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Happy Holidays Season!

December 4, 2014

xmas 2014


Somewhere in Africa, a Swimming Pool

August 17, 2009


Gia Painting The Pool


Knit Knit

December 11, 2008

Hey, boys and girls, it’s getting cold. Windy and cold. Last month, I was rummaging through my closet looking for the thick black pullover made of genuine cashmere, so soft, so warm (and so expensive…) I put in there eight years ago. To my astonishment my garment was not tasty enough for The Moth Gourmet Restaurant.

I put it on. Quick glance at the mirror : The pullover XXL length almost down to my knees is definitely not in for this winter 2008. I had to do something.

I wish I was born a knitter. And a tailor too. Unfortunately, I am anything but that. But I decided to give a try.

First, the scissors, then the wool. In my kitchen, there were two long chopsticks best for what I want to do. Big problem : no idea how to start the reshaping of my piece of knitwear. I had to surf the internet and could find this video :


The Basics


It took me two hard days to achieve a very unusual task. I called my king of heart : ‘Guess what I am doing right now.’ ‘Knitting’. Out of the blue he was right. He was just joking because he’s never seen me knitting anything anywhere. He couldn’t believe that I conceded him a win !

I wish I could knit better. My new old knitwear doesn’t look very pretty. But it is a homemade chef-d’oeuvre. It is so soft and it keeps me warm. And I feel so wonderfully secure in it.


Crank That

October 9, 2008


The Instructor

Crank That

Soulja Boy Tellem



The Students

by Inmates



Soulja Boy Tell’em
Crank That (Soulja Boy)
[Chorus: x2]
Soulja Boy up in This Hoe
Watch Me Crank It
Watch Me Roll
Watch Me Crank Dat Soulja Boy
Then Super Man Dat Hoe
Now Watch Me Do
(Crank Dat Soulja Boy)
Now Watch Me Do
(Crank Dat Soulja Boy)
Now Watch Me Do
(Crank Dat Soulja Boy)
Now Watch Me Do
(Crank Dat Soulja Boy)

[Verse 1:]
Soulja Boy up In This Hoe
Watch Me Lean And Watch Me Rock
Super Man Dat Hoe
Then Watch Me Crank Dat Robocop
Super Fresh, Now Watch Me Jock
Jocking On Them Haterz Man
When I Do Dat Soulja Boy
I Lean To The Left And Crank Dat Dance
(Now You)
I’m Jocking On Yo Bitch Ass
And If We Get The Fightin
Then I’m Cocking On Your Bitch
You Catch Me At Yo Local Party
Yes I Crank It Everyday
Haterz Get Mad Cuz
“I Got Me Some bathin apes”

[Chorus x2]

[Verse 2:]
I’m Bouncin On My Toe
Watch Me Super Soak Dat Hoe
I’ma Pass It To Arab
Then He Gonna Crank it up fo show(fo show)
Haterz Wanna Be Me
Soulja Boy, I’m The Man
They Be Lookin At My Neck
Sayin Its The Rubberband Man (Man)
Watch Me Do It (Watch Me Do It)
Dance (Dance)
Let Get To It (Let Get To It)
Nope, You Can’t Do It Like Me
Hoe, So Don’t Do It Like Me
Fo’, I See You Tryna Do It Like Me
Man That Shit Was Ugly

[Chorus x4]



October 1, 2008

French. The language of love.

As a matter of fact, more and more people in USA are interested in learning French nowadays. Laura K. Lawless is a wonderful French Language guide. Organize some spare time and visit her website. You will be kept busy learning lots of vocab and grammar rules without even being aware of it. Hello Laura ! As you can see, I still remember you.

Your French basics are good? You need to be cheered up and you are eager to discover five little secrets of the French language? Then, click on this link and start


Learning The Other French


I spent so much time surfing their site that my homework went undone at the end of the day. It had been a pleasure to refresh my memories by reading some explanations of colloquial expressions contained in one of my favorite languages.

French is the tricky language par excellence. Words are very often not spelled the way they sound. This can cause heavy headaches. If your headaches persist, only one thing can save your mental : take your French manual and your mattress to the doctor’s waiting room. Stay there and make yourself comfortable until you are done with your French learning. Then and only then you can get back home.

Have you noticed how many difficult French words the young participants of the Spelling Bee contest must SPELL RIGHT in order to win? So difficult French words that lots of people living in France and using their mother tongue on a daily basis are unable to spell correctly.

Some among them use the SMS language to disguise their weakness mastering the official spelling rules although they don’t text message on cell phones. Fortunately the SMS language is banned from many forums, since it is not easily read and understood by common sense.


175th Oktoberfest – La Fête de la Bière

September 20, 2008

Bread is liquid in Bavaria.

I am a lucky girl. I live 4 train stations away from the most gigantic folk festival of the world. It takes only 15 min by train to get there from my home. This party of the superlative takes place every year on the Bavarian Wiesn.


Munich – Oktoberfest




Fred the Sailorman looked just like Popeye, the comic hero. He was always smoking some horrible stuff. His flat was all yellowish from top to bottom due to his nonstop chainsmoking activities. He was born in Hamburg (Northern Germany). After many years sailing around the world, once retired, he spent the third part of his life in Bavaria (Bayern). That’s where I met him. I became his neighbor. Same flight. Across the corridor. He couldn’t stand the Bayrish dialect, which was easy to understand since he spoke academic German. To people living in Northern Germany, Bavarian citizens appear like they are peasants, which they aren’t, of course. Otherwise, I’d be one myself, which I am not.

Although he loves drinking beer so much he hated Oktoberfest. Too loud and too many people for his taste. He was right about that. If you feel like meditating, don’t go to the Oktoberfest. Not a chance of quietness there.

But can you imagine somebody living almost 20 years 20 min by train from Oktoberfest and never having set foot on the Wiesn? Fred was the guy who did it.


Schuhplattler by Kohlrösl-Buam Gitschtal (Austria)


Touring The Wiesn


To be a full success, Oktoberfest must be real loud. You’ll even hear your heart pounding like hell through the powerful screams of the visitors to this fantastic fair if you ride the big roller coasters.

Happy stay to all visitors to Munich,
a beautiful city in Southern Germany and my hometown !