Saturday, June 27, 2009

An American in Paris (finally)

Sorry for the cheesy title, I couldn't resist. But then I am practically delirious. After nearly 24 hours of travel, I finally made it! I'm so far past exhaustion forgive me if this is gibberish. The photo at left is of the court yard that leads into the building where the studio I rented is located. I have to enter two pass codes on the exterior and interior gates and then navigate a tricky lock to get into the studio.

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.

1 comment:

  1. Ahh dearest Shelley, how I miss your little comments on my blog. So now that I finally have a night to myself to read through someone's archives (my foodie ritual!) I have chosen yours, long time coming, and if you will have me of course...

    I cannot believe after all this time I never fully comprehended that you went to LCB in Paris, hot here in the US! So I am tres excited about my journey into your blog because you have already lived my dream.