Oh, and I did move into my apartment last Sunday, too. It's a lovely apartment and I'm going to be happy there, I'm sure.
Paris is nice but very cold and I haven't yet had a wonderful French meal yet, although I have had some very, very passable baguette aux fromageseses. The wonderful meal I did have was at a North African joint, and it was really, really wonderful. It's called Nedjmet el Bahri and it serves up tasty, tasty Halal meals (Ah! Halal meat, how I missed you for, like, 2 days). Marylyle had Tagine aux Olives, a quarter chicken stewed with small green pitted olives and the wayward carrot. I had something I can't remember the name of -- it's some kind of stew like thing that included several garlicky/oniony meatballs, a small hunk of lamb meat, and a small organ of some kind. It was served with frites right there in the bowl soaking up the broth. All washed down with limonade (kinda like 7up) from, I think, Algeria.
Of course the city itself is beautiful. Montmartre is probably my favorite part of Paris so far, but I've yet to see much of it. I like that, on the day I visited at least, it was not nearly so touristy.
I've been taking photos and I'll try to have some up tomorrow. I'll be able to get online a lot easier now that I found out that McDos (That's McDonalds*, Micky Dees en Français) offers WiFi for free...
*It is my understanding that McDonalds at some point made an offer that if someone mentioned them in their blog, they would give that person $5. Ronald, if you're reading this, and if the offer is still valid, I want my money!