Ok, seriously, I have set up camp in the 2nd largest city in France called Lyon. (not pronounced like the zoo animal, but rather "Lee-Own", and if you have ever studied a little bit of French and want to say Lyon properly ....never pronounce the last letter of ANY word hahahahahah.) So back to where I live...I live in Lyon, the gastronomical capital of the world. For those of you who are scratching your head right now, gastronomical is the adjectival form of the word gastronomy which means "the art or science of good eating" and for those of you who live out in the country....it means Lyon's got some damn good grub. I still miss a good Texas BBQ but the food here is pretty impressive.
So lets review, Im living in Lyon and it is the "good food" capital of the world. Also I live here with my French/honorary Texan boyfriend, Stephane, aka Frenchie. We live on the 5th floor of an apartment building (its actually the 6th floor but here in France the ground floor is not the 1st floor its called RC. I still dont know what that means but all I know is that you don't push the number 1 on the elevator because you will end up on the 2nd floor in US terms.)
Also living with us is my cutie pie of dog, Dolce. I put her in a lavishly furnished kennel, which was placed in the temp and pressure controlled cargo hold of an Air France plane and she flew with me across the big pond and here we are... Two Texans in France. If I could start a show about the 3 of us living here maybe I should call it Two & A Half Texans Living in France.
For those of you who don't know, I met Stephane in San Antonio a year ago while he was working as an exchange lawyer for 8 months. He didnt really know San Antonio or Texas til I got a hold of him 2 months before he was supposed to return home to France. He fell under my spell and as is the case when you meet anyone in the Barretto family, once you meet a Barretto....you are addicted for life. So boy meets girl, well actually french boy meets crazy texan girl, they fall in love and crazy texan girl decides to study the biz of wine and moves to Lyon, France to study french, get an MBA in biz of wine, and of course keep french boy under the Barretto spell.
So, as Austin Powers once said..."wherever you go, there you are." Thus, here I am.
Stay tuned for some more posting, some more pics, and some more good ole Ceci/Veronique humor.
P.S. Here in France I go by my first name "Veronique" which is super french and apparently super chic here. But for those of you back home I am still Ceci. I feel like I have a dual personality cause they call me Veronique here, but I still refer to myself as Ceci. I often catch myself saying, "Im freaking Ceci, and thats how I roll." or some crazy self reference like that.
Tell anyone who knows me about this blog, tell your friends who don't know me, heck if you think your mom can handle it, tell her too. I know my mom can, can yours?
This is Veronique, the american formerly known as Ceci......signing out.