Sunday, January 23, 2011

Free hugs

Last weekend the brit and I ended up by Notre Dame. We were walking around when I noticed this guy holding a sign that said “Free Hugs”. He didn’t have any takers. As we continued walking I saw a lady, also with a Free Hugs sign. But unlike the guy, she was surrounded by people wanting hugs. Maybe I should’ve sent the brit over to give the guy a hug…

Friday, January 21, 2011

Sarko needs a geography lesson

While giving a speech, President Sarkozy stated that he was in Allemagne (Germany) when he was actually in Alsace. Maybe it was just a slip up and it certainly wouldn’t be the first by a French politician (see They sound so similar and What kind of prints?). But given the region’s history, I can understand why the locals were upset. View the oops moment here.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Just in case any Parisians didn’t know about les soldes (photo is of BHV).

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

High Seine

Snow melt plus rain = the Seine being higher than usual.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Superhero or Supercrazy?

Seattle has a resident known as Phoenix Jones who goes around town dressed as a superhero and fighting crime. He’s been stabbed, had a gun pulled on him and had his nose broken.

I’m all for people trying to make a positive difference, but Phoenix might end up with something more serious and permanent than a broken nose if he keeps this up.

Seattle Superhero 'Phoenix Jones' Patrols Streets, Fights Crime
Seattle's 'superhero' has nose broken in confrontation

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Hotel what??

On another note, Sarko has some new neighbors.