Paris Avec Fu

Fu came to visit for a week.  He is a veteran of visiting me in Japan too.  I conceded this once and spelled his name as he wishes but from here on out I will spell his name as Foo, a nice little slap on the cheek if I don't say so myself.
Foo is allergic to dogs so it was awesome to get Kaz all over him as much as possible.  One day we were listening to the This American Life episode where David Sedaris is living in Paris and kind of hates it.  Foo's allergies and the rudeness that he supposedly encountered when out by himself made him sound nasally and David Sedaris like when he finally came home, complaining about Paris this and that.  Hahahaha
I mean Kaz likes to sleep on the bed, what can I do?  I could probably not encourage it while filming it and giggling uncontrollably but come on now that's not what Jason does.

poor Foo so tuckered out he was even unable to remove the Kaz bait I put on his forehead.  Giggling uncontrollably as I write this.
Ok fine if you want some bad Karma for me here it is.  2 speeding tickets came in the mail from our Normandy trip.  The tickets are time stamped just 1 minutes apart!  45 euros each which isn't bad compared to the states.  I was thinking of contesting these but Oki pointed out that there are two tickets cuz it was two different cities and I was unlucky enough to pass the borders at that time.  So I just paid them.  I'm surprise there weren't more because I was speeding for 5 days basically.  It was only 10 and 11 km over the limit too!  (6 miles an hr).

the French version of Stubbz is a butcher at Le Bon Marche Epicerie

St. Germain

i've seen these guys around before

Foo on Ile de la Cité

I am so cool and awesome struttin' up to that sunset like I am here sunset let's do this

Rosa Bonheur is a way cool cafe/bar inside of Parc des Buttes Chaumont in Belleville but each summer they set up a bar on a barge in the Seine

the most brilliant souvenir.  Cat A-hole

Galeries Lafayette

Montparnasse Cemetary from Montparnasse tour shot by foo.

by foo

we actually got a reservation at Frenchie because they just changed their reservation policy to only same day reservations or something like that.  It was good but we felt bad for them because a big group of Americans (on the right) finally came for their reservation but they just ordered wine and one of the guys was trying to get them to go eat somewhere else because they weren't happy with this place and they were just loud and very american.  

I met Sonya the manager of Surface to Air in the Marais a while ago.  I'm gonna draw her for my Parisiens series when I have time.

D-Day fanfare.  Whole street had guys dressed up in WWII gear.

Le Diner de Cons (Dinner of idiots).  I should see this movie sometime

first service button i've seen outside of Asia.  This is at a new place in Pigalle in a kind of secret room

France has lost a battle but France has not lost the war - General Charles de Gaulle

I've never ordered a half baguette but knew that you could and thought they just cut whole one's in half but at this bakery it looks like they actually cook half baguettes somehow.  I don't know how this is possible though.

a subsection of a summer's worth of wine.  What a summer.  Time to go back to reality in NY.  So long Paris, see you in the Future.  À la prochaine