Parisian Less-Than-Graceful Moments

Sometimes Gracefully Monday

Happy Monday from me to you! Did you have a marvelous Easter? Eat a whole row of Peeps and a few chocolate bunnies? There’s nothing like celebrating the Resurrection than with a few large bags of Jelly Beans and Reese’s Peanut Buttercup Eggs. ๐Ÿ˜‰

But in all seriousness, I do love Easter and the hope that it brings. We had such a fun holiday, and I hope your Sunday was warm and bright and hopeful as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

Darebear and I are back from our adventure to Paris, so I thought I’d share a few “less-than-graceful” stories that occurred across the Atlantic! You’d think that my trip to Paris would have enhanced or encouraged a more socially acceptable and/or “elegant” individual, right? Right! Right….

  1. That chocolate รฉclair that I’m cramming into my mouth in the picture above {It was so good, you guys. Definitelyย a “cram-it-into-your-mouth-and-don’t-look-back” kind of dessert}ย was purchased by me speaking only in French! I was so darn excited about my first, “legit” {whatever that means in this context…} French conversation and pastry purchase that I dropped every piece of change I had in my walletย {both European and American} all over the floor. I let out a Charlie Brown “Ugh!” {whichย doesn’t translate very well into French}ย and proceeded to crouch around the bakery, picking up my dimes and euros…….however, I did leave with a chocolate รฉclair. And that’s all that matters.
  2. Speaking of French pastries, I may or may not have eaten 7 different French pastries in one sitting. This American girlย is all about her “portion sizes”…
  3. If sweating, panting, and leg rubbing is “cool” these days, then I looked “real cool” climbing the incredibly steep and lengthy steps up to the Basilica of the Sacrรฉ-Cล“ur. Boy do I need to start running hills or something…or maybe just start running in general…
  4. Because I’m apparently incapable of correctly holding onto a metal bar or railing, I almost fell over at least twice whenever the Paris metro train jerked into motion. But I almost took down the person standing next to me only once, so that’s gotta be a silver lining.
  5. That awkward moment when you exit a fancy restaurant bathroom in Paris and a nearby French waiterย  stops you,ย asks you if you washed your hands, and then proceeds to put your wet hands on his face….sure, we both had a good, awkward laugh afterwards, but now I’m questioning whether or not I give off the “she obviously doesn’t wash her hands after she uses the bathroom” vibe. It was all very confusing.

I can’t wait to share more pictures from our trip with you this week! The weather was beautiful, the company was marvelous, and the city was so fun to explore! Hope you have wonderful Monday! Thanks for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Reply Rachel G April 21, 2014 at 6:04 am

    I always get caught off guard when the train or subway starts moving and almost fall over! It’s so sudden!

  • Reply jennifer prod April 21, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    7 kinds of pastries in one sitting? good thing there is all sorts of walking to be enjoyed in paris, right? i used to walk from pastry to gelato to crepe to pastry in a sort of hazy bliss ๐Ÿ™‚

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