Saturday, October 27, 2012

A Trip ToThe Louvre Pigs and Princesses

 Installation of Wim Delvoye au Louvre 

 The work of Wim Delvoye

 Majolica to you too

Stag gun powder horn
Watch out she is armed

Monday, October 22, 2012

French High School Diary Part I, Cabbages

Or why I am now going to school in England.

French High School Diaries Part I
Back Story

I was moved to Paris from the blissful mountains of northern New Mexico at the tender age of two.   I don't remember much of this, and now It seems to me that I've always been in France.

My father speaks  French, and has always had a thing for the French and France. My mom is linguistically challenged, and is not a great fan of the French. C'est la vie. Vive la diffĂ©rence!

I have had no choice, I have had to adapt. I live inside an English speaking family in a French speaking country. I have always gone to French schools, where it's been trial by fire. It has taken nerves of steel to maintain a positive attitude, and a sense of humor.

So in France I became a "Petite choux", a little cabbage (child). With the hair style called, choucroute, named after an Alsatian cabbage dish.  From children to hairdos, the French are always comparing things to cabbages.