Haven't posted here in a while.
As to the Paris thing:
How bad do you want to go? And how hard would it be to go another time? Those are really the two deciding factors I'd think. If it's so awkward that the possibility of tension will ruin the experience, then there is nothing in it to regret. At the end of the day (well, barring some major catastrophe) Paris will still be there. I'm sure you'll come to the right decision as you ruminate some more.
I'd rather go to a quaint town in the country side in France than Paris.
Me too - my friends who have spent time in France all say that the Parisians are extremely rude to visitors (even the well-behaved, non-drunk kind of visitor), but that people outside of Paris are very cool. :(
Do BOTH! I've been to Paris. Fuck what anyone says. Paris is an awesome place. The feel of the city is amazing. I had a great experience there and would say just be open to it. Yes, people will be rude, but not to the detriment of your experience. Didn't happen to me anyway. Then again I'm from NYC. I'm surrounded by nasty, self-centered people every day.
And I can think of something nice to say about Amsterdam, it's a great in-between city during a Eurotrip. I think that, and Brussels were my favorite in that regard. Amsterdam is full of tourists and everyone speaks American English, and it totally caters to that crowd of hedonistic tourism, which can be kind of nice for a day or two. And yeah, they do have some really neat museums around. I remember going into this torture museum that was pretty awesome. The Anne Frank house sucks though. They charge way too much money to go up and see an attic. I don't care how significant that room is, the story is enough to carry the weight.
Anyways...in my haps:
Finally settled every single thing for graduation. Feels damn good. Now I need to find me a grown folk job. Feels damn not so good. Been looking into any kinds of jobs related to writing and literature in NYC. Damn hard. Also looking into any volunteer positions at places that do events and stuff just as a way of saying, "hey look at me". Also going to apply for some Teach English type jobs in Korea and see if I can go there and further my language studies. So lots of options, just need someone to bite and start giving me an income. Also joined something of a Writer's Workshop a friend of a friend started up. The start kind of fell apart slightly because of some outside factors but was otherwise cool. Always nice to bring together a group of writers united under the goal of furthering their craft. Hopefully this weekend we'll get the ball rolling a bit more. And most exciting is my chance at being published in a new online journal that another friend of a friend started. I'd be reviewing a book. The journal is definitely going to be a powerhouse and is backed by some of the elite of the elite in the literary world. If this works out it'd be a huge boon for me. Now I just need to not fuck up school for the next two weeks!