversized sweatpants. And a stroll through the old town usually ends up as rendez-vous with someone you know. It’s fabulously carefree and it’s been consistently astounding how things just seem to work out in the end.
Equally as astounding, is the sun. There is always sun. Well, except at night time obviously, but it’s an incredibly rare moment when the sun isn’t out during the day. I haven’t seen a drop of rain in the past three and a half weeks that I’ve been here. The temperature hasn’t dropped below 55, and is usually at a lovely 60 degrees. For a weather-worn new englander, it’s like living in an alternate universe where beautiful, consistent weather actually exists.
There is no such thing as the best view in Nice because all the views are beautiful.
Everything is delicious. Pain bagnat. Socca. Pissaladière. Baguette. Croissants. Pain au Chocolate. Pain aux raisins. Chocolate chaud. Beignets. Crepes. Butter. Macarons. Roasted Chicken. Yogurt. Wine. Pizza. Fresh Pasta. Gnocchi. Chocolate. Avocados.
I’ve meet the loveliest, kindest, friendliest people here than I ever have in my entire life. A personal theory of mine is that Sweden and Norwegia breed people like this (there is a large majority of Swedes and Norwegians at the international school I go to for classes). Besides Northern Europeans, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Brazilian, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Canadian, and American students.
Last weekend, I attended a crepe party.
My french has improved. This is especially true after a couple of glasses of wine.
Cashiers at major supermarkets sit in chairs. This is smart.
People generally use their own grocery bags that they’ve bought or recycled rather than polluting the earth with a copious amount of plastic each time they go grocery shopping. This is also smart.
From between 5 and 7 pm you can observe nearly the entire population of Nice carrying baguettes.
Order “un café” and you are ordering a shot of espresso. I like it better this way.
Poop. It’s everywhere. Watch your step.
Watching disney movies in french has become my favorite method for improving my mastery of the french language.
My life has likely been shortened by one year from the amount of second hand smoke I’ve inhaled. No regrets.
Copious amounts of fat and sugar. Also, no regrets.
And these are all the things I’d like to say about Nice. Stay tuned for another inconsistently blogged post.