Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I sometimes forget you're American....

This was the comment made by an English colleague when she saw my IM message a while back about Bushy finally being gone. I asked her what she thought of me as, if not American. She replied “European". Mid-Atlantic would probably be more accurate at the moment - neither here nor there.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Velib libre de velo

Paris’ bike rental program, Velib, is having some problems. More than half of the bicycles have been stolen, vandalized or disappeared and at 400 euros each, JCDecaux is claiming that it cannot afford to continue the scheme unless the business model is changed. I’ve never used a Velib for a combination of reasons, but I think it’s a great idea and it would be a shame if it didn’t continue. Read about Velib's difficulties here.

Friday, February 6, 2009

(Stereo)typically French

Three French workers come into the office to fix the heating. One guy does the work (or pretends to). Another guy "supervises" and the third guy wanders around looking lost.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Snowy Paris

Paris was covered in snow this morning and on the way to work I noticed people waddling and shuffling in a way that made me think of ducks with hemorrhoids. Our blanket of white was minor compared to the UK. Click here to view a video of Paris this morning..