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    15 April 2007


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    When I lived in Silicon Valley 12 or 15 years ago, I was surprised one morning to see a big flock of green parrots roosting in a tree in my back yard. Haven't seen any in Saint-Aignan yet though.

    We have lots of green parrots in Antony/Sceaux too.
    A lorry full of these birds had an accident on the A86 Highway some years ago => the birds fled and have been living since in the trees of the Parc the Sceaux (and in the park of my 'résidence' too). You can find some of them easily: they are right in the middle of the park, there is a big bird family living close to some huge deer statues

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    Today's quotation

    • In Paris, the purest virtue is the object of the filthiest slander.

        –Honoré Balzac (1799-1850), in Scènes de la vie privée

      À Paris, la vertu la plus pure est l'objet des plus sales calomnies.

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    • Annual Geminids meteor shower (shooting stars!) coming this weekend, if it's not too cloudy out at night.