Thursday, October 22, 2009

the search begins

This week I found out that my French credit card was ready to be picked up in town. So yesterday I braved the rain to make the long walk over there. Naturally when I finally got to Banque Populaire, they were all on a very extensive lunch break. I decided to pass the time by initiating a very important mission that is very near and dear to my heart: the search for the best pain au chocolat in town.

In the past this discovery was always a happy accident. But my current surroundings call for a veritable quest. I feel I can call it this because of the long walk I have to take into town. So I went to the boulangerie that is the farthest away. And it’s a good thing I did because it turns out they have a special deal with 4 for €1.80! This is a no brainer when one alone is 80 centimes! Yum! I had a good laugh eating one while listening to “Dirty Old Town” by The Pogues. After picking up my credit card, I trotted across the street to another boulangerie. I mean, why not? They didn’t have a special deal and their pain au chocolat was a lot crispier (but still good- it’s impossible for the French to screw these up). So so far, the first one is in the lead for tastiest and best bargain!

These shenanigans might seem a bit ridiculous, but I need something to preoccupy myself with! So if you have any other missions for me that can help me cling to my sanity, I’m all ears! In the meantime, I’m going to eat another pain au chocolat :)

P.S. Speaking of quests, I watched The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring last night. It's been ages since I've seen it aka 5 years ago my friends and I decided to watch all 3 in one day. I don't recommend doing that! Anyway... obsession reborn! I am just blown away by that film and J.R.R. Tolkien's brilliant mind! And Legolas is so lovely!

1 comment:

  1. I remember the Thanksgiving break after Freshman year at Furman Ben and I sat and watched all three movies in one day. Ouch. I don't think I could see think or walk after that! But they are amazing! Speaking of amazing, that pain-au-chocolat looks perfect. The ones I have had here do not measure up to the French. It is amazing how a country right next door to France can have amazing chocolate, amazing waffles, but no clue how to put them together in pastry form. I will have to join you for one soon!