Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Sick day!


If you think I'm awfully quiet these days, well you're right! the thing is that I caught a very bad flue in Chamonix where I was spending a few days of vacation over new year's eve. I'm back in Paris now, but spent 99% of the day in my bed, sleeping... Needless to say this photo is not fresh of the day, as I did not even think of going outside today! I hope I will recover soon, for my sake of course and to take new Paris photos ;-)

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  1. So sorry you feel bad, Eric. The flu is no fun. I'm sure posting this was exhausting - so, thanks for all you do! This guy looks so familiar - like a particular face I can't place - like a Velasquez or a very skinny Rembrandt? Maybe its a portrait of someone who's always being told - you remind me of someone, but I can't think who! And what does "7A" mean? And what does it say below? And where is this? And why?!

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  2. Eric, I hope you feel better! I'm one of your fans who is perfectly happy to see photos from your archives any day.

    Do you mind, Eric, if I make a little announcement? It's PDP related. Our friend Jeff (you know Jeff--Minnesota Jeff) will be visiting southern California in a couple of weeks. We thought we'd get the soCal PDP fan pod together, perhaps for an early dinner on January 15th. Join us if you're in soCal! Contact me at pb (at) petreaburchard (dot) com.

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  3. I just saw that the background is the concrete wall - painted red - with the image slashed thru to show the red and the frame put against the concrete. I gather from the label that this is outside somewhere. The mystery deepens!!

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  4. Feel better soon, our Eric! I hope your mattress is comfortable...Chicken soup is an American elixir....what is the French remedy for feeling under the weather? How about other countries?

    This picture looks a bit like Michaelangelo's self portrait to me. Did you psychologically pick something dark and brooding due to your mood today?

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  5. Pauvre petit chou! Ne t'inquietes pas de nous, Eric -- just get well, and soon. PHX is right -- chicken soup will help!

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  6. I just fact checked myself. This indeed looks like Jacopino del Conte's portrait of Michaelangelo.

    I remember my art history teacher telling us that in Michaelangelo's Last Judgement, you can see to Christ's left, St. Bartholomew is holding his...own...skin. It is supposed to be Michaelangelo's self portrait and a gorry one if you have never seen it.

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  7. Eric, I'm so sorry that you feel bad. I'm glad to hear that you stayed in and rested. Like Petrea, I am glad to see a selection from your archives any day. Take good care of you. May all the love and appreciation from your PDP fans/family help you heal quickly!

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  8. Do get well soon, Eric. Agree with Alexa and Phx regarding chicken soup. Does wonders when one isn't feeling well or even when one is!

    Another interesting piece of graffiti and the frame adds a nice touch.

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  9. Feel better , Eric !


    @Phx: the equivalent remedy is un bon Grog (a rhum based drink with hot tea, honey, I think, but don't ask me how to make it, I've never known.

    Tomate Farcie, sick with a nasty cold in San Francisco (pass the Kleenexes snif snif ) . Someone puuuuleeeeeeez mail me a Grog!! ;)

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  10. Wow, it hit you. I heard on the news that a very bad flu was sweeping through France. Take care, bisous bisous, Lois

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  11. Je suis desolee tu et malade, mon ami. Ok, bad French, but I tried. I don't know if bad French is easier on a headache than reading English. I do hope you feel better. I was told La Reine de Seine also was malade. Winter can be difficult enough without nasty little beasties invading the body.

    Petrea, I love the announcement. I hope Gary and Maria and Monnica check in. I will love seeing any of you on the West Coast. Try to reserve some good weather, ok? NO RAIN!!

    A bientot.

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  12. Jeff, it's looking like it might be a Sunday gathering. We shall see!

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  13. Sorry to hear you're sick, Eric. Whether you use un bog grog or chicken soup as a remedy, take care and get well soon.

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  14. Eric, you've caught a bad 'flu'. A bad flue is a leaking duct or dangerous chimney, etc etc

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  15. Eric, I'm feeling sorry because being sick is painful and prevents us from doing what we wish... Take a great care of you and you'll see everything will get back into order in a few days.
    I can tell that because I guess I had the same bad flu two weeks ago. Before Christmas. And like you said, I spent 99% of my time in bed... It last between two and three days and after that I recovered, slowly but I did! Like you will.
    My little piece of advice is to take Doliprane (paracetamol) 4 times a day at least. As soon as Doliprane does no more work, the fiever comes back... With the cold, the pain, the headache etc...
    May all the nice words you've received here go directly to your body and help him to get rid of the flu. Get well soon.

    The photo is stunning and all assumptions that have been made here are great ones! I wonder where you found this but I should not wonder for I know you're able to find out anything hidden in Paris.
    Take very care of you.

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  16. Voici la recette . C'est facile !!

    http://www.linternaute.com/femmes/cuisine/recette/335529/1084759153/grog.shtml

    Tomate Farcie

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  17. Get plenty of rest so you will return renewed and refreshed!! Best Wishes for a speedy recovery...your public awaits!! ;-)

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  18. Get well soon Eric :)
    Lots of love
    xx

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  19. Yes Tomate, the French grog is so much better than chicken soup I believe. It feels good going down, you get drunk, and when you wake up you feel better. Wait a minute...that sounds like New Year's Eve!

    So Eric, who's "anonymous"? Inquiring minds want to know!

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  20. Got a nit of the French flu myself here Eric. What's good about not getting out though is it forces you to go through some old pics and find some unpublished gems. That's what I spent most of December doing!

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  21. Happy New Year Eric, although if you feel like the guy in the photo looks, not a great start to 2011.

    Scottish remedy is a "Wee Toddy": whisky (Scotch of course) with some hot water and some sugar. It doesn't cure a cold, but if you take enough of them, you just don't care!

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  22. Pauvre Eric ~ please get well very, very soon. You have plenty of wonderful home remedies to take for a spin, in the absence of being able to take your scooter {or self} for a spin. The toddies sound nice, but it's past my dinner time so I'm leaning to the chicken soup first up.

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  23. sending healing wishes from vermont.

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  24. So many I know have/have had the flu. Doesn't anyone get a flu shot any more? Got mine beginning of November. Feelin' groovy.

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  25. Hope you feel better sooner than soon, Eric! The flu is not fun; it's going around here as well and I'm feeling a bit sqaunklish today, so I'm really hoping that it's not the flu. But I hope you feel better and I'll add my 2 cents worth and say try a little mint tea.

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  26. Happy New Year, Eric. I, too, am perfectly content to view any of your archival masterpieces. I hope you don't feel quite as badly as this photo would suggest ;) Please take good care- best wishes from New Hampshire for the speediest of recoveries!

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  27. Eric,
    I hope you are feeling better. I look at your pictures and comments every week and you help frame my day. Please feel more energetic soon.

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  28. Oh I hope you feel much better soon !!

    Bonne Santé !

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  29. "Squanklish," Christie, what a great word. May I borrow it? Sorry you feel it, though.

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  30. You're all so sweet. Sorry I cannot answer everyone right now, but I really appreciate being comforted from so many people from around the world. After catching the flu from time to time isn't that bad: you get to eat chicken soup(!), you spend you time watching stupid videos in bed and you get all sorts of nice messages from people ;-)

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  31. I hope you'll experience a full recovery soon!

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  32. Feel better soon Eric.
    I also have a miserable head cold and the NYC snow and cold weather doesn't help!
    Happy New Year!
    Stacey

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  33. Echinacea works very well for colds, I've never tried it for the flu, but it supports the immune system, so it should help. Also, vitamin C, bien sur, and zinc. Immune system strengtheners. Bon chance.

    By the way, about the chicken soup, videos, and nice messages: you can do all those things even when you are not sick!

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  34. Great Blog about France, thanks for sharing.

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  35. Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

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