Two days ago I had to pleasure of lunching with Cedric Giorgi, fellow Age of Conversation author, at a café on Ile Saint Louis in Paris. In the end Gia couldn’t make it, and Luc got stuck in some crazy traffic in Belgium (I felt so bad! He had picked out the lovely café and everything!), so Cedric, my mom and me had a lovely intimate lunch just the three of us. We covered a variety of topics, from the importance of forming real, face-to-face relationships through Internet ties, to why we blog, and finally to a lengthy and animated discussion on the pros and cons of niche blogs. I think we might have even convinced my mom to start one of her own concerning the endless post-retirement possibilities.
Oh, and I also learned something VERY important (no joke – and I wish I had known this at the beginning of our trip!): never call foie gras pâté. It is a delicacy, and calling it pâté is an insult. Also, never spread foie gras on your toast. Simply slice off a piece, place it on the toast, and enjoy.
As it turns out, Cedric is only the SECOND Age of Conversation author that I have met in person! Ugh, that’s terrible—but I look forward to our little Boston meet-up tomorrow evening.