Hope everyone's new year is off to a fabulous start. I watched the live webcam of the Eiffel Tower fireworks ( feux d'artifice de la Tour Eiffel ). I hope to watch them live and in person next year.
I was up early (as usual) this morning and spent almost two hours reading French this and French that. I really felt the pull of Paris this week. I want to be there so badly it hurts. I received a Paris air fare email notification yesterday - Austin to Paris $596. My heart fell into my stomach. I don't think that's possible, but that's what it felt like. It burned.
I've decided to sell most of my Barbies. This was not an easy decision, it will be hard to let them go, but the Paris fund is far more important. I am going to keep three that are extra special and have way too much sentimental attachment to let them go. I don't think I can part with my Barbie prints just yet. They are très lovely.
Look for these and several more on eBay in the next few days.
|Letting go - Hollywood Glamour|
|Keeping - my mom gave her to me|
|Letting go (painfully) - Camille|
|Credit: Habana Outpost, Brooklyn|
For some reason, I got on a toilette kick. Actually I know the reason. This morning while reading one of my favorite Paris sites, I came across some interesting toilettes and restroom signs.
French factoid: The French don't use euphemisms; if they need to use the toilette, they say toilette. If referring to a bathroom, then you would say salle de bain.
|Credit Roryrory CC (flickr) Palais de Tokyo|
|CC credit flyin Zi (flickr)|
Early Morning Walk
After all my Paris reading, I got dressed and went for an hour long walk. I hadn't planned on walking all the way to Town Lake, but am glad I did. I turned left on Caesar Chavez and headed home via the S. First Street bridge. My hammies were humming - S. First is uphill all the way home. I snapped some photos of this and that. Found two things française. You know how I love sharing photos...
|Town Lake from Congress Ave. bridge|
|bat sculpture - Austin, TX (almost downtown)|
|thanks, but no thanks|
|this menu is insane!|
|Crepes Mille - sweet or savory|
|French Vietnamense cuisine right around the corner - tres fab!|
I shall leave you with a few things going on in Austin and Paris - bonne weekend!
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