Jon Crispin's Notebook

London / Paris

Posted in Cities, Jon Crispin, Uncategorized, Weirdness by joncrispin on 06/03/2019

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Hi Everyone.  It’s been a while.  I have been mostly posting on Instagram on both the @jonkcrispin site and the @willardsuitcases site, and for some reason things have fallen off a bit here on WordPress.

Cris and I are traveling for a bit.  We had a very quick stay in London before catching the Eurostar to Paris.  A wonderful experience.  It was nice to walk through Bishop’s Park up to Craven Cottage.  We missed the Chelsea match by a day, but it was a nice walk.

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By an amazing coincidence my dear friends Alex and Cathy are also in Paris, and we met up and went to the Sévres Museum.  Walking back to the Metro we passed La Grande Cascade which is a very large fountain (not yet running for the season).  You have to say that the French do monuments really well.

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One might say that they also do weirdness pretty well.  I have no idea what was going on here.  The guy on the street didn’t fall; I saw him lie down and then lower his face shield. I watched for a bit but absolutely nothing happened.  The fellows up top just stood around chatting, and never really paid much attention the guy down below.  I eventually moved on, savoring the mystery.

Weird Little Thing

Posted in Superstition, Uncategorized, Weirdness by joncrispin on 21/01/2016

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I can’t really explain why odd little occurrences amuse me so much.  And I won’t even begin to attempt to go into too much detail here.  I was shaving in the shower as I usually do and took the top off a new can of gel.  I placed it on the grab bar but it fell through the gap, slid down the wall and stopped.  It stayed there during the rest of my shower but when I checked an hour later it had dropped off.  The scientific explanation that comes to mind is “surface tension”, but I really have no idea.

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