Wednesday September 14th, 2011


There’s a big scandal in the news here in France now: a lawyer, close to the Elysées, is claiming that several African presidents paid money to Jacques Chirac and Jean-Marie Le Pen to help them during their presidential campaign (you can read more about it here).

I know you don’t care about this story, but you will care more when I tell you the rest: the lawyer is Lebanese!! Can you believe this? Wherever there’s lying, treason, cheating, stealing, fraud etc… you can find a Lebanese guy behind it. What can we say? It’s in our genes! It started with the Phoenicians and their commerce, taking their products all around the world trying to sell them; you have to admit that behind each sales man hides a small crook, not always a bad one, but a person who tries to do everything to get to his means. Our ancestors found that they weren’t selling their goods fast enough, so they invented the alphabet to be able to do it better, and thus get more money! And now, a zillion years later, there comes another sales man, who found that the old African and French regimes were no longer good for his business so he finds the fastest way to get into the new regime’s market: use his ancestors’ alphabet to pull out all the secrets he knows…  I told you it’s in our genes!

 We did not have time to cook today, so we just ate take out. But yesterday it was Francois’ turn to cook. He prepared a very tasty tomato and basil sauce and we had it with spaghetti. Ain’t I the luckiest person on earth or what?

Spaghetti with tomato-basil sauce

There’s a lollypop brand we used to eat when we were kids called “La Pie qui Chante”. I don’t know if the brand still exists, but I know that the bird is still here, and it’s still singing, and it paid me a visit today 🙂

There was such a nice weather today that I had to open the window

See you tomorrow!

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