Le cul entre les deux chaises

An American Spaniard in France or: How I Learned to Make an Ass of Myself in Three Cultures

All together now

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For the first time since June of 2005, I have all my stuff with me under the same roof. This is tremendously exciting for me since, despite my tendency to perambulate, I actually love being at home and being able to curl up on the couch with a book or whip something up with all of my fun cooking tools.

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Not having all my things with me has made me incredibly sad and also forced me to buy many many duplicate versions of things, like towels, of which I apparently own about a dozen. The downside is that I have to find all the similar items, determine which to keep, get rid of the extras and stick the lucky ones somewhere so that I don’t forget I already have some. This is really time-consuming and basically a slog.

The upside, which is a big one, is that each box I open is filled with things I already like so the whole exercise is like Christmas. I’ve been wearing all “new” clothes for the past week without going shopping. (My rule is basically that if I haven’t seen something for two years, it’s new to me.) Another bonus, that feeling of freedom when I just throw things out. The burden that’s lifted is mental and physical which almost makes up for the drudgery.

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I'm an American Spaniard, living in France. I like to tell stories.

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