|Overlooking Lyon with the bascillica behind me.|
|Pretentious writer pose No. 1|
And please pardon any typos . I need to get this out tonight.Im using a French keyboard, And it is very late.
I am visiting Lyon with a dear friend and wonderful tour guide, S. She took me to this cool coffeeshop that her boyfriend N volunteers at...it is basically just wall to wall board games and card games, everything from, Taboo to Scrabble to a lovely German one I played tonight called Diest gud o bien Giest (I thinkt hat was the name of it°
Most of these games, like uno or Go do not require language skills at all. Folks co,e to this place, drink coffee and play board games. I am not kidding: I was thrilled. Somehow I S politely got me into a game of Apples to Apples with folks from: South Korea, Chek republic, Norway? and Morrocco. After a brief realization that English was the only common language we could use, we played until almost 1 am. I was the only native English speaker ( which you think would make me a shoo in to win...but alas.
This will; of course; warrant further explanation and waxing poetic, just not tonight:
And while this may seem intimidating socially to some, it was a blast for me (once again, my sister would say it is the Taurus in me)
In the meantime, enjoy this little video I narrated about the traboules of Lyon...
|Yes, I did kind of wonder if they were just doing this for the tourists.|
|Posing with statue by Rodin. I love Rodin....and let me beat my bfriends to the punchline: no, it is not because he creates a lot of naked man statues. Dang, I look fat in this picture.|