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News You Can Use II

Not Texas Bumgle

Member Ramona McDaris , writing from Texas, has tuned in to point out that Vlado Putin did not go fishing with G.W. Bush in Texas. Apparently the rocks seen on the TV–news were not in Texas. In fact, there are no rocks in Texas, only sand. The two world leaders were apparently in Maine. I wondered why it looked so cold and rocky, and now I know. Thank you, Ramona.

photo, cojean shopCojean – three doors north.

Putin Mangles French

Today's surprise news concerned Vlado Putin, again. After not catching any fish in Maine he scooted off to Guatemala where he discoursed in French. This so impressed the Olympic Committee meeting there to discuss who would be awarded the upcoming boondoggles, that they selected the summer resort of Sochi for the Winter Olympics sometime later in this century.

We also learned that Mister Putin is an avid skier, and would like to substitute Sochi for Davos as soon as it is properly boondoggled. Reports also said the Russians built an ice rink in front of a local hot dog stand, to show off their hockey skills. Canadians whistled.

No Umlaut Bloop

Member James MacNiel, writing from the Black Forest, has reminded me that Bödensee has no umlaut. There is a Bodensee with an umlaut in the Tirol or Austria. Luckily Bodensee is also known as Lake Konstanz, without an umlaut, but English readers may want it spelled with a C instead of a K. Thank you, James. Nobody wrote to say anything about the other dubious words last week. What's wrong with you?

Green Weed Juice

I used to snatch photos of window items from the bakery a few doors from La Corona. It closed for renovations last year and while I wasn't paying attention it opened again. The former dowdy tea room and old–time pastry shop is now a new age café, named Cojean, all nice, tidy and repainted. What I thought was green grass is really leaves of wheat and it is served as a juice. They call it, appropriately, jus d'herbe de blé and it is absolutely chock full of healthy vitamins, they claim.

photo, cojean delight, green herbe Fresh green herbe chez Cojean.

Soldes d'Eté Forever

The annual summer sales in Paris began on Wednesday, 27. June at 8:00 and they will continue until Saturday, 4. August. Some say a lot of price tickets have been slashed by 50% while others say there are a lot of goods to be flogged and discounts may touch 70% off. After slightly more than a week some of this stuff is still left for you.

Pont des Arts Sofa Lark

I do not know what this is about except the two dudes installed in it seemed to have next to nothing in the way of worries.

About the Café Metropole Club

Slither your mouse towards the club meeting report in lurking deep in the shallow universe of the Internet. Speed reading short reports is faster than being at long club meetings but only provides a smidgin of the dialogue. The explanation of what we might have been doing here, can be found on the out–of–dated About the Café Metropole Club webpage.

graphic, club location map

The Usual Unreadable Fine Print

Nearly spontaneous as usual, half unrehearsed, partly out of control and again less than two members. Club meetings are actually from 15:00 to 17:00 every Thursday. The next meeting will be on Thursday, 12. July, the eve of the Bastille eve. These times are the same as to 3 pm to 5 pm around some other places, while meetings are held around here. Whatever you feel like saying will be truly appreciated by the other members present if they are listening, and sometimes they are, but not always – and if it was by hearsay, inscribed here.* Your other, totally true, stories are all welcome too. Members like a good laugh.

Caution – should you have a personal desire to remain unfindable via the Web, be sure to inform the club's secretary that you prefer to be 404 – not found by Web search engines before becoming found. Not being a club member gets you zilch.

*The above paragraphs are relatively unchanged since last week because of the bikes out to take over the world just as every man and woman in China decides to buy a stinky car.

The café's location is:

Café–Tabac La Corona
2. Rue de l'Amiral de Coligny – or – 30. Quai du Louvre
Paris 1. Métro: Louvre–Rivoli, Pont–Neuf or Châtelet.
Every Thursday, from 15:00 to 17:00.
Next club meeting on Thursday, 12. July.

A bientôt à Paris
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