Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Picking up from last time, I went to The Go! Team concert with Rachel and Meagan at the Sonique Villette festival last Thursday. It would have been awesome to see Devo. Haha, sigh. There were a lot of free shows as well, such as El Guincho, Chromatics, and Sage Francis. Anyhow, it was amazing. Despite the wait through Zombie Zombie (headache techno nyquil music) and making jowl-faces with R&M to pass the time, it was fun! They all dance so well and the Japanese girls sing awesome. Haha. Afterwards, we missed the metro by like 3 minutes, but we didn't want to take a taxi. So we tried to get the city bikes that are stationed all around Paris, but the machine wasn't working... nor did we have a map to get back home. We tried the bus but that miserable failed. We ended up taking a taxi and walking 20 minutes home. Whatevs! Haha. It was worth the effort. It made for a memorable night... Haha. Do it! Do it! Alright! :)

The Go! Team @ The Grande Halle de la Villette

This weekend we stayed in Paris. Friday night we went to the Eiffel tower and popped some wine. Joy and I brought glasses from our apartment, haha. We got this awesome fruity ... thing at Monoprix for like 3 Euro, but the alcohol content was less than minimal haha. We did run into the gypsy with the umbrella hat... and sneaked a pic!

The next day we went to this AMAZING flea market at Porte de Clignancourt. It was still not as good as the ones in Asia, but still amazing. I got some cheap shoes. Well... cheaper. And a pair of spatulas with giraffes on the ends.... don't ask me why. I'm going to give them to my mom. Just know I bargained them down more than 50%. Haha, god. Then we went to eat some gyros at some restaurant nearby and was approached by a big black man named Mylove. Mylove seemed to have the impression that "sudamericans... (or americans living in the south)" were racist. His focus was mainly on Rachel because she's white, HAHA. Um, it got pretty intense. But once we mentioned our support for Obama, he cooled down... and then proceeded to ask Rachel if he could stay in her place if he visited. Haha... ok.

Then we went to Montmartre to see the Sacre-Coeur... which was amazing. Some dude was playing Radiohead on the steps leading up to it which was neat.

We got some good ice cream and then went to go see the Moulin Rouge and the Musee de' Erotique... Haha. I went into my first sex shop too!! Ahh... Yes.

If only I could get my hands on one of these... Hahaha

Later we went to some cafe and got some sangria for pretty cheeaaapp. The cups said hoeegarden. Pretty sweet.

Sunday, we went to Chinatown in search of bubble tea, but they had none! It originated in Taiwan, and this Chinatown was more Chinese oriented... so they didn't have it. :( Sigh. But we did get some excellent Chinese food.

Mao Maos.

Rachel and I also went to the Chateau de Vincennes. Cool.

And theeeennn yesterday we went to Notre Dame and climbed up 400 or so steps to see some gargoyles which were pretty neat.
Gargoyle on Notre Dame.

The view from Notre Dame.

Then we got some excellent raspberry gelato/sorbet/icecream afterwards... And then we went to some bar near Bastille afterward to watch the soccer game between France and Romania... Yeah. They had this huge 3 liter beer thing.

And then we went to the Long Hop which is supposed to be opened by a Texas alumni, but there was no sign of longhorns... so idk.

Now I'm going to go take a walk to walk off the spaghetti Rachie madeeee hehe.

I miss all of you.
One in particular. :)

<3 Frances

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