Le cul entre les deux chaises

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

Flu 2.0, classy edition


Many people have called me classy over the years. None of them have meant it.

“Classy” suggests a kind of sophisticated elegance and I am neither interested in, nor do I have the time to waste on such frivolities. If I could get away with it, I’d wear fleece pajamas with elastic waistbands all the time and drink exclusively from containers because I don’t like doing dishes.

A classic example of me just being the way I am is when I was recently felled by another version of the flu that’s going around. Taking matters into my own hands, I whipped up a smoothie to provide sustenance, vitamins, protein and hydration to get me through the illness, but none of the glasses in this apartment are big enough. (Stupid Europeans and their tiny drinking vessels piss me off like crazy.) But not being classy means I also have no shame so I did the only thing I could do.

Tupperware as glass.

Tupperware as glass.

It worked perfectly well and the concoction (frozen banana, peanut butter, frozen berries, fruit juice and milk with Desenfriol) worked like gangbusters. It’s so good that I’m kind of looking forward to the next time I’m sick.

Learn something

In Spain, reusable plastic food containers are called tupper, as in «¿Tienes un tupper para la pasta?»

Next Week

  • Some stuff about England and geography (with maps!).
  • Beer is better than wine.
  • The return of “Mad Men” triggers a Word Mystery.

Author: le cul en rows

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

9 thoughts on “Flu 2.0, classy edition

  1. It’s not the size of the glass, it’s what you put in it! I think, perhaps, some tea with honey, lemon and a little whiskey will fix you right up.

    • Hmmm, whiskey you say. I’ve never gone the non-medicinal route, but I should have considering how much I love “Mr. Booze.”

      • WHY DIDN’T I KNOW ABOUT THIS ?? Miiister Bee double-O Zee EEE! <3 Bing and the pack, but I usually take it in the modern day format of Mad Men & DD. Feel better!

      • If you didn’t know that one, you might have also missed “Style” which is something I sing to myself ironically when I’m laying about in yoga pants.

  2. Ooo! Mad Men is back? Time to fire up iTunes. I hope you feel better soon.

    • MM starts this Sunday, but you should be watching Game of Thrones which just began its third season.

      (And thanks, I’m already much better and still keeping it totally unclassy.)

      • Should I? Something about sexy medieval turf wars doesn’t capture my imagination, but others have also told me I should watch…

      • Watch the first ep and see what you think. I’m a huge fan of the books and the show so I’m totally biased but I do think it has something for people who aren’t fantasy fans. (I super dislike LOTR for example and think GOT and Justified are the best shows around. Until Arrested Development comes along. That’s the dark horse in the running this year.)

      • I’ll bite and try one episode. I’m so out of it I haven’t even heard of Justified… What do I watch lately? MM, 30 Rock (RIP), Downton Abby (though it’s pretty much “jumped the shark”), Breaking Bad and The Hour (just barely started the second series, which you referenced awhile back)..

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