Wednesday, October 05, 2005

So this guy walks into heaven…

Funny thing, the world is fairly small here in Nantes, and even smaller when you speak English. We’ve got a “local” where some Englishmen hang out, and non-Englishmen as well. It's John McByrnes Pub, an Irish themed place complete with Premier League Football on weekends and Celtic music Sunday nights. The other night we were “having a craic” (the Irish phrase for “a good time”, not to be confused with “having crack” of the same pronunciation but NOT necessarily equating to “a good time” in American English). So this guy walks into the bar… The bloke, a New Zealander with a guitar, starts strumming a few sing alongs...and alas, in a few brief moments, we are 3 Americans, chumming with our English mate Simon, ordering Belgian Beers from a Juan our Columbian bartender, joining a Kiwi crooner in a rousing rendition of La Bamba...en español of course. I think this is what Heaven will be like.

6 comments:

jeff said...

so true...and don't forget that we ran into our west african friend, thierry, upon leaving the pub.

Forrest said...

Katie & Jeff,
Thanks.
Thanks for sharing your experiences. The world is so wonderful and I am having that opinion reinforced by your adventure.
Forrest

Matt Elliott said...

Wish I was there! Sounds like a hoot!

Megan said...

Katie-
Wow! J'adore ton manniere d'ecriver. J'ai envie de je suis avec lui en l'Europe au lieu de s'asseoie(?) a mon bureau Aux Etats Unis. O.k....so my french has gone down hill a little...all the more reason for me to be there with you! Actually, Denver is very good...the weather is fluctuating between really hot and freezing (it reminds me of Atlanta in the fall!) We are supposed to have our first freeze tonight. Work keeps me busy along with the occasional yoga class and putting dinner on the table (I cook, Dave cleans up!) We miss you guys and can't wait for (1) more updates and (2) to see you at Christmas!
Love,
Megan

Annie said...

We miss you at work, Katie! Lunch is not the same, and I still look to see if your light is on in the office...sad puppy...
I have to agree w. you, and what's even cooler is that we get to meet all these relatives that everyone we know talks about who have gone on ahead of us - can you imagine Marlena's mother? Or Shirley's, and Jay's folks? Gonna be a hoot for eternity! :)
Have a great week, you two! J'adore!

Katie W. said...

megs...thanks for the response en Francais! tu parle bien (i think..). actually i know, you are a french champ. wish you were here. :-)