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hebdo:unterWegs- a propos de nice…

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…is an anthology film, w/ short story segments directed by different directors. i
haven’t seen it, i know raul ruiz directed one of th segments. i walkd into a
restaurant last night, attracted by th front, th ambience, tho a little afraid it might
be something of a tourist trap, being across a side street- rue de suisse- from nice’s
own church of notre dame. there*were*an awful lot of english speaking people there,
including a tableful of young japanese women, but la patronne was friendly, her help
was good-looking, if a bit slow, & th food was good- i also came in rather close
toclosing time, so i felt i might be taking pot luck- on th contrary, it workd to my
advantage, plat du jour for two was a ‘gigolette’ of lamb, & there was a portion for me
left, so i went w/ it…wish i’d gone w/ th potage de legumes for entree instead of th
fish soup, but anyway…th flan was great,i’d bn craving some for th last week or two-
it was big enough to make nearly a whole other meal, & i was very sorry to find they
weren’t open for lunch today, as i half-believed it wd be- not until october rolls in,
said th note on th door…cut to th chase: they had a ‘golden book’- a scrap book w/
notes from well-wishers over th nine years they’ve bn in business, from opening, thru
what seemd like a change of locale…& among these was raul ruiz’s signature & a
newspaper clipping featuring ummm whatsername, who had th leading role in ruiz’s
segement in ‘a propos de nice’- now is that some kind of good omen or what? a nice end
to en excruciating day- i blew my connecting train in milan by five minutes, & instead
of finding a cafe & treating myself to breakfast (there was no meal car on this train!)
i rushd to catch a regional train to genoa…guess what, no meal car, no coffee…so in
genoa i had a double espresso & a grappa de anice- like catalan dry anis- & what th
lady next to me calld a brioche- but looked to me like a croissant! …i spend th rest
of th afternoon on this milk train making absolutely all th stops along th ligurian
coast to ventimiglia & another, french mlik train making all th stops along th cote
d’azur cursing myself for not having something more substantial to eat- no meal cars on
either of these trains either…i think i’ll be here until @ least tuesday morning…if
i had gone to paris i could’ve joined th techno parade- jack lang’s french love parade
clone…maybe next year…? alex? alexza? paris, september 2k??
you better find/somebody to…d=(8{>

Written by morituri

September 19th, 1999 at 1:45 am

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