Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Chanel Part II

You rush in get a seat and ask the hunky guy for the earrings in the window. We learned, shopping at Chanel you have to know what you want. Things are not displayed - so you have to know the product line... We also observed proper Chanel shopping etiquette is to cover yourself head to toe in Chanel garb. This is apparently a requirement. We saw one individual who had this technique down - shoes, jean trench-coat, shirt, hat and bag. We're not certain what brand of underwear she had on...but statistically speaking it was probably Chanel. We are obviously still in training....

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

You know vacation was expensive when.....

You come home and are willing to fix the washing machine yourself. My Maytag won't spin and I can't stand to pay a repair-man. So just as I was filling out the online service request form with Sears (and grumbling about the $500 I would for sure be spending)...I decided some Internet research was in order. Voila! Who would have guessed a blog exists for just my problem. So I ripped her open and performed the test. Just as the blog said, my R11 was burnt. I cut it out and tested operations...still have water flow - so the problem is with my wax motor release thing-a-ma-bob. $13.95 later on ebay (plus $8.95 expedite shipping - why not huh? I've already saved so much) and by Sat Jon will be doing laundry while I have a cocktail in the backyard once I get done putting this beast back together.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

From Russia with Love

We left SDF at CDG and departed for St. Petersburg Russia.
French Airplane + Russian Pilot =

The Hermitage, Palkin, Salmon eggs, a dispute over a $25 or $50 cab for 6km, and Vodka...lots of Vodka. Then we were off to Moscow via overnight train (it was a killer... @ $500). Arrival at Leningradsky station at 8AM feeling less than rich with $'s in our wallet, we charged for the metro - along with Friday rush hour. WOW - a public transportation lovers heaven.

Success! Despite Frommer's lack of Cryllic/English in the Metro map. We were as usual "good TV" as we stepped out of the metro and asked ourselves "where are we?" We didn't know it, but we were steps away from Red Square. Tough to miss... Amazing race here we come!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Eating like Aristocrats

Thank you Mr. Forsyth

For not coming to the Astoria Hotel in St. Petersburg. We enjoyed the Champaign later this evening and had your fruit for breakfast. You've got to be creative (and lucky) once in a while when your currency is in the crapper.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The last Coke for $5

Chanel Part I

When you see diamonds in the window....what is a girl to do?!

Go to the Hospital

Ode to Calculas - we haven't forgotten everything yet (perhaps only how to use this theory but not the theory itself).

One More for the Terrace

In the Shadows (Les Ombres). No one was capable of performing Euro to Dollar conversions after this meal. Good thing.

Mikey Likes It

Finally Done with the Car!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

We're going to Hell

For going into a church through the exit after it was closed.....

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Coat D Zur

The weather could have been better, but who cares we were in Eze. This is a pic from the upper ? of Chateau Eze. Have you seen the Bucket List? This is where they had dinner - this is where we slept for two nights, had a massage overlooking the water and spent $1K in one day. Vacation Vacation Vacation! Apertif anyone?