It’s too hot to go outside, or go shopping, like I and Jurryt intended, so I might as well sit in my office and update, no ?
was really really nice ! We (Faust and I) left here at 7, picked up my
mom, picked up his mom at 8, and drove on, straight to Paris ! By 11 we
were parked in La Défense, the Manhattan of Paris. Great flashy
buildings, steel blue sky, lots of sun (was a bit too hot to be good,
actually) so we wandered around a bit, Sonja took a lot of pics, was
nice. At 12.30 we drove to the centre, all along the Champs Elysées,
passing by the Arc de Triomphe, the Place de la Concorde, made a little
detour to see the Dôme des Invalides, parked near le Pont Neuf, right in
the centre ! Went for lunch in a little bistro, wasn’t too great :-(.
The waiter was yummy tho, and eyeing me all the time. When we left, he
whispered as I passed by ‘I want to meet you’ in this funny French
accent. I laughed, shook my head, and continued. Felt good 🙂 !
Then we went to see Les Halles and the St-Eustache church, continued to Centre Pompidou, made our way to Place des Vosges (and a van with three guys in it stopped along the road, causing a little jam, just to wave at me and tell me that I was beautiful. Heh, guess the French like blond/redheads who are dressed in black and not exactly thin), and eventually returned to our car, by walking along the Seine over both islands and paying a visit to the Notre Dame Cathedral. Had another drink there, too bad drinks are that expensive in France. A gorgeous guy passed by, and looked me in the eyes. I couldn’t help but smiling, and pointed him out to my company, as he walked on. When they all looked at him, he elbowed his friend, said sth about me, and they both turned round to take a look… LOL ! Made me blush, especially when he blew me a kiss, and walked on. Then (19.00) we walked up to the Louvre, but by then Sonja’s feet were all painful and sore, so just my mom and me continued through a bit of the Tuileries, and ended up in the Palais Royal. We saw a lot, and we enjoyed the day a lot. Faust decided that Paris was way too Neoclassical for him, and that he didn’t necessarily wanted to go back.
Got home by 1.00, chatted a little (thx Dacey for the nice chat) and went to bed by 4. A day well spent.
Got up on Thursday (national holiday) round noon, only to get a phonecall of my dad that we couldn’t meet in the afternoon because my aunt invited him to a barbecue at 12.30. My reaction: ‘Heh, haven’t had a BBQ all summer yet’, so he told me to come too. I declined, as I don’t crash into parties or BBQs when I’m not invited. He called me back 2 minutes later, saying that my uncled stated that he had too much food and too little people, so off we went in the blistering heat to a real nice BBQ with family. Not bad.
At night I had promised Faust to go to his place, and whereas I had expected to be the only one there, he had prepared a surprise for me, by inviting all the people I often spent evenings with at his place a couple of years ago. Lost them a bit out of sight, but they came that evening, so it turned out to be a very nice evening, lots of talking, laughing, drinking ice tea, and smoking tons of weed. But first I had to shave Faust’s neck a little, millimeter Jurryt’s hair again, and do Frank’s… LOL ! Glad I wasn’t too stoned then yet, I wonder what bizarre hair styles they would have had now :-p
Friday I just slept long, went for groceries, met up with Faust, Jurryt, Dirk, Ilse and of course Bart for coffee (as it was Friday) in the afternoon in this fancy coffee house, then had a delicious dinner there on the terrace, and then decided to bug Pumuky.
He had locked up himself in his appartment since he got home Tuesday, not answering my mails or Randall’s SMSs and mails, so I decided to go and kidnap him. Gave him some time to get decent shoes on, and off we went to the Ghent Birds’ Reservate. Took a little walk and a long talk. It didn’t diminish his pain, or made him feel better, but at least he understands a little now, and he’s prepared to come out of his isolation, as he sees now that that isn’t a solution. Glad.
Today’s too hot to do much. Dunno what I’ll do. I’ll think of sth, I’m sure.