Thursday, September 11, 2008

In Remembrance of 911... a moment of silence.

It's been 7 years since 9/11. It still chokes me up when I think about what happened that day... I am dedicating today to remember those who died without reason, for those who gave up their lives trying to save others, and for all of those who helped in the efforts... May God Bless you all.
I pray for the friends and families who lost their friends and loved ones on 9/11/2001.

New blogger friend in Australia!!

Thanks to a MEME to meet random bloggers, I just had the pleasure of meeting and to be stalked by Australian blogger girl- Rat Girl! She's a young and very funny Aussie girl so I highly recommend you check out her two blogs- Giggles and The Adventures of Rat Girl! I just added you to my blog roll, too- So now we are stalking each other!!!


I am writing this post to get an important warning out there for anyone and everyone who is looking to rent an apartment in Paris... Awhile back I posted about a big apartment scam on Craig's list Paris but there seems to be other really bad scams out there, as well, that don't involve Craig's list. Please take caution because this just happened to a friend of mine and it involves a huge chunk of money that was lost, not to mention the disappointment of NOT getting the apartment that she believed she was renting. Plus the sheer anger and frustration of being scammed. I have a link to an article in French, so if you read French, please see the article here. If not, here is a rough summary of what it is about...

Apartment SCAM in Paris - subletting an apt. in Paris seems to be the big thing right now...
If you sublet an apartment from someone you have virtually NO recourse if you are
scammed. The scammers are very thorough and come equipped with false
contracts, false copies of their identity- (i.e. copies of passport, edf receipts, id. cards..)
They ask for cash for the first month- usually over 1000 euros... and give you keys
to an apt. they have shown to you, that happens to already be rented but the person is out of town and the scammers have somehow gotten ahold of their keys.
The scammers rent the same apt. to multiple people, so they really make out good.. And, when you go to the police to file a report, the police basically tell you there is nothing they can
do... PLEASE warn people about this scam... My friend lost a big sum of money from
this scam about 2 weeks ago... Get the word out!!

The Accidental Husband- GREAT chick flick!!!

And actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan is such a cutey-- hunky guy! Uma Thurman and Colin Firth are great, too... Just a fun, light romance story!

Just saw this really cute chick flick the other day in VO... See it if you are a sucker for a good romance story!

Back to work....

It's a big thing for me!! I have new students this year! I am excited! It's also a "weird" feeling to be going "back to work" after having the entire summer off from July- this week!! I teaching this Friday!! I'm still trying to get my teaching schedule settled!

Dulce de leche brownies!

This is what's in the oven right now... I'm baking it for tomorrow's lunch with MIL. I know she LOVESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS my brownies and these are extra special made with cajeta (be careful, it's VERY addictive)!!! For the recipe, click here.

Note: Pictures taken off the net!