“Midnight in Paris” During the Day, etc.
Bonjour mes amis,
Today has been a very productive day which started with a trip to the internet cafe. I received an email response from an agent yesterday who wants to see the BERNIE AND ME manuscript! We brought the entire manuscript with and without pictures on a USB stick, just in case this might happen. Remarkably, everything worked well, converted the WORD doc to a PDF and emailed it. I sound like I know what I’m talking about…just barely. Keep your fingers crossed.
Then after a trip to the Monoprix, Bernie designed a fix for our shower. Update later as to how effective it is in preventing a flood on the bathroom floor. We also thought you might enjoy seeing the courtyard to our building. It’s lovely and a step up for us!
It was not nearly as hot today as predicted and so we planned our afternoon outing to reconstruct some memories from the Left Bank. We found the very first hotel we ever stayed in on rue des Ecoles and then the first restaurant I ever ate in, Le Coupe Chou. As I say in the book, I had the worst piece of fried chicken I’ve ever had in my life and wondered then what I had gotten myself into!
Next we went in pursuit of an area around Le Pantheon called Place Ste. Genevieve where Eglise Ste. Etienne du Mont is located. It is here on these steps you see in the picture where the frequent shots from “Midnight in Paris” were taken. Of course, this scene was filmed at night so there was no recognition of the Pantheon in the background Remember, the old car came around the corner and Owen Wilson, the lead character, would hop into the car and into his fantasy with Hemingway, Stein, Picasso, Degas, Dali and the Fitzgeralds. I saw this fact on Twitter not long ago and was shocked as we were so sure that the location was in Montmartre. I can’t tell you how many times we have walked around and around the tiny rues (streets) of Montmartre looking for this! If you haven’t seen the movie and love Paris, do so tonight.
The rest of our pictures are just shots around Paris as we were walking except for the slim and trim Bernie in his new black jeans. Waist size the same as when he left for Viet Nam. Not bad for a 75-year 0ld!
Hope you enjoy all of the pics and remember to enlarge them, just click on each, then click again and you’ll see the x at the bottom to close. You can also scroll through all of the pictures once the first one is enlarged.
Love your comments!
Linda & Bernie
June 29, 2015 @ 5:35 pm
Love your pics! Le Coupe Chou is Jim’s all time favorite old style Parisian restaurant. Bernie looks great and so do you. That French hear agrees with you both.
June 29, 2015 @ 7:38 pm
Well, sounds like a dinner at Le Coupe Chou. We thought we might be showing you something new!
June 30, 2015 @ 12:01 am
. We would love to share a Coupe Chou dinner with you and Bernie.
June 30, 2015 @ 12:02 am
Jim says he has been going to the Coupe Chou since 1992.
June 29, 2015 @ 7:33 pm
Tell Bernie that his fit and trim look is mighty fine — and that it’s great for ANY age!
June 29, 2015 @ 7:36 pm
I’ll definitely tell Bernie!
June 29, 2015 @ 7:55 pm
Keeping fingers crossed for good news from the publisher. I, for one, want to read that book! You both look slim and trim and very happy. Say hello to Bernie for me.
June 29, 2015 @ 8:12 pm
I will tell Bernie. This is just an agent…who would still have to find a publisher. But it could be a step closer. Such a lot of work!
June 29, 2015 @ 10:12 pm
What exciting news! I’ll keep my fingers crossed that your manuscript will be accepted and published. Sounds like things are looking up, especially if the shower works. You’re both looking trim and debonair .
June 30, 2015 @ 6:20 am
Thanks, Cindi. Supposed to be 100 today in Paris. All fans are sold out!
June 29, 2015 @ 10:16 pm
Bonsoir Linda et Bernie It’s great to read your blog everyday and thus follow your Paris’s adventures. Love to watch your photos too. Particularly the first One with the St Etienne du Mont’s steps. Et I’m pleased that you receive de an email from an agent for “Bernie and me”. That’s great. Je vous dis à tres bientôt. Amitiés. Anne
June 30, 2015 @ 6:22 am
Thanks, Ann. I will get back to you about your suggestions for lunch! We are so excited to meet you.
June 29, 2015 @ 11:26 pm
Linda congrats on getting to see an agent, that is fantastic. Stay positive and focused on what you want to happen. Keep us posted and enjoy Paris – it’s difficult not to!
June 30, 2015 @ 12:06 am
apparently i didn’t re-up
June 30, 2015 @ 12:09 am
We can’t wait to be there!
June 30, 2015 @ 1:21 am
Love seeing the pix. The neighborhood, even though not too far from last year’s, looks a little quieter. Good luck with the agent.
June 30, 2015 @ 6:27 am
Actually, we are on rue St. Paul in our usual neighborhood. The apartment is only 3 blocks from our old one. That plus the lift is why I selected it. In reality, now that I’m here, I could have probably done the steps but wasn’t sure about that back in Feb. when we had to book. There are both good and bad about this apartment but overall we’re making it work. The heat is the big issue right now and there’s nothing much we can do about that. All the stores are sold out of fans.
June 30, 2015 @ 1:37 am
Keeping my fingers crossed that agent accepts book and turns out to be a very aggressive agent! Bon chance!
June 30, 2015 @ 11:31 am
Would you like us to send a fan or two?
June 30, 2015 @ 2:25 pm
Yes, special delivery overnight! Actually, the management company brought one over this afternoon. Good service to a request sent about 9am this morning.