January 25, 2008

Things that make you go Hmmmmm....

This is a post shout out to all my all fellow ex-pat bloggers readers out there in France.... Has anyone else besides me noticed that we are now at the END of January and many people/merchants STILL HAVE THEIR CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS UP!! Clearly this must be a French thing. I know in the US that usually by the end of the first week of Jan. the Christmas decorations are DOWN! Any thoughts on this? Just wondering....

Soldes

I am not sure when exactly the Soldes are over but I know it's a month long event in France. I found this cute picture on someone's blog- don't remember where anymore... but I haven't gone shopping really so.... more money saved, I suppose!!

John Lennon look alike!


I am a big Lennon fan, so when I saw this photo on People.com I did a double take!! This photo on the left is one of Sean Lennon and a friend taken recently, while the one on the right is of John and Yoko in 1969! What a striking resemblance Sean has to his dad! We don't really hear much about Sean now a days.

January 23, 2008

Heath Ledger Dies!!


Pics from People.com
How sad and tragic that one of Hollywood's top and talented actors was found dead today in one of his NY homes. Heath was only 28 years old and had a 2 year old daughter. He just finished filming the latest Batman film, "Dark Night" in which he played the Joker. He was also nominated for an Oscar for Brokeback Mountain in 2005. Rest in Peace, Heath!! We will all miss you!

From People.com
The Perth, Australia, native was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for 2005's Brokeback Mountain, on whose set he met – and began a romantic relationship with – Michelle Williams. Theirs was described by others on the film as love at first sight. (PHOTOS: See a complete timeline and photos from his life.)

Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger with Matilda in 2006
PHOTO BY: ALECSEY BOLDESKUL

Their daughter, Matilda Rose, was born in New York on Oct. 28, 2005. Ledger and Williams, who shared a brownstone together in Brooklyn, split in September 2007.

Ledger began his acting career in 1996, when he was 17, in an Australian TV series called Sweat.

In August 2006, Warner Bros. announced that Ledger would play the Joker in The Dark Knight, a sequel to 2005's Batman Begins.

January 21, 2008

Ronin


Photos taken off the internet!
Anyone out there in France watching "Ronin" on M6? I just LOVE Robert DeNiro and Jean Reno... two of my altime favorite actors!

January 20, 2008

Hello Dolly!

photo courtesy of People Magasine.
I was just reading today somewhere that Dolly P. is 60 now.... Dolly has been very open about her cosmetic "work" but still... I think she looks AWESOME!! Look at her neck! Sheesh... I hope I look as good at 60 if I can afford the same dr. Anyhow... I've always been a fan of Dolly's!! YOU ROCK DOLLY!!!!

January 18, 2008

Trained Bees

I am dedicating this video to Samantha because she had a weird video post on her blog today.. This one's for you, Sam!!!

January 11, 2008

When You're Gone - Say Anything (A John Cusack Music Video)

I LOVE JOHN CUSACK!! I used to watch ALL of his movies... Nick Cage and John Cusack were my two fav. actors of the 90s

Last American Virgin

WOW... This takes me WAY back!!! This was one of my FAV. teen movies!!!

I went to Hollywood High, TOO!!!

This is one of my FAV films of the 80s, along with Revenge of the Nerds, Last American Virgin, Porky's, etc!!!

Moon Unit Zappa - Valley Girl

Does anyone remember this song???? I grow up in Hollywood, California... so this was our National Anthem of the '80s... We LOVED this song!!!! Like TOTALLY, I'm sure!!!!

January 9, 2008

Soooo '70s!




My dad just sent me these photos of me at age 12!! YIKKEESS!!!!

January 6, 2008

What's going on next door?


We woke up one morning last week to this view outside our window... Never found out what happened but the fire dept. arrived to regluate the problem .... anyhow.. it was interesting!

Joyeuse Epithany!


Ma Tagine aux legumes








For my b-day gift, our friend Nadia gave me a tagine plate!! I have made 3 different tagines so far... and this one is my fav!! Merci beaucoup pour le cadeau Nadia!!!










Waiting in LINE!



In our small town, Antony, many people waited in line at the local poisonerie and the charcutrie to buy their New Year's ingredients for that afternoon/evening meal... Later on that day, Alex and I went to the supermarket to find some salmon and there was NONE left!!! Guess it pays to shop ahead!!

January 3, 2008

Charice Pempengco - Run To You

Check out this amazing voice...

January 2, 2008

Chez Cyril et Estelle pour le nouvel an!






Our New Year's Eve chez Cyril et Estelle with friends.. It was a great time and we didn't get home 'til around 3:30 am!!

January 1, 2008

Happy New Year 2008...



To all of our family and friends...
We wish you all the best for a healthy, happy and prosperous 2008!!
Leesa et Alex