Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
So now you know -- I just traded in a week of Roquefort, Marcillac wine, aligot and country-style bread for Starbucks iced mochas, Italian and Australian wine, Japanese food, and club sandwiches. And I'm certainly none the worse off for it!
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
These are our new neighbors. They just moved in last week. So far, they're a little noisy but otherwise we're getting along quite well.
In fact, I think we've seen them before. Do they ring a bell to you?
They invited me over for cookies and milk this weekend, but I'll be leaving Thursday on a big-city adventure and won't be back until next Tuesday, so I can't make it. I moo hope they won't be offended.
If you're curious where I'm going, I've left a few hints over on And So Forth...
Friday, May 11, 2007
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
For example, you can see that Rodez, Aveyron's main city, voted this way, whereas Laguiole, a smaller town in very rural North Aveyron voted that way -- and how!
Aveyron gave the majority to Nicolas Sarkozy, but not overwhelmingly despite the department's conservative reputation.
Enjoy the function while it lasts, because Le Monde's features are only available free for a week or two.
(Related post on And So Forth)
Monday, May 07, 2007
I bet a lot of you first hopped around France by train.
"Limoges, Limoges, trois minutes d'arrêt. Correspondances pour...."
NE PAS OUBLIER DE COMPOSTER VOTRE BILLET!
On my first trips to France, it seems like I spent about half of my time in trains. Now I seldom travel that way -- I think the last time was in 2000. And I rarely travel alone. But in late April I went up to the Tours area, sans famille, to see an old friend who is moving back to the States next summer.
I won't blog about Tours as much as I did for the Tarn, but expect a few posts about my trip hither and thither. And definitely a few more train shots.
Saturday, May 05, 2007
Sarkozy-Royal au 2nd tour www.europe1.fr/presidentielle-2007 Réactions, interviews, commentaires Suivez l'événement sur Europe1
Le Vrai Sarkozy www.sarkopeur.com Ce que vous ne savez pas de Sarkozy Son expérience et son talent
All right, Bayrou isn't in the race anymore, so maybe the first link is legitimate. But how did this extremely pro-Sarkozy YouTube video come up in second place on a search for "Bayrou" the day before the election? Well, first I suppose I should point out that it's a commercial link. But doesn't it seem a little wrong for Google to sell space for that link under searches for Bayrou?
By the way, by not removing the actual links above, I am not in any way trying to work as a secret force for Sarkozy! I'm just "showing it like it is."
In a country where equal media time for the candidates is controlled to the second, it's interesting to see how the world's biggest search engine has been harnessed in a last minute attempt to reach out to Bayrou's voters.