Archives for October, 2007

While we were out shopping and looking for our scary movies (which we couldn’t find), we missed the trick or

Posted in cultural differences, events, funny, stories

Me: Sweetie, let’s get some French Horror films for Halloween tonight! Him: Which? I don’t think there ARE any. Me:

Posted in cultural differences, tv and movies

In between stuffing yourself on candy corn today, play this time waster game called Bashing Pumpkins! Play now

Posted in games/software/tech

A quick reminder that tomorrow is La Toussaint, in France, a national holiday, and EVERYTHING is closed – well, everything

Posted in cultural differences, events

From Adrants: If you live in France and happen to have found a baby in the frozen food section of

Posted in advertising & marketing, daily life

From World News Yesterday: Former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld fled France today fearing arrest over charges of “ordering and

Posted in outside of France, people, politics, weird

A Sponsored Post: Oftentimes when traveling, you want a different sort of hotel experience, one that is far from the

Posted in Recommended Accommodations, reviews, travel and places, websites

Not as if you haven’t seen, like, 72 million men peeing on stairs in France but thought I’d post yet

Posted in daily life, photos

EquitExpo, the international Fair Trade Expo starts today and continues through the 29th. The expo serves to promote fair trade

Posted in daily life, environment, events, food and drinks, politics

Sorry for the late notice but I just read about this in Bike The Big Apple via Treehugger: This unique

Posted in food and drinks, outside of France, travel and places

Sometimes I really love my host country. Will George Bush come to France? What will happen to him upon arrival?

Posted in funny, news, people, politics

It’s been TOO LONG since the last time I posted a game, soooooo here’s Chat Noir (Black Cat), a puzzler

Posted in games/software/tech

Exploring off the beaten path in France oftentimes can and will lead one to real gems in unexpected places. The

Posted in Bourgogne/Burgundy, food and drinks

  Although I didn’t see it in the news, apparently Paris-based AOL France just laid off more than half of

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, funny, games/software/tech, music, news, paris, people

945 Euros for the iPhone in France? WHAT a steal. This is listed on France’s Amazon.fr but there’s no description,

Posted in daily life, funny, games/software/tech, shopping

“…The joint suicide of André Gorz, the French philosopher and founder of the magazine Le Nouvel Observateur, and his British-born

Posted in daily life, people, stories

Watch the clip with Conan and James Lipton on YouTube.

Posted in celebs, funny, paris, people, stories

American expat and Pastry chef, David Lebovitz, will be signing copies of his books, The Perfect Scoop and The Great

Posted in books/magazines, food and drinks, paris, people

Sort of. This is Lyon’s “Eiffel Tower” france lyon eiffel tower photos

Posted in photos, travel and places

Only if people around the world know the truth is there some chance for change. Films like this make it

Posted in news, people, politics, tv and movies

The Sécurité Routière, France’s Department of Road Safety has released this year’s television spots that will again send shivers down

Posted in advertising & marketing, cars/bikes/etc

“…Orange will sell the iPhone in both locked and unlocked versions for the country, a company spokeswoman says. Béatrice Mandrine,

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

Un sourire, c’est gratuit! / A smile is free! Climb up the steps (Montée Chazaux) toward the Basilique de Fourvière

Posted in art/culture/design, funny, signs, travel and places

From New World Notes: “In 1793, a French journalist named Jean-Paul Marat was taking a cold bath to alleviate his

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Remember Mr. Pott the Potter? This is Mr. Mortar the Mason. france mortar mason photos

Posted in daily life, funny, people, weird

British retirees, the gravy train is over. From The Telegraph “Thousands of Britons who have taken early retirement and moved

Posted in daily life, health, news, politics

If you’ve been in France a while, I’m sure you’ve heard the saying about pigs: Dans le cochon, tout est

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, food and drinks, language

“For seventy years, a prayer book moldered in the closet of a family in France, passed down from one generation

Posted in books/magazines, history, news, weird

In conjunction with the French October 26 release of Harry Potter et les Reliques de la Mort (Deathly Hallows), the

Posted in books/magazines, cars/bikes/etc, events

Here’s a fun and silly reading by David Sedaris talking about the French healthcare system. Click here to listen

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, funny, paris, people, stories