If you have no life whatsoever, what you do on Saturday night is (a) study French verb conjugations, and (b) binge-watch the excellent Netflix series Criminal: France–and not necessarily in that order, either.
I’ve recently been working on the passé simple, a French tense that’s used in some genres of writing, but only very rarely in the spoken language. I love les chapeaux chinois (circumflex accents), and one of the nice things about the passé simple is that it uses them. Specifically, they appear in the nous and vous forms: nouss aimâmes/finîmes/prîmes, vous aimâtes/finîtes/prîtes.
Find a verb with a circumflex accent in the stem, and it gets really fun. So, it’s Saturday night, and I’m sitting on the back porch smoking a cigarette and and doing some exercises on the French Verb Forms iPhone app (no, I am not sponsored by Netflix, French Verb Forms, or Apple–I pay for that stuff just like everyone else), when I am presented with the verb apprêter “to prepare” to conjugate: Circumflex City!