Breaking News

My fabulous niece Cat is now a college (or university, depending on where you live) graduate! You rock, girl! Sending you hugs and kisses, and more importantly, a graduation gift. I am beaming with auntly pride.


Things are looking up at work. It looks like I will be making more money, possibly actual money. Too early for details, but stay tuned and wish me luck!


The usual retro weekend fare of long-ago travels and long-ago movies is cancelled for this weekend. Instead, I’m going to the International Jazz Festival in Montreal. Music instead of movies, French instead of English, wine on the terrasse instead of cocktails at home…I’m hoping to have so much fun that I won’t have time to report until I’m back to reality.

Have a great weekend!

(I’d wish you a great weekend in French, but weekend is weekend in both languages. Bon weekend, peut-etre? And does anyone know how to put French accents in Movable Type?)

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8 thoughts on “Breaking News

  1. Congratulations to you and the niece! (Isn’t she studying in Wales?)

    To write accented characters in MT should be no different to writing them in any html, here’s a handy chart with just French characters. So for example you can either type in & ecirc; (minus the space) to get peut-être or hit the alt 0234 keys (Windows at least).

    Bonne chance (et bon weekend!)

  2. Daisy got here first!

    I either use a Firefox extension called abcTapju to insert French characters, or the Windows character map (Start, Programs, Accessories, Character Map). I used to know the keyboard shortcuts for a lot of them, but it’s more complicated on a laptop, so I do it that way. Or I plug in the keyboard I picked up last time I was in France! 😉

    Comme Daisy a dit, bonne chance (ou bon courage) et bon week-end!

  3. If you’ve got a Mac, just type ’em as you’d usually do it: ? (option-e then e) ? (option-` then e) ? (option c) and so forth. Salut!

  4. babs, thank you for that wonderful link, I’m going to read up on it tonight – or should that be something like – Ej vas lirer? reader? ? soir pis ?a va ?t’e right la fun 🙂

  5. Congrats to Cat!!! Now to go out into the real world and get a stupid job.

    And BTW, paid in actual money??? Say it ain’t so!!! What a concept! I can’t wait to hear the details.

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