Archives for May, 2006

When I see retrolicious plastic chairs, they DO seem like antiques to me, but I come from the fairly newish

Posted in advertising & marketing

French television is digging deep into its archives looking for all things football (soccer to us Yanks), gearing up for

Posted in people, sports, tv and movies

Today’s Memorial Day, a day to remember the sacrifices of American veterans. Btw, the French Memorial/Veterans/Armistice Days are May 8

Posted in events, lulu/dogs/cats

Every year, the village of Rocamadour hosts the largest cheese festival in the south of France. Rocamadour is located in

Posted in events, food and drinks, travel and places

In the U.S. there’s the Tooth Fairy, the magical elfin philanthropist that comes late at night to give some ka-ching

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, tv and movies

Or should I ask if Ana-Lucia from Lost (aka Michelle Rodriguez) can handle France. Why am I even talking about

Posted in people, tv and movies

This is a feisty, brindle French bulldog I caught a photo of walking down the street looking for trouble. Isn’t

Posted in lulu/dogs/cats

Better late than never, right?? That just goes to show you that some things take 20+ years to get adopted

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

The recent opening of Apple’s very brilliantly designed glass store in New York made me think about why there aren’t

Posted in games/software/tech, politics, weird

World Cup is just around the corner (June 9) and World Cup fever is not a negligible event in France,

Posted in cultural differences, events, games/software/tech, sports

Sooooo….. I’m wondering why I have to read the news in an Australian newspaper to find out about nuclear waste

Posted in environment, nature, news, weird

I have a feeling this photo has been around since the last presidential elections in the U.S. but I just

Posted in fashion, politics, signs, weird

Do you remember when you were a kid (or maybe you still do this or maybe you ARE a kid)

Posted in games/software/tech, lulu/dogs/cats, travel and places, wine

My visit to Paris last weekend lasted approximately 30 short hours before I was back on the train heading home

Posted in art/culture/design, events, paris, people

Before entering the Temple in La Boulaye we saw this “couple” from afar. I had to take the photo from

Posted in lulu/dogs/cats

Do you have a Mac from the U.S.or other region but want to play DVDs from France or other countries

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

I don’t think I would have known there was an exhibition of dragons in Paris, if I hadn’t seen this

Posted in art/culture/design, environment, events, paris

Remember the very cool French Nabaztag? The wi-fi enabled bunny rabbit? Well, a hundred of them are getting together on

Posted in art/culture/design, events, games/software/tech, music

Our house is on a cul-de-sac and at the end of the road, there’s a forest that we call our

Posted in lulu/dogs/cats, nature

This photo of a beautiful English Bull Dog in the 9th arrondissement of Paris was taken by me just yesterday.

Posted in lulu/dogs/cats

In my continuing attempt to support French software and game developers, I bring you…a game! Pépère, sa voiture et son

Posted in games/software/tech

For some crazy arse reason, Maxwell House is sort of considered hip and trendy in France. And even..good! Can you

Posted in daily life, food and drinks, politics

A photographer friend of mine once sent me a photo of a cactus from a dessert in the southwest (U.S.)

Posted in nature, photos, websites

Not long ago, Jacques Chirac announced plans for a French-German collaboration to create an internet search engine that would rival…well,

Posted in daily life, games/software/tech

Millions of people have iPods and the numbers aren’t going to slow down in the near future, I’m sure. Just

Posted in games/software/tech, travel and places

Nevermind that many of us eat these very cute and cuddly animals, Pigs in France is a new website specifically

Posted in food and drinks, nature, websites

“I believe that the French, who are Christian by culture and ancestry, should remain Christian” ~His Holiness the 14th Dalai

Posted in art/culture/design, travel and places

Foodies and Food Bloggers! Celebrate the arrival of Spring the gastronomic way. Make sure to catch this amazing gourmet Parisian

Posted in events, food and drinks, health, paris

Yay Spring! These Wisteria flowers are growing all around our house on long, long vines and I love them. They

Posted in daily life, nature

For Weekend Dog Blogging and Friday Ark, Lulu is hangin’ with the Nettles. (see post below or click here to

Posted in food and drinks, lulu/dogs/cats