Monthly Archives: October 2008

And The Award Goes to…

  This past Tuesday night, the International School of Toulouse held its 2nd annual academics awards ceremony.    We were asked to attend because J was on tap to get an award.  As it turned out, J got two awards: … Continue reading

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What France thinks of when it thinks of the US

  This past Sunday, the supplement, La Femina ( in our local paper featured the results of a poll they conducted July 31 and August 1 of this year.  The poll asked FR folks to give the first things that … Continue reading

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It’s Gotta Be Better Than Melamine

  Returning from a recent trip to Hong Kong, the missus brought back some candy for the guys.  These are something like JuJuBees (sp?).    There are eight listed ingredients, featuring such familiar things as sugar, ginseng, honey and eggs. … Continue reading

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Bagpipes? In Toulouse

  Yesterday we’re in downtown Toulouse doing a little birthday shopping (your author turns 47 tout de suite) when we start hearing what sounds like bagpipes.  We stroll down an alleyway till we arrive at the big, pedestrian-only street Rue … Continue reading

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What’d I Say?

  Pretty soon, we’re headed off to (amongst other places) Reims, the Champagne capital of FR and, therefore, the world.  So I called a hotel to make reservations:   "Bon jour, reservations s’il vous plait."   To which the response … Continue reading

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