This was a very fast shot I took through the taxi window yesterday, on my way back from being on live TV on LCI (a 24-hr news channel in France). The station picked me (and Georges, who came along for moral support) up at work in an executive taxi, took me to their offices in the 16th, put me in a chair to get my makeup professionally done (I could totally get used to that!) and then it was into a studio where I babbled something in French about banning love locks on UNESCO World Heritage sites in Paris. It was all a blur, really, and I still haven't seen a replay of the footage. At least they didn't make a big deal in the interview about me and Lisa A. both being Americans, as has sometimes happened in past interviews. I did manage to work it into the conversation that I have dual nationality, and that usually forstalls any potential objections about why we, as Americans, would dare bother getting involved in any civic matters in Paris. Where we live. And pay taxes.
So, seeing these two icons of both my countries on the way back to the office was a nice way to cap off the experience. I don't think I'll ever be anything close to eloquent in French and they won't be offering me an on-air job as a news commentator, that's for sure. But it was a good first-time experience being on TV at least.