Caroline in Paris

December 12, 2010

This Year’s Girl

Filed under: Cooking,Language Barrier — Caroline @ 7:17 pm

“I’ve got it!” I shout. I let the door slam behind me, figuring that if Nick’s going to jump, he’ll have done it already. I point at him, hazy in a cloud of steam, attacking potatoes with a melon-baller.

I love his little potato curls.

He looks at me expectantly, and I get the syllables into place.

The man is cooking,” I tell him, pointing at him. Then: “The man has a dog.” That time I point to the beagle, who looks pretty interested in potato curls, herself. I keep pointing. “The dog is not cooking.

“You’re an actual freak of nature,” Nick scowls, turning to a bunch of thin strips of lemon peel as if he’s one to talk.

He is not blue,” I mutter to Juliette, who ignores me. Nick pretends that he is, too, but he’s not; he’s scowling more than ever.

He’s just grouchy because I was saying that stuff in Japanese.

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