Archives for March, 2006

First an update on the CPE: It’s a go but has been shortened to 1 year instead of 2 years,

Posted in art/culture/design, daily life, signs

SIDA in French means AIDS. Every year in France (March 31, April 1 & 2), there’s a fund-raising event for

Posted in daily life, education, events, health, news, people

Start the drumroll. Tomorrow Jacques Chirac will announce the final outcome of the CPE and it looks like it is

Posted in daily life, politics

I know junkfood is bad for you but it’s probably the only bad thing I consume, which makes me feel

Posted in cultural differences, food and drinks

You can’t get to Urville by plane, train, car or boat but you can see it from the comfort of

Posted in accessibility and disabilities, people, stories, travel and places

The strikes can’t help but make me wonder about the economic health of Europe in general. Here’s an interesting yet

Posted in daily life, news, politics

There’s a general national strike today in solidarity of the students fighting against the CPE. Whether you’re for it or

Posted in daily life, people, websites

Despite the news on television that purports that France is a literal copy of the landscape in Gangs of New

Posted in cars/bikes/etc, cultural differences, nature, travel and places

Most people have heard by now that France is trying to crack down on illegal downloading of music and movies,

Posted in games/software/tech, music, tv and movies

Tête de nègre is a French dessert with a really troublesome and terribly non-politically correct name. There seems to be

Posted in cultural differences, food and drinks, people, weird

This is Mitchu, the cutest chair hugging Parisian cat I’ve ever seen. He has loved this white chair ever since

Posted in lulu/dogs/cats, websites

This is a post written by guest blogger: Bruce From the point of view of the students and businesses, the

Posted in daily life, people, politics

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Our developer friend, Julien, based in Paris, was thinking about you when he made Android. It is a perfect distraction

Posted in daily life, games/software/tech

What could be more relaxing than reading a good book, and hanging out with your beautiful twins in the park?

Posted in daily life, lulu/dogs/cats

What is the saying? When the cat’s away, the mice will play. But right now in France, it’s: When the

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, news, people, politics

Yesterday’s excitement about Jerry Lewis’ merited (or not) French Legend of Honor made me wonder about who else has received

Posted in art/culture/design, history, paris, people, tv and movies

You love him, you really love him!!!!! Whoa! Professor!!! Don’t get on my case. There has been lots of dispute

Posted in people, tv and movies

This is sad and scares me. From the EU Observer: Bird flu is continuing to spread with Denmark reporting the

Posted in articles, health, lulu/dogs/cats, news

With all of the French university student protests against the CPE, another separate yet contributory issue keeps emerging within the

Posted in cultural differences, events, history, news, paris, people

Here’s Lulu doing her cute hunting dog pose. I haven’t gone out much lately because it is SO COLD where

Posted in daily life, lulu/dogs/cats

Le Dog du jour: Cute lab snoring away, completely asleep and oblivious to the crowd of hundreds of people walking

Posted in lulu/dogs/cats

Cool widget that shows your French TV program and movie listings. You can personalize your own list and you can

Posted in daily life, games/software/tech, tv and movies

Instead of torturing you with more sadistic dentist stories, I’ll venture into something less disturbing in France: music. Actually, the

Posted in cultural differences, music

The word “petrified” doesn’t even come close to how I feel about going to the French dentist. The sentiment is

Posted in daily life, health

We hadn’t heard from one of our friends who lives in the north of France, so I called him. He’s

Posted in daily life, stories, websites

I’ve been reading a lot of photo blogs and sites lately, and found this amazing site of aerial photos of

Posted in photos, travel and places, websites

We saw this display of a vacuum labeled, “televiseur” (television set) and laughed. Looks like the work of a bored

Posted in signs

Yesterday was a sunny day and snow was everywhere. I forgot to set my camera to accommodate all of the

Posted in lulu/dogs/cats, nature

This is Alaska, my neighbor’s huggable giant puppy of various origins: German Shepherd, Australian Shepherd and Great Dane (we think).

Posted in lulu/dogs/cats