Monday, March 03, 2008

Spring has started


We're currently experiencing one of the hottest winter since 1950 (1,1 °c above the average temperature since the beginning of winter). It's not only warm, but also very sunny: the sun shone almost 300 hours between December and February (against 187 hours over the same period on average between 1991 and 2000). Consequently cafés and restaurants have reopened their terraces and Parisians are already having lunch outside (I did last Saturday!) ! It's a moment I love - and I'm sure you do too ;)

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  1. that is wonderful news Eric
    I love sitting in the cafes sipping a glass of rose...

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  2. Oh, it's such an orderly, streamlined photo! You must get up early before all the cafes open. I'd love to be there for this warm winter!

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  3. Second post...
    I also like the way the chairs are usually so close and you can hear everyone the person next to you is saying...:)

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  4. too late for the second post but still fast enough to win the GF :)
    Hehehe twice in less than 10 days...not bad uhm? :)

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  5. It makes me wish I were there right now!!! Eric, did you get down on your knees again just for the benefit of your faithful PDP'ers?? :) Many thanks!

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  6. This kind of picture makes me love Paris more than ever! Thx Eric! I did that to (I mean to have a lunch on a terrace).

    I'm in holiday next week, I'll take advantage of the sun. :)

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  7. Not bad Rose! Congratulations new GF!

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  8. Thank you Guille ;)
    I m off to bed now...night night everyone ;)

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  9. Oh i do i do!! It's the thing i crave most about Paris right now. If i were able to come there now, it's not the Tower i would make for, not the Louvre, simply everyday life, sitting in cafes watching the world go by, rifling through book stalls. That sort of thing. Simple. This is a gorgeous shot Eric, caramel in colour and sweetly enticing.

    Well done GF Rose!

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  10. Excellent, Rose! I'm surprised I was as close as I was. I jut happened to be here. It's 3:17 in the afternoon and I had a chance to check email before running errands.

    Good night to some. To others, see you later!

    Thank you, Eric. I think one of my errands will be to find a sidewalk cafe in Pasadena and have an espresso.

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  11. he he you are ON holiday, Guille, not IN and i hope you'll have a great time!

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  12. I hope no-one thinks i am being rude by that, Guille, only you have asked for corrections and they are such tiny errors, it's a shame to leave them alone! I wish my French were a quarter as good as your English.

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  13. "I love Paris in the spring time, I love Paris in the fall..." this is SO Paris, I love it!

    Rose congratulations on GF!

    Guille since you'll be on vacation, are you going to travel somewhere? I find it fantastic that you can just take a train and choose among so many destinations, even go to another country if you want. Here the distances are huge and we have no trains (hello Michael's Alstom) so we're a little bit stuck in our own city!

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  14. Lynn, don't worry, I remember that I asked you to correct my sentences! And I thank you for that.

    Monica, I have only one week of holidays. I have a lot of school work to do and what's more, I have a job I can't abandon during a week... it's too bad.
    But I'm right now planning my summer holidays and I think I'll go to Tokyo. This plan will permit me to wait until July! But I'm really really impatient :)

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  15. Wow Tokyo! Seems great! Have you ever been there? I hear it's amazing, very high tech and the young girls there are very much into fashion. My brother has been there a year ago and he enjoyed it a lot.

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  16. i had a quick coffee outside for the first time in ages yesterday here in athens too. It is a great moment isnt it? realising that you can sit outside again and enjoy the midday sunshine. your photo captures this beautifully!

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  17. I think I'm beginning to hate you, Eric: we are having the coldest winter in five years here! It was warm yesterday (above freezing), but everything is covered with a new layer of ice tonight.

    It is good that it's warm in Paris, because from the perspective of this photo, maybe Eric woke up on this bench after partying too late last night! Michael, any gossip??

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  18. except today... and this coming week. Its supposed to be cloudy and rainy. Perhaps this is the time to buy that umbrella I've been thinking about getting since the fall! Just havent really needed it yet. lol

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  19. Here, summer is on the way out, but not with a whimper. It's just past 5pm and the temperature is hitting 32.9C (although Weather Zone informs me that it "feels like" 30.5C).

    As nice as that might sound to some, I'd rather be sipping absinthe on this bench with the ghost of Toulouse-Lautrec than sipping on my chilled water here.

    Never mind. Next year...next year.

    Cheers!

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  20. I was in Paris with friends in January -- not what I'd call warm weather -- but the sidewalk tables had plenty of customers, at least when it wasn't actually raining, as the smokers learned to like fresh air.

    Lee

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  21. MMMMmmm that photo made me want to look around for accommodation. Found this great site, Monica and others -

    Places to stay in Paree

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  22. Eric, Michael watch out...Lynn is on her way :)!

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  23. HE HE ! At the moment i'm just looking. M & E: relax. I wish.

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  24. Guille when are you going to set up a blog? :)

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  25. Bravo pour ces photos qui sont magnigiques.
    Je tiens moi aussi un blog de photos consacrées à Paris.

    Bon le concept est un peu différent, mais si vous avez le temps d'y faire un tour, dites moi ce que vous en pensez.

    http://paris-vision.blogspot.com

    Merci, et vive les friendly Parisians.

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  26. Yes Eric, spring has started. This morning, I saw some trees already in flowers, which was not the case a week ago. And you are right, at the moment, the sun is shining on Paris.

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  27. Lynn now you're talking! Doesn't this Paris apartments site makes you feel like buying a ticket to Paris right now?!!

    Thanks for the tip!!

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  28. Does indeed. They're lovely and it does seem to make sense to have an independent base too. No i don't have shares in the company; i just found it at the man who photos himself daily at 09.09 !

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  29. Oh, Eric, I am jealous. Where I am located in the US, we just had freezing rain and 4 inches of snow overnight. How I wish I was in Paris right this very moment. Enjoy! Hopefully you'll have beautiful weather when I am there end of April! Oh la la, I cannot wait. Thanks for a fabulous photo!

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  30. "Eric woke up on this bench after partying too late last night!" LOL Jeff!!

    Monica, I've never been to Japan. Of Asia I only know India.
    I've been there during 6 weeks last year, it was amazing.

    Lynn, to set up a blog? To put what inside? I'm not sure that my life is exciting enough to make a blog. LOL.

    Lucio, 32,9°C?! I didn't understand until I see that you live in...Melbourne! Will you lend me your flat in exchange for my flat in Paris??

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  31. LOL Jeff, i missed that first time. I bet you're right and he's aching today!

    Guille your life is interesting. Everyone has a story, everyone has ideas, you've got loads!

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  32. Lynn,
    Your NEW picture is SO spiffy. Awesome...
    And what is YOUR story Lynn?

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  33. What´s with this man that photographs himself everyday at 09.09?!
    I´ve checked his blog before... I wonder how he manages to always post at the exact hour everyday...

    Guille, you could make a blog telling about your trips. India and Tokyo seems interesting enough to me!

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  34. Monica,
    Do you have the URL of the blog you are talking about? Many thanks.

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  35. Simon, here it is:

    http://www.09h09.com/

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  36. Simon it's linked here on Eric's blog, i think down by the left?

    Funny, huh Monica? I don't know why i find him amusing but i do! lol. He can NEVER have a lie-in either.

    Thanks Camille! It's different, at least (photo)! My story? How long have you got? lol.

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  37. Oh yes Monica give us the link please.
    Take a look to this link, same kind of idea I think.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B26asyGKDo

    People are really self-centred :)

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  38. I have definitely to resfresh before posting...LOL

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  39. he he Guille. Also amusing, though Noah's seems more of an art project to me. His expression stays the same throughout, which seems boring but there's a point to it i think. He didn't move house in six years then. The music is original which is great, but the most moved conclusion i came to is that either he has a gale blowing in his house or his hair is alive.

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  40. I thought the same thing: a fan or a openned window in his flat during 6 years?!
    To me is an art project too while 09h09 is something else, easier to do.

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  41. We flight attendants based at JFK joke that we are going to Europe to warm up! It is always colder in NYC than CDG or LHR.
    I just woke up and this picture makes me hunger for a cafe creme.
    Lucio, ABSINTHE???? Makes me think of the painting "The Absinthe Drinker", by Degas.
    Do they still serve Absinthe in France? I think it is illegal in the US, or it used to be.

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  42. Forgot, Congrats, Rose and Michael, yesterday.

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  43. PHX-CDG
    The real absinthe is forbidden in France, but we have a sort of fake absinthe (less strong), which is legal.
    The real absinthe is legal in Spain if I remember.
    The painting you're refering to is so sad...

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  44. Thank you for the link charming ladies.

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  45. All this absinthe talk. It's way over my head; i'm such an innocent...

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  46. Can you bottle some of this weather and uncork it in November? We will be in Paris then. My favorite thing is to sit with my book in a cafe...Ahhhhhhhh

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  47. Hemingway indulged in absinthe, I believe. But isn't it addictive?

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  48. I wasn't sure if I quoted the correct artist, so I googled it afterwords. The picture, it turns out, is in the Musee d'Orsay
    Van Gogh to Johnny Depp drank Absinthe. Don't remember if it said Hemmingway.I guess we don't have to worry about that other writer... UK Lynn!
    Thx, Guille

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  49. Comme vous êtes chanceux! Il n'y a que de la glace ici aujourd'hui. Super belle photo.

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  50. Le palmiers ne sont pas encore en fleurs à Ottawa?

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  51. Well, well, well...people are sitting outside of the cafes already?? Sounds glorious, but it won't be the same without all that smoke from those Gitanes[do they even exist anymore?]and Gauloises Disque Bleu[s]...wafting by my face!! LOL!!

    I have always maintained that I would rather sit by a smoker in a cafe than some zombie with wires in their ears and their face glued to the screen of their laptop! The new generation of "Cafe Habitues" in San Francisco have proven that "Human Pods" really do exist here! The "Me Generation" has a lot to learn about the conviviality of "Cafe Life"!!

    On the subject of Absinthe; I have never enjoyed it, but I believe the effects of overindulging in Chartreuse are similar. I have witnessed the behavior of people who have overindulged in the new "less lethal" Absinthe available in France, and the more potent Spanish version, and believe me..it wasn't pretty! LOL!!

    Ms phx-cdg....that "Cafe Creme" you're dreaming about will cost you about $5.35 going by todays Euro/Dollar exchange rate!! Mon Dieu...it will be vin ordinaire until this changes!! Déguelasse!! ;-)

    They say "March comes in like a Lion, but it goes out like a Lamb"...could this be reversed this year?? We shall see. FYI..the weather is also glorious in SF right now. Need a place to spend all those euros Eric?? LOL!

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  52. haha, malheureusement non, Simon.

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  53. Totally off topic but too funny to pass up! Just saw this and had to share! Monsieur le President is off to London to have tea with the Queen and the Queen has been given a Heads Up on the "Sarko Style"..LOL!!

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  54. Great shot!

    I'm fine, Michael, thanks for asking! :)

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  55. I'm choking, not on the thought of Absinthe, but on the cost of my future cafe creme.
    Must go off topic. As I just drove home, I saw a vanity plate that said HEEHEE, and if it wasn't you, UKLynn, I certainly thought of you.

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  56. My mention of absinthe came about because I was watching a documentary on Toulouse-Lautrec at the time. I have tried it (not the authentic stuff, of course), and I must confess that I liked it.

    Guille: I have often considered the idea of apartment swapping, especially with someone in Paris, and would be more than happy to do it. Unfortunately, my current place is tiny (even by Parisian standards). It is virtually in almost in the city, though, and close to public transport and other amenities - but, as I said, tiny. Next year, I hope to move into something a little (if not a lot) larger, at which time I would be more than happy to do a trade with you for your place in Paris. What time of year suits you?

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  57. lol Tonton, the big question is though, will the new Mme curtsey? Will she know how it's properly done (it's not easy)?

    Also on that page, and somewhat more excitingly is a video on how to achieve glam smokey eyes. Of course i already knew (smug smile), having been a teen of the seventies (not so smug) but something new - glittery mascara. I want some. Girls watch it; FUN!

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  58. Ah, Phx, that's sweet! Sorry i didn't see you. I would have of course have done a giggle wave, had i known.

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  59. Oooh that was AWFUL English of mine, for which i apologise. I would of course have done a giggle wave, is how it should read.

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  60. I also lunched outside on Saturday! It was a really beautiful day!!!!!

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  61. Lucio, I like the tiny places ;)
    Actually "my" flat is not mine,friends lend me it. I pay almost "nothing" (service charges and a little bit more).
    But I'm looking for something else (but not before September) and I really think that the apartment swapping is a good idea. Let's keep in touch, I want to see Australia!

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  62. Guille: Okay, it's a deal. You have my email contact via Voltaire's Monkey. Let's keep in touch and, when the time is right, make some definite plans.

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  63. Lucio,
    I have just seen your profile and...You seem to be in love with the French culture, movies and books, and it's a proof of your good taste. LOL.
    Le baron perché de Calvino, Genet (i'm totally fan of Les Bonnes), Guy de Maupassant (les contes de ka bécasse?), Kafka, Eco: they are in my top 30 too.If you like Paul Auster, read Siri Hustvedt, she's her wife and is really gifted.
    Your movies' top 30 is wonderful. May I suggest you Festen (Vinterberg) and Johnny got his gun (Trumbo)? But you probably already know them. Breaking the waves is one of my favorite films.
    Do you like the movies of the twenties in Germany? Okay, I stop here coz I love almost all the films you listed.

    In conclusion, I'm okay to lend you my flat (as soon as I would have one)!

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  64. Guille: It's true - I have a thing for French culture, which I am exploring in even greater depth this semester through one of my Art History subjects, "Art and Revolution: Nineteenth Century Europe". In fact, I had my first lecture today, and I am already itching to get reading as the course covers (almost) everything from Neoclassicism to Post Impressionism. Of course, I know most of this art from my own research and travels, but I have never studied it formally - at least, not in this much detail.

    I have often tried to fathom exactly what it is that attracts me so much to France, but have come to the conclusion that it is completely beyond either or reason or explanation. The closest I have come to putting it into words is my theory that we all have a "soul city" inside us (in the same way that some people speak of having "soul mates"). For me, that city is Paris. I felt this to be true on my first visit: and, after three follow-up visits, I can confidently say that I KNOW this to be true. I'm sure others have had similar, if not identical, experiences.

    As for my profile, it's merely a list of things that came to me more or less randomly and not a carefully culled selection, but I am pleased to learn that so much of it is already familiar to you.

    And thank you for the recommendations. I haven't read Siri Hustvedt's work, but I was lucky enough to see Paul Auster live the other night at a public event held at a local bookstore.

    Yes, I'm a big fan of German cinema from the 1920s and 30s. Fritz Lang's "M" and Joseph von Sternberg's "The Blue Angel" are just two of my all time favourites.

    In case this is making me sound terribly highbrow, then I should also add that I am a passionate admirer of Hammer Horror films, TV shows like The Mighty Boosh and the graphic novels of Charles Burns.

    Mmm, better leave it there for now.

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  65. "one of my Art History subjects", Are you following some courses? Just for fun or more than fun?
    If you come to Paris, you have to see the Musée Gustave Moreau, a great symbolist.
    http://www.musee-moreau.fr/
    The 19th century in Europe is THE turning point in the conception of art. Ernst Gombrich explains it well. Everything change around 1880,the subjects represented, the passion of the collectors for a new art, the "Salons", especially in France and Germany, highlight the new wave...You're lucky to study it completely.
    I regret not being bilingual to express myself better.

    Personally, I like "Sunrise" (Murnau), almost all the Fritz Lang movies and L'homme à la caméra by Dziga Vertov (don't know the English title).

    Your "soul city theory" is interesting. But if Paris is yours, why don't you come to live here? I mean, nowadays it's easy to live anywhere. I know that my remark is naïve but if as you I found my soul city, nothing could hold me. Easy to say of course...

    Too late to worry about your highbrow look. ;)

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  66. Guille i wish i had friends like yours, with a free flat in Paris!! Er..sorry to interrupt you and ... Lucio there. ;) I shall say no more.

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  67. Guille: Two years ago I returned to university with the intention of obtaining a higher degree (Masters or PhD). Initially, my main focus was Cinema Studies, but last year I took on more Art History subjects: a move I haven't regretted.

    I've never been to the Musée Gustave Moreau - an oversight for which I can offer no plausible excuse.

    Yes, you're right, the 19th century was a truly revolutionary period, laying the groundwork for the great revolutions of the past hundred-and-a-bit years. What struck me during today's lecture, however, was the fact that so much of what was radical at the time is now mistakenly looked upon as conservative simply because the form is realistic/naturalistic.

    "Sunrise" is great; although I also have a soft spot for "Nosferatu".

    Why aren't I in Paris right now? I'd love to be, of course, but I want to be ready for a long term stay, and (for me) that means learning more about the place I am going to and the people who live there - including their language.

    Which isn't to say that I'm not impatient - I am. (That said, I am looking into the possibility of being granted a leave of absence, in which case I could get away for six to twelve months before some kind of permanent move in future.)

    For now, I'll have to content myself with reveries and interchanges such as these...

    Highbrow? Me? Never! LOL!!

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  68. Yes Lynn, please leave us alone and think about OUR NEW FRIEND (you're are not included in the "OUR"). LOOOOL. I'm so nasty!

    Lucio, nice to see that you have the plan to live in Paris. So I guess that you're learning French? I feel sorry for you. ;)
    One year in Paris is enough to discover all the good aspects of France and not enough to discover the bad ones. The main problem in Paris is the inhabitants. Except Eric and I (of course), they're pretentious and jingoist. I'm not kidding, Parisians are not very nice.
    Anyway, the city is so great that you can forget all these troubles without any problem.

    What is funny is that people on this blog said that when they came here, they found us very nice. I guess that my point of view is wrong.

    Yeah, highbrow. Definitely.

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  69. Oh, sorry I forgot that I had an annoying question... :)
    "Why AREN'T I in Paris...", why is it not "why am I not in Paris..."?

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  70. I loved eating outside at the cafes in Paris! :D

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  71. Eric, Perfect photo to show us the sky and welcoming chairscape! We've been as gray overall as you've been blue. . .
    Yeah SPRING!
    -Kim
    Seattle Daily Photo

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  72. Nice post. Who cares about global warming when you can have lunch outside in February, in Paris. Bravo!

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  73. I hope the glorious weather lasts until the end of the month, as I'm going to be in Paris then :-)

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  74. Guille good question. The sentence Why are not i in Paris (if you leave out the apostrophe) does not make sense and is not grammatical. I think it's one of those phrases which has evolved. We don't have such hard and fast rules as you do in France. It's used often, but Why am i not, is better grammar in my view. People think you're a little pompous to use it though. It wouldn't be 'street speak to say 'am i not'. Do i care about that? Not at all. I'll be pompous most of the time. Sometimes i get lazy though. lol.

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  75. So I can use 'aren't I', but 'Am I not' is better, maybe posh, right?..
    Alala Lynn you're so pompous!

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  76. Ladies, if you don't mind me jumping in on this (as my bachelor's degree is in rhetoric): Lynn is correct, except I think "Why am I not in Paris?" sounds fine, not too pompous. I would say it (and I'm American!). "Why aren't I in Paris" is acceptable. "Why are I not in Paris?" is plural, and incorrect.

    "Why aren't you in Paris?" is correct.

    Why am I not in Paris? I can't answer that, except for the fact that I can't say any of this in French, and I'm afraid they'd kick me out.

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  77. Guille & Lynn:

    I am no expert in the finer points of English grammar, Guille, but I do agree with Lynn that 'why am I not' is more correct than 'why aren't I'; if one is communicating via the written word, that is.

    However, as I am forced to adhere to grammatical correctness in my life as a student and writer, I frequently - and happily - allow my writing to veer towards the conversational when the task at hand is an informal message, such as an email or blog comment. My sin may be small, but it is still well worth noting for the benefit of people for whom English is a second language.

    AREN'T you glad we've explained that to you, Guille?

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  78. I AM so glad Lucio. ;)
    You all help me to improve my English.
    I never ask this kind of boring questions but I admit that this "aren't I" was a mystery for me.

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  79. That is such a great photo. Will imagine you enjoying a lovely lunch outside, enjoying the weather. The weather in San Francisco is very nice right now, too, but it will never be Paris!

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  80. Great picture and such a wonderful reminder. I got to Paris with my family for the first time last spring. We adored your city and can't wait to go back again.

    A pic and post I did when I returned: http://frazgomeanders.blogspot.com/2007/04/tour-eiffel-eiffel-tower-to-rest-of.html

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  81. he he the 'aren't i' is a mystery, Guille. Am i not is far better. It is definitely 'improved speech' if you like and a lot of people on the street will not use it but will go for aren't i instead. Sometimes i do myself, but mostly i'm an 'am i not' kind of girl. Yes sometimes even a little pompous. lol. My degree was in linguistics he he just thought i'd throw that one in.... LOL !! What fun it is on here.

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  82. Why are i not in Paris is not only incorrect: it does not exist!

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  83. I was sure you were an Am I not person!
    I attach importance to the way people speak and express themselves. I'm the kind of unbearable person who corrects her (French) friends when they make a huge and intolerable mistake LOL. Somebody who says "les gens croyent" (and not "croient") get on my nerves. I know it's a kind of intolerance. But I have a demanding nature with myself too. Maybe it's because my Mum is proofreader. :)

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  84. Yes probably why. I am exactly the same, Guille, i notice most errors. I don't say, however. Apart from you, asking me to, i rarely correct friends or family, except to repeat it in a following sentence using the correct form. I find some way of using the phrase properly. I hope then that they will see the error corrected and employ it, rather than to make them feel stupid. With my sons, i use that method first but if it repeats, i will tell them straight where the error lies. If i can't say it to them, who can, i tell them?!
    In the classroom (i'm qualified as teacher of English to speakers of other languages) i will of course correct all over the place!

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  85. By the way, i notice you did this with my bonne nuit error. Thanks! We think alike.

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  86. I didn't see your bonne nuit error..!
    I do the same Lynn, I don't interrupt my friends while they're speaking (expect for the "voyent, croyent" etc!) but repeat their sentence "comme si de rien n'était" and correct it by the same. I'm a pest but not that much.LOL. I did that yesterday with the Norwegian (and not NorVegian,thx for this one!) but it was because he asked me to do.
    It's delicate but I think it helps.

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  87. Does indeed, Guille. I think there's nothing worse than someone screaming "What? You don't know THAT? God, EVERYONE knows THAT!....cough, splutter. lol. How embarrassing.

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  88. http://hetliefdeleven.blogspot.com/

    I love SPRING

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  89. Lynn and Guille, sorry to jump in but, by all means, correct my sentences whenever you spot an error ok!
    I love to learn other languages so yes, I think it's important to be corrected!

    I learn so much here at PDP! Just now I learned a new sentence (said by Guille) and already love this expression: "comme si de rien n'était"

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  90. LOL Monica, it was because I didn't know how to say it in English!! It's something like "as if nothing happens".
    No, not "happen"...help me!

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  91. Guille here we use this expression a lot (in portuguese of course!), that's why I enjoyed learning the french version.

    Here we say: como se nada tivesse acontecido

    ;-)

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  92. no fair that your there and I am here! well, san diego is not bad...but paris! ah! enjoy! jay

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  93. Excellent perspective and shot Eric!

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  94. Like nothing happened/as if nothing happened. Both are good, girls.
    HelLO Michael. Again. Purrrrrrr.

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  95. Lynn...behave!
    By the way did you know I OWN Michael ;) yeah and Monica ;)
    Only in Facebook though...

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  96. he he really? Oops i thought only Michael would see me here. lol! So i'm missing out by not being in Facebook huh. I shall have to think again.

    Hi Michaelllllllll

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  97. Hey Rose, don't you own me? (sniff)

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  98. Petrea, it's a game on Facebook that those crazy kids are playing.

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  99. Hey, we could all own Eric if we go in and buy him!

    Lynn, I'm not sure Facebook is for you. I mean, you are way too technically advanced for this kids game and we love seeing you here on PDP and CDP anyway! ;-)

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  100. Petrea
    I didn't want to send you the invitation because somepeople don't like it but now that I know you don't mind, you have no choice... you are mine mine mine :)

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  101. Okay Michael, i'll take your word for it, my technical prowess IS something to be respected, for sure. Hang on a minute, are you...scared...about the prospect of me joining for some reason? Oooohhh. I want to 'do' Zazzle now. Is there hope for that?

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  102. LOL You're all crazy. Are you talking about this game on Facebook in which you can buy your friend with the virtual money?? One of my friend tried to do it, but I was definitely too expensive... LOL

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  103. lol Guille i've no idea what the crazies are talking about but i KNOW, like you do too, they could not afford me.

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  104. I was "bought" on Facebook and I don't even know how much I was worth...

    Guille how do I look you up on Facebook? Guillemette?

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  105. Monica I'm sure you cost A LOT!
    Yes, Guillemette, but i'm not the only one...I have the same picture on Facebook. If you don't find me, I will give you ... my name. ;)
    Otherwise, I know how to find YOU.

    Lynn, my friends can't afford my way of life either, because if they want to buy me, they have to support my spending, and you know that I'm a French Monarch...

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  106. You girls crack me up! No wonder you're all so expensive (on Facebook)!

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  107. We are, Michael, we are. Guille must buy a whole new wardrobe for William yet.

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  108. wow... Really this is one of the best pictures with movement I have seen in a long time... Really well don't great colors and great movement.

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  109. Marvelous photo, the colors are perfect and the composition adds the right dynamic.
    In addition my complments for such nice blog.

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  110. I ran across your blog, and I simply looove it!! :-D I hope you don't mind if I post a link to your blog from my blog :) Have a blessed day in Paris!!

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  111. As an artist i love the view that you have captured.- it makes me want to be there right now. very good. i apluad you.

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  112. There is another reason why terraces are open so early: they actually never closed thanks to the recent non-smoking ban.

    That being said, I really don't find good news to have new proofs of global warming every day.

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  113. I love all the pictures but most of all I can see lots of emotions in these pictures. The one taking with the bench is the most memoreable to me.

    Paris, a place I wish to visit and a good reason for one of the ten things I have to do before I die.

    Nice blogg come visit mine

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