Archive | July, 2010

My feet tingle

No, this is not a good news story folks.  My lovely flip-flops, the pair I bought at Decathlon earlier this year, make my feet tingle and swell.  It wasn’t a good tingle either.  This was a burning-tingling sensation that would last all day and well into the night.  I would go to bed with tingly swollen […]

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Of mice and men…

Yeah, now I’m getting all literary and channelling Robbie Burns.  Such is my life. My inspiration today is Robbie Burns’ poem “To A Mouse”.  I don’t feel mouse-like nor do I mean anyone harm nor does anyone mean to do me harm.  It’s just that for all the planning that can go into an event, such as […]

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The girl is back in town…

I feel like Dick Clark on American Bandstand and today I’m referring to Thin Lizzie’s “The Boys Are Back in Town”.  I’ve modified the title to suit my purpose — of course — and it’s bouncing around in my head.  (Because of a post I read earlier today, Thin Lizzie is competing with Sam & Dave’s “Hold […]

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Cultivating jet lag, staying up late, and eating lettuce at 2 am ET

 I do this all the time.  Whenever D leaves for Europe, leaving me in Toronto, I stay up until the wee hours of the morning until I get an email or text from D.  It’s 2:20 am ET on Tuesday.  D left last night for Paris and unbeknownst to him the air traffic controllers are […]

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The final countdown

D and I believe there’s a song for everything.  Well, one song has been bouncing around in my head for more than a week now.  I’m talking about The Final Countdown by Europe.  Yeah, you know the song I’m talking about.  It came out in ’86 I think and it’s got that keyboard riff.  I was […]

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I ken nut bee buzz erd

D and I are back in Toronto and that means I get to speak English again.  So, with the English language in mind, today’s post is dedicated to a few English words that have found their way into everyday French.     1. cheez keck:  have you tried ordering cheese cake in France yet?  What a trip.  The […]

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