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A French 75 is a cocktail of lemon juice, simple syrup, champagne, and gin.

My name is Jean. This is about me in Paris. Hence.
Champagne and Jean. Gin. Jean.


I had wanted to live in Paris for a long time. At some point, I got this feeling that if I didn't do it soon, I might never. So in December of 2005, I quit my job, bought a plane ticket, a winter coat, and some 220v adapters.

In the summer of 2008, I decided that it was important to be closer to -- or perhaps not quite so far from -- family and friends. I moved back to the United States, settling in Austin, TX.

N.B. The baby in the photo, with whom you see me enjoying a cocktail, is my niece (one of them, anyway. I have seven. And two nephews.).