well, it’s spring! almost. a couple of days, i guess. so fall turned to winter, now winter to spring. i should change the name of the blog. we got a puppy. he’s a parson terrier which is a cousin of the jack russell. he and i go on long walks on the beach, and generally just explore. we named him sherlock, and he is quite the curious one. we got a package from mom, and now i have a new spring wardrobe and an old school pentax with which i am going to start taking pretentious arty photographs in black and white. i figure it fits in with the american bohemian abroad theme i have going on. guillaume’s birthday is in about a week, and we are having his family in from paris. i bought some tulips the other day. i have also been decorating the bedroom with a cities theme, which is a la mode right now. we have a tableau of paris, philly, and a postcard of london. guigui also has pinned up all the love letters i wrote him while i was still in the states. it’s true they are a romantic people. i spend a lot of time playing my guitar. maybe i’ll go play in the metro stations in paris because that also sounds like something an american girl with a nose ring and tattoos should be doing in france. the kite festival is here next month, and i hear it is quite the spectacle. maybe i’ll take doisneauesque pictures of it.