Kirsten's Desk

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felistella:

kalamazu:

listofnow:

it got better. @kala_mazu

It’s been a weird day.

It’s even sexier than you think: gauffre. (Pronounced “go-frrr”)(really you make the f-sound and then you just hock a loogie)Yep.

Oh yeah, that’s a good one. I do speak French. I just don’t have that particular breakfast food in my arsenal. It was particularly weird when I worked at Tim Hortons and lived in Canada, and I didn’t know the translation for cranberry. One of the major reasons they hired me for the head office was because I speak French and could train French speaking employees, and the Canadians were like, “what? I thought you spoke French!” And I had to say I took nine years of Parisian French, but cranberries are North American. Like, one of only three native North American fruits. They aren’t a thing in France. That shut them up for a minute.

Remember too, that up here it’s not Parisian French, it’s Québécois. French with English words thrown in for good measure. Franglais, if you will.

kalamazu:

felistella:

kalamazu:

listofnow:

it got better. @kala_mazu

It’s been a weird day.

It’s even sexier than you think: gauffre. (Pronounced “go-frrr”)(really you make the f-sound and then you just hock a loogie)

Yep.

Oh yeah, that’s a good one.

I do speak French. I just don’t have that particular breakfast food in my arsenal.

It was particularly weird when I worked at Tim Hortons and lived in Canada, and I didn’t know the translation for cranberry. One of the major reasons they hired me for the head office was because I speak French and could train French speaking employees, and the Canadians were like, “what? I thought you spoke French!”

And I had to say I took nine years of Parisian French, but cranberries are North American. Like, one of only three native North American fruits. They aren’t a thing in France.

That shut them up for a minute.

Remember too, that up here it’s not Parisian French, it’s Québécois. French with English words thrown in for good measure. Franglais, if you will.

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I’m still getting used to this work-from-home thing. I really do like it, but there’s something about it that also feels like I’m playing hookey. 

I do not miss the corporate office environment. Nope, not at all.

Sent in a proposal for freelance work yesterday. Likely won’t hear back for a couple of days, but hey - if not this one, the next one.

Bryan Cranston’s good career advice made the rounds about a year ago. Stellar stuff. I’m paraphrasing, but he said to know your job, do your job, and then walk away, remembering that you can’t control the other person’s response. He was referring to actors and auditions, but I think it applies to a lot of things.

I’ve been extraordinarily fortunate to have had a very chill summer. That likely won’t happen again for a long time. But now, it’s back to work…

…and here I go. Have a good weekend, everyone!