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Paul also tells us they saw a 'pot-bellied' pig in one of the pet shops on the Quai du Louvre on the way to the meeting - and this is obviously a seldom-seen 'first' if ever there was one.

With some members attending consecutive meetings, a few conversational subjects carry over from week to week.

Thus we learn what happens to dead Parisians between the time they become dead and the time they become in the ground - and Eva Lee tells us she's found out how to get legal advice without bothering to sue somebody first.

Charles, who prefers new subjects, tells us he's talking his wife into letting him get a Yorkshire Terrier, and driving her bats by pointing out every one he sees on the street while driving her to work.

Paul Rupert says he's getting hungry because all of his favorite items are being withdrawn from menus in France - which reminds Henry of a close encounter with a sirloin steak he had recently in Texas.

Charles drops the terrier business and asks, "Was it medium?"

"Mesquite grill," Henry says.

"Ahh! How big was it?" Charles, panting, asks.

But Henry would rather talk about the original bathing-beauty photos from the '20's and '30's - "From Atlantic City!" he adds. Probablyphoto: henry vogel, houston tx seen in the Rue de Seine, is my guess, because Henry is a bit jet-lagged from the speed run in from the airport to the parking space.

This leads indirectly to one member admitting that he never looks at Metropole's photos. I assume this means other readers only look at the photos and don't bother reading the text - and there is pretty general agreement about this notion.

Charles is envious of Henry Vogel's recent meeting with a sirloin steak.

Without any warning, everybody simultaneously looks at their watches , which causes me to look at mine for the second time this week. And what do you know? It is 17:00 and this is the end of this week's Café Metropole Club 'report.'

The Final Repeat Shopping Tip, Is Over

[See Paris' Winter Sales, for last week's out-of-date details.]

The 'About the Café Metropole Club' Page

Historical details about your Café Metropole Paris Club, a few of them true ones - as opposed to concocted 'reports' - in Paris, can be found on the 'About the Café Metropole Club page,' which is about your club and has a link here, and on each issue's 'home' page, in case you forget the one here.

Date, Time and Location of Next Meeting

Ignore the 'about the club' stuff if you must but you should read this about the next Café Metropolephoto: beer Club meeting - it will be held on Thursday, 15. February 2001 - which is not part of the magazine's regular 'count-up.'

Regardless of whether you are in Paris it will be Saint-Claude's Day anyway - which will be followed by Friday, which will be just another ordinary Sainte-Julienne's day.

This beer is not a club sponsor - but temporairly posed as a club beverage.

The café La Corona meeting place will be open as it is every day and every Thursday. Your club's meeting time will be from 15:00 to 17:00 in Europe's Central European Time Zone - 'CET' for short and not 'FFOPIR' - and elsewhere known as 3 pm to 5 pm otherwise.

The club's usual secretary, which is myself, will be taking 'report' notes during the coming meeting. New club members with new conversational subjects will be highly welcome. Bring a 'Quote of the Week' or a new 'City of the Week,' even if it isn't one in Alaska or Norway.

The café's location is:

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

A bientôt à Paris,
signature, regards, ric

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