Bounjour again from Paris! We are here until Sunday in the wee hours of the morning. (We leave around 9ish France time which is 3am NYC time.) We’re having a lovely time and I will be sure to post more pictures soon. I just can’t stay away from blogging. I’m glad I have a hobby that is cathartic and calming and makes me feel at home even when I am halfway round the world. Anyway, today I wanted to share some things - Clare has recently been doing this meme and I thought I might try it as well this week. I always have things to tell you guys about.
- Clare is giving away a t-shirt. It ends tomorrow (6/11) at midnight.
- I am in love with cutoff jean shorts. I just saw two today – on Little Tin Soldier AND on What Would a Nerd Wear. I cannot resist any longer. I will have to pick up a pair of thrift shop jeans when I get back to the states and hack away.
- The other week, err, month, I finished reading this book: The Philosopher and the Wolf. A college friend gave it to me (back in college he was always giving me books to read – it was great), and upon finishing it I promptly gave it to Bobby. The book is memoir-ish and follows the lives of Rowlands (the author) and Brenin (the wolf). Rowlands, a “snarly misanthrope” (an accurate characterization by a reviewer – but in a good way) writes about what he has learned about the human animal by observing the wolf. I hesitate to say “his” wolf, as Brenin seems to have been just as much an owner of Rowlands. A wonderful book, with incredibly intelligent insights into the nature of us “apes”.Side note: The friend is actually Bobby’s best friend from middle school and high school – they were in school together from 6th or 7th grade all the way through the end of college. He was Bobby’s best man and Bobby will be his; his fiance was my bridesmaid and I’m going to be hers in November.She was my freshman roommate and then the next year we met Bobby and his friend. They started dating a year after we did
- Last week I saw Midnight in Paris (Minuit a Paris) with my cousin, and then saw it again last night with Bobby here… a Paris. It is possibly my favorite Woody Allen movie. Go see it.
- Catacombs were so cool. Over 6 million (six millione, en francais) sets of bones now lie underneath the streets of Paris in out of use limestone mines.
That’s it for my 5 things. What a fun way to share juicy little tidbits. What are your things, and what are you doing this weekend?
This weekend for us – tomorrow we are going to go museum hopping and then Sunday we are headed back to the states. And Monday it is back to work. This week has flown by.