Had the first of what starts a semester’s worth of the longest day ever. My schedule:
19th Century French Art: 9am-11am
Writing About (French) Literature: 11am-1pm
Colloquium: French Politics and Society: 1:30pm-4:30pm
French language class at the Sorbonne: 5pm-7pm.
So with travel I have a half-hour break in a 9 hour day. Blech. Luckily it will only ever happen 14 more times. Also, it didn’t even quite happen today. Writing About Literature was cancelled and Sorbonne classes don’t start until the second week of February. And I was still wicked tired – probably due to the continuing sickness – but I’m taking the French equivalent of Nyquil, so hopefully that will help.
Classes were good, even if a bit tiring. In art history we talked about the Ancien Regime and Versailles, looking at pictures of Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and her little “country house” and “village.” In Colloquium we talked about the different political leanings of the French newspapers and news magazines and got the rundown for the semester.
Then I went to Monoprix (for a change) to pick up some much needed supplies (mainly tissues). Now I’m hanging out at home trying to rest a little before we have raclette (melted cheese that you put over prosciutto) for dinner.
A tout a l’heure!