8 entries from srah blah blah tagged with 'paris':

Yes, it came direct from Paris, France

Paris, je t'aime is a ridonkulously huge collection of famous directors (Joel and Ethan Coen, Gurinder Chadha, Wes Craven, Alfonso Cuarón, Sylvain Chomet) and actors (Steve Buscemi, Other People Who Aren't Steve Buscemi) in a series of short films about Paris. I actually wasn't expecting much, just because I find short-format films pretty hit-or-miss, but it was a cool mix of subjects and directing styles. It's hard to say which one was my favorite because there were so many good ones. The last film is about a lonely American mail carrier who's studied French for two years in preparation for...

srah - Thursday, 29 November 2007 - 7:35 PM
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I dreamt last night that my whole family went to Paris. We were going to show the exchange student the view from some tall building, so we got in the elevator to go up as high as we could. Just as the elevator was about to leave, Billy Bob Thornton and his entourage got on to go to the penthouse. There was some kind of elaborate locking mechanism for getting to the penthouse, so they started engaging that, then Billy Bob wandered off the elevator. We waited for, like, fifteen minutes, then I got off the elevator and found Billy...

srah - Thursday, 28 September 2006 - 6:55 AM
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I dreamt last night that I went to Paris with my dad and got lost a lot by getting on the wrong buses and metro lines. We found some fountain that apparently I'd seen in the movie Sabrina and a lot of other stuff that I'd never seen on previous trips to Paris. Later the whole family was on this bus full of tourists and we went to some market where I was having a good old time speaking French to a saleslady and some other American tourist. We ran into Robin's mom, who had missed her bus, so we...

srah - Saturday, 4 February 2006 - 8:50 AM
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Adieu Little America

Ding dong, the internship's dead! Jez and I left P-------- this morning. The darling limey dragged my awful, bulging overpacked rolling suitcase all over Paris to my hotel, then we went for a lunchtime blogmeet with Stuart. Jezzles and I passed through the Cimitière de Montparnasse and passered le bonjour à Serge Gainsbourg then had to hurry back to the Métro so that Jez could get to the airport in time for his flight. I went and blubbered a little, then had to wipe up my sniffles and wander around Paris by myself for the afternoon. That's mostly all I...

srah - Tuesday, 24 August 2004 - 3:55 PM
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'Can it be true? That I hold here in my mortal hand a nugget of purest green?'

On our last night in France last year, at the end of the assistantship, Renata, Jenny and I went out for Indian food. We found a restaurant just by wandering around and I happened to look up and see that it was in the Rue Nicholas Flamel. At the time, I only knew Flamel as the "only known maker of the Philosopher's [or Sorcerer's] Stone" from the Harry Potter books, but it turns out that he really existed. Flamel was a fourteenth-century French alchemist and that he really was rumoured to possess the Philosopher's Stone, which is supposed to create...

srah - Thursday, 15 July 2004 - 5:58 AM
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February Vacation pictures

Here they come: Vichy Grenoble Paris Meldreth Stonehenge Andover London...

srah - Friday, 21 March 2003 - 6:11 AM
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Yup, that's about it

Googlism for Vichy, France: vichy, france is bad enough vichy, france is that it The other day, one of the conversation-starting questions I used on my class was "Would you like to live in Paris one day? Why or why not?" That worked so well, I had them list the advantages and disadvantages of Vichy as well. They talked about the parks and the opera and the nightclubs and how it was calmer than Paris and less polluted. The only disadvantage they could come up with for Vichy was that there were so many old people. Nice to know it's...

srah - Friday, 8 November 2002 - 11:52 AM
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Graduation countdown: 48 days

48 days. Over Thanksgiving weekend last year, Jillian, Erin and their friend Stephanie came from Venice to visit me in Grenoble and go up to Paris. The whole Grenoble-finding-a-place-to-stay-during-a-Socialist-convention story is one for another time. But when we went to Paris, we stayed in a hostel. The desk clerk's name was Frédéric. Actually, it wasn't. It could have been, but we never asked. We just made it up. The guy ahead of us in line was very annoying and didn't pay any attention to what Frédéric was saying. We smiled knowingly at him and waited patiently. Then he serviced served...

srah - Sunday, 17 March 2002 - 9:52 AM
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