Le semestre...

My semester currently will look like this (names of classes in language in which class will be taught):

10:15-12:15 Dispute Resolution;

8-10 Corporation Law,
12:30-2:30 Fondements de la politique économique et mondialisation,
2:45-4:45 Droit administratif,
5-7 Fondements;

12:30-2:30 Fondements de la politique économique et mondialisation,
2:45-4:45 Français;

8-10 Person, Personhood, Comparative Study,
10:15-12:15 Droit des contrats,
12:30-2:30 Droit international privé,
5-7 Español;

8-10 Microéconomie,
5-7 Accountancy


Ok. Right now we still are in the Cycle préparatoire, a glorified orientation, which I will be happy to have over. I want to just plunge into things for real, especially my classes in languages other than English...which on some level totally terrify me. I hope it will be okay once we get going, but a big part of it is that everything is so formulaic, so structured, and I feel like I came in during the middle of Act II, Scene II...and speaking all my lines with a horrendous accent! On that note, it's totally time for a petite pause tartelette framboise.
And then I remember why I am here....


Where in the world is...uh...rue Cortambert?

It's a good question, n'est-ce pas? Seeing as this Cortambert dude appears to have been a geographer. Well, this is where I live here.
Ok. Not quite there.

But more like here.
Yes, rue Cortambert. But that other picture is just a block away (it is the mairie, like the town hall, for my arrondissement). Paris is divided into arrondissement: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrondissements_of_Paris. I live in the 16th: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16th_arrondissement_of_Paris.
I now have a landline, so it's somewhat cheaper for you to call me, depending on your calling plan. Either e-mail me, or leave a comment to this post requesting the number. The first time it rang I didn't recognize it as a ringing phone noise. Ooops. It is that beautiful blue thing above...29 euros and two Dartys (http://www.darty.com/) later.... I should probably figure out if there is some way to change the ring tone. In the alternative, Skype is nice....
And yes...those are homemade fresh blueberry-raspberry muffins. Oh...and while we're on that subject, why yes, that is cheesecake that you smell cooking in the oven.... You can take the girl out of America, but you can't take the American baking out of her (despite the utter lack of necessary ingredients: cream cheese, baking powder/baking soda, etc.!). Resourcefulness is a virtue!