Thursday, March 1, 2012

The cats are rubbish at poker

Unhappy cat on the Paris Metro

Molly has finally settled into her apartment so I am going to visit her at the end of March – and will stay with her. She has a second ‘bedroom’ which is apparently more like a coat cupboard – but it will be large enough for me to squeeze into if I slide in sideways.

I usually have to stay in a hotel and my record of choosing habitable hotels at an affordable price is not good. In fact I think these things are mutually exclusive. As far as I can tell Paris takes the biscuit for the most expensive hotels on earth.

I am an expert at choosing rat infested hovels in the worst parts of Paris – thinking optimistically that if they charge €200 per night it can’t be too bad. Ha!

The catch with staying with Molly is that she lives on the 5th floor and there is no elevator and I will have to schlepp my suitcase up there – so I will be travelling light. On the bright side I will be getting lots of exercise.

Also she will probably charge me only €20 per night – and no rat would dare show its whiskers with Merlin on the prowl.  

Cate goes to Washington tomorrow and will be away for a week so it will be the usual drill for us here. Non-stop partying and staying up to all hours drinking Jameson - smoking cigars and playing poker.

The cats are rubbish at poker - I can always tell when Monika has a good hand and Sissi just cannot tell one suit from another. 

Can’t wait. 


  1. At €20 a night and 5 floors, that works out to only €5 per floor climb. If this doesn't make sense its because I am having a rough night with head pain and a fever.

  2. If you write one more time about drinking Jameson I'll go and buy my own bottle.

  3. Consider going up those stairs as a gym workout. Considering the price, you're getting a pretty good deal!

  4. I have never seen a cat actually look angry before. That is one unhappy cat. Perhaps if you anted up some mice or tuna or something the cats would take more of an interest in the card games.

  5. That picture made me laugh so hard. Classic!

  6. Poor cat, too young to be in jail!

  7. 5 floors may limit your nights out on the town with Molly. That's a lot of stairs to crawl up!

    We're expecting late morning (Sydney time) phone call any day soon... Apologies accepted in advance:-)

  8. Monday, Kaffeejausenzeit, and there is still no new blog! Do we have to worry?

  9. esb: That;s if I only do it once. If I amortize it over 4 trips per day it is much cheaper.

    Merisi: No need - I have gallons of it. You can have some next time you pop in.

    SK Waller: In the gym I don't have to carry a suitcase.

    fmcgmccllc: Mice might of it. I will see if they have mice playing cards.

    li'l Muppet-lhead: It is indeed a classic but indeed the only way to move cats around in the Metro.

    GAVIOTA: I am sure he/she was not there long.

    Annie: It's Ok I know I can sleep on the stairs. Won't be long now.

    Merisi: Working on it.