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After somebody tells a story about a murder defendant paying his attorney with home-made tortillas after being found not guilty, I get today's handy-sized group to stand up for the club's 'Group Photo of the Week.'

Ulrich's second Orangina arrives atphoto: charles eitel the same time, and he holds it for duration of the tricky photo operation. "There's an Orangina shortage in the US," he says, "There's no similar drink available."

Charles is the club's only beatnik from Florida. He will be missed - and wasted on Jersey.

I am not putting in this plug for Orangina because the Orangina guys told me only kids drink the stuff, but because Ulrich is providing evidence that Americans, even if they have German passports, come all the way to Paris to get their hands on it.

The next conversational topic concerns choosing three foods to have on a foodless desert island. Ulrich says, "Peanut butter," and Charles says, "Chocolate," and Marilyn says, "Ice cream."

When Ronda hears what this is about, she says, "And tacos."

So there you are. While Ronda is swimming in the Gulf of Mexico which Ulrich says is "That brown stuff!" I am imagining what a peanut butter and chocolate-filled taco with ice cream on it might taste like.

Charles, who voted for 'Lower Taxes' in Tampa, wonders more about the Gulf's sharks, who aren't particular at all about what they eat.

Finally, Ronda puts a stop to all the food nonsense with the 'true Texas chili story.' She says, "No chili with beans is accepted!" I think she is referring to the famous Texas chili-cookingphoto: ronda barton contests, that Ulrich says, "Are held three times a day."

Apparently the most important of these contests are held in Lückenbach, which is in none of my atlases - possibly because one of them was made in East Germany.

While in Paris, Ronda will be searching for true Austin-style rock-n-roll.

Lückenbach also has a 'würst-fest' if you happen to be in the neighborhood. Kind of like crossing the 'T,' Ronda also offers the information that Texas' oldest dance hall is called the 'Grüne Halle' and offers to teach me how to spell 'barbeque.'

Other tips include, only taking taxis with '75' in their license plates if you want to be driven to obscure places in Paris, and that not all people seen drinking red wine on Paris café terraces in the afternoons are really drunks.

As usual, your club's secretary has learned more important facts than he knew when he woke up this morning around noon.

The 'About the Café Metropole Club' Page

'Unofficial' but 'suspended-rules' concerning your Café Metropole Paris Club - as opposed a 'chili' 'report' like this one - can be found on the 'About the Café Metropole Club page,' which is about your club, and has a link on each issue's 'home' page, in case you overlook this one right here.

Date, Time and Location of Next Meeting

The next Café Metropole Club meeting will be held on Thursday, 17. May, which is a week from today, like all other Thursdays have been up until now since our current calendar was introduced.

If you are in Paris or not it will be Saint-Pascal's Day. Luckily, the following Friday will be just another ordinary Saint-Eric's day - no kidding! - which was on Thursday last year - just like since possibly before our current calendar was adopted.

The café La Corona meeting place willphoto: wine, orangina be open as it is all the time well as 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 'ZIPT' - and elsewhere known as 3 pm to 5 pm otherwise.

The club's 'Arty Photo of the Week' concerns the usual stuff of course.

The club's secretary, otherwise known as 'Ed,' - but not Eric anything - will be making some 'report' notes during the coming meeting, but there's no need to pay any attention to this because 'Ed' writes more notes than will be used.

Prepare your new 'Quote of the Week' or propose your own new 'City of the Week' - or even invent any other 'Things of the Week,' if you want to share them, it, with other members - and readers of this online magazine with the free Paris club for both.

The café's location is:

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

A bientôt à Paris,
signature, regards, ric

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