The highlight of my week was definitely successfully depositing a check in my bank account this morning.  One piece of French bureaucracy (mostly) conquered!

A pretty close second was the (planned but not executed) barbecue last night among my group of friends.  It ended up being more of a cook-in because the guy who organized it is Italian and thus arrived at the barbecue pit with the charcoal and lighter a full hour and a half late.  Classic Italian.  By then everyone had bailed and gone to one of the dorm kitchens to cook together (so there were about 15 of us in this tiny kitchen, which was partially a pain and partially really entertaining).

Dinner ended up being a lot of fun.  We all brought and shared food, although it was mostly meat.  A real group of French people, I suppose.