Sunday, October 31, 2010

Your Evil Twin

This year our Halloween Party theme was "Your Evil Twin" - we had a really fun time and some great friends came by. Some of the evil twins of my liberal friends are ultra-conservatives and even tote gun-loving babies dressed in camo. Others are crackwhores and serial killers (oh my!). M's evil twin is French...

and I'm an international art thief (the pipe is integral to my costume, believe me)...

This is G in a remarkable likeness to her own boyfriend.

Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Party Mix Selection

I am a Cat (Shonan Knife)
I am not a Robot (Marina and the Diamonds)
Heavy Cross (The Gossip)
I want Candy (Bouncing Souls)
Dead Man's Party (Oingo Boingo)
I Gotta Feeling (natch)
Don't Fear the Reaper (more cowbell!)
Disturbia (Rihanna)
Sinnerman (Felix da Housecat & Nina Simone)
Thriller (natch)
Voodoo Cadillac (Southern Culture On The Skids)
Cobrastyle (Robyn - I LOVE that song...)

Friday, October 29, 2010

the Seine

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A mini-movie

I made a little mini-movie about our trip! I hope you like it! (It's 6 minutes)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Grotte et l'art

M likes going to caves and I like looking at art and in France we have found the perfect pastime: caves with prehistoric paintings in them! That's fun for the whole family! I've been really impressed with the sophistication of the drawings- they are so beautiful. Yesterday we saw a lovely cave witha tour completement en francais! C'est tres dificil parce que trop scientifique. Aujour'hui: Paris!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Who would do that?

The area we're visiting in France is known for it's foie gras and truffles and we rather outdid ourselves with the rich food. I ate an embarrassing amount of foie gras. So much that I felt as if someone stuffed a funnel down my gullet and forced rich fatty French food into my stomach. Why???????

The strikes in France have not effected us but with any luck, we'll be 'trapped' in France and unable to return. Keep ur fingers crossed!

Oh, here's something amusing from my phrase book- a translation is provided for 'i've lost my child/handbag.'

Monday, October 18, 2010

it's really old.

I did not intend to blog every day, but, it turns out there's plenty of wifi and free time to spare! Today we had a really excellent time traveling around (Daddy, our car is a Fiat 500 and tres adorable!)

We first went to Font De Gaume, an ancient cave with beautiful paintings from (wait for it...) 17,000 BCE (take that, Sarah Palin!) then we went to the village of the Madeline and then the Maison Forte de Reignac and then largely spent the rest of the day contemplating the definition of troglodyte.

Saw ducks about to become fois gras. Why can't I just stuff fois gras into my greedy maw without considering the lovely, innocent creatures of my delicious, delicious lunch?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

the lantern of what now?

Bon jour! Our trip continues to be very exciting. Yesterday we took the train to Brive and then drove to this little town called Sarlat-de-Canada, which is an absolutely gorgeous little village with medieval buildings and winding, hilly, cobbled streets. I forgot to say that I successfully navigated Paris in high heels but may not be up for the European-lady-challenge of high heels in Sarlat...

Out the window of our beaucoup charming inn is the Lanterne des Morte. We find it very amusing, if ominous.

Although we've only been here two nights, we've already had two incredible dinners - in Paris we went to le Coup-Chou and last night a tiny restaurant in Sarlat where I had a decadent meal of fois gras and duck. And chocolate mousse. And wine, of course.

Tomorrow we're probably going to see some cave paintings. Au revoir!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Bon nuit

Bon NUIT je suis en France avec mon amor after mild tribulations. We are staying in totally gorg hotel with lovely view (and balcony!). Are exhausted due to jet lag ,natch. Dinner:boeuf borg. To die.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tropes

M discovered this website called TV Tropes which has been amusing us for a few days. Tropes are commonly used narrative devises and this website names them and then cites a ridic number of examples.

Here are some of my favorites:
Slap Slap Kiss
Belligerent Sexual Tension
Verb This
Big No

Monday, October 11, 2010

80 degrees

We were granted what is surely the last warm weekend of the year and took advantage of it by taking a bike ride around town and tried out our new camera. I thought you might like to see a picture of "my" beach:
This is the view of downtown from up here...

It was warm enough to put my footsies in the water (isn't that nail polish gorg? It's called Commander in Chic.)

And that's the campus where I work...


And here's our pride and joy:

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Math! Blast it!

Today is 10/10/10! We tried to do something exciting at 10am, and ended up jumping up and down in the kitchen and having a kiss. M explained, that in binary, today is "42", which, as everyone knows, is the answer to Life, the Universe, and EVERYTHING! And then he became very judgmental when we did not understand how binary (and decimals) worked. Not cool.

In other math news, we are leaving for France in a few days, and learning french together. Numbers are really hard! Did you know that the number for 70 translates as "Sixty-ten" and 71 is "sixty-eleven" etc.? AND, not only that, but the number for 80 translates as "four twenties" and, EVEN WORSE, 90 is "four twenties and ten." And 91 is "four twenties and eleven", and so on. I mean, seriously. Come on.