— 25 June 2005 —
Bon soir, mes amis.
I’ve been here for only a few hours, but already all those years taking French are paying off! I still can’t be conversational, but I can read the signs. I know that tirez means pull, not push. I know that ouvert means open, and I know that Super Sexe means, uh… super sex. k…
And who doesn’t love watching Speed 2 en français?
Actually, with the exception of being dehydrated from traveling and getting hardly any sleep over the past 24 hours, things are going pretty well. I found a decent vegetarian restaurant called Commensal. I took 650mg of Tylenol (Canadians don’t mess around with puny 200mg Tylenol.) And lots and lots of water.
So I am at the Fairmont La Reine Elizabeth, room 761. If you are here, leave a message on my room phone. I can use my cell, but I am “roaming” so the charges are killing me. ;)
I learned a good lesson at SXSW and now have my wireless router set up in the room. Now I can sit 7 feet away from the ethernet cable instead of right next to it.
Uh, Cartoon Network in French? Qu’est-ce que huh?
Headache is almost gone. Must sleep soon and remember I am in the eastern time zone.
Oh, and Bonne St-John Baptiste!