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Picture Prague

We decided that for the last weekend we had before our railpass expired, we’d go to Prague. Worth every minute of the trip, it was.

posted at 11:01 am on Mar. 12, 1999
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Odd Notes

Susie Palm held up in French Customs. A Project for the Los Angeles Times.

posted at 11:01 am on Mar. 11, 1999
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Power Failure at Chateau Smith

We recently had a bit of an interruption in normal services here at Chateau Smith.  As I was sitting at the computer working on a web project, the power went out.  And I dont mean, flicker, flicker, then back on.  I mean, something blew, and nothing I could do would make the juice flow again.

posted at 11:01 am on Mar. 10, 1999
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posted at 11:01 am on Mar. 9, 1999
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Getting Legal: Our Carte de Sejour

Susie and I now officially have a Carte de Sejour.  Its a visa that allows us to hang out in France for an extended period (until December currently, but easily extendable) and travel in and out whenever we please. It doesnt let us work for a French company.

posted at 11:01 am on Mar. 8, 1999
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A Funny Chinese Meal, and Other Things Around the Pad

Getting mugged in Amsterdam.  Getting chilly in Prague.  A funny Chinese meal across the street from my France apartment.

posted at 11:01 am on Mar. 7, 1999
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Sad News: We Find Out Our Cat Died

I have some rather sad news.  Susie and I found out about two weeks ago that Dana, one of our cats, has died.

posted at 11:01 am on Mar. 6, 1999
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Visitors to Our One-Room Studio Apartment

So far, we’ve had a few people come stay with us.  The Kristines from Canada. George Stankow,

posted at 11:01 am on Mar. 5, 1999
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What the Hell Are You Doing in Europe?

What fills my days, my nights and the time around brunch. French lessons, walks, and the art of living slowly.

posted at 11:01 am on Mar. 4, 1999
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Getting Mugged in Amsterdam, City of Drugs, Sex and Bad Luck

Getting mugged in Amsterdam wasn’t any fun, and contributed to an overall sense of malaise about the city of sex, drugs and chilly winds.

posted at 11:01 am on Mar. 3, 1999
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