Monthly Archives: November 2009

Black Friday, French Style

  Earlier this week I received a "special invitation" from the local electronics store, Boulanger.  The store was going to have an "invitation only" event this Friday evening.  Normally the store closes each night, Monday through Saturday (closed Sundays naturally, … Continue reading

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Not Another Wine Story?

  OK, sure, the last three entries have been about wine: The Salon du Vins, Four Atypical French People and Beaujolais Nouveau.  This one is a little different.   Every Sunday morning here in Leguevin, there’s an outdoor market.  La … Continue reading

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I Can’t Believe It’s Here Already

  Can it be true?  Can it already be that special Thursday in November?  That day when friends and family get together for good food, good wine?   Oui!  C’est vrai!    It is indeed the third Thursday in November.  … Continue reading

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Four Atypical French People

  As I wrote about in the prior entry, "I’ll Drink to That…," there were two wine festivals in the area this past weekend.   Wine festivals are naturally quite popular in this country and the local paper ran stories … Continue reading

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I’ll Drink to That…and to That and to That, Too.

  This past weekend, the Toulouse area played host to two wine festivals: the 16th Festival des Vins et de la Gastronomie in Blagnac and the 10th Salon Vins et Terroirs in Toulouse.   Since it was the smaller event … Continue reading

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George Carlin and Lily Allen

  Long, long ago, when I was a young teenager, I bought (through the Columbia House record club if I remember right) several George Carlin albums like Class Clown, Occupation: Foole and Toledo Windowbox.  Class Clown featured "The Seven Words … Continue reading

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Not Exactly Venice

  Today is the last day of the Toussaint Vacances, the first school break of the year.  We were supposed to go to Venice this past week but M got called away at the last minute to go to the other … Continue reading

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