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Maybe it's the beer I'm having on an empty stomach but I don't quite manage to sew 2 ideas together. ^_^

A temporary ice rink is being built place de la mairie which is only a couple of blocks from my place. This should be fun. I'm not a good skater but boy do I enjoy wiiiiiiiiiiizzzzzzzzinnng on ice. I just hope there won't be too many people on it… I love skating, I love skiing, I love everything … one can do with style.
I remember a group of old swiss men, swiss old men, old men that happened to be swiss (ate, later that day, in the same diner: accent so thick one could hang his coat on) skiing and I had to stop to just look at them, skiing down the slope, apparently effortless, not really jumping but technically good enough to not, again apparently, bother about the bumpy track.

What am I talking about?

Colleagues of mine invited me yesterday. They're all under 25. I didn't quite enjoy the evening. Their references are not mine, what makes them laugh doesn't even get a grin from me, they mostly know nothing I consider references, it is all as if we were living on different planets. Why did they invite me I don't know, will they again? I don't know, I don't think so, I really couldn't care less.

Maybe I'm too serious. I think I am very serious. Everything has to be serious. Except work, maybe. I fathom less and less having fun and not considering it without serious preparation.

Bear with me anyone.

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Posted by on November 30, 2005 in Uncategorized

 

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Interesting conversation at work yesterday, which came back to me, in a dream (or was it a nightmare?) right before waking up.

Not watching TV anymore I am rather distant from immediate news and it so happened that someone in the football league (which I don't care much about) apparently asked that national anthems be not sang prior to any match. This followed some incidents in a football match in Italy.

Rather rapidly the conversation drifted over another similar incident here when spectators boohooed (how does one conjugates 'to boohoo'? Boohooing, boeing!) our national anthem during a friendly match against Algeria.

Mr Chirac had left that day, as a sign of protest.

Others around me found it scandalous to not respect the anthem and rather naturally would have had those who boohooed (bear with me, I don't know how to write the verb) fined.

I disagreed, of course. ^_^

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Posted by on November 30, 2005 in Uncategorized

 

Us

Clockwise: A, D, T and me.

Our bar of all bars in Besançon (probably because it's located across the street from T's, in the same street where A&D stayed only a month or so ago). The guy who runs the place is super cool, so is the music (mostly african, like his 'wives') and customers seem to be on our pattern of thoughts, believes, … post 68, kind of arty but unable to draw, sing, dance or perform in any form of art.

D admitted later during the weekend A is probably depressive; she's about to negociate a reduction of her time at work down to 80%. Should this not be accepted, she might just quit.

D has a new interest: online poker. He's still out of job, got kicked from a contract with a friend (who's not anymore). He managed to win a tournament over 500 players. He's invited at Copenhagen next 7th of January; the only problem is the money (though via Geneva and London is way cheaper than any straight flight from Paris).

T should finally be fired sometime next year. Doesn't know yet, doesn't seem to worry about it.

And me? I'm just hoping so much bad luck doesn't eventually catch me…

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Posted by on November 29, 2005 in Uncategorized

 

a mail from B

I had sent an e-mail yesterday from A&D's to B, wishing him a belated happy thanksgiving.

His reply arrived as I'm was typing things in right after I had arrived from Besançon.

He's doing, apparently, fine. As usual, always seems to be in a hurry but a mail every now and then is fine.

I miss him and I doubt ever seeing him again.

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Posted by on November 28, 2005 in Uncategorized

 

back

The webcam stopped broadcasting a pic of this place at exactly 06:14AM European time this morning so something was probably going wrong at home. I couldn't imagine finding this place any different than how I left it last Saturday so it was probably the connection or a crash of the system (Windows©, Millenium© version at that…).

Turned out I was right to not worry … ^_^

It snowed almost continually at Besançon, and when it didn't snow, it was either drizzle or plain rain.
There is something about the snow that makes things pathetically sad or utterly beautiful, one can not remain indifferent.

I shot tens of pics but it's past 21:00 right now and I don't feel like perusing through them, then selecting, then doing this or that.
Time and some sleep will naturally bring up which to post (I have the feeling the verb dwell might have been appropriate somewhere here but I don't quite know how to use it ^_^)

I usually associate good times with a song, pretty much like, with colours, black is generally associated to death (sort of) and this time, because I stayed at A&D's and they kept listening to broken flowers' scores, this is the sound I think best fits this past weekend.

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Posted by on November 28, 2005 in Uncategorized

 

weekend

Off to Besançon in about an hour.

I'll be staying at A&D's…

Like last weekend I'll keep this PC and the webcam on (alright, it'll be looking at the door, don't have anything more exciting).

BTW one detail gives away whether I'm in or out of this place. 😉

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Posted by on November 26, 2005 in Uncategorized

 

A propos wit

I think I'm a slow person. I've found myself in situations when I finally knew what to answer … 2 hours after the discussion was finished.

I guess I was born with an unsufficient number of neurons; sometimes I think I was only given one so… speaking, thinking, walking and chewing gum all at once tends to be a bit … difficult. I manage, but slowly.

Like running XP on a 386 Intel microprocessor.

How many times have I found myself, while shopping, suddenly laughing because of a discussion had earlier when I figured what alternative answer I could should have given then.

I've been kicked out of a meeting once because I couldn't stop giggling after imagining a different scenario to the boring stuff we were fed with that day. It's a good way to remain awake though…

Rather embarrassing to see people staring at a fairly mature and educated man, laughing suddenly, apparently incontrolably, in the aisles of a store.

Which is the reason why I decide herewith to definitely not give my brain to science.

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Posted by on November 25, 2005 in Uncategorized