(the misadventures of an expatriate corporate dropout)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

note to self.

from Latin adventurus, future participle of advenire, to arrive.

v. To take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome

v. To try the chance; to take the risk.

v. To venture upon; to run the risk of; to dare.

v. To risk, or hazard; jeopard; to venture.

v. To proceed despite risks.

n. That which happens without design; thus, a chance of danger or loss.

n. Hazard; risk; chance; that of which one has no direction.

n. Participation in hazardous or exciting experiences: the love of adventure.

n. The encountering of risks; a hazardous and striking enterprise; a bold undertaking in which hazards are to be encountered and the outcome is staked upon unforeseen events.

n. A remarkable occurrence; a striking event; a stirring incident; as, the adventures of one's life.

n. A wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful), an undertaking of a questionable or hazardous nature.

n. An unusual and exciting experience, possibly involving a dangerous activity, journey, experience, etc; or the excitement produced by such activities.


amy said...

I'm glad you got your internet, and I admire your bravery to come over here on your own! My husband and I are playing a gig in Chalus (a bit of a ways up the road from THiviers) next Sat Aug 23 if you feel like getting out - it's a cute little bar called Le Lawrence d'Arabie. Nice people, French, English and even a few Americans.

After that we go to America for a little while (our first stop: Portland!) but just wanted to let you know there's another american newcomer not too far away from you.

Je ne regrette rien said...

Amy-thanks for the encouragement ... And yes, I think I'd really enjoy a jaunt up to Chalus ... I need outings and music and cool people.

All part of the adventure! America eh? Portland ! hilariously small world isn't it? I'll check your calendar and will look forward to Saturday. just what the dr. ordered.

Randal Graves said...

You kids and your rock and roll hedonism, the downfall of society.

You angling for a job with Oxford for the next edition of the OED? ;-)

La Framéricaine said...

Have a blast!

Our Juicy Life said...

See, you just made and new friend and you'll meet more at the gig. Good for you. Adventure - yes, you are on an adventure, but nothing is ever easy especially moving to a foreign country. Give it time, you'll be the bell of the ball soon.

Utah Savage said...

And as if all that wasn't enough, I have given you an award. come see me.

Kathleen said...

it's always darkest before the dawn... i remember all the years i lived alone and when i moved to a new city with only my two cats to accompany me, i wondered why i had left the bay area, my home for 20 yrs. to come to a rainy outpost like portland, oregon? well, at least they spoke english here but honestly, sometimes it felt like a foreign country. the first year was hard, the second year was interesting, the third year was rapturous.... maybe you'll have a similar experience and hopefully in that order... rapturous first and hard last is not what you want.
we will see you very soon..xoxo kathleen

Non, Je ne regrette rien said...

kathleen, you helped inspire me!