Friday, March 04, 2005

Rock 'n Roll

It's almost unheard of in Paris to socialise with your colleagues but we're an international(ish) team made up of a mix of French, English, German and Iranian. So eight of us headed out last night to unjeudiapary.

The format is really for cadres celibataires (single professionals) but I think all of our group are married, living in etc. so this was an opportunity to enjoy a champagne open bar for a couple of hours at Maxim's (very cavernous, belle-epoque 'nightspot') for the price of €12 and have a bit of a boogie. And people watch.

I love watching the french dance at weddings . The french love to rock 'n roll dance - you know the twirling, dipping and swinging style. They are very serious about this. And I take great amusement at watching a young couple earnestly rock 'n roll to latest hits. (Frog and I have been in dispute about taking dancing classes for the last 10 months since I want to salsa and he just wants to rock.)

As the lightweight that I am now, since we started early (7pm) I had my several glasses of champagne, a bit of a boogie (no rock 'n rolling I hasten to add) and headed home, curled up in the duvet by 11pm. Only to be woken up at nearly 2am by a frog who had just returned from an evening playing cards with his friends. Wild living indeed...

3 comments:

Nyx said...

umm, yes the rock and roll thing.
My boyfriend earnestly flings me around while I just act startled and try to explain that 'this is not how I'm used to dancing'
My 3 years solo experience as a middle eastern dancer does not, it appears, bless me with any special talent in the partnered rock and roll department either...

Auntie M in Paris said...

Sounds like a fun evening. What a nice international group you have at work. My husband is a night owl and always stays out later than I do -- but I always look better in the morning.

Lauren said...

You're so right about the non-socialising colleagues. Good luck with getting to do salsa - it is the best thing ever (almost!).