Some recent notes:
1. The expression 'doigt dans nez'= 'finger in the nose'= it's sure and certain, it's done, it's in the bag
2. Instead of a tooth fairy, a mouse takes children's teeth and leaves money or a surprise
3. College here costs around 1000 Euros a year for a world-class university. THAT'S NEXT TO NOTHING!
Also, I forgot to mention, but I did make meatloaf a third time. The cayenne-free version was much more successful!
Only 18 more weeks left here! I can hardly believe it. I'm feeling very relaxed and 'normal' here now, and now I imagine adjusting back to American culture may take some work. How very odd.