I don't speak French. And, I don't like it when someone uses those flippy, borrish, intimidating French phrases. In fact, I don't like it at all when someone speaks another language that I don't understand. But, somehow, I'm feeling very personal about this phrase. ....je ne sais quoi.
It makes me feel okay knowing that there's a fancy word that describes my journey of late. It's much better than---" confused, searching for the meaning of life and just plain wondering what the hell it's all about". In plain English---yes, that's what I am doing. A mid life crisis? No. It's my Je ne sais quoi. It's what I am seeking. (That, a good gin martini and an all night nail salon.) It means.....something unknown but yet it's something. It's that thing. So, I'm searching for something but I'm not sure what it is. But, I'm sure when I find it, I'll know. Just hope it happens fast because I am not very....um.....how do you say patient in French?
Je ne sais quoi. That should explain all of my whining lately.
Oh, and, in Lapband news......I sort of gained a few pounds over the holidays. Okay, so maybe that's why I am whining. That might be part of it. But, still, I did not gain as many of as I would if I did not have my darling lapband. But, yes, I have a few visiting pounds. I'm sure they are a direct result of those cookies, that wine, those martinis, that coconut creme pie, the pumpkin cheesecake, the meatballs, that other wine, that cheese, those nuts, those other martinis and last but not least---NO EXERCISE. Yes, I've sinned. I've slipped. I've misbehaved. I've been a bad, bad girl. I've been downright naughty. Oh, yes, I've been evil. But, I'm not changing my ticker. No, I lost those 50 lbs. Even if I gained a few back---I still lost those. So, I am not moving my ticker. So, yes, you heard it here---I gained a few pounds. Trois, to be exact. Definitely not as painful in French.
So, let's try this again.......
Oui, j'ai péché. J'ai glissé. J'ai mal agi. J'ai été, le méchant fille. J'ai été franchement vilains. Oh, oui, j'ai été mal.
Go ahead, dahling, speak to me in French......