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November 30th, 2005


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08:54 am - It's been ten days? Not long enough.
Since Monday, Nov. 20, in no particular order I:
  1. saw the nautes pillar
  2. did a monkey dance
  3. saw a Roman archeological dig
  4. saw Notre Dame and decided it wasn't worth it to go in
  5. kissed a girl in Paris
  6. caught a shooting star with someone who had never seen one
  7. found a new favourite air carrier (four words: "green skirts, golden apples")
  8. was closely watched by the Illuminati
  9. had impure thoughts in a church
  10. realized I needed more work on my Latin
  11. realized I recalled more French than my 7th grade teacher would believe in a million years
  12. realized German, no matter how often I heard it, is simply impossible for me
  13. had really good chocolate (the jury is still out on whether I believe in really good chocolate)
  14. kissed a girl in the Vienna Christmas market
  15. saw more famous dead people (Falco!) than I had any right to
  16. lost three people in Vienna, and found two of them
  17. lost a bottle of tequila to pressure in the cargo hold, and soaked some poor sot's bag with it, I'm sure
  18. slept with three women and one other man . . . in one bed
  19. spent an hour and a half with a shower buddy struggling to remove gold body paint
  20. finally got between Mazi's legs
  21. lost all chance I had with a girl to a three year old
  22. had french fries that could only be described as "exquisite"
  23. saw signs for "Men with hats cross here", "Men with hats go down stairs here", and "Men with hats steal children here"
  24. had a crisis of conscience that would have been terribly funny from my persepective, but not so much from yours
  25. discovered that the sun does not shine in France, and especially does not shine at Charles De Gaulle (CDG) airport
  26. 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
  27. learned that a hat, properly worn, can move you to the front of any line
  28. proposed to a girl in Vienna
  29. found Europe to be exactly like the US, just with a few new languages and monopoly money
  30. discovered the French are much nicer when you're in a wheelchair, and customs are much simpler
  31. went fishing in shark-infested trashcans
  32. had a one hour layover turn into a 23 hour layover
  33. encountered the Great Mystery of the Missing Cheese Stick
  34. am now the proud owner of an Air France t-shirt
  35. managed to get my bags checked all the way through to Columbus, but not my travel partner's
  36. will never fly Air France, into CDG, or go to Paris ever again.
It's now almost nine AM, and I am not at work. There is a very good reason for this.

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: exhaustedexhausted
Current Music: "Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season", -JB

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From:shizukagozen
Date:November 30th, 2005 02:02 pm (UTC)
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You can get in between my legs any time babe.
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 30th, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC)
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I'm surprised I'm not two dimensional right this very second!
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From:edelweiss68
Date:November 30th, 2005 02:21 pm (UTC)
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Nice to have you back. *hugs* Can't wait 'til you go into detail on some of these... ;)
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 30th, 2005 06:05 pm (UTC)
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I have an edelweiss pin that I got on the "Sound of Music" tour in Salzberg. . .

Details on the important points are coming.
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From:fionnghal
Date:November 30th, 2005 02:24 pm (UTC)

Air France turned me into a newt.

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Dude, you went to Europe, I am jealous.
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 30th, 2005 06:07 pm (UTC)

I got better. . .

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It was a blast. And extremely cheap, too, because of the way it was designed by shizukagozen and m3ch.
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 30th, 2005 06:08 pm (UTC)

Re: Good times.

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I told you: I had my hat! Of course it was an adventure :)

Thanks :)
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From:triskele
Date:November 30th, 2005 03:05 pm (UTC)
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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?
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 30th, 2005 06:11 pm (UTC)
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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.
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From:dmartin
Date:November 30th, 2005 03:22 pm (UTC)
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Sheesh, the money is just fine in the EU. It buys stuff. :-)

It sounds like an eventful trip, for better and worse.
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 30th, 2005 06:13 pm (UTC)
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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.
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From:deedeehopskotch
Date:November 30th, 2005 03:31 pm (UTC)
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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!
From:ceolnamara
Date:November 30th, 2005 05:19 pm (UTC)
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eww, what about cheese in your pants?

i know more french than i did when i left.
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From:aislinggheal
Date:November 30th, 2005 03:32 pm (UTC)
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FALCO!!!

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.
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 30th, 2005 06:17 pm (UTC)
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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.
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From:rhiannon76
Date:November 30th, 2005 03:42 pm (UTC)
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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.
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From:aislinggheal
Date:November 30th, 2005 04:55 pm (UTC)
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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.
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From:tlachtga
Date:November 30th, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC)
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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.
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 30th, 2005 06:24 pm (UTC)
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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.
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From:unnamed525
Date:November 30th, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC)

All well and good, but ...

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... did you get the absinthe?
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 30th, 2005 06:26 pm (UTC)

Re: All well and good, but ...

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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 :)
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From:mayden_dor
Date:November 30th, 2005 04:40 pm (UTC)
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je n'attends pas le pour
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 30th, 2005 06:40 pm (UTC)
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You aren't waiting for something, I presume. But I've no idea what. :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 30th, 2005 06:34 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!
From:weavingfire
Date:November 30th, 2005 05:50 pm (UTC)
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Glad you made it home!

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From:chronarchy
Date:November 30th, 2005 06:36 pm (UTC)
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So am I. So am I.
From:mmefrufru
Date:November 30th, 2005 06:23 pm (UTC)
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Hooray! What an adventure. And CDG airport sucks. Especially when yu take th rain from CDG into Paris. Can't wait to see pictures!
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 30th, 2005 06:39 pm (UTC)
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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.

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