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How to get rid of stuff you never wanted

We all get gifts we never actually wanted. While they’re super awesome and I’m sure we’re all thrilled to get them and wouldn’t want to be ungrateful lest we be spite down and come back as a cockroach in the next life, Parisians have found another solution…

PS Click on the “CC” button on YouTube for sub-titles

Aurelie is also with me on La MichAuré 😉

Enjoy, and have a kickass week

My Secret Guilty Pleasure

I’m convinced that it’s the small things in life that make all the difference, and you have to find the little things that make your days, well, awesome.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Spill it.

You can also spill on

The Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/ObservingParticipant

or The Twitter : http://twitter.com/#!/michmski

or The YouTube : http://youtube.com/MiChmski

Awesomeness 🙂

Mimes

Right! Sorry about the Internet situation, it’s…not yet resolved but HEY I have a code to get WiFi from the street so…. it’s kinda good 😉

This week for some reason I was thinking about all of the hand gestures that have saved me and that I just find super amusing. French people are super.

Don’t forget to say hi on

The Facebook Page

OR

The Twitter

OR

Subscribe to the YouTube 😉

Awesomeness.

Have a kickass week.

Even if you don’t have Thursday off 😉
AND HAPPY BASTILLE DAY!

Moving day magic trick

I had an idea for a great surprise but got sidetracked bundling up all my raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens into brown paper packages tied up with strings…

And wish it could have been as easy as in the Sword in the Stone…

BUT if you’ve been watching for a while, you might know that I’m not one that was used to living in Paris apartements that are (by definition)…not incredibly spacious. SO!

A new decor does a body good

And WILL be new and fabulous and wonderful and amazing and actually I have no idea because moving day is Tuesday.

TBA!!!

Have a great week and in the meantime check out some videos from Jenna, Hugo, Craigery, or Norman 😀

Say hey on

The Facebook Page

OR

The Twitter

See you soon 🙂

Sales in France

Sales in France can be brutal. Killer, even.
I feel like sales must be as ridiculous in any big city, but this is craziness. And yet…Bring it.

 

 

And say hey over on the Facebook and Twitter.


Scooter wannabes UNITE

If you’ver dreamed of owning a scooter and feeling the wind whipping through your helmet and not dying or ending up in the emergency room (true story), this confession is for you.

I’m still working on the helmet beauty blog thing but in the meantime, you can say hey over on the

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/ObservingParticipant

Happy Monday 🙂

 

update : paris has nothing on taipei

update #2 : you can practice on a rocking vespa

Thank you, Freddy, for filling my soul with joy. Other pictures of the rocking wonder are here   

update #3 : heritage helmets

Victor just sent me a link to heritage helmets 🙂 MOVE OVER AUSTIN POWERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you’re stuck in the airport with nothing to do…

Social media is your absolute best friend. Seriously, what did people do before Wifi was bountiful — talk with each other?? Oh heavens.

I considered hosting a “Gaga fest” in the waiting area or a limbo contest or both, but unfortunately I left my limbo stick at home and don’t have enough hairspray to make my air nearly as laquered as Gaga’s.

Thankfully, some kickass people sent me things to help me pass the time, and seeing as it will probably be Saturday and you may also have nothing to do, I thought I’d share

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