Gurrrrrrl! Ha ha ha ha ha!
Everything in France is so much better than in the U.S., how can you even think this?
"Smugmental?" Nicely coined, Fauxprof.
I love the many literary devices that Karen Moy incorporates into her storytelling. The duplicate-plot-in-an-Ask-Wendy-letter device allows Mary to give advice to Dawn without giving advice to Dawn. Which means the advice is meant for someone else, probably us. Is Karen Moy the real Hugo? Don't leave us Karen Moy. We will never get over you. Never!
Look at all the people with their pointy finger in the air chanting, "We're number one! We're number one!" at the fish.
I want to add that I've been to the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. I usually don't enjoy aquariums but this one is really spectacular and fun. If Aquarium is modeled after the Georgia Aquarium, those are supposed to be whale sharks, and this room is truly beautiful.
"... or as we say in my mother country where I will be returning in a few days after I'm done painting my host family's house never to return or to see you again, and where everything is better, even the sunsets, and the sun rises, (if you know what I mean, Dawn), 'je me sens paisible.' Don't you?"