Smarmy Alligator

Politics, pop culture, and self-deprecation

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Things have been super hectic, and I haven’t had time to sit down, much less think of anything interesting to say. I hate to use this site to give updates about my boring life, but I feel the need to write something, and I don’t have time to come up with something interesting. I’m still not reading the news…

My cousin has been in town for a week, and we’ve been having super fun. I suppose it’s not that crazy that we get along so well, and are so much alike, seeing as we’ve known each other for 20 years. She’s like my sister.

We went to Montreal this weekend. It sounds stupid, but I didn’t expect it to feel so foreign. Montreal was very…strange. I was instantly obsessed with the frenchness, and wanted to move there the minute we drove across the border and saw signs that said “Bienvenue a Quebec.” Yes, I’m a ridiculous francophile, especially regarding la langue. I loved it. Too bad I could barely speak it. Everytime we went somewhere, I would said “Bonjour, un cafe s’il vous plait.” Then they would say something to me in very fast, unintelligible French, and I would get a blank, pained look on my face. Then they would smile, and say, “ahh, English.” Yes, dammit. English.

We decided to spend our one night in Montreal on a Rue St. Denis pub crawl. The bars were very strange. When I have more time, I will write a more detailed account of the Official Montreal Pub Crawl. But I’ll leave you with this tidbit: we ended the night in a hooker bar, where we watched a 25-year-old woman leave with an 80-year-old man, who had a frightening “I’m going to get laid” grin on his face. Ewww.

I’m going to California next week, and buddha knows I need the freakin’ vacation. Screw Boston.

What I’m reading: Nalda Said by Stuart David. The Uses of Literature by Italo Calvino. Found Magazine.


Written by laura k

May 3, 2004 at 1:03 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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