Fezzik In Paris

Two Americans, three cats, and too many places named "de Gaulle"

Wednesday morning was a shitshow. It was all the more surreal when, arriving at a doctor’s appointment, I stood there with the receptionists, slack-jawed, as a snippet of the victory speech came on. Perhaps sensing that the hospital was grinding to a halt, whomever runs the TV system cut back to one of the fluffy “Come …

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This weekend’s visit to Melun was entirely my fault. We had been discussing going to Vaux-le-Vicomte for a while, thus leading to the inevitable scope creep; see Vaux-le-Vicomte became spend the day at Vaux-le-Vicomte, which morphed into see one of the soirées aux chandelles at Vaux-le-Vicomte , which became stay near Vaux-le-Vicomte so we wouldn’t …

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In a (perhaps not-so) rare occurrence of indecision, I’m not entirely sure as to what my actual opinion is with regards to last week’s trip to Mykonos. Accompanied by Pierre, our Greek island adventure occasionally felt much more like a study in dipoles than in consistency: While the view from the villa was outstanding, the …

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I should know by now that when I am trying to travel somewhere faster (for purposes of this example, let’s say work) due to some mitigating circumstance (because it’s pouring), I should just stick with the original plan. Normally, one would think that taking a taxi from l’hopital americain would be painless; it’s all of …

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