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Hair – The Musical & Other Stories……….


1979 movie poster.

1979 movie poster. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Okay, well, it’s not the musical, but I’m so happy, it should be.    I may share a TOWEL with my husband cause we’re too cheap to add more stuff to our tiny apt,

but I don’t sacrifice when it comes to my hair.  Went to Jacques Dessange, the fab Parisian Hair  place which  I actually used to FLY TO PARIS for, back in the 90’s –  when I was an airline person – just for the weekend.  Yeah, I’m such a brat.   So, now, I’ve continued the tradition………..only I don’t have to fly anymore.  I’m here!!

For 3 1/2 hours they spoke to me in French and I have NO IDEA what they said to me, honestly.   I also spoke to them in French – and GOD KNOWS what it was that I really said –

but the good thing is – my hair came out okay.   Don’t you think?



The Poissonnerie:

  1. for the very first time, I ordered fresh fish – watched him  weigh it,  clean it,   and present it to me – can’t wait to cook it tonight.  It was SOLE.

Me to the Fishmonger:   – “I don’t know how to clean a fish, I want to learn by watching you”   in very bad French.   Fishmonger to me :  Shakes his head with a smile

2.   This is actually what happened:

I unwrapped it to cook it up in the sizzling buttered pan with fresh lemon for my husband tonight and I see that the head is still attached to body of fish, so I took out my favorite big knife and WHOPPED it right off .  Not only  that- but – well, I discovered , inside – it was still the INSIDES…..and I’m thinking, hmmmm, how do I do this?  So, I started cooking it and it kind of took care of itself.  Then I scraped the beautiful white pieces of flesh off – and it came out really good.  This is what was left in the pan:

“If you come to the dock early in the morning”, the Tourist Bureau tells me, “then you can get fresh fish from the little fishing boats, but you have to be early.”  “How early?”  I ask…..” they’re in by 8am.”  Okay, then, that ‘s what I’m gonna do.   Going to the port in Cassis and place my order and hope they’ll clean it thoroughly this time, and I’ll watch and learn – then try to do it myself  – – –  eventually.     NOTHING like fresh right from the SEA!    🙂

My husband,  happy about the dinner……………..

Those are my stories for today, and I’m sticking to ’em!!!!

Have a nice night!

Bon Nuit!   🙂

UPDATE              UPDATE                UPDATE

Have seen the fishmongers in action at the port.  Here is what I have to do…………….



11 Comments Post a comment
  1. Linda Wheatley #

    Regarding your hair — it looks great. However, I can’t tell if that other picture is of you in the 70’s, or now. You look so young in all your pictures. I’m not buttering you up — am quite serious.

    September 22, 2012
    • Linda, you are funny. It’s NOW. It’s a very good camera too – hides all kinds of things, I swear (iPhone4) – kind of reminds me of those POLAROIDS – remember how the pics they took always made you look kind of flawless? Anyway, – You are very kind. Thanks for keeping up with me; you’re my main “regular” ! Love it!

      September 24, 2012
  2. Bill Leftwich #

    Sis, you look just like Brigitte Bardot, when she was much younger of course

    September 22, 2012
  3. That little fish had lots of soul! Oh, that’s right it was a sole, very fresh & tasty!

    September 23, 2012
  4. Reblogged this on Letters from Marseille and commented:

    ….and NOW I have included a video of the Fishmonger & what he does, and now what I must do. Oh dear.

    September 24, 2012
    • Amy Sanchez #

      Marty, you look FAB. Love u! Hugs to David! How long does it take to get from CDG to where u r by train? We must Skype soon. Do u have Internet at your home?

      September 25, 2012
      • you’re très gentile, Amy. It’s 3 1/2 hours by TGV from CDG. Very fast.
        It’s 1 heure, 50 minutes by AirFrance. It’s easier prob to get ZED on AF from STL – NYC – MRS (Marseille) We would pick you up in Marseille –
        airport. Just a thought. AND, blow up beds are FAB still, but the apt is 1/2 the size of the Paris Apt!!!! – just so you know my dear friend. We still are sleeping on your sheets, even tho they are waaaay too small for our big euro bed. LOL I like the feel of them. HOW ARE YOU?

        September 25, 2012
  5. Amy Sanchez #

    What is TVG? I have no interline benifits. Whaaaa. So I can’t get zed fares.

    October 1, 2012
    • Amy Sanchez #

      TGV I mean.

      October 1, 2012
      • Train Grand Vitesse – it stands for. It’s super fast. It’s a marvelous journey from Paris.
        Check it out on internet. It’s about 90 euros one way. We have senior cards and if booked in advance much less.
        I think you might be able to get a reduced rate if you book it from the US. You’d have to check.

        October 1, 2012

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