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hi!! i'm piera. i am a 17 year old american girl on a year-long french exchange program via AFS. this is a blog i will be keeping during my stay so that i don't have to send emails to everyone in my family. i will post updates and pictures and stuff, usually around 5-9pm my time (so like 11am-3pm eastern time). hover over this box to see links appear MAGICALLY below
so my history teacher uses powerpoint slides to show pertinent documents during her lectures, and we were going over the french revolution (as part of the “why is there a series of 5 different republics going on in french history, what is the deal with that” unit)

and so she mentioned that the july monarchy was overturned mostly by workers and sans-culottes, who were mostly members of the bourgeoisie who showed their support for workers by ditching those silly leather breeches (culottes) for the more working-class trousers

and she showed the above picture to illustrate that point

so i raised my hand, and pointed out that those guys aren’t actually sans-culottes— they’re wearing breeches, not trousers. and the teacher looked impressed and said that she had been wondering if someone was going to notice, and that probably the artist was incompetent

ONE THOUSAND POINTS TO HOUSE PIERA

so my history teacher uses powerpoint slides to show pertinent documents during her lectures, and we were going over the french revolution (as part of the “why is there a series of 5 different republics going on in french history, what is the deal with that” unit)

and so she mentioned that the july monarchy was overturned mostly by workers and sans-culottes, who were mostly members of the bourgeoisie who showed their support for workers by ditching those silly leather breeches (culottes) for the more working-class trousers

and she showed the above picture to illustrate that point

so i raised my hand, and pointed out that those guys aren’t actually sans-culottes— they’re wearing breeches, not trousers. and the teacher looked impressed and said that she had been wondering if someone was going to notice, and that probably the artist was incompetent

ONE THOUSAND POINTS TO HOUSE PIERA

we are snug as two bugs in a rug

we are snug as two bugs in a rug

so normally on wednesdays i have history at 8 and then 2 hours of gym class and then i’m done with school for the day, but this last wednesday the PE teacher wasn’t there

so i literally woke up at 6am FOR ONE HOUR OF CLASS

anyway so i used my midmorning to find the fanzinothèque, using a couple different maps bc all maps of poitiers seem to end before the area where the fanzinothèque is

BUT EVENTUALLY I FOUND IT

it’s pretty cool! rather smaller than i expected, but cool nonetheless. i have two complaints: one, the building it’s in has really confusing signage; and two, it’s like 80% music/hard punk fanzines and 3% feminist/humor/stuff-i-care-about fanzines

which makes sense, because the music and hard punk scenes are where zines are most popular by a long shot

but still— i was a little let down :(

BUT LOOK AT THIS COOL META FANZINE I GOT

they have a screen-printing lab that i will probably check out 8)))))))

among other things at the meat counter at french harris teeter: a whole skinned rabbit

maybe i can just… catch up on math stuff by proxy

vicarious studying

mathematical osmosis

célestine is going over her physics homework with her mom and i’m kind of listening in

and it’s all math and finding speeds and stuff and i’m like, about to break out in hives

HISSES AND BACKS AWAY

today i had kebab for the first time!! delicious, greasy, difficult to eat, comes with fries: THE IDEAL FOOD

yeah let’s just meet up at the FOODBURGER

that sounds like a real place and not the kind of thing you would find in the background of a scene in a comic book… or a mafia front

definitely a real place

seen today: sign advertising “cheese cacke”

in other news my FRANCIVERSARY was a couple days ago!!! BEEN HERE FOR 7 MONTHS MAN, THREE MONTHS TO GO!!

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