Archives for November, 2006

From Sign on San Diego: When Patricia Russo takes the helm of newly-merged telecoms gear groups Alcatel SA and Lucent

Posted in language, news, weird

You may think this is a totally useless list of words to know in French, but I say it could

Posted in daily life, language

Elisabeth from As My World Turns once blogged about the cultural differences between the U.S. and France and invited outside

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, weird

  photo courtesy of Wikipedia While it is another village amongst the most beautiful in France, one of our favorite

Posted in lulu/dogs/cats, travel and places

From NPR: There are now so many people applying to be garbage collectors in Paris that the city council has

Posted in news, paris, stories

Time to take a short break and have a little game fun. The same game developers from France that brought

Posted in games/software/tech

I get tripped up when I hear French expressions. Ok, I actually get tripped up with French in general, but

Posted in daily life, language

The more I look at this picture, the better tofurkey sounds. Here’s the Thanksgiving quote I like the most: “I

Posted in events

Drink Wine and Live Happily This photo deserved a post even though it’s a short one. I like how it

Posted in daily life, photos, signs, wine

While recovering from jet lag a few weeks ago (in California), I plopped myself in front of the TV and

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, stories, travel and places

You might find yourself passing by Terrasson in Dordogne saying, “Wow, what a pretty town,” then driving right through it

Posted in garden, lulu/dogs/cats, travel and places

From Busabout: Who could fail to be seduced by France? There’s no other place like Paris on Earth with its

Posted in cars/bikes/etc, travel and places

SNCF Travel in France has added a CO2 emissions comparison tool to their booking site. It takes several modes of

Posted in cars/bikes/etc, environment, travel and places

These jigsaw puzzles don’t come out of a box. C’mon, this is the computer generation! Included here are online puzzles

Posted in games/software/tech, paris

Unexpected Faces in Buildings

Posted in daily life, photos

It’s that time of year again! I wrote about Beaujolais Nouveau last year but I’ve decided to repost just in

Posted in events, food and drinks, weird, wine

I’ve been in the U.S. for a while now and yesterday I had dinner with my mum and a few

Posted in advertising & marketing, daily life, food and drinks, history, stories

You’ll find stunning black and white photos from this photoblog “nyclondon” by Rob Gardiner. Despite the blog’s name there are

Posted in paris, photos, websites

I’m surprised there haven’t been more accidents on the closest autoroute to Carcassonne because it is really distracting while driving

Posted in lulu/dogs/cats, travel and places

From Jay is Games: Comboling is an original puzzle game that was conceived by Jérôme Lulling in the mid-80’s by

Posted in games/software/tech

I happily believe there are way more food related events in France than anywhere else in the world. This is

Posted in events, food and drinks

I could’ve sworn that I saw two unicorns while driving by this forest. I mean, look at the fairytale-esque setting

Posted in daily life

I’ve seen this cartoon character, Bécassine, on products all over France and just assumed it was from a cartoon made

Posted in books/magazines, weird

Masterminded by France (Nantes)-based illustrator/designer, Gérald Guerlais and White Plains (NY)-based Japanese painter, Daisuke Tsutsumi, Sketchtravel involves more than 50

Posted in art/culture/design

Yesterday 141 sealed containers filled with toxic waste arrived in France to be “disposed of” in a town south east

Posted in environment, news, politics

This new widget for Mac allows you to see the last five news items, the top six dowloaded software titles

Posted in daily life, games/software/tech, websites

Every year, the Rassemblement de Montgolfières (gathering of hot air balloons) brings balloonists from all over the world to partake

Posted in events, travel and places

You can’t get much more postcard perfect with the Mediterranean bijou harbor village of Cassis, which is only about 10

Posted in lulu/dogs/cats, travel and places, wine

We saw this sarcastic sign not long ago, and a photo was in order. My rough translation: Last week, by

Posted in daily life, environment, signs

I’m not sure how I stumbled upon this site but I am getting progressively into photoblogs and sites with just

Posted in photos, websites