J’adore Paris!

On my way to work this morning I had to pop by the Somerville Traffic Office to get a parking permit for our move next week (one week from today!). I tried doing this last week on Thursday night since they have evening hours on Thursday but the line was practically out the door.

The morning is a much better choice; there was just one person in line in front of me.

Anyway, after leaving their office I got on my scooter and headed to work. The quickest route brought me through Davis Square and I ended up sitting at a red light in front of the Somerville Theatre. More specifically, I was stopped next to the crepe place that is located on the ground floor of the Somerville Theatre.

Between the humidity (it’s always been humid when I’ve visited Paris), the scooter exhaust fumes (scooters are everywhere in Paris), the traffic noise (something else that’s ubiquitous in Paris), and the single row of tables and chairs against the wall of the creperie, it felt like I was in Paris.

Heck, even the angle of the light made me think of a Parisian morning. All that was missing was a quality pain au chocolat and the thump-thump-thump of rubber tires on the many (real and fake) cobblestone streets or crosswalks. Oh, and perhaps the ever present ambulance or police siren (which sound completely different than our own).

Anyway, it put me in a good mood. And I do have a nearly $300 credit voucher for Air France. HMMMMMM

2 Comments

  1. Comment by Randy on September 24, 2009 2:30 pm

    Theres the Karl blogger I know… I missed you.

  2. Comment by Jeffrey on September 25, 2009 12:29 pm

    If you’re feeling adventurous point that lil’ scoot over towards the North End. Grab me some cannolis while you’re there. From France to Italy on 25 cents woth of gas.

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