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Old 13.04.2010, 21:42
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Here again in Lausanne from Tennessee

Hi,

I have been an englishforum member for a while now, but I just returned to Lausanne earlier this month, and I don't think I've ever formally introduced myself. So....no time like the present!

I'm John, from Knoxville, Tennessee, and I find myself living here now after growing up in Virginia and Kentucky, school in South Carolina, work in Boston, Lausanne, Atlanta, Ft. Lauderdale, rural Kentucky, and then Knoxville, TN. Too much moving, but here I am again, back in Lausanne for cardiology research. My first stint here was 18 years ago, and I don't think I ever appreciated the beauty of this paradise as I do now.

I enjoy travel-Germany, Austria, the Florida Keys--Islamorada, cooking, great food, drinks, and times with friends, architecture, photography, antique furniture, auctions, cool/funky shops, jazz vocals, both old and new, and fun....sane people. I guess I like stability in friendships! I appreciate a good martini with Hendricks gin and on a rare twist, Stoli Elite, but here in Lausanne, it's typically Bombay Sapphire or maybe Ketel One while here in Switzerland. I did find Hendricks at Globus, so perhaps tomorrow, I have a new excuse to shop during my lunch.

My French is a work-in-progress, aber Ich spreche ein bisschen Deutsch, and I can slaughter English with the best of them. Favorite city in the world? Salzburg. A close second? Florence. Third? Why, Glasgow, Kentucky, of course....."come for a week....stay for a lifetime!"

I live in Pully, and I have a nice, but small view of France across the lake. Work is in Lausanne, so I "hit the big city" daily.

Movies? Cinema Paradiso, The Family Stone, Sex in the City, Elizabeth, Love Actually, Wings of the Dove, and Finding Nemo.....just kidding about the last one, though I did like it!

Fav singers? Billie Holiday, Lizz Wright, Sting, Annie Lennox, Ella Fitzgerald, Bettye Carter, and me.........when I'm alone in the shower.

Fav TV shows........uh....better give me a while on that one.

Fav cuisine? "if it moves slow enough, I will catch it and eat it!" OK, I do love red meat, but I lust for Italian, and who can knock a true, gourmet cheeseburger?!

Clothes? could care less, but I am a shoe wh%#e. I have no explanation, but driving mocs, boots, flip flops...they're ALL good. Give me shorts or jeans and a T, and I am happy. I can tux when I have to, but love casual.

I think I have said too much for an intro post? BE KIND! Lausanne is small....
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Old 13.04.2010, 21:54
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Re: Here again in Lausanne from Tennessee

Very nice intro John, welcome to CH and EF

I believe there are some social events in Lausanne during the week, where some of the EFers get together, if you are interested.
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Re: Here again in Lausanne from Tennessee

Thanks! I have plans to hit an event at an Irish pub this Friday. I don't know if it's on the EF calendar, but I saw it on another site. Should be fun! I am always up for fun events and meeting new people.

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I believe there are some social events in Lausanne during the week, where some of the EFers get together, if you are interested.
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Good to have you back John.
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Re: Here again in Lausanne from Tennessee

Hi Tennessee John,

I am moving with family from Knoxville to Zurich in 2 months. Still some time to explore the area (since we are not locals - coming from Slovenia).

any advices what we missed..
We already explored the life in Knoxville, visited Chatanooga, Nashville, Asheville, Gatlinburg, Townsend, many natural parks over the state..

Thanks,

Natasa


PS Enjoy Swiss life
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Re: Here again in Lausanne from Tennessee

Hi TJ,

If you are into your jazz check out Chorus Jazz Club, just below Mon Repos Swimming Pool (Piscine). http://www.chorus.ch/Accueil-Chorus.htm

Perhaps you remember it from 18 years ago? Perhaps they can knock up a good cocktail for you!

And keep your eyes and ears peeled for the Cully Jazz fest, usually end of March and into April.

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Re: Here again in Lausanne from Tennessee

Hi John -

I just wanted to say hello. We moved to the Zurich area 3 months ago from Chattanooga. Like you, we have moved extensively within the US but this is my first (husband's second) international assignment. Your mention of the FL Keys strikes a chord with me as I grew up in Louisiana and my family visited the Keys yearly as a child. The food, relaxed environment and intrigue of the area is uniquely American! I hope you are still enjoying your time in Lausanne and if you make it over 'Zurich way' and want to grab a drink let me know!
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Re: Here again in Lausanne from Tennessee

Hi !
I'm a fellow Southerner (Mississippi/Louisiana) and I used to live in Pully, loved it there. Welcome!
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