…or as I like to call it, Monday.
A friend asked me take some snapshots today as I went about my day. To link them thematically, if I wished, but just to notice what was around me.
So, I take you with me, too.
(Warning: some unglamorous Paris shots ahead. Theme is simply: hey, it’s the start of the week and I have errands to do).
Out the door the first thing I notice is a crane across the street.
It’s in the same area as ye local punk rock bar. (Despite, the name, not always so welcoming).
Most common form of transport? Oui, oui, we’re headed to le metro.
I’ll skip over my fascinating visit to the bank. Though the woman at the welcome desk in her cool Marc Jacob glasses was quite kind to me, even offering me a free 6 month trial of a credit card especially interessant for foreigners. (That’s not at all why I was at the bank and I hadn’t inquired but I guess it sounded obvious to her: this woman is American! Get her a special credit card!)
Ok, so now quick…we’re changing scene.
On Rue Montorgueil.
And I do love shoes, but um…where are the shoes?
Never before living in France did “wax legs” appear on my to-do list, but now it does.
What excitement awaits now?
Oh yes, my life-saver, Picard.
I wouldn’t say I’m having a romance with Picard. I’m not going to marry Picard. But Picard is so reliable. So easy. Feeds me without complaint. I am quite the regular at the gourmet frozen food chain.
Ok, I’m cheating because I didn’t do this today. But I should have. I mean, shouldn’t I always be drinking super thick chocolat chaud in a cafe, scribbling in my stylish black notebook? Isn’t this what American writers in Paris do all day?
Well, whenever I took that photo I was!
And now I am home. Smooth legs, checkbook in hand, full freezer. This is surely how one plans for V-day, yes?
This also happens to be my 200th post.
And to mark the occasion, all I’ve done is drag you along on my errands? Oh dear. Oh my.
Well, it’s Monday here in Paris, too. Just like anywhere else. Glamorous or not, it’s life and I like it.
Have a great start to your week!