Archives for February, 2007

Call me crazy but I’ve been craving French things while here in California. I’d heard about a place in Venice

Posted in food and drinks, travel and places

Dear Sick Woman on an Air France flight from Paris to L.A.: I hate you. You freaking whore. You’re an

Posted in health, stories, travel and places

From Teleread: “…How can you read a paper book if you’re quadriplegic and can’t use your hands? And what if

Posted in accessibility and disabilities, books/magazines, daily life, paris

A recent post on the Gristmill blog that recounted a conversation with a butcher reminded me that way too many

Posted in daily life, food and drinks, health, photos, stories

Voyages SNCF is having a promotion with very excellent prices including lowered prices on flights, hotels and 50% off trains

Posted in news, travel and places

From Moleskinerie: “In order to encourage and inspire the creativity of travelers, Moleskine has decided to do its first collaboration

Posted in art/culture/design, daily life, travel and places

Amsterdam-based Assistive technology software developer, David Niemeijer, just released a new Assistiveware video called, “It has made the world of

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

In celebration of their 10th anniversary, Colette teamed up with veteran designer Lacoste and launched these cute limited edition sneakers

Posted in fashion, news, shopping

A documentary on the subject of genetically modified corn and soy in France (and Europe in general) was produced in

Posted in daily life, food and drinks, health, news, politics, weird

From: AFP/Yahoo (Photo: AFP/Theirry Zoccolan): “Far from the power-broking of Silicon Valley, the new boss of the Internet giant Wikipedia

Posted in games/software/tech, news, people

Him: “What’s the saying in English when a guy has muscles on his stomach?” Me: “Do you mean like a

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, language, stories

From Reuters: “French motorists may be driving more recklessly than usual because they are counting on the traditional pardon by

Posted in cars/bikes/etc, cultural differences, daily life, politics, weird

This is not good. France hasn’t really been known for convenient pre-prepped food but there has been a gradual change

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, food and drinks, health, products

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Posted in daily life, photos

Mailman: Do you want a duck or a pheasant? Me: No mail? Wha? Mailman: Duck or pheasant? Me: Are they,

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, food and drinks, stories, weird

Sooooooooo. I tried to send a package to the U.S and it was returned to us because it contained food

Posted in daily life, garden, people, politics, products, travel and places

If you wanted to take a historically deeper look into the City of Light, here’s somewhat of an eco-tour of

Posted in art/culture/design, history, paris, travel and places, websites

Another Superbowl (the 41st to be exact) is upon us and I won’t be going to any snackalicious Superbowl parties.

Posted in cultural differences, events, recipes, sports

But will they actually use it or erase it then download and store games? 😉 ~~~ French authorities will give

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

From signonsandiego: The United States could face possible European carbon taxes on its exports if it does not sign global

Posted in environment, news, politics

From Kotaku: Developing games in France just got a whole lot easier. Recognising the medium’s importance to the nation’s culture,

Posted in games/software/tech, news

I found a store that sells these cute mice sculptures made my the local Burgundy artist, Jerome Champenois – and

Posted in art/culture/design, photos, stories, travel and places

In France, if you don’t subscribe to cable or satellite television, your options are: Analog TV, which, depending on where

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

A quick reminder: If you’re in France please turn off all of your lights tonight from 7:55pm to 8pm. (or

Posted in environment, events, travel and places