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 🙂 !
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.
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
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.