Archives for November, 2005

gps satellite navigation system company, tomtom, with the goal of creating a viral marketing campaign – has launched a game

Posted in advertising & marketing, events, games/software/tech

this man is a professional model that “sits” in a window display for a pretzel shop. hey! pretzels aren’t very

Posted in health, people

“…the myth of color-blind France is complex and flawed. Nonetheless, it has exercised a powerful attraction upon both [B]lack Americans

Posted in education, history, paris, people, travel and places

it’s just after thanksgiving (of course, french people don’t know and/or don’t care) but to me, it marks the start

Posted in articles, cultural differences, events, lulu/dogs/cats, shopping, travel and places

i took this photo today from our bedroom window upstairs. a bit foggy but i love the snow! there were

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a baker comes to our house every week (yay him!) and we never know what he’ll have inside his bakery

Posted in daily life, food and drinks

…(or a pain au chocolat) and some milk. he’d been floating for a distance of 800 miles surviving on rainwater

Posted in cultural differences, news, stories, weird

some time in the 80s, german filmmaker, philip gröning, asked the grande chartreuse monastery located near grenoble, france if he

Posted in nature, travel and places, tv and movies

he’s baaaaaAAAaaack. stephen clarke, author of the laugh-out-loud and huge success, a year in the merde has released a new

Posted in books/magazines, events, paris, people

france doesn’t celebrate (duh!) but we are celebrating our own thanksgiving en famille sans turkey. *GASP* yes, this year is

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a cool tidbit about exam questions for the french high school diploma (the bac) – via Yahoo and AFP: “When

Posted in cultural differences, education, weird

this book(let) from 1945 was written by the Information & Education Division of the US Occupation Forces. yes, france’s ally,

Posted in books/magazines, cultural differences, weird

there are a couple of groups in paris that organize rollerblading “runs.” one’s on sunday (unless it’s raining or the

Posted in events, paris, sports, travel and places

i walked through a cemetery just a few days ago in search of a pirate’s tombstone that supposedly was shaped

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, weird

this week brings lulu to the city of calais, an important commercial french port town, in the north of france

Posted in history, lulu/dogs/cats, stories, travel and places

speaking of video games, here is one called “ladybugs” developed by our french software developer friends at midori based in

Posted in games/software/tech

i never thought i’d ever say that france’s postal service was cool, but la poste is so very cool! they’ve

Posted in games/software/tech, news

a group of 15 french illustrators have assembled their work to be included “en bande dessinée” in a (cartoon-style) book

Posted in books/magazines, music, people

in 1976, french filmmaker, claude lelouche, along with his formula 1 bud, shot a short film during the wee hours

Posted in paris, sports, tv and movies, weird

i couldn’t drive pass this village without stopping to take a picture of its name. le trou d’enfer translates as

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though it took 53 years to decide, the roman catholic church has declared that a healing from 1952 in lourdes,

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wine fanatics everywhere are probably already filled with beaujolais nouveau right now as i write this post! today is the

Posted in advertising & marketing, education, events, food and drinks, shopping, weird, wine

talking about the waiter reminiscent of a pepe le pew gone bad at angelina the other day made me think

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after a sip of orangina, i realized it wasn’t the orangina it used to be. the orangina that i LIKED.

Posted in food and drinks, products, weird

if you had to translate “bling bling” into french, the closest word i can think of is: cannes. mainly known

Posted in lulu/dogs/cats, shopping, travel and places, tv and movies

a translation of mille feuilles in french is “thousand leaves.” it is made of 3 groups of rectangular layers of

Posted in food and drinks, history, people

my chocoholism leads me somewhere every week and one week it led me to an independent chocolatier (chocolate shop) in

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it’s been a while since i was last in angelina cafe on rue de rivoli for one of the best

Posted in articles, daily life, food and drinks, paris, stories, travel and places, weird

the chevy chase branch library has impeccable timing as their window display right now is dedicated to all things french.

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i often run into europeans who SWEAR that americans have no concept of GEOGRAPHY, not knowing where anything is. i

Posted in education, weird