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photo, a day for cruising on the seine Where we should have been – cruising.

Then there was a very interesting discussion about Columbus' motives, China etc., which segued into cosmology and the size of things – like outer space, like quarks and other nano items, including clusters of galaxies. Outside the traffic was creeping by in the sunshine and Patrick the Waiter of the Week, was staying lost until the strangers left and we could inhabit the club's tables, for a wobble–free meet.

Both ladies are staying for long periods so they are in apartments. These are places trimmed to suit civilized visitors, but they do have their metric or European quirks. Such as an igniter that clicks for a gas stove, or a ceramic stove top with no visible means of turning it on. Marie's place seems to lack a recycle set of garbage containers, having only one small one.

Sight unseen I explain these oddities, or pass them off as perfectly normal. In fact the city in this season is teaching residents to put different stuff in the green garbage bin with the yellow lid. I have even been studying the diagram designed for illiterates over the past week. Katherine mentioned that Fête des Jardins happens this coming weekend. And there's a floating fête of church organs going on around town. Katherine lent her copy of Pariscope to Marie. It has all the events in it and a new issue is available every Wednesday.

photo, breizh weekend brochure Bretagne in Paris this weekend.

We skimmed over the notion of the Romans being the first tourists – however without tour buses. For them the Greeks were ancient history. We glided from Athens to rugby, football and then to cameras, as in, how to make them work when you've left the user manual in Tucson or Vancouver. This was beyond the scope of the club.

photo, marie reads pariscope One of the best info sources.

Marie was excited about the Group Photo of the Week. "It'll be the first picture of me with my new hair," she said. Having anybody excited about this photo is also a first. With that ordeal behind us ironing was given a slanting shot, and then Katherine plugged a couple of parks and cemeteries. All the heros in Père Lachaise for example.

In passing, since both will still be here for it, the Nuit Blanche 2007 was discussed. As usual fine details are not yet available and as usual there is not a dedicated Website. Try the Ville de Paris main page and hit the link for Culture. This year's edition is supposed to be aligned with métro line 14, from Saint–Lazare to Les Olympiades in Chinatown. It should be fun, art in Chinatown by night.

About the Café Metropole Club

Take your mouse for a spin around a recent club meeting report in an deeply buried archive of the Internet. Online reports are somewhat concise but less exciting than being at tediously long and live club meetings. An explanation for what we were doing today may be incomprehensible but can be found anyway on the About the Café Metropole Club webpage.

graphic, club location map

Weird Wobble Stuff

As spontaneous as every Thursday, half unrehearsed, semi out of control and again less than three members. Club meetings are actually from 15:00 to 17:00 every Thursday. The next meeting will be on Thursday, 27. September. Times are metric and are the same as from 3 to 5 pm around other odd unmetric places, while meetings are held around here. Whatever you feel like saying will be totally appreciated by the other members present if there are any and they are listening, and sometimes they are, but not always.* Your other, absolutely true, stories are all welcome too if they are very true.

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. Spurn membership to stay unfound.

*The above paragraphs are relatively unchanged since last week because I am no longer ashamed of my unironed shirts, having learned that they can be fashionably twisted into knots before drying.

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, 27. September.

A bientôt à Paris
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