Currently | 2.27.22
For the first time since April 2020, I am not opening this monthly post with “Life in the Age of the Queen.” It is my greatest hope that I will not have to switch from life during a pandemic to “Life in WW3.” Just when there seemed to be a tiny light at the end of the tunnel, we now have the situation in Ukraine which is absolutely insane.
My long-time blog friend Kristin of Camels and Chocolate lost her father which brought up a lot of my own feelings about my Dad’s passing last May.
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We spent the majority of the month trying to re-settle and dare I say forget our month in Lisbon. We are going back at the end of this year for another long stay and it just seems way too far away. We will also be spending another month in France in the fall. Short-term we have a weekend in Chicago coming up and a week in Phoenix. And we will be doing some local travel as well, camping I hope!
Now, onto February and what’s been going on in the Misadventures world!
Watching | Z-Nation
I don’t know why we did it, but we did it and I can’t get that time back. Sometimes you just need to watch something mindless and this fit the bill. We watched a few French TV movies and a disappointing prequel to the Kingsman movies, The King’s Man. I still haven’t watched “And Just Like That” and I don’t know what I am waiting for. Maybe I don’t want to be disappointed?
Can’t Wait to Watch:
- We will be hitting up Season 4 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel soon, we are kind of saving that too.
- I really want to see ROADRUNNER when CNN releases it March 6.
- And HBO Max finally announced the release date for their Julia Child series, Julia. It is going to be March 31. (In the meantime, read Julia Child’s Paris and 5 Things/Life lessons I learned watching Julie & Julia to get caught up about how I feel about Julia.)
Reading | How to be Italian
You are still in the right place. Yes. Misadventures with Andi is still a Francophile blog! And while I love all things French, Mr. Misadventures and I have always felt that the Italians are like the French, but just happier! It is a subject I am exploring so that I can do a compare and contrast in another post and there isn’t better material to help me dive into the Italian way of life than Maria Pasquale’s new book How to Be Italian: Eat, Drink, Dress, Travel and Love La Dolce Vita.
I am almost done with Murder in Clichy too but I wanted to take a break from crime (even if it does take place in Paris) and read something a little lighter, which Maria’s book is giving me!
- The latest Cara Black book comes out March 1. Murder at the Porte de Versailles is on. my list, but I have to get through the remaining Cara Black books first!
Best Bite | Sashimi
We have been in Raleigh-Durham for 2 years now and have finally found an Asian grocery store that fulfills all our needs including selling sashimi. The last 3 Fridays that has been our meal! We have a lot of catching up to do since we have not eaten sushi on-the-regular since we left the San Francisco Bay Area for our RV trip at the end of 2015!
Working On | New Design
After many starts and stops trying to find a web developer (the one I had for close to 10 years retired last summer) I finally found someone to work with on converting my site to a new theme and design. One that allows me to be a little more autonomous so that I can do some work myself. I have already learned to do a lot more technical stuff behind the scenes, but I need a little help getting over the hump on a few things and, by the end of March, I (fingers crossed) will be all set!
Feeling | Like I do every year during Tax Season
Every year at this time, I wait by my computer in anticipation of the email from our CPA that lets us know that she has everything she needs, that all her questions are answered, and that she is going to proceed with our filing. We have been with our CPA for 15 years and every year I feel confident that “this is the year” I will get everything right and it is never the case!
Loving | Travel ads
Mr. Misadventures and I are travel enthusiasts and prioritize travel or things. The experience is what brings joy in our lives rather than “stuff.” We watch CNN and MSNBC every morning and more than half of the ads these days are travel-related and I am not mad about it.
My favorite is the Ewan McGregor “Stuff” commercial for Expedia and the one for Booking.com (part of Booking.yeah) ad called “Idris Elba says things.” The fact that these were both Super Bowl ads (meaning A LOT of money was spent) illustrates the importance the travel industry is placing on the hopes that people start getting back out in the world.
Favorite Photo | Foto Automat Booth in Buttes Chaumont Paris
Last fall we spent 2 weeks in Paris and had a lot of fun tracking down some of the Foto Automat vintage photo booths in Paris. We tracked down 4 and will continue to add to our collection on our next trip. But I did write a post about where you can find all the locations in Paris as well as a little bit of their history.
Published in February
- Foto Automat Vintage Photo Booths in Paris
- Carousels in Paris
- Things about the French Culture + Quirks You Can Learn While Watching Emily in Paris
- I also updated my Emily in Paris Film Locations to include Season 2
- Frenchie Finds February 2022
- Why is Paris called the City of Light?
That’s my month, what’s CURRENTLY going on with you?
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