Friday, March 26, 2010

Average Pierre?

I keep reading all this things on the internet and in American magazines about how the French are so chic and they all dress well and they all have great manners and they're all this and ALL THAT. Now that I lived here for two years, I have had to completely unpack the closet of myths I had amassed over the years, despite all my visits here. So, I need to get a few things straight. The French are many things. Some French people are chic, some are well-dressed and a few have great manners.

I went to a shareholders' party for a local bank with my friend Ogbia, and I was struck by how average everyone was. I know, I know, I sound like a huge snob, but I really was. And in light of the fact that I have been reading all these perpetuated myths about the French, I thought I would share this video.

So let's get this straight. Not all American men wear white tube socks and running shoes. And the French guy in the pink sweater sure can do "the medicine."

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Good Weekend!

We tend to forget that
doesn't come
as a result of getting
something we don't have,
but rather of recognizing
and appreciating
what we do have.


Monday, March 08, 2010

The Dog Days of Winter

I never knew what the dog days of summer were, but surely these must be the dog days of winter!

Sunday, March 07, 2010