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fair paris

June 16, 2005

I am in Paris, land of the crazy keyboards, i would love to write a bunch but the internet costs too much and the typing is slow: i love this city: i love bread pain; wine vin; cheese frommage; and getting drunk on streets corners and speaking bad but getting better french: i saw jim morrisons grave today: super:

i hate this lack of punctuation but i am lucky to hit the right keys: my french is getting better every day; impressive since i started from scratch: i bet i can say at least 50 words; maybe 100:

the louvre was amazing: better was the discovery of the bridge zhere the local youths hang out to drink wine; smoke cigarettes::: that; mon amie; is exactly the culture i was seeking with this journey

we are living in a youth hostel that costs 15 euros a night:: cheap cheap cheap: we walk until our feet explode then pass out in our bunk beds at night: today we venture to le tour eiffel; to see the eyesore that so distracts the city: it is gaudy and awful at night; i am afraid; not as lovely as i thought it would be

Moira at 10:18 AM :: Comments (4) :: ::
Comments:

I realize this suggestion isn't very helpful at this point, but I wonder if you had brought along a PDA, then used your expensive itnernet time to upload your pre-written musings? Just a thought, for anyone else who's considering a trip.

You'd need a PDA that writes to a memory card, and a USB card reader. Or a digital camera that reads the same card. Either should work.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at June 16, 2005 12:50 PM

Yeah, I remember those crazy keyboards! Perfect for typing a French paper, but good luck typing English! Glad to see you're getting along in France. Eat as much there as you possibly can. The food is awesome (especially the desserts!).

I absolutely recommend cafe liegeois (coffee ice cream with chocolate syrup soaked in esspresso and topped with sweet whipped cream) oh la la! C'est delicieux! Anyway, a bientot, mon amie! (and I appologize for the lack of accents in my French!)

Posted by: Evan at June 17, 2005 02:09 PM

Ahh! I'm insanely...insanely!... jealous... friends, food and wine in a beautiful country...say to the Mona Lisa for me..and save me some of those cigarettes!!!

Posted by: Neha at June 18, 2005 11:48 PM

I'm just jealous that you're even there, Moira! That's really great that you're getting the kind of cultural experience that you'd hoped for. Not a whole lot of people can say that with brief stints to a land they love in picture books and National Geographic.

I wish you would've asked me to tutor you in French!!! I could've had you speaking at the very least fluent "survival" French. I need to practice speaking it more, anyway... But let me know if you ever want to learn :-)

Posted by: Karissa at June 19, 2005 12:38 PM
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