Saturday, July 31, 2010
"Let's take a break here." we randomly decided after walking down the sidewalk near the Ecole Militaire.
"Who has time to just sit around and lie in the grass in Paris?" I asked my friend.
"I don't." he smiled as he continued to lying there, covering his eyes from the sun.
We spent the afternoon lying in the grass along with other Parisian, who apparently, also didn't have the time...
Thursday, July 29, 2010
"Hey Florence! It's Florence!", my french friend Florence announced when I answered my cell phone. "Joel is playing the piano at Bob's Kitchen....let's go!"
"Sure!" I said after quickly glancing at my calendar and to do list. "What time?"
Sometimes being "jobless" can be a good thing in Paris, when there are so many more FUN things to do. At a moments notice we were on the metro heading to Bob's Kitchen.
Bob's Kitchen is a Trendy little Cafe Restaurant on , 74 Rue des Gravilliers, 75003 in the 3rd Arrondissement. I wanted a chicken salad, but quickly learned that Bob's kitchen is vegetarian.
Even without the meat, which I didn't miss, the food was flavorful, fresh and satisfying.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
The weather was perfect as my friend Pierre-Yves and I watched the races while "celebrating" our 3 month "friendship" anniversary today.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
And once again, we had to check it out. Of course I captured it all with a few photos.
The weather was perfect and it felt "almost", but not really, like being on a real beach.
When Life's a Beach, Just Live. Hope you all are enjoying summer wherever you are and Remember to "Focus" on the good things in life and all there is to be grateful for!...friends, family, love, hope, opportunity...what else?
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
And here we are:
Monday, July 19, 2010
People are out and about eating dinner starting at 9PM or later and relaxing into the night. It's nice to see. So I captured a few more pictures.
"I just love Paris!" I think to myself on the way home.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
ROLLERS ET COQUILLAGES (roller pour débutant) is a skating tour of Paris every Sunday at 14.30 for beginners. Everyone meets near Place Bastille, at the Nomades store (to rent blades and protection for just 10 Euros)
37 Bld Bourdon, Paris 4è, Métro Bastille.
Judy and I took a break from the Paris bar scene to experiment with rollerblading before she returns home to Australia. Our duo adventures in Paris are ending, and on this day, almost in more ways than one.
"Oh, there you are." I wave to Judy as I step out of the rental shop onto the sidewalk. My feet began to roll. One foot to the left the other one straight. How do you stop on roller blades?!, I wondered too late. "How do I stop?! I can't stop!" I yelled as my feet tried to coordinate rolling towards Judy.
She could only watch as I rolled faster towards her, embracing her (actually it was more like clinging to her for my life) while she manged to grab my left arm as I continued past her and crashed to the ground. I suddenly felt like the store front entertainment, as every watched to see what stunt was next.
"Are you okay? Thank God for the protection." Judy said, helping me up.
The "debutant" rollerblading had not begun and I wondered what the heck were we doing? Just realizing that NOT knowing how to roller blade might be a bad idea. It just "looked" like fun.
Shortly into the adventure, heading downhill, there's a sound like a pile of luggage crashing to the ground and a low muffled groan. It was not luggage, (wheels, plastic, and fabric, hitting the ground sounds like luggage) glancing back to see Judy, laying on the sidewalk. I roll towards a building wall to stop with my hands. How do you stop roller blades?
The question remains. How do you stop in roller blades?
"I had to take some time to 'reset' my life." I try to explain. "I'm back now."
Back to Blogging. Being in Paris is like floating on Air!
Getting Blown Away in Paris!
If only LIFE had a RESET button.
At times it all gets too complicated, too difficult, too boring, aimless, hectic, stressful, exciting and dull, depressing and hopeful all at the same time.
Peace and Calm gets clouded over. I RESET.
Now, Peace and Calm have returned.
I'll blog backwards a few weeks to fill in the missing dates (for the sake of those asking where have I been and what I've done during the cloudy rainy days.)
Do you ever wish Life had a RESET button?
Back to blogging is part of my Peace and Calm after the RESET.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Adrian and Me.
Last Year 2009 Bastille Day.