So far, this week…
…I ran over a not-quite-yet-dead pigeon by accident with my shopping cart.
…My mobile phone died.
…My ATM card expired.
The bank told me to wait for the replacement card.
Which was sent in May.
…My credit card was cancelled, which I learned while at the cashier with a overloaded cart at BHV.
There were thirty people behind me. And they were not happy.
…I’m almost completely out of money here.
…I got a letter from the IRS that said I underpaid my taxes, and owe more.
…I got a letter from the State of California that said I underpaid my taxes, and owe more.
…The cash wire transfer paperwork that I filled out when I was last in the US was incorrectly prepared by the person at the bank.
So they told me I have to go back to the branch, in California, and re-do it.
…A French friend explained that iced drinks make you very sick, since they cool down your stomach too much.
(Er, I suppose traveling a few minutes through my digestive tract won’t have any effect on warming up the cold liquid.)
…I got falling down drunk at my friend Olivier’s last night.
(He has air-conditioning and my original ruse to to pretend I was drunk and had to spend the night, but then I really did get drunk and was worried about making a fool of myself.)
…I was giving myself a haircut and my hair clippers inexplicably quit halfway through.
I would go to the BHV and get another pair, but my credit card was cancelled.
And my hair looks a little funny.
…There’s a new movie with Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock coming.
…My absolute favorite olive oil shop in Paris, which has the best selection of oils, is closing for good this Saturday.
(All oils are on sale, 30-50% off, at Allicante, 26 blvd Beamarchais.)
…When I went to pick up my sheets at the cleaners, I found out they’re closed until the end of August.
All my sheets are there.
…World War III appears to have started.
…George W. Bush, the most powerful person in the world, has over two years left on his term.
…My manuscript for my book is due on Friday and my Mac feels like it’s on fire.
…The temperature in my apartment hasn’t dipped below 100 degrees in over a week.
The government says“…go into a store for 2-3 hours a day, to cool down.”
( Gee, I wonder if Monoprix would mind if I set up my laptop there?)
…I have a canker sore.
…I feel another one coming.
…I made Peanut Brittle, and left it to cool by the open window…
…then I came home later and found a pigeon feather next to it.