Monday, February 07, 2005

Fair to middling...

So how did the weekend go? ...

  • Tarot game at frog's friend's appartment with dinner

Beat the frenchmen at their own game again. I may be a poor loser but I'm a very smug winner..

  • Lie in

Could have been better. Woke up early thinking about the 'impending' move and never got back to sleep again. This meant that no-one else was allowed to sleep in either.

  • Eyebrow waxing

The silly bint burnt my eyelids with hot wax... she was concentrating too hard on selling me an abonnement... My red eye lids now look as if I've just walked out of a toyah concert.

A ha - this was a success - one devilish angel & priest will be prowling the streets next weekend... I already have the red eye make up.

  • Drink with an old Dutch colleague from my NY days who is in town for the weekend

She never called - well, Andrea's reliability was always questionnable.

  • Big shop at Carrefour

Read how successful that was...

  • Cooking in our new funky oven

Made a marvellous lasagne for 6 people. Except we are only 2. So I know what's for dinner every night for the rest of the week!

  • Take my lovely skinny Paul & Joe jeans that I got in the Sales to the tailor

Dropped them off... forgot to pick them up

  • Finishing the fantastic Small Island by Andrea Levy.

Am now experiencing "end of book" grief... Have now just started my first french book. No, it's not a children's book.

This leaves me very little new news to tell my mum tonight on the phone... except that the film Closer is rubbish.


Auntie M in Paris said...

You didn't like Closer. Wasn't sure what it was about and the more I see Jude Law the less sure I am that I like him. Do the French like Tarot? I seem to see it on a few of the French blogs.

L'Oiseau said...

Auntie M... two things about Closer:

1. It's the film of an original play that I saw in London ten years ago. The playwright wrote the screenplay but something got lost somewhere. What I remember as shocking and forceful in the theatre became rather turgid and wearing on screen.

2. My frog made a good point afterwards - he said it was a film that could have been french. ie one of those long, drawn out, navel gazing films about the state of relationships.

3. (There's never just 2 things) Jude Law is interesting in this because you see his transformation from geek to pretty boy back to geek. But I agree, he's not all he's cracked up to be. But my, Nathalie Portman has grown up!