C’est Comme Ça

I like Montreal. We are given a tour of the city that includes a subway station and a bagel shop. Not terribly impressive you might say but the guide and everyone associated were so glowingly  proud of their city that  I revelled in their joy.

Scottish protestant architect

Scottish protestant architect

What if God was one of us Just a slob like one of us Just a stranger on the bus Trying to make his way home

What if God was one of us
Just a slob like one of us
Just a stranger on the bus
Trying to make his way home

 

Even though they were showing us churches built in 1830, rather than 12th century cathedrals; taking us to bagel shops rather than art galleries, subway stations rather than Roman ruins, I just like folks who exude happiness rather than languor. Yay Montreal!

Bebo and I go to a bar called Vices et Versa. Go there. It has 30 locally brewed varieties of beer, the staff and clientele extrude joie de vivre even though they speak French. http://www.vicesetversa.com/ We go there because there are lots of Québécois playing Québécois music on fiddles and accordions. It is wild. I play Irish music but it has always been Irish music played in France, Switzerland, Japan. This was the real thing, Québécois music played in Québéc.

Bebo wearing classic SLAC hoody

Bebo wearing classic SLAC hoody

We drink Boson de Higgs beer, listen to the people play 150 reels perfectly with rhythm, bounce and happiness.

γ γ, WW and ZZ observed; bb, τ τ not yet confirmed. Some branching levels (decay rates) are a little higher than expected in preliminary results, in particular H → γ γ which gives a peak at ATLAS a little higher than that seen in 4-lepton decays and at CMS.[146]

γ γ, WW and ZZ observed; bb, τ τ not yet confirmed. Some branching levels (decay rates) are a little higher than expected in preliminary results, in particular H → γ γ which gives a peak at ATLAS a little higher than that seen in 4-lepton decays and at CMS.[146]

I drink the Boson de Higgs in Montreal

I drink the Boson de Higgs in Montreal

This is one of the best rock videos ever. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYYotVPXcFE

Yay Montreal.

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