February 09, 2003
the london connection

evan came down on friday for visit.
it was funny to compare the differences in parties between LSE and INSEAD.

i think when the age group is shifted by about 8-10 years ... there's supposed to be some more maturity.

then again, when you get enough beer into people, maturity goes out the window.

Posted by nicki at 11:56 PM
February 08, 2003
Cultural Differences

On Tuesday night, I went to the Tori Amos concert in Paris.

Aside from the fact that it was a phenomenal concert, what was interesting was that it was a truly French event.

At home, when you go to a concert, you get hot dogs and beer.

In France, the street vendors stand on the sidewalks (beret and all) and actually sell baguettes.

It makes a lot of sense, everyone eats baguettes, but it just looks bizarre.

Posted by nicki at 02:22 AM
Wild animal sightings

I live in a little village on the outskirts of Fontainebleau forest.

Last night while driving home, I nearly ran over two wild boar. The night before, there were deer grazing by the highway.

Then when I got home - a mouse ran through my kitchen. Sure brings back fond memories of living in the HOF.

Posted by nicki at 02:13 AM
February 03, 2003
Price of Water

On saturday night, one of the Brazilian girls was celebrating her birthday at this super upscale restaurant/dance club in Paris.

The food was excellent, the atmosphere amazing, and at midnight they turned the restaurant into a dance club.

At some point though, I went to the bar and asked for 4 bottles of water. The bartender handed me 4 bottles of 500ml water (nothing special) and asked me for 52 euros!

Ack. That's close to $80!!!

My god ..... the question is, what is the value of water?

Ah the economics of a monopoly market.....

Posted by nicki at 11:51 PM