Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Café gourmand

At a restaurant with a friend. We order a delicious café gourmand for dessert: small crème brûlée, chocolate mousse, vanilla ice cream and, of course, coffee.

While chatting, I watch my friend as he dips the ice cream into his coffee and eats it. As I ask him about it, he says he loves to eat it like that.

We chat some more and during a small pause he says, sounding pleasantly surprised:

"Mmmmm, this ice cream tastes a bit of coffee!"

... all the while dipping the ice cream into his coffee.

"I wonder why!", I reply.

Realising what he just said, he smiles sheepishly and I giggle.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Women and Hobbies

Office Macho's latest statement:

"Women have no hobbies!"
This said in an office with a majority of women, Office Macho goes on, adding:
"They only think of shoes and clothes and reading women's magazines. They don't have any real hobbies or passions."
Office Macho just doesn't know when to stop talking...


Since I don't have enough material to write these posts here on a regular basis, I am going to continue them occasionally as they come on my other blog. Do pop by for a visit if you feel like it!

Saturday, 14 May 2011

In pictures - The make-up artist

Picture taken in Budisovice, Czech Republic, 2008

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Maria, look!

Context: In the bus. Behind me, a woman is sitting with a boy and a girl, both around six or seven years old. The children are facing each other.

BOY: Maria, look! She's putting her finger in her nose!!!
MARIA (the woman): That's ok. She can do it. It doesn't matter.
BOY, sounding scandalized: How come I'm not allowed to do it?!
MARIA: Who told you you were not allowed to do it?
BOY: Look! She's doing it again!!! She's putting her finger in her nose!!
GIRL: I do it like this! (I assume the girl makes demonstration.)
BOY, scandalized and disgusted: Look!! She's putting her finger in her nose and eating the bogeys! She's eating the bogeys!!!

From then on, I don't hear the rest, for I can't stop laughing...

Friday, 15 April 2011

In pictures - Le Charlot des rues

There are times when images speak louder than words. Over the years I have been taking pictures of people I see and situations I witness that I find interesting or simply beautyful. I have decided that I will post some of them here from time to time. They are images that show things that, were I a bit better with words, I would probably have written a post on them. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed taking them.

I like to call this one the Street Tramp. I guess it's a bit redundant, but in French it sounds better: 'Le Charlot des rues'. I took it in Strasbourg in 2006.