That last post was a bit depressing, wasn't it? Sorry about that. I promise to be cheerful for a while....
So, what's going on? I seem to post more and more about the past and less about the quotidien these days. I don't know why, but here's a bit of the day to day for you to get your teeth into.
Last night I went to the cinema - le Grand Rex - which is always a treat.
The cinema is amazing, old style, faded grandeur, etc. The ads and trailers are shown on a small screen on the stage, which makes everyone think 'why didn't I go to the modern multiplex down the road'.
But then follows a piece of true theatre. The room goes dark (apart from the stars in the ceiling), the theme music from "2001 a space odyssey" plays (I kid you not) and the biggest screen in the western world starts to come down from the ceiling.
The screen is so big that the front few rows of people (who thought they had great seats) panic and run to the back looking for seats where they can see the whole screen.
Anyway, the film was awful. Hancock. Really dire. Not helped by the fact that it was the dubbed version (I was willing to put up with a dubbed version because a: it was on at the Rex and b: it's not like it was ever going to be a dialogue-based film).
But the awfulness of the film did not detract from the brilliance of the cinema experience. If ever you are in Paris, go see a film at the Rex. Amazing. They even have a backstage tour before each film - just arrive an hour early.
Alas, going to the movies made me late going to bed, so it's not surprising that today I woke up late. Too late really - luckily my colleagues in the UK are an hour behind me! And I have a Latin American day ahead of me.
I'm meeting a Mexican for lunch (business) and an Argentinian for dinner (pleasure). I'm taking the Mexican for Tex-Mex, hopefully he'll see the funny side. I'm not sure if Mexicans do irony?
This weekend is boxes, boxes, boxes I'm afraid. I'm determined that this weekend will see the end of the move. But I'm also hoping to get out and do a bit of holiday shopping. Especially as I'm officially on countdown - 7 days to holidays, 20 days to birthday. Hooray on both counts.
Anyway, I hope you all have a great weekend too.