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    Between 2007 and 2009, I lived in Los Angeles after living in Paris for many years. My Paris blog (before and after my Los Angeles sojourn) is Rue Rude.

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    26 August 2007


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    Oh la la! Back in LA... I KNOW you are enjoying HOT and SUNNY weather there! Yesterday was our first kind of sunny day... in 3 weeks... and TODAY was actually the NICEST day I have experienced ALL summer long in the Paris area... Thank God we went south this summer for 3 weeks... one of those was spent in cold and rain but the last two weeks were spent in 30-40 C weather under the sun and blue skies... I agree with your friend, Paul! This summer in France (mostly everywhere) has been pretty sucky!!! Let me know if you go down to San Diego... I grew up in Hollyweird but spent from age 17-41 in San Diego.. so I call myself a San Diegan!! Take care... Leesa

    That LA weather must be so boring. At least here there is something to complain about. And a contrast, so you learn to really appreciate a nice day.

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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.