Holy crap. I just realized I have a total of five days off this weekend. What the hell am I going to do with myself?
Especially since I have my birthday (the 5th) off, and as far as I know we aren’t having my party on the 5th. What should I do to celebrate my birthday?
to channel richard bach for a second…
figure out what your own limits are…
then surpass them….
Re: to channel richard bach for a second…
Wow… that was so…
on the other hand… if you want to get all specific…
you could decide what the most perfect meal that you could ever possibly eat would be.. write it down to the detail–including atmospherics, people attending, silverware arrangement, etc…
And then give it to
and say.. “Make it so!” in your best Picard impression…
Sleep outside in the sun all day.
Son’t forget the sunscreen.
Come visit me!
Anything you damn well want. *g*
Hookers and booze! Hookers and booze!
Sit yourself down with a nice bottle of Jack Daniels… he’ll be your best friend!
Fly to France. 😀
I’m afraid France is near the bottom of my list of places to visit… not out of any dislike for the country, but from simple disinterest in all of the usual tourist destinations. Art museums generally don’t do it for me, and from a purely architectural point of view, the Eiffel Tower is not terribly exciting.
What is there that is genuinely worth seeing in France – outside of Paris, in particular?
There’s alot more architecture than the Eiffel Tower, hon. 😉
Seriously though, the Gothic architecture over here is to DIE for. Cathedrals that took centuries to build because of the detail of the carvings on the outside… and it’s all done by hand! It’s so impressive. The amount of passion that these people put in their work is overwhelming. And I’m not just talking the Cathédrale de Notre Dame. I’m talking even the cathedrals in the other cities.
Many buildings have lovely façades on the outside. The streets are small and charming. Even the road signs are done in such a way that requires intellect to decode them… I like decoding them in the way that an American would… literally. “Pile of Shit, 30!” and “Truck blowing up!” It’s fun.
The food is good. The people are nice. The weather is usually nicer here than in the States in the summer (although lately, they’ve had a heat wave and it feels like summer in DC). The pubs are plentiful.
Let’s see… well, I haven’t done too much outside of Paris other than in Metz, where
lives. There’s a nice shopping district, the 3rd tallest cathédrale in France (with alot of that lovely Gothic architecture… I took some pics that I’ll share later), and alot of the town is closed to cars, so it’s perfect for strolling. Metz prides themselves on their integration of technology into the city, while still maintaining their rich past. (check out http://www.mairie-metz.fr/GB/intro.html for more detail)
There’s lots of charming little towns, towns that feel like they’ve been the same for hundreds, if not thousands of years.
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