• Follow Us on Twitter!

  • Latest Photos

  • Last Books Read

    Born to Run by Christopher McDougall - (K) Humorous and thorough history and science behind ultrarunners and long-distance running
    *****
    Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela - (K) An autobiography covering his childhood, years as a freedom fighter and incarceration. Inspiring and informative
    *****
    The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón - (K&T) A mystery set in Barcelona involving an old book, a failed writer and murder
    *****
    Lush Life by Richard Price - A Lower East Side tale of cops, drugs and drinking
    ***
    The Chinese by Jesper Becker - (K&T) Modern history of my peeps, from the cultural revolution to the many failed economic and social attempts to move the country forward
    ***
    Setting the Table by Danny Meyer - A "how-to" on hospitality and business acumen by the restaurateur behind such NY institutions as the Shake Shack and Union Square Grill
    ***
    The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama - Obama lays out what is wrong with the current government and how, vaguely, to change it.
    **

C’est la Vie

At some point I will blog about  S. Africa, but in the meantime, we’re in Lyon with my friend Nathalie.  I met Nath 10 years ago, while studying abroad in Germany.  We quickly became good friends, and somehow have managed to stay in touch and see each other every two years.

So…not only did I invite myself and Diesel  (with a little generosity from Nath, of course) to stay at her brother’s house in Paris, but I also invited me (and Diesel) to come visit her in Lyon and invited the two of us + my friend Laura from NY (who doesn’t know Nath) to meet up with us at Nath’s mom’s house in Provence.  Did you get all of that?  So, in more simple terms:

Paris stay x 2 people  + Lyon stay x 2 people + Provence stay + 2 people + stranger = VERY SHAMELESS!

I don’t know how she let me pull it off, but I love her for that.

Anyhow…so we were supposed to have dinner at the restaurant across the street, where Nath knows the owner and the food is supposed to be very Lyonaise and very good.  She just called to tell me that the place closed.  That didn’t come as a shock or anything, because during the summer France is kinda dead, as everybody and their mother (literally) go on vacation for months.

The thing about this little restaurant is that they were open for lunch today, just now.  In fact, the owner had planned to stay open for dinner, but apparently he ran out of food.  Nath called him and in explaining the situation, he said he simply ran out of food and was not going to the store to get more food.  “I’m leaving for the weekend,” he said, and even though today is still Thursday.  I guess he just can’t be bothered with going to the store because he’s going on vacation after all!– going away for the weekend two days early.

The upside, as Nath explained, is that “you know the food is never frozen.”  I guess.

In Paris with Hubert and Anne

In Paris with Hubert and Anne

Nath and I a bit tipsy

Nath and I a bit tipsy

Advertisements

One Response

  1. Shameless indeed! And not to mention the fact that Nath has been kind enough to take in other friends of Kel as they passed through France. Big hug to Nath!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: