Monday, February 13, 2006

"If I could talk to the animals..."

flamingoes
lizard 'n' snake
sebemu
Rhinolino
...walk with the animals, run and squeak and squawk with the animals," to quote Rex Harrison in that cinematic masterpiece "Doctor Doolittle" (oh, to travel the world in a pink pearlized snail shell!) And 'twas with that worthy aim in mind, dear reader, that this weekend, we found ourselves communing with nature in the zoo at the Paris Botanical Gardens. Given the season and all, plus the fact that they're carrying out extensive renovation work, the selection of animals was a little limited. In fact, frankly, there were parts that were looking slightly down-at-heel, to say the least - the owl enclosure was full of dead chicks, splattered all over the ground like a feathered version of the Massacre of the Innocents. Ewww. But Noodle proved to be an unexpected hit with the llamas, and we spotted a D-list celebrity, so we were happy. Album of the weekend (by dint of the fact that it cropped up on two separate occasions on the same day) was this (eyes left!) compilation of German electronica "Neue Heimat" which is - apparently - what they're all listening to in Berlin these days. Who knew? Not only was Bertrand playing it on Saturday, but one of rhino75's dining companions that evening (who happens to live in Berlin and is the cousin of a famous actress - namedrop, moi? Never!) also mentioned it. Talk about "zeitgeist" eh?? I do feel that Berlin would be right up rhino75's street but not until I've uploaded the "Cabaret" soundtrack onto my i-pod...strangely, no-one mentioned Liza this weekend. Hmmm. Anyway, I digress. On Sunday, we had a mini Paris blogmeet!! Well, Mickelino and myself went for coffee and a chin-wag at "Le Cavalier Bleu". And he passed on some VERY interesting information...

11 comments:

Rob7534 said...

What info did Micke pass on?

Reluctant Nomad said...

Yes, please tell us.

noodle said...

I know what it is...and it's H-U-G-E!


*clown laugh*

Frog with a Blog said...

I don't think anybody's paid attention to what Rhino wrote here! Dead chicks!!! Oh my god Rhino! Do you mean, dead chicks as in dead women or dead chicks as in "bird flu has reached Paris".

Unfortunately, I don't think I can share the secret with any of you, unless...

Rob7534 said...

What is this secret!?!?

Noodle! Tell us!

noodle said...

i can't! my lips are sealed....

all right, if i can give away only one hint, it's that it might include a "vicar"

*clown laugh, hysterical*

rhino75 said...

HAHA! It SO might include a "vicar"!! And now it's time for Noodle's medication... :-)

Babsbitchin said...

You two(bottom pic, right?)look like you're two professors up to no good. But of course, two of the best looking, most divine frenchmen.Your smile betrays you both.

rhino75 said...

Babs, that is lovely of you but I should point out that is SO not my "professor" look, but rather my "Norwegian fisherman" outfit - but thank you!! I'm not French either, just to confuse the matter further. But I AM smiling :))

Babsbitchin said...

I beg your forgiveness, I see that now. But you must understand, I was trying to be a nice girl and I wasn't looking for your,"fishing pole." You're not french? How dare you try to fool me, knowing full well I have a weakness for gay frenchmen? I'm a discerning fag hag. So, now I guess I gotta start over and like Norwegian Fisherman too? It's a culture shock but I'm adaptable.But only for you darlink!

rhino75 said...

Dag! Babs, and do not worry. It's an understandable mistake and you know you are always VERY welcome on this blog, particularly if you're bringing your own Preparation H!!