...Continued from page 1

Apparently, because of the anti-dog discrimination, dogs have two beaches of their own. "Dogs just go crazy," says Pamela, "They're free-love zones for dogs." One of these beaches is even named 'Dog Beach.'

Marion Nowak shows up, after I thought she was safely on her way to Köln. Norman and Marion trade tall stories about the excellent quality of Franken wine, which is a bit hard to find outside of Oberfranken.

Marion has a pastis when Patrick the waiter beings it. She mixes it the proper way, so it is a drink lighter than wine. I get a huge whiff of anis from it. Smells like France.

Norman reminds us all that today - or tomorrow, officially - is 'Paris Liberation Day' - the day in 1944 when General De Gaulle walked down the Champs-Elyséesphoto: marion to the overwhelming acclaim of Parisians.

The reason I have met Norman before is because he is the producer of 'The Paris Pages,' and we worked together throughout most of 1995.

It is Pamela's first real visit to Paris. For Norman, Paris is a home as often as he can get here. Next Thursday Marion leaves for good - except for being on the Paris-Köln direct express line.

With her back to the light, Marion gets pasted with dots of lens-flare.

As Marion's husband Stephan said, "Köln - Paris; Four Hours Six Minutes" Stephan is not present today because he looked at the calendar, which told him to finish his thesis before the end of the month.

Another no-show is the server-lady, Linda Thalman, who decided to remain out at the Cadillac Ranch today because of a flat tire that wouldn't repair itself.

It is really hot in Paris today; 30 degrees or slightly over. Norman yawns. I feel like yawning too. But if I do, then the 'Yawn of the Week' will become plural. So I finish my Orangina instead. No café today; not until later.

For tomorrow - Friday - Paris is supposed to add two more degrees. Then the nearly customary weekend storms are predicted to follow.

The 'About the Café Metropole Club' Page

For those who have no idea what the above may be about, details about the Café Metropole Paris Club in Paris are on a page called 'About the Café Metropole Club' - photo: club drinks, orangina, ricardaccessible here, and from each issue's 'home' page.

This 'about' page contains the details of the free membership, the free members' card and the other free unofficial non-rules concerning the club and how it freely operates or doesn't operate. You probably need to know more about the club, so please look at this page, unless you already know too much.

Some of today's club drinks, lined up like a line of pétanque boules.

Date, Time and Location of Next Meeting

The date for the club's next meeting is Thursday, 31. August. This is Saint-Aristide's Day in Paris. The whole rest of the day will be time enough for school-supply shopping. The café La Corona meeting place will again be open like today - and the time for your club's meeting remains from 15:00 to 17:00 - which is also known as 3 pm to 5 pm.

Come to the next meeting just as you are - especially if you are bored silly in Paris and need a place to yawn.

The café's location is:

Café-Tabac La Corona
2. Rue de l'Amiral Coligny - or - 30. Quai du Louvre, Paris 1.
Métro: Louvre-Rivoli or Pont-Neuf

A bientôt à Paris,
signature, regards, ric

Go to page : 1 - 2
In Metropole Paris
Latest Issue
2008 Issues
2007 | 2006 | 2005
2004 | 2003 | 2002
2001 | 2000 | 1999
1998 | 1997 | 1996
In Metropole Paris
About Metropole
About the Café Club
Links | Search Site
The Lodging Page
Paris Museums List
Metropole's 1996 Tours
Metropole's 2003 Tours
Support Metropole
Metropole's Books
Shop with Metropole
Metropole's Wine
metropole paris goodblogweek button
Send email concerning the
contents to: Ric Erickson, Editor.
Metropole Midi © 2014
– unless stated otherwise.
logo, metropole sml midi logo No matter how good it tastes,
there is no such thing
as a free lunch.
Waldo Bini