Daily Archives: May 16, 2011
Today has not been so kind to me. Stupid FedEx is on strike here in France and I can’t get my six packages that are stuck in Paris. There is no telling when this strike will be over. All these guys want is a measly 1% raise, about 3 more Euros a day for lunch and to get more that 1 weekend a month off. I say “FedEx, just give it to ‘em so I can get my dang packages delivered!”. Seriously, I don’t think what they are asking for is over the top. Now I know, depending on how many employees a company has, what they are asking could add up to a whole buttload of money, but if these guys stay on strike for a couple of weeks (very possible-this IS France) then Fedex is going to lose a heck of a lot more dinero. Come on, this is France. These people are experts at striking and they know how to drag it out. This could get down-right dirty, in my opinion. Tomorrow I will get the news whether or not my packages get to see the light of day.
Also, thanks to the 50km/hr winds yesterday with gusts of up to 75km/hr, my allergies are acting up. I personally made sure to take care of myself and cover up my face and mouth before walking out the front door yesterday. I would have thought that would have been enough. But no, these dang winds are kickin’ up all the dust and pollen you could imagine. I guess I should have gotten a clue, when I kept seeing yellow pollen flying everywhere and eventually settling on me. Denial is an ugly thing folks. Let me tell ya. I sure am paying the price now. I even took some allergy meds and they just aren’t doing the job. So far, I have gone through 2 rolls of toilet paper (the tissues ran out a long time ago)! Tomorrow when I wake up, I will be investing in Auchan. They are the company who makes the toilet paper and tissues I have been using. I figure I should make some money off of the misery I am currently living in. That would make me feel a whole lot better.
So I was surfing around today on French youtube and I came across this guy named Julien Doré. He has this song called Kiss Me Forever. Apparently, this song comes from his second album, though I have never heard of the guy before today. The video doesn’t have any wild special effects or women dancing around in short skirts and bikini tops. What is does have are the coolest back-up singers and dancers. I love these guys and want to know how they made it through this video with out crackin’ up! They must have done a few takes. I have watch this video a bunch of times and I just can’t stop laughing at Julien’s supporting cast members. I think this video is brilliant. It has a subtle charm to it. I hope it gives you a little chuckle, too. If you like it, pass it around for others to enjoy.
By the way, Julien doesn’t know me and I am not getting any kick backs from the guy. Although, if he becomes super famous because thanks to me, I might be contacting him:)