Thursday, July 20, 2006

Off to the mountains

Today (or, more precisely, in an hour) I am going to the town of Sibiu for a shoot for a pate commercial. I'm looking forward to visiting a part of Romania I've never seen and I plan to take plenty of photos which I will post in order to "shock and awe." More importantly, I hope to eat lots of Romanian pate, but hopefully not the pate that is being used for the "pate beauty shots." I've never seen anyone accidentally eat the product during a commercial shoot, but I imagine you get sent to jail without passing "Go" and without collecting $200.

Sorry for the Monopoly reference. And the Bush reference. I am obviously demented lately.

Anyway, the point is that I probably won't be posting again until Monday morning, and for this I apologize in advance. But I can promise it will be worth the wait!

In other news, it is scorchingly hot here lately and the construction seems only to occur during the cooler hours of 9pm to midnight and 6-9am. This morning some guy was throwing metal from the 4th floor of the building site down to the ground, where it was hitting more metal. Trust me when I say that this is no way to wake up in the morning. Hopefully this weekend the hotel will be quiet and peaceful and as a result I won't mind starting to shoot at 5am. In fact, I'll be quite accustomed to being awake at that hour, since I seem to have reset my body clock to some time zone in Mongolia.

And speaking of Mongolia... I don't usually comment on the number of hits this blog gets per day or the places the hits come from, but today I was impressed to see not only the usual USA, Spain, Romania, Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and Brazil hits, but also South Africa, Kuwait, Taiwan, and New Caledonia. NEW CALEDONIA???? What is that?! And this brings me to something else... you can learn a lot about geography from keeping a blog.

Have a great weekend, everyone! Especially those of you in New Caledonia, where I think it's probably already Friday by now. TGIF!


Anonymous said...

I count for Portugal!! (the world champions to be..)


Anonymous said...

WHAT?!?!?! Aren't you french???
Or since France did a lame work at the World Cup you decide to finally accept that your Portuguese?

French guy

Geijn said...

JP, the nationality cameleon! Moving to Mongolia could be nice, try Dave's English Pub on the main square, an excellent place to watch soccer; like the Arsenal-BCN game!

NoellieBellie said...

Oh my... look what has started! I go away for four days and you guys get completely out of control!

Anonymous said...

Hi Noelle
That Kuwait hit is probably from me (my name is Khaled by the way), I’m a regular reader of your Blog; I’ll be joining IESE this September.

NoellieBellie said...

Hi Khaled! Welcome to IESE!! Looking forward to meeting you this fall.