So as some of you know I am in Europe for 3 weeks. Well now I am only in Europe for two weeks. The first week I spent in Paris, visiting my friend Katie. Now I am in Berlin and I feel the need to post photos of Paris so that I can post photos of Berlin. It’s a complicated cyclical process. Here are a few pictures:
And that is a lot of photos. Final conclusion: all of these places are awesome.
So my friend Katie, who is living in Paris for the year, posted this video on a friends wall, and I absolutely love it. It takes place in the bookstore Shakespeare and Company.
(Watch the full video by clicking on that link below)
Spike Jonze: Mourir Auprès de Toi
When I saw this, I thought about That Summer in Paris by Morley Callaghan, a memoir about Morley’s friendships with Hemingway and Fitzgerald in the summer of 1929.. in Paris. I was thinking that Shakespeare and Company was the bookstore that is refers to multiple times. So instead of looking in the book that was right next to me, I googled it.
And I found a blog which cited a bunch of sources on the topic of Paris in the 1920’s. The Phd that has the blog even does presentations on the topic.
So I was pretty sad when I read her annotation of That Summer in Paris, “Morley Callaghan. That Summer in Paris. New York: Coward-McCann, 1963. Callaghan was the timekeeper for the famous Hemingway-Fitzgerald boxing match, and he’s dined out on that story for years. A lovely memoir of a memorable summer.”
I underlined all the things that are wrong in that paragraph. Callaghan and Hemingway were the ones boxing together and they did so quiet often. Fitzgerald only accompanied them once as a timekeeper (and not a really good one.) I do have to agree that it is a lovely memoir on a memorable summer.
I took this. And, I know, once again I am caught mid-weekend, but keeping up with life is hard.
Article on old vegetables on Plymouth Plantation. Women’s kitchen gardens were generally an acre. And they didn’t have glasses. Life sucked.
An amazing cottage in Nova Scotia.
Things you bring/wear in Paris to ensure you don’t look like an idiot.
Horrible Bosses was funny.
Best new nicknames for Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley.
The only good thing to come out of fake eHarmony videos.
Seats for everyone.