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Alban is somewhat uncertain about what is going on here and is really confused when I ask everybody to rise for the 'Group Photo of the Week' which is the only real 'Thing of the Week' this week, in addition to East Lansing.

Doug Fuss complains about always being in the front line, so he hides with Alban in the back line - while all the peoplephoto: no food, just drinks who are either wearing suspenders or wish they were, hog the front line.

I don't even ask today's members to keep their eyes open like I usually do, so they all do it without being asked.

Today's 'Treats of the Week' - no food, just wet drinks.

When seated again, to count out money for the tabs, Bill tells Peter about the 'Trumpets of Versailles' he heard at Sainte-Chapelle, and mentions that they were tiny trumpets.

"Were they," Peter asks, "Trumpettes?"

My report notes are not up to this meeting, partly because it only has gotten a quorum 20 minutes before it is over. This is much better than meetings with no quorum at all, but it has left a couple of orphaned members' comments.

Bill's - "Paris nicest cinéma is the multiplex at Bercy - it even has carpets under the seats."

Peter's - "Inside the walled ramparts of Seattle..." finishes the thing off for good, even if it is nonsensical. What has there been about this meeting that has not been?

The 'About the Café Metropole Club' Page

photo: albanMuch of the expired club 'rules' and other so-called 'information' is nearly ancient history, but you can still refresh your memory by reading the 'About the Café Metropole Club' page - which will also tell you where to find the club in Paris and the day and time of the meetings.

Alban takes the club's nonsense good- naturedly, without quite figuring out that it is all nonsense except for the 'real' part.

If you have committed this to memory already, it might still be a good idea to look at this page, even though you can probably pass the test with ease. It also contains a virtual replica of the club's original membership card. This unique item can not be found on other Web sites.

The Usual Boring Details

The next Café Metropole Club meeting in Paris will be held on Thursday, 2. August, which is the annual day known as Saint-Julien's Day. This will not interfere with the club's regular meeting even if you have never experienced a special day like this one in Paris before.

The day after will be just another ordinary Sainte-Lydie's Day. Other than this, the day will be an unremarkable Friday as well, except it will be the first one in August.

The café La Corona meeting place will be wide open as it is every week containing weekdays and weekends. Yourphoto: bill rosenthal club's meeting time will begin at 15:00 and continue until 17:00 in Europe's Central European Time Zone - which is 'CET' for short and not 'ATBUT' - and elsewhere known as 3 pm to 5 pm unmetrically.

Bill's leopard-spotted suspenders allow him to saunter around Paris as he pleases.

The club's secretary, also known as 'Ed,' will be making a few 'report' notes during the coming meeting but there's no need to be concerned about this because 'Ed' will be unlikely to use the club's new good-luck 'cobra' pen, because nobody remembered to ask to see it, again.

Have your new 'Quote of the Week' ready or put your own new 'City of the Week' up for consideration or even invent any other 'Things of the Week,' including 'Seattle's ramparts.' Having these on hand might be enough to get them mentioned in a meeting's club 'report,' like this one.

Your wise words and thoughtful thoughts will be welcomed by the other members present - and all readers of this online magazine with the free and real Paris club for readers who 'just want to be' members. Do this, if you want to become 'surreal' too.

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,
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