Day 9: Breakin’ the Law! Breakin’ the Law!

Today was “Clay goes to the Philips France office” day.  I was able to take the Metro most of the way there, and a street train took me the rest of the way.  My NaviGo Metro Pass THEORETICALLY only works in Zone 1 and 2, but the office stop was the first stop in Zone […]

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Day 10: Giverney

So Michelle came back from Nantes to spend another weekend in Paris (addict much, Michi??).  As part of the deal, we decided to hop the train to Giverny to see Monet’s Water Gardens.  For those keeping score, that’s the train we slept through LAST weekend. Long story short: HO. LY. CRAP. A. MAZE. ING. I’m’a […]

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Day 11: So. Many. Wieners.

No, not because my apartment is in le Marais.  Today’s walk was delayed due to cold, and Michelle and I hit the Louvre.  And let me tell you, there is a lot of nudity in art.  I am totally not complaining. I have to say, the whole place is amazing.  And yes, one needs multiple […]

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And on the 12th Day He Rested…

Or something like that.  As predicted, my legs rebelled against any sort of intensive travel happening. LAZY Monday (sort of). Did a grocery run in the morning and got a real baguette, which I proceeded to devour half of slathered in Nutella later in the day.  Slowly testing out all the different flavors of Orangina […]

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Day 13: Rainy Days and Tuesdays Always Get Me Down (for doing laundry)

The thermometer on my computer said that it was 45 out, and the rain was pretty insistent, so I declared a “Stay Inside All Day” day. Spent the morning doing the rest of my laundry, going through some donation stuff for Un-Scripted, harassing people via email and WhatsApp, and generally farting around the apartment. Started […]

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Day 14: I think I’m forgetting something…

I was down to my last €50 note, so I *HAD* to get to the money place today to exchange traveler’s checks.  A hop on the metro, one transfer, and I was there in less than 20 minutes.  Less than 20 minutes after that, I had traded $1000 for €713.  With no exchange fee, unlike […]

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Day 15: l’Arc de Triomphe & le Tour Eiffel

The clouds were totally having a lightswitch rave in the morning. Bright to dark, bright to dark over and over again for a while.  But once feet hit pavement it was pretty consistently bright. This was “The Day of Super Tourist Spots” with a visit to l’arc de triomphe and le tour Eiffel back to […]

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Day 16: Plague!

Woke Friday morning with a little burr in my throat.  Started work early because there were some things I wanted to get done for the boss before the West Coast woke up. By the time I broke for lunch, I was getting a little phlegmy.  But Michi and I ran downstairs to Schwartz’s Deli and […]

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Day 17: la Sainte-Chapell

Woke up this morning feeling like my tonsils climbed up into my sinuses and wedged themselves there.  NOT good.  So I let myself sleep in really really late.  Made some hot tea and oatmeal once I got up. Showered, and when I was feeling nearly human, I wrapped myself in my new scarf and ventured […]

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Day 18: Eux – Compagnie d’Improvisation

I pushed myself WAY too hard on Saturday, so Sunday became a day of lay in bed, read some books and drink lots of tea.  Stupid tonsils. I did, however, get myself out of bed in time to make it to the 18:30 (that’s 6:30 for your 12 hour clockheads) show at le Bout Theatre […]

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