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Archive for July, 2007

July 24th, 2007 by alephnaught

Anansi Boys

Title: Anansi Boys Author: Neil Gaiman Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: HarperTorch (September 26, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 0060515198 ISBN-13: 978-0060515195 Neil Gaiman is a story teller in the old tradition of story tellers.  Gaiman writes in the acknowledgement, “…. was the person who persuaded me that the story I told her over lunch […]

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Leaving Paris for home

July 23rd, 2007 by alephnaught

Leaving Paris for home

We slept okay, got up and got breakfast and cleaned up. We have a cab for the airport at 11:30AM. We hope the We hope we’ll get home in time to pick up our dog, Basil – he’s getting old and we want to limit his time away from us now. Below are pictures of […]

Paris

July 22nd, 2007 by alephnaught

Paris

We got going, taking a cab over to Musée Jacquemart-André, which is a small private collection on the right bank. They have a few rooms of Italian Renaissance paintings, including a Uccello painting of “St. George and the Dragon.” We ate a wonderful lunch at their cafe – they specialize in salads, I had one […]

July 22nd, 2007 by alephnaught

24 Declassified: Chaos Theory

Title: : 24 Declassified: Chaos Theory Author: : John Whitman Mass Market Paperback: : 240 pages Publisher: HarperEntertainment (May 29, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 0060842296 SBN-13: 978-0060842291 Read this one in Paris.  As usual, it was a quick, fun read.  Jack Bauer faces his most unusual foe yet, one that doesn’t follow patterns.  The last […]

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Paris and the Louvre

July 21st, 2007 by alephnaught

Paris and the Louvre

We got a comfortable start to the day – we’ve been waking up at 7AM but not getting out of the hotel til around 10AM most mornings. The weather has been superb, partly to mostly sunny with highs in the 70s F. Today we took a cab to the Louvre – we could have walked, […]

Paris and Chartres

July 20th, 2007 by alephnaught

Paris and Chartres

We got up slowly, ate a leasurely breakfast and headed towards the Louvre. Our bus tour to Chartres left at 1:45P, so we had some time to walk around. We stopped at the Sennelier shop (they sell artist supplies and Aviva loves to shop there when we’re in Paris). We walked by a statue of […]

Paris

July 19th, 2007 by alephnaught

Paris

We got cleaned up, ate a nice continental breakfast, and then got a cab (it took a while to find one) over to Musée de l’Orangerie, next to the Louvre. We got there at about 11A and had to wait until 12:30P to go inside, so we went shopping around the Louvre and had lunch […]

Arrive in Paris

July 18th, 2007 by alephnaught

Arrive in Paris

I was laid off from my job at ABN AMRO Bank on June 29, 2007 – what better way to start a severance package than to take a short vacation, especially since this is what Aviva and I love most; Aviva got me a massage for my birthday, so I’ll do that when I get […]

July 13th, 2007 by alephnaught

Chocolate: A Bittersweet Saga of Dark and Light

Title: Chocolate: A Bittersweet Saga of Dark and Light Author: Mort Rosenblum Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: North Point Press (October 17, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 0865477302 ISBN-13: 978-0865477308 I bought this book a while back because it looked interesting.  Little did I know that I’d be going to Paris for a short vacation this summer, […]

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July 12th, 2007 by alephnaught

Laid off

It finally happened – I got laid off from LaSalle Bank on June 29, 2007.  First time in over 20 years.  LaSalle Bank has been trying to reduce costs for years, and they’re finally putting out a bunch of people to do that.  Will it work?  I don’t know. I probably should have followed events […]

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