These are the things I say or do. While in France or some other country in the neighborhood. Enjoy.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

One More Valentine's Post

Again, we did Valentine's Day cards in the other half of my favorite class. When I asked what the French do for Valentine's day, my favorite student in that class said, "We cry alone."
Another made a card, with a heart on the outside and Happy Valentine's Day, but on the inside it said, "Shut up and smile, Darling."
One boy wrote for his poem, "My eyes are more precious than yours, because without them I couldn't see yours."
And finally, I made a Valentine's Day card in French because I was bored while all of my students were working in one class. Here's the poem I wrote, along with a translation:

Tu me manque, et quand
il pleut, mon coeur pleure.
Tes yeux sont le ciel
Et tes cheveux l'arc-en-ciel.
Lorsque tu es absent
Ma vie est absent.

I miss you, and when
it rains, my heart cries.
Your eyes are the sky
and your hair the rainbow.
When you are absent
my life is absent.

I read this to some of the classes and they thought it was absolutely hilarious, as do I. Some, however, thought it romantic.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Nick
I dreamed that you were lonesome.
In the dream I could almost see
That the one that you were lonesome for
Looked an awful lot like me.
As soon as you can please let me know
If what I dreamed is really so.
Your friend

2/09/2006 05:01:00 PM

Blogger jonathan meier said...

oooooo... this is getting interesting!


2/11/2006 09:00:00 PM

Blogger Michael Faris said...

an anonymous admirer?

2/11/2006 10:11:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

xoxo nick

2/12/2006 02:31:00 PM

Blogger abu_amal said...

how romantic.

2/13/2006 06:43:00 AM

Blogger PlumLily said...

I know who it is.....

2/13/2006 06:22:00 PM

Blogger Michael Faris said...

Spill the beans!

2/13/2006 10:05:00 PM

Anonymous TJ Wethington said...

Alright I'll be honest.....the last time I visited Amsterdam I met this circius midget who juggled cats for a living...I may have mention your name and where you live....she seemed to have taken a liking to I wouldnt be surprised if your secret admirer was the midget named Olly!!??


2/14/2006 12:26:00 PM

Blogger jonathan meier said...

that was my first guess, too.

2/14/2006 01:39:00 PM

Blogger PlumLily said...

I can't give it away. What fun would that be?

2/14/2006 03:50:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

miss lily,

2/15/2006 05:42:00 AM

Blogger 1/137 said...

I can't keep it a secret any longer. It was me :P aw who am I kidding. all you ever do is cringe when I walk into the room. bastard. :) I however do know who it is.

2/15/2006 01:49:00 PM

Blogger K said...

I don't know who it is. I'm sorry. If you update, though, I might be inspired to do some digging.

needing some news from france,


2/18/2006 02:07:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It wasn't me, but I do enjoy TJ's theory!!! I however think he would keep the midget for himself rather than share with his brother.

2/19/2006 04:24:00 PM

Anonymous Colonel said...

No...TJ already has 2 midgets of his own (and to be honest they are not very well behaved!!). Nick, I realize things can be hectic there, but if you are gonna do anything drastic, make sure and wrap that rascal!!!


2/20/2006 12:01:00 PM

Blogger Chelsea said...

It's too late for you even to read this, Nick, but I wanted to tell you I'd be your valentine. The valentines I got this year: Jim Coppoc and David Grimesey. Weird.


2/20/2006 02:43:00 PM

Blogger Michael Faris said...


sorry about the valentines.


I love your step-father. GROSS!!

2/23/2006 01:59:00 PM


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