Thursday, April 22, 2004


Took a training course which is pretty easy. According to the New York Times, the sun shines 300 days a year. Unfortunately, I happened to show up when it was anything but sunny. No hiking or outdoorsy stuff this time around. At least this is Quizno's home turf. Have also eaten at Hapa Sushi and Sherpa's Adventurers, although I OD'd on the fried appetizers at Sherpa's and the service was somewhat pokey. Pearl Street is pretty cool too. Driving back to the airport (which takes more than half an hour, especially on the non-toll road) was fun with the snow and lack of visibility. So was de-icing the wings.

Monday, April 19, 2004

RIP Filomena

Long story short - drive new guy home, after fighting no less, back on Southern State Parkway, WHAM!, hit and run, I'm ok, car is not. :'(

Guess I'm not taking any roadtrips for a while....

Working in Midtown now. People seem cool so far. Have been very flexible with my recent trauma. Going to Boulder, CO Wed-Fri.

Saturday, April 03, 2004

Au revoir!

I miss Paris already. Thursday was a little crazy - Beverly and Monica left early for maximum Carte Musee usage, and got separated at the Musee d'Orsay (which isn't too hard considering the maze-like layout of some of the rooms). My mom and I hit the Louvre and Musee d'Orsay, had a drink off Place Dauphine where some guys were playing petanque (I think the same square was on Sex and the City - need to check). The evening was a little chaotic as we were trying to reunite, but all was well, and after a group hug we went to Chez Omar, which was brilliant. The fantastic food and service made up for the rude Arab waiter at Leon Bruxelles on Boulevard St Germain de Pres. The owner even welcomed the Americans back to Paris (I'm sure he missed our wallets). Had a lovely dinner to close out the trip chez Emilie et Olivier, where they worked wonders with a tiny kitchen. It was so nice to have familiar people with whom to sightsee and dine or get drinks. Luckily we did a considerable amount of walking so the calories have not adhered to my hips.

Back to Baltimore next week for one final hurrah. Wonder where I'll go next.....

Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!