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Русский

It keeps me motivated and more consistent when I learn “publicly”. So this is nothing but a little Russian practice for myself. (Also, I really love typing in Cyrillic!) Здравствуй!

Toutes les choses / Open University / M.A. in Translation

Oh là là. Je pense que je suis folle. Un peu, certainement. I’m beginning a Master’s of Translation program in a few weeks, with a focus on French to English

Guernica / Gernika / Gernika-Lumo

After ten years of plotting and planning, I finally got my Guernica tattoo. It’s placed on my left forearm, surrounding my ancient (and very first) Keith Haring tattoo. I’ve declared

en écoutant

I check out my “Discovery” playlist from Spotify every week. Often, they recommend songs or artists to me that I have already had in rotation for years. (What’s up with

Le Bureau des Légendes

I wrote a really short post about this French television show a few weeks ago – a very short, shitty little post that didn’t do it justice. It really is

Eat in Seattle: Aglio e Olio

I think it’s safe to say that I’m pretty well-known for my love of Italian food, yeah? One of the things I miss about the Northeast is the incredible variety

Bah, humbug!

Wow, do we get some strange looks when I say that The Kid is going to Grandmom’s over the holidays – as in, just him. (Though no one seemed to

Stonehenge!

There is a full scale replica of the Stonehenge right here in Washington State. I found out about it several years ago and have been dying to see it. This

Я Никита

My full name is Nichelle but I go by Nikki. If you were to translate that to Russian, you’d probably reach for Nikita, but actually, Nikita is a man’s name. (See: Nikita

l’espionnage français: “Le Bureau des Légendes”

Ouais! Vous savez, j’adore les films et les émissions sur les espions et l’intrigue internationale. Devenir une espionne était mon rêve dans ma jeunesse… uff, ça l’est encore aujourd’hui! 🙂