Archives for January, 2007

I heart Luc Besson even more so whenever I see him in new interviews. Here he’s talking about how critical

Posted in environment, people

Dancing with the Stars, a celebrity dance contest, aired on American TV a few months ago and I was telling

Posted in cultural differences, language, stories

Posted in photos

Gorgeous. Here’s one reason why we love where we live.

Posted in nature, photos

One of the remarkable things inside a French supermarket is the yogurt aisle. It is gargantuan with its shelves upon

Posted in daily life, food and drinks, reviews

From “The people of France agree on very little, but for decades one touchstone of national feeling has been

Posted in news, people, politics

L’Alliance pour la Planète, is a large collective made up of NGOs, associations in France related to helping the environment

Posted in environment, events

For some time now, I’ve been wanting to mix things up a bit and start another theme for blog posts.

Posted in daily life, food and drinks, recipes

I’m not kidding. This must be a brand spankin’ new law effective January 1st or something – though I can’t

Posted in daily life, news, politics, weird

Posted in photos, travel and places

Just last week, a new political group was formed and officially entered the European Parliament. The group called, “Identity, Tradition,

Posted in news, politics, weird

Ouverture Facile means “Easy Opening” and refers to the fact that this game starts out easy. But after that, there’s

Posted in games/software/tech, websites

Mona Lisa – Musée du Louvre, Paris Millions of people come to Paris to specifically see Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona

Posted in art/culture/design, games/software/tech, paris, weird

In Second Life (a 3D virtual world), France’s anti-immigrant extreme right party, the Front National, led by Le Pen set

Posted in games/software/tech, politics

Me: Sweetie, do you know that saying, Two’s company, three’s a crowd? Him: Not really but I know what you

Posted in cultural differences, language

Some of you anti-Monday people will probably appreciate this T-shirt I got for my little niece. Front: J’aime pas le

Posted in daily life, shopping

Since we are (ok, since I am ) on the subject of cows in France I thought it timely to

Posted in language, shopping

I said SMILE! Click on the photo to enlarge [Visit The Ark to see more animals]

Posted in nature, photos

Salon du Mariage – January 12, 13, 14 Rub shoulders with celebs Eva Longoria (marrying Tony Parker) and Jeri Ryan

Posted in daily life, events, fashion, sports, travel and places

When I’m visiting my family in California, one of my rituals is to go to Costco with my sister to

Posted in daily life, shopping, stories, weird

I saw these in the market a couple of days ago and thought, What are Samurai Onions??! That doesn’t sound

Posted in daily life, food and drinks, weird

New stuff from Apple being announced right now! Streaming notes and photos from French site,

Posted in events, games/software/tech, products

I really, really, really hate this commercial campaign by BDDP & Fils. M6 Mobile Orange (for cellular phone service) has

Posted in advertising & marketing, cultural differences, weird

It’s the first week of the year, which is NOT too early to plan some trips! Take advantage of these

Posted in news, travel and places

[Disclosure: I was contacted to write a short review of a recipe from, so while this is a sponsored

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, food and drinks, recipes, reviews

It’s that time of year again! Well, tomorrow is anyway; it’s the first Sunday of January when France recognizes Epiphany,

Posted in cultural differences, events, food and drinks

Rolling in Rocamadour I found this adorable labrador rolling around the pavement in Rocamadour. It’s a little blurry (sorry) but

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

Sorry to remind you but Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so instead of the usual box of chocolates,

Posted in advertising & marketing, products, shopping, travel and places, websites

him: I brought you something from the bakery! me: ooooh! What?!? A pastry? Chocolate? him: No, it’s this; chew on

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, nature, products, stories

For Mac: This handy new widget accesses news from 6 major French newspapers: – Le Monde – Le Figaro –

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