Paris, I take back every complaint I had about your weather. Now I think back with fondness about all that rain and bluster. Where I live now is SO HOT that by the time the clock marks 9 am I’m afraid to get out of the house. I just took a look at the temperature. 110 degrees. Yikes! Guess who’s staying indoors today.
The heat has robbed me of whatever was left of my dwindling work ethic. Tomorrow is back to school, so I’ll beat myself up then. For now I’ll just be loafing and staying cool by watching synchronized swimming. Are you watching it too? Tell me, is it completely ridiculous or genius? I can’t make up my mind. I stare mesmerized at the space-age sequined-outfits, the bizarre little hats the garish makeup. I don’t marvel at their perfect unison. It’s the little pinchers on the nose and the gaping mouths that get my rapt attention.
Another way to cool off is to go through my Paris pictures. I took these pictures on my last trip. My friend Flavia was showing me parts of the city I did not know very well (some pretty louche ones, Flavia :)
Fighting our umbrellas and the blustery rain we stumbled upon the Antoine et Lili home shop. (turn down the volume before ckinking or you'll jump out of your seat)
uh ho... color on quay de valmy... how to resist?
Flavia and I wanted everything, but we settled on a few Rice melamine cups.
That's just a random stairwell. How inviting, somehow...
Here are my rice melamine cups at home. Awesome (methink) on top of my red-polka dot oilcloth bought at the marché Saint Pierre:
Okay, returning to all important task at hand:
Off we go: