Archives for August, 2008

Have you changed your driving habits in France to be more environmentally friendly? Do you drive a hybrid or electric

Posted in cars/bikes/etc, daily life, environment, news

Here’s a new, ultra-handy, free dashboard widget for Mac users who speak and write French. It’s a French dictionary that

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

tags: france, notre dame d’amiens, cathedral, amiens

Posted in art/culture/design, Nord Pas de Calais, photos, religion

From the rawfeed: “France’s national train service (SNCF) is offering 1,000 USB TRAIN TICKETS in a trial. The tickets also

Posted in daily life, news, trains, travel and places, travel tip

From electronista: “French cellphone carrier Orange has admitted to imposing artificial limits on its 3G broadband network, reports say. The

Posted in business / economy, daily life, games/software/tech, news, products, weird

Here’s some kooky celeb trivia in France from bittenandbound: “Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are eligible to receive $2592.81 in

Posted in celebs, cultural differences, daily life, kids, news, people

Previous dialogues: Michael Phelps and Alain Bernard, Sarkozy and Qaddafi, Laurent Voulzy and Alain Souchon, Barack Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy,

Posted in celebs, conversations, dialogue, music, people, photos, politics

From autobloggreen and ecolotrader: “We heard that MDI, the creators of the AirCar – excuse us, the “Compressed Air Vehicle”

Posted in cars/bikes/etc, daily life, environment, news

This time the uranium leak is in Pierrelatte, which actually shares the same nuclear power facilities as Tricastin, where the

Posted in articles, business / economy, daily life, Drome, environment, health, nature, news, politics

tags: france, travel, bretagne, cancale, brittany

Posted in Bretagne/Brittany, nature, photos, travel and places

Before the weather gets too chilly, I thought I’d mention the village of Cap d’Agde, where being butt naked is

Posted in cultural differences, french laws, funny, Languedoc-Roussillon, nature, travel and places, travel tip

From AP: “France’s broadcast authority has banned French channels from marketing TV shows to children under 3 years old, to

Posted in articles, cultural differences, daily life, education, french laws, kids, news, politics, tv and movies

I wish they had these organic raw milk vending machines in my area, but these are in L’Arbresle situated in

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, environment, food and drinks, health, news, products, Rhone, shopping

From hotelchatter: “Picture this: A hotel guest, sleepless after a night spent at the posh Marriot Champs Elysees, asks the

Posted in news, paris, paris hotels, stories, travel and places, travel tip, weird

Previous dialogues: Sarkozy and Qaddafi, Laurent Voulzy and Alain Souchon, Barack Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy, Johnny Hallyday and Sylvie Vartan,

Posted in celebs, conversations, dialogue, history, people, sports

The life of animals according to man. Funny French vignettes here. (You don’t need to know how to speak French

Posted in daily life, funny, kids, nature, tv and movies

While I’m doing my best to eliminate junk food from my diet, my sweetie, on the other hand, remains true

Posted in daily life, food and drinks, funny, health, products, weird

Dinan, in Bretagne (Brittany) tags: france, dinan, bretagne, photos, brittany

Posted in Bretagne/Brittany, photos, travel and places

Tucked away in Chennai, India (southeast coast of India in the northeast of Tamil Nadu), you’ll find an usual and

Posted in bread, business / economy, education, outside of France, pastries, people, products, stories

From the Boisset Family Estates press release: “…….”This year, Boisset Family Estates is the first winery ever to announce that

Posted in advertising & marketing, Bourgogne/Burgundy, business / economy, environment, food and drinks, news, products, weird, wine

I haven’t given up on my attempts to support indie game and software developers, particularly those in France, so I’m

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

In our world that has unfortunately embraced the notion of “planned obsolescence,” when I encounter quality-made, let alone hand-made items,

Posted in art/culture/design, Bourgogne/Burgundy, daily life, fashion, news, people, products, shopping

From the nyt: “The National Front, the French anti-immigration party, is selling its historic headquarters to a Chinese university to

Posted in news, politics, weird

Previous Dialogues: Laurent Voulzy and Alain Souchon, Barack Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy, Johnny Hallyday and Sylvie Vartan, Tom Hanks and

Posted in conversations, dialogue, people, photos, politics

A couple of days ago Apple yanked one of the listed iPhone apps from the iTunes store. The app with

Posted in daily life, funny, games/software/tech, news, people, products, shopping, weird

“Paris Mushrooms, it’s when they’re in your mouth that they’re the happiest.” Aside from this ad promoting Champignons de Paris

Posted in conspiracy theories, daily life, environment, food and drinks, Languedoc-Roussillon, nature, news, politics, products, Provence, shopping, weird

From AFP: “The Dalai Lama kicks off Tuesday an 11-day visit to France that threatened to spark a crisis between

Posted in celebs, news, people, politics

I’ve more than had enough of the clichéd sexist depiction of French maids, and the misuse of “ooh la la.”

Posted in food and drinks, outside of France, products, shopping, weird, wine

Posted in cheese / fromage, daily life, food and drinks, photos

Two nights ago on the evening news Francoise Laborde lightly mentioned that there was yet ANOTHER uranium leak at the

Posted in conspiracy theories, conversations, daily life, Languedoc-Roussillon, news, politics, Provence, weird