Frankl’in Cafe

We ate at this nice little restaurant for our first lunch in Paris. This is located on rue Benjamin Franklin.

What we ate:

  • Mediterranean salad: fresh, nice. Downside was the shrimp appeared to have come from a can
  • Steak hache with fries. Very nicely done, medium rare and it looked so good I forwent the fork and knife and just picked it up.
  • Kids both had croque monsieurs. Not overly cheesy like you get downtown, these were nicely toasted. The fries of course were a hit with the kids but they also both ate their salads which again were fresh lettuce.

S and I shared a lovely white Burgundy which is so far my favorite wine in the day we’ve lived in Paris:-)

#paris, #restaurant

Spoke too soon

Just minutes ago I posted that according to Grooveshark I have no friends. In addition to using Grooveshark I have also been using Zune’s social features over the past few days. And who knew, there are apparently other people like me out there! Or at least that’s how I am interpreting “listeners like you”. I guess it could be interpreted that other listeners like me, sort of in a personal but at a distance way. But I think not, I think this means there are some other musically-challenged people out there.

The Results

Oddly enough I cannot copy and paste the tracks Zune is recommending for me. So… the first track “One more sad song The American Rejects” was good, solid. The next track is by Christina Aguilera. I admit a reluctance to try this, but I am listening to it and it’s pretty much what I expected, pop for someone for sure, but not me.

Bricin has no friends

I am trying out a new online music streaming service, Grooveshark. It has some good press around it’s recommendation engine. Fair enough, I will check it out. Pleasant UI if a little web 2.0-heavy. Needs a Java app on the PC to check out your current music and share it with others (can you hear the clock ticking on the lawsuit countdown?).

Then I switched to the social page and see this.



Maybe I am a little touchy after spending 5 days in a hotel room in Zurich waiting for a French visa. Maybe I need to get out a little. But still, that seems sort of harsh. How about “Bricin hasn’t found the right buddies yet, but we have full faith that he will”.

Of course given my taste in music perhaps it’s not so inevitable. How many people out there have Springsteen & Abba in the top of the artist list, with Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” as the most played iPod track.

Way behind

So much to write about… we are moving to Paris soon. I just finished a huge ride in the Alps. We are on holiday enjoying the sunshine in Zurich now, but I will start writing again soon, really.

#paris, #sitenews