Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Paris day 1

Notes from today....

My sister's apartment has a million light switches that do nothing at all.  I think it must be a ploy by the landlords to make it look like there is more lights than there are.

My sister's apartment also has weird doors that go into rooms that aready have lots of doors in them....sort of redundancy for the redundancy...

We bought a lumber jacket for my husband...you know a scarb jacket...in PARIS!!!  

Is is just me, or does that seem hilariously warped and weird...they are selling these jackets in one of the most modern of modern art galleries....

The kids like modern video installations best I think.....

Some village somewhere in England has an even crazier tradition than correfoc...they carry flaming barrels of tar on their backs around the town....wow.

They also had a video of Bowie during the Ziggy Stardust era....the kids were amazed and debated whether he was a man or a woman...


Funniest line of the day from Youngest in a modern art museum.....

"Is that a bench or art?  Can I sit on it?"


6 comments:

hulagirlatheart said...

LOL. Great quote from your youngin'. And I must admit, I like the jacket, warped though it may be. Happy New Year! Will you still be in Paris then? If so, I'm so jealous. How cool to ring in the new year there!

Mar said...

Bonne Année!
Best wishes for 2009, live from the Alps :)

Beth said...

Lucky you, living it up in the big city! Sounds like you're having fun.

Big plans for tonight, I suppose?
New Years Eve in Paris....

Trish said...

That modern art . . . you never can tell.

Have a fun and Happy New Year!

oreneta said...

Hula...it is a great place to ring in the New Year, but it is probably more important to be with people you love, wherever you are, no? Sounds sappy, but I think it is true.

Mar, Happy New Year to you as well!

Beth, from reading your blog, it sounds like mine might be better than yours...less work anyway. Hope it goes better than you expect.

Trish, some of it is tricky, but I have to confess that I love it...possibly the most of all.

elpadawan said...

you still in Paris? I'm there too! I think the switch are there to command potential ceiling fixtures, and some electrical outlets. I had that also in Toronto. By default, no ceiling light, but if you want to add it, poke a hole in the middle of the room, it's already wired, no need to call an electrician, and voilà :)