Today I did a really stupid thing. I set my “Classes” alarm for Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fridays because that’s when I have class. But today is Wednesday. So my alarm that I set did not go off. I need to set a different alarm for Wednesdays I guess. Ugh. So I woke up at like 12:10 p.m. when we were meeting at 1 p.m. to head over to our Wednesday activity. Oh well.

Our Wednesday activity this week was a little scavenger hunt around the city of Lyon. We were paired up with one person in every level of French classes (1-10) so it was a good mixture of French abilities. Being in level 5, I barely contributed.

But we walked around a lot more of the city than I have seen and it was amazing. This city is absolutely gorgeous.

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After that, most of us dialoguers decided we were going to meet up with the group of Americans from Marshall University (We are Marshall) in WV for a little Fourth of July mayhem. We went to this Scottish bar where everyone spoke English and ordered burgers and beer. It was a pretty awesome way to spend the Fourth if you ask me. Even though we didn’t practice much French.

The Marshall kids are pretty cool but they’re either staying in home stays far from the University or in a hostel. Ew. I’ll keep my dorm-style single across the street from the University, thanks. And my Northeastern dialoguers. Love y’all.

Au revoir (for now)

Lyon, Travel

Lyon: Wallace

Personal, Travel

It’s rage tank season!

For anyone that says they “hate country” –  you have probably never listened to it. I was one of those assholes until I was introduced to some of the wonderful Bigger Picture artists: mainly Zac Brown Band and Craig Campbell. But then I broadened my horizons with some Luke and Jason and my life has since been changed.

I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but the Fourth of July is my absolute favorite holiday ever. Which is actually pretty convenient given my new country music obsession.

What is there not to love about July Fourth? American pride, red, white, blue, country, BBQ and minimal clothing. Sounds like the perfect summer day to me.

I’m actually a firm believer that every day should be lived like it’s the Fourth. That’s why I’m sharing this Blackout Sing-a-Long play list with you. You deserve it.

Download every single one of these songs and then once those run out, go on FratMusic and listen to any Summer station and continue the rage fest.

Shotgun a Bud Light, take a shot of Jack Daniels and sip on some spiked sweet tea. That’s how summer should be lived. Even if I’ll be in Europe for the Fourth – I will be celebrating on the inside and I’ll be damned if I don’t drink some American beer and whiskey on July Fourth, even if it’ll only be the second day of classes.

However, I’d like to also add all Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean songs to this list. Just because I love them.

I’m not sure if the French will be able to handle my cowboy boots – but I’ll be bringing them across the pond and rocking the shit out of them along with my rage take. Is that acceptable? I give zero fucks.

Land of the free, home of the RAGE

Speaking of rage gear…a tank, sick play list and cowboy boots are not all you need for a successful backyard Fucked-Up-Fourth. Koozies are also necessary. They need to be awesome. Boyfriend and I chose these:

Choice koozies for CMA Fest

Try to tell me that my Sorority Formal Koozie combined with his “B2B WW Champs” Koozie isn’t the greatest combination ever.

In conclusion, I will be raging and celebrating this country’s birth in the land of the surrender. With all of my gear present.