Archives for July, 2006

In French, the word potager means kitchen garden. I love how the whole idea “vegetable/herb/fruit garden” can be neatly consolidated

Posted in daily life, language, lulu/dogs/cats, nature

It’s always fun for me to list more unusual events going on in France if I can find out about

Posted in events, travel and places

If aluminum cans could replace basketballs, these guys would be the next Tony Parkers in France. Watch this fun video

Posted in people, sports

~ ~ ~ “The biggest truth to face now – what is probably making me unfunny for the remainder of

Posted in articles, environment, politics, weird

The part-time temp employment agency, Adia, launched a very eye opening and much needed awareness campaign encouraging employers to set

Posted in accessibility and disabilities, advertising & marketing, daily life, education, people, signs

If you’re a student, you can find flights to a number of destinations for mega cheap if you book with

Posted in education, news, travel and places, websites

In this sweltering heat, nothing is better than eating an ice cream to cool down. The above photo is of

Posted in food and drinks

Slightly off the beaten path in the southern department of France called Le Gard (in the region, Languedoc-Roussillon), there is

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

From the BBC: “An elegant new footbridge over the Seine in Paris has suffered trembles similar to those that famously

Posted in health, news

Le Tour de France has been going on for several weeks now and it’s something that I have a hard

Posted in environment, events, health, travel and places

Pugs are among my favorite dog breeds and I notice them everywhere. I liked how the paws on this one

Posted in lulu/dogs/cats, products, shopping, weird

While we were visiting the town of Uzès, we noticed that all of the city trash bins had the word,

Posted in weird

Posted in food and drinks, signs, weird

The marketing geniuses behind “Nickel – Faux Cul” should all get raises or bonuses. I’d seen this animated banner online

Posted in advertising & marketing, daily life, products, shopping, weird

Saint Rémy de Provence, which is about 20 kilometers (12 miles) south of Avignon, hosts a street market, “Le Marché

Posted in lulu/dogs/cats, people, shopping, travel and places

Next month, Michel Fournier, a 62 year-old former colonel of the French army reserve and parachute officer, will drop out

Posted in events, games/software/tech, news, paris, people, Provence, weird

[friday ark and weekend dog blogging]

Posted in events, history, lulu/dogs/cats

Translation: Do you love nature? Come take care of me at (website). I DO love nature yet somehow that ad

Posted in advertising & marketing, environment, signs, weird

Every now and again I get extreme cravings for Indian Food. We’d noticed an Indian Restaurant fairly far away from

Posted in food and drinks, stories, weird

Driving out of Avignon, I noticed a sign “Gross Market,” pointing toward the opposite direction from which we were heading,

Posted in signs, weird

Translation: Cooked Jesus Slices

Posted in advertising & marketing, food and drinks, language, products, shopping, weird

Why “Isle”? The medieval town of Isle sur la Sorgue does actually sit on several islands that have branched out

Posted in lulu/dogs/cats, travel and places

Zinedine Zidane! Now, if that isn’t insane, ironic and hilarious, I dunno what is. ———————– From France2.fr Zidane élu meilleur

Posted in news, people, sports, weird

Remember how I said that I heart Football? I still do actually, despite Italy’s World Cup win over France. Why?

Posted in sports, weird

Keeping with the spirit of World Cup, I’m posting a photo of a chocolate football and chocolate cleats. They both

Posted in food and drinks, sports

Support France by posting a message on the traffic panels around Paris. Please. Don’t distract drivers too much. Short and

Posted in cars/bikes/etc, news, paris, signs, sports

What I’m about to say may sound outrageous to some of you: France is not just about Paris. Yeah, yeah,

Posted in environment, people, travel and places, wine

I’d seen this banner (and fun sculptures) about the Festival d’Avignon “Off” and wondered what that was all about. Was

Posted in art/culture/design, events, music, travel and places

From Treehugger: Greenpeace recently reported that the Champagne region in France is under threat of radioactive contamination. According to the

Posted in environment, health, news

I was growing very fond of the goalkeeper on the Portuguese team (RICARDO RULES!) – Did you see him leave

Posted in news, sports