Thursday, September 30, 2010

This was a shop window in the middle of a trendy street filled with clothing boutiques and perfume shops.
Even though the tools and other hardware look kind of beat to hell, they are probably hundreds of years old and still function perfectly.
I imagined myself bringing home a nice hatchet for my brother Billy. "Here's a souvenir I got you from Paris, Billy."
"Yes, I thought you might like it better than a baseball cap."

Here is a self portrait of my foot standing on one of their famous hobblestone streets. If the endless flights of stairs don't get you, these streets will. Even with high tech, stretch-o-matic woven leather shoes guaranteed to last at least 100,000 miles, my dogs were always barking loud enough to wake up the neighborhood. By the time I got home, I had twin Achille's tendonitis, trick knees, aching quads and glutes that could crack walnuts. How those Paris fashionistas can rock stilettos is the mystery of the ages.


Fran said...

Hey are those black mesh Merrill shoes? I am wearing mine right now!

Karen Zipdrive said...

Propet. Merrill's don't fit me right, but they sure make some great looking shoes.

Distributorcap said...

i fell on one of those streets. i yelled ouch in french

Karen Zipdrive said...

Aww, poor D-Cap. I almost fell a few times but I caught myself because I don't know how to say ouch in French.

okjimm said...

I think ouch in French is "ouche"

South Austin Viceroy said...


I can see how a trip to Paris would bring out so much passion. Heck, I translated how the French translate "cupcake" and it sounds very amorous and sensual:

petite génoise individuelle

Anonymous said...

A good French word for "ouch" would be "Merde!"

Karen Zipdrive said...

South Austin Vivceroy-- are you a boy or a girl or what? We need to meet up and have a cupcake at that shiny trailer on S. Congress.

A World Quite Mad said...

I suggest hiking boots with ankle support. I wore boots when I went to Europe last year, and my feet didn't hurt much at all. They're a major PITA though at security at the airport as you have to sit down to get them off and on. LOL

Have you been to the Catacombs yet? They were awesome, so long as you're not claustrophobic :)