Tuesday, November 30, 2004
Since I had to pick up my daughter and her two friends for lunch, I dropped the kids off at school and tried to get some errands done as quickly as possible. I needed to go buy some astronaut books from Brentano's. My friend's husband is an astronaut (I think he's working on the International Space Station here) and she gave me some publicity items from his last space flight, including a picture of the crew and pins of the space station for my son's class. So I thought the least I could do is buy some books to go along with the souvenirs. Getting out of the metro I took a picture of the Galeries Lafayette lights. This was at 9:30am.
Since Brentano's doesn't open until 10am, I wasted 20 minutes at Starbucks. I bought a latte, an orange scone and listened to "A Charlie Brown Christmas" music in the background. It made me miss the US.
-- said Auntie M in Paris