• Paris,  The Zoo

    Paris by map

    Paris by Map

    I bought a six foot map of Paris. It’s fantastic. I taped it to the wall above my desk and I stare at it all day long. It’s taken me a while, but I’m starting to put the pieces together. I’m starting to have an idea of the adventure I will be going on. It’s going to be crazy and exciting. We are going to see so many things. I figured out where our hotel is. I’ve even emailed them to inquire about wireless internet. They don’t have it but they do offer “acces Internet in your room by the telephone connection with telephone wire. The communication are payanrest,” which sounds slow and expensive. But we will be in the middle of the super trendy (that’s what the guide books say) Le Marais district so I imagine it won’t be hard to find an internet cafe. I hope I can keep up with this blog and my addiction to the email. Hopefully the transition from blogger to MT will be done by then.

    Pounce, my cat, helped me with my maps today. He felt he would get a better understanding of where things are if he took a nap right smack dab in the middle of a big map. Osmosis or something. After all, this whole Paris thing started because of a dream I had about taking Pounce and my mom to Paris.

  • adventures in babysitting,  Newsbreaking Hair News

    Happy Valentines, Pass the Permethrin

    Pass the Permethrin

    My hair smells like moldy chrysanthemums. But not because I’ve been rolling around in a bed of flowers. No, I just washed my hair with lice shampoo. How romantic is that? I don’t think I have lice but I had to be sure. I baby sat the Things and they had lice. So I stopped by the drug store on the way home and joined the masses buying cheap candy and cheesy Valentine’s cards except I had a bottle of Nix with my candy. I bought myself a Score bar.

    I hate to leave you with this post for the next few days (or weeks depending on how long it takes to transfer this monstrosity of a blog over to Moveable Type) but that’s all I got tonight and unfortunately I don’t know when I’ll be able to post again. Apparently blogger is so afraid of losing me as a customer that they are holding my archives ransom. I was thinking it was about time to roll those old moldy blog posts to rest anyway.

    In the meantime, a humongous THANK YOU!!!! to everyone who donated money to my Send SAJ to Paris fund via the valentines and anti-valentines. I really really appreciate it. I raised $128 from those Valentines. I owe it all to you. Thank you! I hope to put that money to good use buying postcards and sending them back to you! So how much does it cost to mail a postcard from France to the US anyway?