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ET Paris Meet-up, September 2009 - Three

by Fran Sun Aug 30th, 2009 at 11:37:19 AM EST

It's time to get ready for the ET Meet-up in Paris, which this year will take place on Saturday

September 12th.

Picture by In Wales

The adress for the Meet-up is:

Le Cantalou, 8 Avenue de Versailles

starting 12:00 noon

Here a link to the map.



Only one month to go until the this years Paris Meet-Up.

There are three sections below in the comment section:
Changes in attendance
Friday Events - still needs to be decided what we do, though LEP's suggestion seems to appeal to many.
This and That - also for these who arrive before Friday and would like to meet-up earlier.

The actual place for the meet-up on Saturday will be announced in a later diary.

The Passy-Home Hotel has agreed to a 10% reduction for the rooms.

I will let them know that you will identify yourself as part of ET by mentioning "ET-Meetup 2009".

Will attend:
afew
Bernard
Colman and Sam and Christopher
Crazy Horse
dvx
Fran
gk
Helen
JakeS and brother Rasmus
Jérôme
LEP
linca and wife
marco
margouillat
Melanchthon
Migeru
Millman
nanne
Nomad
RogueTrooper
someone
vladimir

Maybe:
ceebs
Cyrille (on Friday) and(Mouna)
drew and wife
Geezer In Paris
In Wales
Loefing
Metatone
NordicStorm
papicek
pi
UnEstranAvecVueSurMer
Sassafras
Sven Triloquist
Ted Welch
whataboutbob

Here the link to LEP's diary for Friday afternoon:
Census taking for Friday, Sept. 11th meetup at Pere Lachaise

Former diaries:
ET Paris Meet-up, September 2009
ET Paris Meet-up, September 2009 - Two

Display:
Changes in attendance
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Aug 6th, 2009 at 11:17:05 AM EST
Tentative travel plan:
EuroNight Madrid-Chamartin Fr, 11.09.09 19:00 - 08:27 Sa, 12.09.09 Paris Austerlitz

TGV Paris Montparnasse Su, 13.09.09 10:10 - 15:45 Su, 13.09.09 Irun 
Alaris Irun Su, 13.09.09 16:20 - 22:08 Su, 13.09.09 Madrid-Chamartin
Still not sure whether I'll make it.

The peak-to-trough part of the business cycle is an outlier. Carnot would have died laughing.
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Aug 7th, 2009 at 05:55:33 AM EST
[ Parent ]
You could just fly. It'd be cheaper.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Aug 7th, 2009 at 06:32:40 AM EST
[ Parent ]
But I don't want to fly.

The peak-to-trough part of the business cycle is an outlier. Carnot would have died laughing.
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Aug 7th, 2009 at 06:33:09 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Cheapest option right now:
MAD 9:15a - 11:15a ORY
ORY 11:10a - 1:10p - MAD
€189

The peak-to-trough part of the business cycle is an outlier. Carnot would have died laughing.
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Aug 7th, 2009 at 06:36:51 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Hope it works out!

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman
by dvx (dvx.clt ät gmail dotcom) on Fri Aug 7th, 2009 at 07:07:06 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I'm definitely coming. Arriving at Paris-Austerlitz at 8h27 and leaving at 19h45 on the Saturday.

Anybody up for breakfast?

The peak-to-trough part of the business cycle is an outlier. Carnot would have died laughing.

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Aug 14th, 2009 at 04:34:22 AM EST
[ Parent ]
breakfast is in the Passy-home, where I shall be hanging out hoping to trade the sweet apple stuff for a croissant.

I think most then mooch over to the coffee shop at the end of the road for porper coffee. Tho if you know anywhere that does a full english, I'll join you there.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Aug 17th, 2009 at 07:46:27 AM EST
[ Parent ]
The big European Offshore Wind conference begins in Stockholm on that Sunday evening and I really need to go there (because I'm going there to brag, and also to meet clients). I have no visibility yet on the days before the meet-up, but I'll make sure to be there on Saturday at least.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Fri Aug 7th, 2009 at 01:34:34 PM EST
[ Parent ]
My brother is probably also coming. His finances are a little bit more iffy than mine, but he says that he can probably make it.

He's not a policy wonk, but on the other hand he speaks French :-P

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Mon Aug 10th, 2009 at 12:22:34 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Does your brother have a name? And silly me, I read first that your brothers fiances are a little more iffy... :-)
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Aug 10th, 2009 at 04:56:53 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Rasmus.

And as far as I know, he doesn't have a fiancé, nevermind multiple ones (there's a sitcom in that scenario...).

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Tue Aug 11th, 2009 at 01:25:22 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I have to switch to the maybe section I'm afraid. I won't know until much closer to the time if I can go.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Wed Aug 12th, 2009 at 01:18:51 PM EST
[ Parent ]
aaarghh, wassup ?

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Aug 13th, 2009 at 08:20:27 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Selection process. I have 370 party members to make contact with, as many face to face as possible.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Aug 13th, 2009 at 03:00:41 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Aargh. Diary commitments and finances both prevent me from coming to the September meet up. Sorry :(
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Wed Aug 26th, 2009 at 02:27:13 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Ooohhh No! you are going to be missed!!!!!!!!!! :-(
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Aug 26th, 2009 at 02:29:25 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Arrrggghhh! I hope you can make it. It would not be the same with out you.
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Aug 17th, 2009 at 02:06:01 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Any news from Geezer in Paris?

En un viejo país ineficiente, algo así como España entre dos guerras civiles, poseer una casa y poca hacienda y memoria ninguna. -- Gil de Biedma
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Aug 17th, 2009 at 09:06:14 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Aren't they still off on their boat ? Doubt we'll hear much before september.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Aug 18th, 2009 at 01:36:28 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I just arranged for breakfast on their boat and added him to the 'maybe' list in the diary body...

En un viejo país ineficiente, algo así como España entre dos guerras civiles, poseer una casa y poca hacienda y memoria ninguna. -- Gil de Biedma
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Aug 26th, 2009 at 10:57:55 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I can confirm now that I will be in Paris until September 14, so I will definitely join the meet-up on Saturday.

The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion, but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence.
by marco on Tue Aug 18th, 2009 at 07:57:26 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Yay! Greta!

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Wed Aug 19th, 2009 at 02:51:13 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I meant great!

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Wed Aug 19th, 2009 at 02:52:21 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I've invited my girlfriend along to come to Paris - but of course on the condition I wouldn't be hanging out all the time with ET people. So I'm still planning to be there, and with a slim chance she could join - although she may as well spent her time shopping instead.

Is there any news on whereabouts of the meet-up?

by Nomad on Sun Aug 30th, 2009 at 10:34:15 AM EST
[ Parent ]
See info at top of page :)
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Aug 30th, 2009 at 11:33:49 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Will she join the group for the lunch. It would be helpful to know, because Jérôme will make reservations for Saturday. I hope she will join in. :-)

If you will join on Friday, please leave a message in LEP's diary, so that he can also make reservations for Friday night.

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Aug 30th, 2009 at 11:43:00 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Friday Events
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Aug 6th, 2009 at 11:17:48 AM EST
Here again LEP's suggestion!

LEP:

I intend to be at the meet up.
As for Friday, we could consider visiting the Pere Lachaise cemetary, with a dinner in the Chinatown of the 20th arondissement afterwards. We considered doing that last year but changed our plans for reasons I don't recall, although we certainly had a great dinner in the quartier Mouffetard.
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Aug 6th, 2009 at 02:35:45 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Is everyone or anyone up for this. I think it involves quite a bit of walking-who knows if my old body can handle it-but I'm willing to try.

If not, the place we went to last year in the quartier Mouffetard was so pleasant, we might want to consider it again.

Here's the photos.
http://www.eurotrib.com/story/2008/9/21/51350/1426

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Mon Aug 10th, 2009 at 12:12:17 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Le Père Lachaise and Chinese sound OK to me.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Aug 10th, 2009 at 12:26:11 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Sounds good to me too. And Chinese should have vegetarian food.
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Aug 10th, 2009 at 04:55:31 PM EST
[ Parent ]
No, it's good. I think last year there was concern that when we all first meet up we like to sit and chat, such as the genenral hanging about that led to your feeling we weren't interested in the Montmartre art crawl you organised the year before.

So, last year was a compromise in case long walk abouts became disorganised.

But I'm certainly okay with your plans. I like going places I'd never normally choose for myself.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Aug 10th, 2009 at 03:49:24 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Helen:
the Montmartre art crawl you organised the year before.

If there's a reprise, let me know; I'm interested.
by Bernard on Mon Aug 10th, 2009 at 04:59:48 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I'd enjoy visiting Pere Lachaise.

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman
by dvx (dvx.clt ät gmail dotcom) on Thu Aug 13th, 2009 at 12:45:34 PM EST
[ Parent ]
European Tribune - Census taking for Friday, Sept. 11th meetup at Pere Lachaise

The project is to visit the Pere Lachaise cemetary in Northern Paris and see the tombs of Jim Morrison and some French notables as well.

The metro stop "Pere Lachaise" is on two metro lines, Lines 2 and 3. It is then three metro stops back to Belleville which is the center of the Northern Paris Chinatown.

Please leave your comments about your participation for Friday afternoon at LEP's diary, so that all the information stays in one place.

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Aug 12th, 2009 at 02:17:01 AM EST
[ Parent ]
This and That
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Aug 6th, 2009 at 11:18:12 AM EST
... my bottle of champers for winning the oil price guessing game has been consumed yet. If not, Paris would seem to be perfect.

I'll not be there ... I likely couldn't afford a trip to Paris, Ohio.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Thu Aug 6th, 2009 at 01:40:13 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Nice offer, but i doubt if J would have a problem giving the bottle to Millman, who can drop it off in Ohio as he walks across amurka to complete his journey.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin
by Crazy Horse on Thu Aug 6th, 2009 at 02:24:23 PM EST
[ Parent ]
The deal was that the bottle would go to a future meet-up. I was just hazy on whether its been consumed or not ... my attention on ET goes in ten week waves, with the schedule of the teaching term.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Thu Aug 6th, 2009 at 02:46:21 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I'll probably show up on the 7th, I want to do about 10 days in Paris. My sister is meeting me there on the 15th, and we're heading off to Brussels on the 17th. So I'll be available for food and alcohol consumption that whole time...

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Thu Aug 6th, 2009 at 03:59:18 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Saturday Lunch @ Le Cantalou, 10 Avenue de Versailles, F-75016 Paris.

This link should bring you smack in front of the restaurant (and the white van parked in front of it at the time the Google car drove by).

by Bernard on Sat Aug 8th, 2009 at 04:42:51 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Ooops, did I link to the wrong map?
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Aug 8th, 2009 at 04:50:00 PM EST
[ Parent ]
No, no, it's just the Gogol that's slightly off with its street numbers: The point they recorded as number 10 is just 50 m down the road.

But one can still see Le Cantalou on the picture when clicking on the StreetView link. The link I posted is just the view from right in front of the restaurant.

by Bernard on Sun Aug 9th, 2009 at 05:24:26 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Weren't we there last year ? Twas good.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Aug 9th, 2009 at 05:26:47 AM EST
[ Parent ]
The year before, too, on the Saturday evening. There were about fifteen of us sitting inside at the back. I can't remember exactly who - weren't you there?
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Aug 10th, 2009 at 12:34:35 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Yes, but it looked different from the back.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Aug 10th, 2009 at 03:45:33 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I'd been hoping to attend again this year, but I'm still not completely recovered from the infection I've been battling for the last couple months, so I think I'll have to give it a pass this year.  I'm getting better, but I'm really behind with r/l stuff.  Plus, I don't think I'm up to all that walking!  I should start training now for the next meetup!  Is there usually one in May?

Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. -Hobbes
by Izzy (izzy at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Aug 10th, 2009 at 04:48:05 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Sorry you can't make it this time. But starting to get ready now for next year sounds like a good idea.

As far as I remember, except for one in June, the big meet-ups in Paris have been in September.

This year in May there was a small one in Amsterdam.

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Aug 10th, 2009 at 04:59:23 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Darn, you'll be missed. hope you feel right as rain soon.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Aug 11th, 2009 at 01:46:08 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Izzy:
I don't think I'm up to all that walking!
But you're all about shoes!

The peak-to-trough part of the business cycle is an outlier. Carnot would have died laughing.
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Aug 12th, 2009 at 03:53:36 AM EST
[ Parent ]
shoes are about walking?

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Wed Aug 12th, 2009 at 08:13:25 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Well, boots are...



"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

by Melanchthon on Wed Aug 12th, 2009 at 08:51:32 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Aw, shucks, you beat me by 76 seconds...

The peak-to-trough part of the business cycle is an outlier. Carnot would have died laughing.
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Aug 12th, 2009 at 08:53:50 AM EST
[ Parent ]


The peak-to-trough part of the business cycle is an outlier. Carnot would have died laughing.
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Aug 12th, 2009 at 08:52:48 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Sorry, I'm not going to make it. Have fun and be careful out there.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Wed Aug 12th, 2009 at 03:23:02 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Sven Triloqvist:
be careful out there
Aye, Sergeant!

The peak-to-trough part of the business cycle is an outlier. Carnot would have died laughing.
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Aug 12th, 2009 at 03:53:05 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I think the only way to get you to a meetup is to hold it in Helsinki.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Aug 12th, 2009 at 10:50:13 AM EST
[ Parent ]
That's a shame!!!
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Aug 17th, 2009 at 02:00:36 AM EST
[ Parent ]
BBC - Earth News - Killer whales visit 'social clubs'
Killer whales create and visit social clubs just like people do, scientists have discovered.

Up to 100 fish-eating killer whales come together in the Avacha Gulf, off the coast of Russia.
...
Now scientists report in the Journal of Ethology that these groups act as clubs in which the killer whales form and maintain social ties.
...
Maintaining social bonds is crucial for many social mammals which live and hunt together.

But maintaining connections with the wider community may be especially important for killer whales, which tend to live long lives in relatively small communities with low birth rates.



"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Tue Aug 18th, 2009 at 06:27:40 AM EST


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