Hey! It's that one time a year when Rockwell is relevant! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YvAYIJSSZY
@thenotestaken I miss my Montreal apartment every day. I paid $520 for a huge one bedroom with a new kitchen and updated bathroom. That same apartment would be like $2200 here, if not more. I miss my place!!!!! But I never thought of subletting and staying in Montreal for a bit. Maybe I can swing that this summer. Thanks for the idea!
@WaityKatie I love everything about your comment; your username, your first sentence, and your plan. Montreal is the best! Bring warm clothes (layers are your friend), and then forget about the cold, it's the least interesting thing about Montreal, and shouldn't stop you from taking advantage of the many fun things to do in the city. Have a blast, it's a great place to spend 5 days.
What?? Nando's is amazing! KFC is the grossest. I was introduced to Nando's when I first visited the UK and now I happily consume it whenever I'm near one of their restaurants. I have to say that the two Nando's locations in DC aren't the greatest, but they're still pretty good for fast food. I am now scrolling back up to read the rest of your piece.
@aeroaeroaero My thoughts exactly. The Billfold is quickly becoming one of my go-to sites, and great work like this is one of the reasons why. Also, I'm ridiculously pleased that Anonymous and D.D. are happily married and raising their no doubt equally-adventurous kids.
@Meaghan O'Connell@facebook Whew! Thanks for clearing that up. I was like, when you cross back into 1995, can you please bring me with you so I can enjoy sub-$1000 NYC rent?
@madrassoup I'm a dark-skinned black American woman, but my experience in France was different than yours. I was sometimes assumed to be African, sometimes thought to be from some other European nation due to the fact that I spoke French, and never thought to be American until I said otherwise, but people were unfailingly awesome to me regardless. I was there during a World Cup, and a French guy tried to commiserate with me over Senegal's loss. I made his friends laugh at his assumption when I said that I was American and we'd lost a few days earlier, but thanked him for the sentiment anyway. The only less than awesome attitudes I encountered in France seemed related to my nationality, not my race. French people were really excited to see a black American who wasn't oppressed, I think. It was maybe a bit weird how happy they were for me, but once I saw news coverage of the US (American minorities are so mistreated! American minorities are so fat! etc), I understood better where those concerns came from. I, on the other hand, was pretty horrified to see how Arabs were treated/talked about in general French society.