I could not survive in Paris without the Internet, in particular NPR podcasts. Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me’s companion blog is hilarious and I highly recommend it to all. This week they took the cake with their Bastille Day post. I’m assuming they were thinking of me…
I have discovered recently that a number of my friends are keeping incredibly interesting blogs of their own. I wanted to be sure to give them a mention here, because they are all doing things to affect and reflect change in our world:
“In An African Minute” documents efforts at trying to bring 21st century technology and opportunity to the African continent. Dig Girl follows a friend’s thoughts and adventures as an archeologist. Lastly, Brittany uses her blog as a medium for sharing her art (photography) and is, as of now, her main platform for providing information for her upcoming cross-USA bicycle trip to raise money for the universal availability of clean water.
Not so much a problem in Paris, where the hippie/hipster axis does not yet appear to be a major concern, this flow chart would certainly help in California or certain parts of Boston/Cambridge. I could also see it being turned into a fun drinking game…
Speaking of the Golden State, if anyone happens to be planning a road trip (take me with you!), I would highly recommend following this itinerary. I can vouch for several of the places personally (including a mention of my home town), although I can also guarantee that you should bring only pants/skirts with elastic waistbands.
I am pretty sure that the auction is over, but I think these rules still apply – and should be strictly enforced.
Just a good song, whatever you believe. I personally don’t think it is possible to go wrong with Bruce, especially live. Seeing that is on the Life List.
Finally, a snapshop of life in Paris, generously volunteered from one of my recent visitors (over a necessary glass of rosé). It’s not always fun and games…
(set on the steps below Basilica Sacre Coeur)
Busking artist: “Do you want me to paint a portrait of you?”
Friend (girl): “No, thank you.”
Busking artist: “I can make you beautiful.”
Friend (girl): “But I already am beautiful.”
Busking artist: “No you’re not. I can work wonders.”
Note – And natives wonder why outsiders think Parisians are rude. Hrumph.