mercredi 8 juillet 2009

Swimming in lakes and rivers

It's amazing how much I love swimming in lakes and rivers.
Over the last few days between a trip to Paris and hours debugging/learning c++ code in my office, I had time to go swimming twice in the Rhone, and a few times in the lake. Even if I had full work weeks, this feels just like holidays.

If the Charles was clean enough to swim, can you even imagine how awesome Boston would be! I love Boston, but I always missed swimming.

Otherwise, being back home is really nice so far. Lots of family time, lots of friends time, and lots of good food. I know winter will be harsher, it tends to be just grey and boring, but at least now, Geneva is just a pleasure.

mardi 9 juin 2009

One more day

Two more birdy pictures. Because Geneva was spoiling me tonight.. we gorgeous rainbows over the Alps, and raimbows over the bird.

Otherwise not much to say. Tomorrow I'll go listen to a concert by my childhood friend Lole, one more thing I have been dreaming to do when I was in the US. I miss Boston though.. I miss you guys a lot.

lundi 8 juin 2009

So from now on this blog will be in English

Because the whole point of a blog is to let your friends far away know how you are, what you doing and stuff like this. And now that I am back in Switzerland, well most of my friends far away are in Boston. So here it is, now this blog is in English (with probably some exceptions once in a while).

Geneva has been really nice to me so far. Decent weather, good old friends, welcoming family, weekend in the Alps, evenings at "terrasses", and.. and... my cousin (who is my current roommate) lives just above one of the best bakery in Geneva (ergo I live just above on of the best bakery in Geneva). This means perfect chocolate croissants whenever I want except on Mondays when they are closed. I swear I'll post pictures of my office soon, but right now here is a little bird taken from my balcony..

mercredi 29 avril 2009

These defendue et tout et tout

Voila deux semaines que je suis docteur :-)
Entre temps, j'organise mon demenagement a Geneve, j'ai chante "Cenotaph" d'Argento et la grande messe en do mineur de Mozart a Symphony Hall avec le choeur de l'universite, et je profite du printemps qui est arrive a Boston a tout vitesse. C'est chouette quand les choses avancent!

Et voila une photo d'apres ma defense:

mardi 7 avril 2009

De retour

Dans une semaine je defends ma these, et dans deux mois je serai de retour en Suisse. Apres onze ans, ca va faire bizarre de pouvoir manger des Caracs quand je veux, de devoir me soucier de mon numero d'AVS, de pouvoir voter autrement que par correspondance, et de raler contre le brouillard en hiver. Ceci dit, je me rejouis beaucoup.
Post-doc a l'uni de Geneve, je commence le premier juin... ca m'a fait tout bizarre de recevoir la paperasse pour mon premier boulot en Suisse.

Bon bon.. ceci dit il faut que je defende ma these lundi, et pour ca, j'ai interet a preparer mon talk maintenant.