Friday, September 05, 2008

I wrote up the London trip but after re-reading it, it didn’t ring true or my heart wasn’t in it- I don’t know which.

I haven’t written about this before but my Paris time has come to an end. I’ve packed up my suitcases and the cat (the tri-colored bitch from hell) and flew back to my corner of the Midwest yesterday It’s a bitter sweet time for me; I miss my family and friends in the Midwest but I’ll miss the Paris life I had but I knew it would eventually have come to an end.

That being said, it also seems like a good time to end the blog. It’s been fun but the purpose of it was to write and to tell about this Paris dream, which ultimately became a reality. What I hadn’t expected was how much I enjoyed the comments and the visits. I was surprised to find so many like- minded souls out there that were ready to chuck it all and live a dream. Unfortunately, it’s time for me to wake up.

Thanks.

31 comments:

self taught artist said...

wow, you really gonna quit blogging?
I understand, but hell I'm gonna miss your writing a lot.
I wish you the best of luck, hope you keep writing and finding new dreams to go after.
best to you!

David said...

You left?
And what about our pétanque game?
I assumed you lived in Paris permanently and that sooner or later I'd find the time for it...

In any case, I enjoyed reading you, and seriously, it would be a grave mistake to stop blogging...
Cheers.

amy said...

NOOOOOOOOO!

*weeps*

Andrea said...

Really? You've gone?

Your blog has been one of my favourites and one of the funniest.

Sorry to hear you had to leave.

Good luck in the Midwest.

Mark said...

I hope you find the inspiration to start a new blog ("Replaced in the Midwest" maybe?)

LDP said...

But what is this "midwest" of which you speak?

Aralena said...

Eh ben, merde, Misplaced! Merde in the good luck sense to you, and in the bummer, this is crap news for me sense.

Your honest, pithy, hilarious writing is going to be sorely missed. Truly. When you're published, I hope you'll let me know.

Happy trails.

Jennie said...

What??? I just found your blog like a week ago and now you're finished? :(

Though I am a tad jealous that you are back in the Midwest... I miss it so...

Starman said...

There's a bit of a shocker. I thought you were a permanent resident since you mentioned us getting together the next time I'm in Paris. Ah well, c'est la vie. I suspect there is more involved than meets the eye. Of course, I wish you the best and, who knows, maybe we will meet one day.....somewhere.

Kim Hambric said...

Glad you lived the dream. Thanks for letting the rest of us in on it.

We all will be waiting for the new blog, you know.

Bill and Nancy on Eclaircie said...

Oh Misplaced, I will really miss checking in on your life here in Paris. Your blog has made me laugh more than any other, and I loved reading about your French adventures.

Good luck with La Rentrée, after Paris it might be a rough landing, but that will only give you more to write about. I really like the "Replaced in the Midwest" blog suggestion. Reverse culture shock hits hard and will give you lots to write about.

Good luck and thanks again for making me laugh out loud.

Anonymous said...

Quel cauchemar! - or something like that.


I returned to my rêve here in SF after a week in c-town yesterday.
Neither place will be confused with Paris of course - but there are worse places to touch down.

Enjoyed peeking in on your slice of dream. Hope you'll continue to post.


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Anonymous said...

I'm very glad that you made it to Paris. I'm not so glad that you're leaving the blogging world. I've enjoyed reading your posts.
Oh - and the goatee doesn't look half bad ;)
Brenda (from Oregon)

Anonymous said...

C'est Triste. Don't be sad... although I know that heartbreak. It will pass with time. You need to start a new blog... "Write it All Down!" Your observations had me laughing out loud too many times - a precious gift you have! Keep sharing it somehow.

Narelle said...

Very sad news! Just found your blog a week ago and slowly going back and back through the archives.

I relate to your humour and way of thinking. I've laughed out loud while sitting on the couch next to my french boy - him saying - pour quoi tu rires? - he'd never understand - I never explained.

I hope you get it together with your book writing - keep it real like you do in these blogs and you'll be a hit - I'm telling you.

Someone out there will back you - I'm certain!

So - I bid you farewell - please don't delete the past posts...I'm only up to March 2008 (going backwards) so I got alot of laffin to do...

Thanks for that and thanks for your take on this Paris we wrangle with each day.

Narelle

BJ Lantz said...

Having just found your blog not long ago (I did actually read all the archives; OK, so there were a few posts I skimmed...), I am disappointed at this development. Not as much as you are, I imagine. However, I think it is wonderful that you got to live your dream - even if only for a year. It is one many of us have and may never get a chance to fulfill. I adore Paris in a way that borderlines obsession and I know I am not alone out there. However, my hubby actually doesn't like Paris, not doesn't care for it - doesn't like it. Oddly, I love him anyway. He'd like to live in a foreign country, but his tastes run to the Caribbean (an idea of which I am not completely opposed, yet nor am I convinced).

I enjoyed your stories - both those about Paris and those not. I would miss your blog. I will join the voices above hoping that you will continue to post. I think that you are still "Misplaced in the Midwest" - just waiting for (and possibly plotting) the next opportunity to return to Paris...

Lauren said...

C'est triste, indeed.

I know the Midwest is, also, a strange dream, from which you will translate much humor. Please please share it with us. And, if you decide not to blog, well, let us all know when the book comes out. As you can see by the comments, you've already made about 200$.

Cheers, friend.

~Michelle~ said...

Good luck readjusting to life not only in the Midwest, but in America as well.

I do hope you continue to blog about your life and observations.

You are interesting regardless of where you hang your hat, er beret.

Karyn said...

Missing you.

Ozwald said...

C'est triste.

speedheart said...

What will I do with my time between lectures? C'est triste, I might have to actually listen to the professor rambling on now. I second the Replaced in the Midwest blog. Your observations are interesting from any part of the globe. Congrats for living the dream and sharing with us. Good luck on your writing.

Karyn said...

Also? Some of us REALLY REALLY REALLY wanted to hear about that London trip. A lot.

Really really.

Hmph.

Anonymous said...

I miss reading your blog. 'EDO' was right - the Library is not the same without you.

Audrey

Stone said...

I discovered your blog *today* (grins) - what a shame you're giving it up...I can relate a LOT to your experience (carte de séjour, the bitchy secretary and such :-) - I lived and worked in Lyon for 2 years.

If you want to have a good laugh though, check out "One Year in the Merde"...I laughed my butt off, seriously!
At any rate, your blog is a fun read (maybe you should consider publishing it?!?)

Good luck back home :-)

Adélie said...

During my lunchbreak, today, eating my chinese noddles in the compagny of a good book, I suddenly thought about your blog. Because I work in Le Marais, perhaps, but also because the witty-funny-deep writing of The New-York Times bestseller I was reading made me think "hey, Mr Misplaced in the Midwest could write such a book".

Good luck to you.

(And by the way : my own "tri-colored bitch from hell", who looks so much like yours, as far as I can judge from the pictures, is called Pounette. Never bought her ping-pong balls to play with, though, shame on me).

Anonymous said...

I think we should all just keep leaving messages in here until we get a new blog from Mr. Misplaced!

Mark said...

"I think we should all just keep leaving messages in here until we get a new blog from Mr. Misplaced!"

I've got nothing better to do.

Andrea said...

I think we should all just keep leaving messages in here until we get a new blog from Mr. Misplaced!

Andrea said...

C'est triste

Polly-Vous Francais said...

Shock, shock, shock!

We didn't vote on it. So you can't leave clown school, not yet!

mindy said...

That sux.