My Photo


  • [es-pree de less-ka/-iay] (idiom) A witty remark that occurs to you too late, literally on the way down the stairs. The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations defines esprit de l'escalier as, "An untranslatable phrase, the meaning of which is that one only thinks on one's way downstairs of the smart retort one might have made in the drawing room."


Blog powered by Typepad

« Yossarian | Main | Random Chicago picture »

September 06, 2005


Claire, Are those bowls and platter from Japan? Check on the back will you? They are great looking wherever they come from. Sounds like a fantastic place. I take it the books are published in English. M


Whenever I visit Rolling Meadow High School, I head for Mitsuwa! I too have bought bowls there and they have the best varieties of instant noodles in a (syrofoam) bowl--makes you pooh-pooh the plain old Ramen noodles! I heard they also have great fresh eel--if that suits your fancy.

I laughed at your Kane county flea market trip. I know what you mean. I went there with a friend, kicking and screaming. Once there, she couldn't get me to leave! I bought a beautiful, old desk that needed no refinishing whatsoever. An elderly couple nursed it all its life. They were moving to FL and had to part with a lot of their belongings. I now baby it too.

The comments to this entry are closed.