Saturday, June 27, 2009
An American in Paris (finally)
I had a minor meltdown over that lock when I returned from Monoprix (had to make a grocery run first thing) with my arms full of bags and was unable to get the door opened. I heard someone speaking and ran upstairs in a panic to waylay anyone who could help me get that door open. So I met my neighbor -she seems lovely but we didn't understand a word one another said. We managed to pantomime well enough back and forth for her to show me how to navigate the lock. Crisis averted. Now I just have to take a deep breath and acknowledge that little incidents like that are going to occur quite a bit as I get acclimated. I'm sure I'm going to learn a whole lot on this trip and not all of it's going to involve baking techniques!
I'm going to finish a glass of wine while listening to Wilco's soon to be released new album- NPR is streaming it in entirety before the release on Tues. Then I'm going to crash. Not bad for my first night in Paris. Bon nuit- S.