Well, the London/Paris trip was simply awesome. I now want to pack up all of my family, friends, and loved ones and relocate us all to London. The weather was just perfect. I took 3 coats with me and didn't even need the wind breaker. Paris is stunningly beautiful and I wouldn't mind living there, but the language barrier was a bit of a problem.
The US dollar is worthless right now, so everything seemed so damn expensive. I really didn't buy much in either city other than 2 t-shirts (only 7 pounds each) from a funky little shop in Soho. Oh, I got a (much needed) haircut in London, and when the stylist finished he said to me (in an Italian accent): "see...now your face doesn't look so fat"...umm, Thanks (?)
Since neither the BFF or I have been to either city, we ended up being ultra-tourists and checked out all of the typical landmarks/tourist attractions. I have to say that the rumors I heard, prior to leaving, that the English & French really don't care for Americans & that the food is bland/tasteless are simply untrue...the people in both countries are friendly, and I ate some of the best pastries, er, I mean "food" ever in both cities. Oh, and Parisians are some good looking people...seriously attractive and fit. You could always spot the American tourists...they we were the loud/fat ones amongst the pretty people.
While eating dinner at Med Kitchen in London, we noticed that the Coen Brothers were sitting 2 tables over from us...looking all kinds of sloppy....and I almost ran into Pete Burns as he was walking out of a pub in London...I hate to use an antiquated phrase, but she was looking like a Tranny Mess.
I have to admit that it's good to be home again...time to shake off the jet lag (not too bad though) and get caught up on some blog reading. More stories and pics to come soon!