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To bring yourself up-to-date on the important subject of other interesting 'quotes,' you canphoto: fiat 500 of the week still read this meeting's medium-length 'report' in less than four minutes, more or less.

The next meeting of the Café Metropole Club will be on Thursday, 20. September. This day will be another fairly ordinary day even though it will be a club day on which Saint-Davy's Day will be acknowledged in Paris this year.

Metropole readers and intentional club members can learn a lot more about this free club by reading 'About the Club,' which is handy for finding out the reason for the club's existence, its meeting time and location and so on, and other true facts such as being free.

Café Metropole Club Anniversary

The club's meeting numbers are still a bit skewed, but the very first meeting was held on Thursday, 14. October 1999. This year the 14th is on a Sunday, so I propose that the club's 2nd anniversary be held during the meeting on the Thursday before, on 11. October. The meeting on the following Thursday, 19. October, will be the first in the club's third year of life, but no particular celebration is planned for this monumental event.

Metropole's Affiliates

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'Bookings' hasphoto: chestnut lane, champs elysees a reservation service for a wide selection of Paris hotels. Check out their offers and make your choice long before your arrival in France. Or, if all the other hotel booking services are 'sold out,' try this one. Other Metropole readers have.

'HighwayToHealth' provides a 'city health profile' as well as travel insurance for potential Paris visitors. If you've signed up for these services before you need them suddenly you will benefit from them. I hope won't be the case, but 'Things Happen.'

'Petanque America' imports quality Obut boules from France and will ship them to you anywhere in the Americas - which will save you the effort of carrying them all the way from Paris. Be the first on your block to introduce the game of pétanque - or boules. Nearly everybody can play this game, nearly anywhere, nearly anytime.

This Was Metropole One Year Ago:

Issue 5.38 - 18. Sept 2000 - This week's Café Metropole column was titled, 'Expo At the Hôtel de Ville' and the 'Au Bistro' news column was titled, 'Three Months' Prison for Bové.' This issue had one feature, titled 'Shopping For Sights On Haussmann.' This issue's update for the club meeting on 21. September turned out to be the 'Flower of the Week?' report. The week's 'Scene' column was a shopping listphoto: sign, avenue franklin d roosevelt titled 'Music, Dance, Theatre, Photographs.' There were four new 'Posters of the Week' and Ric's Cartoon of the Week was captioned 'Can I Take the Métro?'

This Was Metropole Two Years Ago

Issue 4.38 - 20. Sept. 1999 - This week's Café Metropole column was titled, 'Freezing and Starving' for no particular reason. The 'Au Bistro' column was was headlined 'The Government Can't Do Everything.' This issue had two features, titled, 'Jacques Melac's Grape Harvest' and 'Boulevard du Techno.' The 'Scene' column was titled, 'Les Champs de la Sculpture.' There were also the usual four 'Posters of the Week' and Ric's Cartoon of the Week had the musical caption of 'Techno, Wino.' Tweet!

The 'Count-Up/Down' - Version 38

As an exception this week, there is no new 'count-down' news mainly because there is no current 'count-down' being counted up or down.

The Euro's Dwindling Count-Down

The number of days remaining this year is 105. This is the number of days left until the 'euro' currency introduction day on Tuesday, 1. January 2002 at 00:01. On this day, you can say 'hello' to Europe's brand-spanking-new uni-currency.

'Euromania' is twisting itself upphoto: sign, avenue du president wilson into an onrushing tornado.. If you plan a visit before the end of the year, do not be surprised to witness European newspapers and TV acting gaga about it - while most civilian citizens are giving it a big ho-hum. This will become unnecessary after 1. January, of course, because then they - we - will have to actually handle the stuff.

For fun, some places will be selling baggies containing 100 francs-worth of real euro money, sometime in December. Although 'real,' it will be unspendable until 2002.

Learn more about the new European-style money by taking a look at the French government's 'Euro' Web site for whatever it has to say about the arrival of the euro slightly more than three months from now.

This site probably has images of the actual currency because the new banknotes were publicly displayed at the European Central Bank recently.
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