Sunday, April 15, 2012

run it down


++ On Easter Sunday, Gatz, The Husband's hetero life partner, made me a proud Mama (sometimes I feel responsible for him because he's like a lost puppy). He was coming with The Husband and me to Papa's for lunch and showed up dressed beautifully (like one of those really beautifully dressed men you see in Paris or Rome) and not only did he have a bottle of Rasteau for Papa's Wife, he had a bottle of Cairanne for me. Gold star for Gatz.

++ It's been raining on and off for over a week. So not cool. And our perfect late March temperatures of 20°C (70°F) have cooled to 15°C (60°F). It's all very annoying.

++ The mint (la menthe) is blooming in my back garden... that means one thing... Mojitos! And once the sun comes back out to play, I'll be drinking those Mojitos outside (I wonder where I can buy those little cocktail umbella thingys...)

++ The Husband and Honey Jr went to Avignon to play football (soccer) with Baby Cousin on Wednesday night (driving over an hour for a play date mid-week seems a little weird to me but whatever)  but that meant I had an evening to myself... back to back episodes of Tabatha's Salon Takeover (I have no idea why I like that show but I do) and that bottle of Cairanne Gatz gave me. Score.

++ And I may or may not have just watched every episode of Russian Dolls. Please don't judge me.

++ British Airways ruined my plans to see The Hunger Games. You see, I was supposed to meet Mrs. London in Aix-en-Provence on a Wednesday afternoon to see it, and her house guests were due to fly out on Tuesday night, but British Airways cancelled their flight, her guests had to stay put and that left me dateless for The Hunger Games. Boo. British Airways... your uppance will come.

++ Rumor has it The Parisian is looking to sell Le Petit Bar in September. I guess he wants to wait one more summer season to see how many tourists he can disappoint first.

bisou

23 comments:

  1. I agree with you about the weather! I'm so jealous of your mint! And I had no idea about Russian Dolls. It looks pretty fantastic. My girlfriend wants to have her bachelorette party at Brighton Beach. Research I guess....

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    1. Oh I would love to, but The Husband isn't nearly as keen :(

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  3. MOJJJJJJJJIIIIIITtttOOOOOOSSS!! Yes, buy the bar and start using that mint! Perfect!

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    1. You should buy it, then you could stay in France forever! x

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  4. I know, the change in the weather is no bueno... where's the sunny spring we were promise!? And oh man, what a good idea for mojitos! I think I'll have to pick up some mint at the market...uh, like today! bon dimanche Sara :)

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  5. Gotcher cocktail umbrellas at Inno here in MTP, and probably the Euro store, too. Or one of those odd Algerian got-everything joints on Gambetta. I like the idea of your buying Le Petit Bar, too.

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  6. I'm jealous of your 15°C. ;-)
    Any icea what Le Petit Village would be without Le Petit Bar?

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  7. If you cannot find a place that sells the little umbrellas, maybe go to Paris for the weekend and bar hop, keeping all the umbrellas as you go ... :)
    (It's a thought ! )

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  8. How funny, I just read about that Carianne wine from Michel post at Our House in Provence. Hmmm-two times in 5 minutes, it must be good stuff. I'm with you on the nasty weather. I was all up and excited when we started warming up and it's been nothing but a disappointing April. This weather better bring May flowers like the rhyme says. I've seen those umbrellas on ebay. Try there, you might get lucky since I don't think there is a 99 cent store near you. Cheers to you and your upcoming Mojitos :)
    Ashley (backyardprovence)

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  9. Rain for over a week? Oh my!!! That sounds awful!!!!

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  10. The weather here has been kind of lame, too. Which stinks, because i'm of the opinion that islands should be hot all the time.
    Hopefully France warms up soon!!!

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  11. Hey, Gatz has good knowledge of wine with the Rasteau and Cairanne. I drink mostly wine but when I go for something different, it is usually for a Mojito.

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  12. The weather has been crappy here too, it was starting to get all nice and then quickly turned to hell again. [yuck] Hopefully things will turn better soon, for the both of us!

    Shauna
    www.ShaunaWyrick.com

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  13. yikes!! hope the rain lets up! and YES! mojito me - and fresh mint - look at you!!

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  14. haha i'm SO tired of the rain too- definitely ready for it to cease. and so sorry that the hunger games didn't work out! how frustrating :) But that just means you STILL have something to look forward to.

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  15. you can make mojitos with fresh mint from your garden? ill be right there.

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  16. Uuuuh, homegrown mint for cheeky mojitos!! *must grow mint*

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  17. Yum... mojitios! Who needs a bar? I used to watch Tabitha's salon takeover too.. she kind of scares me. hee hee

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  18. Yes yes yes! Le petit bar. I am all for it!!

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  20. I am imagining one of those beautifully dressed Parisian men...We meed more of those in the states!

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  21. (1) Way to go, Gatz! (2) We were having temps as high as 80° until last week when it dropped to the 60s again. Boo! (3) Mojitos! Yum! (4) I like Salon Takeover too. lol (5) I'm not sure about the Hunger Games -- seems like another fad. Maybe I'm anti-fad?? (6) How many tourists does The Parisian typically annoy every summer? harhar

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