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FEAR JUNKIE 2012!

Soooo I’ve talked a bit before about Pandora Scooter and how I’ve been attending the Out of the Box open mics she leads once a month.

Pandora has graciously agreed to come perform for my Creative Writing students in a few weeks, and they’re super pumped about it. I’m excited that they’re excited, and I’m also encouraging them to attend her show, FEAR JUNKIE 2012, the weekend before her visit.

FEAR JUNKIE 2012
The world is coming to an end, are you ready?
Come see this hilarious show by Pandora Scooter

written and performed by Pandora Scooter

Dec 7, 8 at 8pm & 9th at 7pm 
at SICA Shore Institute of Contemporary Art
610 Cookman Avenue, Asbury, NJ 
Tickets $15 in advance / $18 at the door
Telephone for tickets: 732-737-7671
Or buy using your credit card at www.blackboxnj.org

Seriously, you guys should check out the show. It’s bound to be hilarious, and I’m super excited for it!

NaBloPoMo 2012– November 26th: Je parle un peu de français.

Today’s prompt reads

Monday, November 26, 2012
Do you speak more than one language?  How did you learn the additional languages?

Once upon a time, about 12 (!!!) years ago, I wanted to be exotic, sophisticated, and cool. I signed up to take French for all 3 years of middle school, and I ended up parle-ing français my way through middle school, high school, and even my freshman year of college, for a grande totale of 8 years. By some sick joke, I ended up as an officer in my high school’s chapter of the Société Honoraire de Français. (L’homme qui sait deux langues en vaut deux!!!!!)

My French speaking skills are a joke.

I can read and understand a lot of French, but, as they (whoever “they” may be) say, if you don’t use it you lose it. Eight years of French have basically gone to waste, although I have been known to incorporate French phrases, words, and titles into my poetry when I don’t want anyone to know what I’m actually saying. (Or, on the contrary, if I want to make something really simple and lame seem exotic.) I really miss la langue de français, and I really hope to be able to speak it more in the future. I think I’m going to resurrect my French textbooks and even my French book of poetry…. I need some more French in my life.

Oh, and because ya’ll deserve this:

God help me, this is how I celebrated Mercredi Gras in high school. We could only stay after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays so we arranged to have the annual French Club/ French Society celebration of Mardi Gras on Mercredi (Wednesday.)

Do you speak a second language?