November 30th, 2005
|08:54 am - It's been ten days? Not long enough.|
Since Monday, Nov. 20, in no particular order I:
It's now almost nine AM, and I am not at work. There is a very good reason for this.
- saw the nautes pillar
- did a monkey dance
- saw a Roman archeological dig
- saw Notre Dame and decided it wasn't worth it to go in
- kissed a girl in Paris
- caught a shooting star with someone who had never seen one
- found a new favourite air carrier (four words: "green skirts, golden apples")
- was closely watched by the Illuminati
- had impure thoughts in a church
- realized I needed more work on my Latin
- realized I recalled more French than my 7th grade teacher would believe in a million years
- realized German, no matter how often I heard it, is simply impossible for me
- had really good chocolate (the jury is still out on whether I believe in really good chocolate)
- kissed a girl in the Vienna Christmas market
- saw more famous dead people (Falco!) than I had any right to
- lost three people in Vienna, and found two of them
- lost a bottle of tequila to pressure in the cargo hold, and soaked some poor sot's bag with it, I'm sure
- slept with three women and one other man . . . in one bed
- spent an hour and a half with a shower buddy struggling to remove gold body paint
- finally got between Mazi's legs
- lost all chance I had with a girl to a three year old
- had french fries that could only be described as "exquisite"
- saw signs for "Men with hats cross here", "Men with hats go down stairs here", and "Men with hats steal children here"
- had a crisis of conscience that would have been terribly funny from my persepective, but not so much from yours
- discovered that the sun does not shine in France, and especially does not shine at Charles De Gaulle (CDG) airport
- Became stranded at CDG on the way home and discovered the previous assertation is untrue, though we also discovered that CDG is designed after Charles De Gaulle's nose: large, unsightly, and ugly
- learned that a hat, properly worn, can move you to the front of any line
- proposed to a girl in Vienna
- found Europe to be exactly like the US, just with a few new languages and monopoly money
- discovered the French are much nicer when you're in a wheelchair, and customs are much simpler
- went fishing in shark-infested trashcans
- had a one hour layover turn into a 23 hour layover
- encountered the Great Mystery of the Missing Cheese Stick
- am now the proud owner of an Air France t-shirt
- managed to get my bags checked all the way through to Columbus, but not my travel partner's
- will never fly Air France, into CDG, or go to Paris ever again.
Walking With Fire is/was/has been the best festival I ever attended. I am not sure that the experience ever could be or ever will be beaten.
Pictures are forthcoming, as is a longer review.
For now, though, I'm just too tired.
Entries from this trip:
Entry 1 | Entry 2 | Entry 3 | Entry 4 | Entry 5 | Entry 6
A quick overview of the entire trip
Current Mood: exhausted
Current Music: "Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season", -JB
You can get in between my legs any time babe.
I'm surprised I'm not two dimensional right this very second!
Nice to have you back. *hugs* Can't wait 'til you go into detail on some of these... ;)
I have an edelweiss pin that I got on the "Sound of Music" tour in Salzberg. . .
Details on the important points are coming.
|Date:||November 30th, 2005 02:24 pm (UTC)|| |
Air France turned me into a newt.
Dude, you went to Europe, I am jealous.
|Date:||November 30th, 2005 06:07 pm (UTC)|| |
I got better. . .
It was a blast. And extremely cheap, too, because of the way it was designed by shizukagozen
|Date:||November 30th, 2005 06:08 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: Good times.
I told you: I had my hat! Of course it was an adventure :)
|Date:||November 30th, 2005 03:05 pm (UTC)|| |
Falco is dead?
Where do Men Without Hats go? (don't tell me they're dead too)
Was the girl you kissed in Paris the same as the one in Vienna? Or are you now an international playboy?
Falco is dead. Has been for a while.
The men with hats, apparently, go down (stop snickering), cross streets, and steal children. You'll understand better when you see the pictures, I promise.
No, and I don't think so.
|Date:||November 30th, 2005 03:22 pm (UTC)|| |
Sheesh, the money is just fine in the EU. It buys stuff. :-)
It sounds like an eventful trip, for better and worse.
It does buy stuff. Just not a lot of it. And I admit, it is well designed. It's small, compact, and would fit beautifully in a board game.
the only french phrase that you need is "J'ai le fromage dans mon pantalons". Trust me, it will get you everything you need. I am jealous of the monkey dance, though!
eww, what about cheese in your pants?
i know more french than i did when i left.
I had really wanted to go to this festival, in part because it would take me to the land of Falco, and I could visit his grave. I am all about Falco.
I have a picture of his grave that I'll be posting. Here's hoping that it came out well :) If mine didn't, I'm sure someone's did.
falco is dead?!?!?!! mim.
it's a shame you've been turned off of paris. of course, i could be biased, because it's one of my homes.
glad to hear that the trip was full of new and exciting experiences.
I'm a huge fan of Paris too. Most francophones/francophiles aren't, but I just love the place. I keep hoping to talk someone into going there with me, I haven't been there since the late 80's.
|Date:||November 30th, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC)|| |
will never fly Air France, into CDG, or go to Paris ever again.
Really? I had a good time on Air France. But yeah, CDG was awful.
Air France never put ceolnamara
's bags on the plane. Even though we checked in four hours early the second morning, never unchecked our baggage, and mine got onto the plane. I'm rather pissed about that, personally.
|Date:||November 30th, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC)|| |
All well and good, but ...
... did you get the absinthe?
|Date:||November 30th, 2005 06:26 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: All well and good, but ...
Perhaps I could have bought the bottle I saw in Salzberg, had I known you wanted one. But alas, you didn't post to my last entry until I was on the plane :)
You aren't waiting for something, I presume. But I've no idea what. :)
Hooray! What an adventure. And CDG airport sucks. Especially when yu take th rain from CDG into Paris. Can't wait to see pictures!
We did take the train. The hardest part of that, though, was trying to figure out how to say, "We want two tickets that get us as far as Notre Dame cathedral, please." 16 Euro apiece from the airport to the station and back. Ouch!
We were fortunate that the Musee de Cluny was right there.