Posted in June 2011

Bob Dylan, Forever Geil

Bob Dylan, Forever Geil

“Tonight I’m going to see Bob Dylan at a music festival in a little Swiss village!” I told my dad yesterday over lunch.
 “Ha! You’re going to see the retirement house playing! C’mon Cécile, he’s at least 100 years old and has no voice anymore!”
 “Actually, he’s 70 and still a legend. He’s been on … Continue reading

Should I Listen to My Mum?

Mum: you gave me a great education and I love you. But sometimes you give me weird advice. It is often surprisingly funny. Advice on relationships and family 1. “Is Nick learning French yet?” my mum asked me the other day. “I would like to be able to communicate with him. Why doesn’t he learn … Continue reading

The Joke Experiment (6/6)

Links to part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5 I wanted to tell the banana joke to one last male friend. 6. Last victim: David, 31. Important fact: he’s gay How refreshing it is to hang out with David! I never feel awkward in his company. Why? a. He usually welcomes me with … Continue reading

The Joke Experiment (5/6)

After my success with Nick, I was more confident than ever. I still wanted to try the banana joke on 2 men. 5. Another tandem partner: let’s call him Beat (a typical Swiss name), about my age, in a relationship, Swiss I meet Beat once a week to practice my Swiss-German and help him with … Continue reading

The Joke Experiment (4/6)

After telling the banana joke to 3 men and 5 women, I was unable to reach a conclusion about the experiment. As Andrew had predicted, all the men I told the joke to laughed. Four women laughed a bit less and Heidi did not laugh. I still had 3 interesting male subjects to test. 4. … Continue reading

Ten Terrible Reasons to Get Married

It’s handy to have a husband. Who else is going to assemble the furniture, open jars, carry heavy stuff, empty the trash, fix my computer… all those things I am literally unable to do. The list of a husband’s possible uses is too long for this blog. To get a new name. No, wait, not … Continue reading

The Joke Experiment (3/6)

The day after, I had a 3 hours lesson with this group from the unemployment agency. I felt more confident because they had been awesome students so far. 3. A better crowd: 2 middle-aged men, and 4 women of various age, all Swiss “It’s our last lesson today, and after 3 months of intensive French, … Continue reading