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Two truths and a lie

During the past four weeks of work I have worn only one pair of pants.

My landlord in Montauban and I were talking about French expressions used in English just before I left and I asked him about the origins of "carte blanche". During Napoleon's invasion of Russia his officers were spread out and needed orders. He had no time to draft specific instructions for each officer and would instead send blank parchment indicating that they were to use any means necessary to attain a victory.

Matt Finnegan and I ate in total darkness at a resturant near the Centre Pompidou staffed by blind servers.


yay for summer pants!!!!

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