Archives for October, 2005

since today is halloween, here’s my macabre “treat” – the dying words of a famous french grammarian: “I am about

Posted in events

vence, the medieval hilltop village and former roman market town in the south of france is a great day trip

Posted in lulu/dogs/cats, nature, sports, travel and places

french filmmaker, jean pierre jeunet, probably best known recently for “amelie,” (my personal favorite from him is the city of

Posted in tv and movies

on november 7, 2005, at the palais de congres in paris, there will be a concert to help new orleans

Posted in events, music, people

our friend, emmanuel, who is a game developer and who is based near montpellier, france, has just released a new

Posted in games/software/tech, products

right about now i’d be posting photos of our fabulously carved jack o lanterns – but i don’t have any

Posted in cultural differences, food and drinks, paris

the largest wind farm in france was just inaugurated in Haute Loire. with 26 turbines it is enough energy for

Posted in environment

the official route for next year’s Lance-less Tour de France has been posted. the complete route will cover the usual

Posted in events

well-known for his humanitarian efforts by founding Emmaüs, france’s 93-year old abbot pierre has written a new book called, “Mon

Posted in books/magazines

Jean-Benoit Nadeau and Julie Barlow, authors of best-seller and very interesting Sixty Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong from 2003 have

Posted in books/magazines

i guess if you hire the town tagger to design your store’s exterior, in this case, a hair salon, you

Posted in art/culture/design, signs

there’s an article via reuters news expressing that eating poultry or eggs poses NO RISK of bird flu to consumers.

Posted in news, weird

a first glance at the village of la machine (burgundy) would leave you thinking that you have better places to

Posted in articles, history, travel and places, weird

recently, i received an email from an american couple that just returned from a trip to france, something they love

Posted in cultural differences, food and drinks, weird

“Saying that Nevers is a tiny town is an error of both the heart and the mind.” —Marguerite Duras (writer/actor/director)

Posted in articles, lulu/dogs/cats, travel and places, weird

one of my frustrations here is that it’s difficult to find shirts with french on them. i’ve been looking for

Posted in advertising & marketing, cultural differences, language, products, shopping, weird

it’s amazing that this is the first dog bakery in france considering THE GOBS OF DOGS in france! the new

Posted in daily life, lulu/dogs/cats, paris

3 brands that one would think typically american, are in fact, french owned! i thought that was a fun bit

Posted in daily life, food and drinks, news, products, shopping, weird

a law was passed in france to put a positive SPIN in textbooks related to its painful colonial past, making

Posted in books/magazines, education, history, news, weird

when we visited Montlu�on in the department of Allier, central france, people we met suggested we also check out charroux,

Posted in lulu/dogs/cats, travel and places

the bird flu has been a subject on the news every day for the last couple of weeks or so

Posted in news, stories, weird

lawmakers in france declared foie gras “part of the cultural and gastronomic patrimony, protected in France” and by unanimous vote

Posted in cultural differences, food and drinks, politics, products

we took a walk through a park last saturday and ran into this carousel ride. “why are those kids reaching

Posted in cultural differences

lulu thought she’d be able to pick up that “stick.” anyway, have a good monday. today’s also a little late

Posted in lulu/dogs/cats

remember the bush google bomb a while back? if you typed, “miserable failure” in a google search, george w. bush

Posted in games/software/tech, politics, weird

the story: [via Saddam’s Dreams of the French Riviera at E-nough!]

Posted in news, weird

guess it’s france’s turn to lampoon the US! article: New Asterix Books pokes fun at US

Posted in books/magazines, cultural differences, politics

i think i have games on the mind lately. vacheland is an online sim game where you can be the

Posted in games/software/tech, websites

i’m wondering if anyone knows why the french decided to call this sandwich, the “sandwich americain”? to me, it’s not

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, food and drinks

france has one of the worst road safety records in europe, and so, since 2000 has attempted to improve this

Posted in cars/bikes/etc, news, weird