Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Sweet mother of all that is good and pure..

Woke up an hour earlier than usual this morning, and went out for a small run. I am sooooo out of shape.. I ran for about 25 minutes, and when I came back I was about to go into cardiac arrest..

Anyway, who would have thought.. Me, waking early up and going for run.. ? Perhaps, this is the beginning of a new era ?

Friday, November 12, 2004



[via ledanois]

(Experiment to check out visitor increase)

Good French products

Successful non-US products evening:

Start out with fois gras and champagne.

Continue with well-seasoned grilled chicken, and oven-grilled potatoes - with a nice bottle of Saint-Emilion.

Finish the dinner off with, coffee and Hennessy (Cognac)

Who needs US products ?

Day off

Went into the office on my day off, as we had a server crash.. Fucking hell..

Nanterre / La Defense looks pretty deserted on the morning of a national holiday:

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Sticking with it

Oh, in case you were wondering.. Dim and myself, are still sticking with the US product boycott. It's actually easier that I had anticipated. Besides from the coke and the jack - I was not buying too many US products.

Good news for those following our program, I've been in contact with the customer relations department of Cadbury/Schweppes - and they assured me that they were a 100% non-US organization. So go ahead and drink:
* 7up
* Orangina
* Snapple
* Dr. Pepper
* Oasis


Off this morning to a meeting about VoIP at place Saint-Augustin in the 8th. I checked out the itinerary on Mappy last night, it suggested that the trip would take about 14 minutes.

The meeting was scheduled at 8h30, so I thought I'd make great time by leaving at 7h35. Until I saw this: [200 meters from my street]

I arrived at 8h45!
70 minutes to drive a distance of 6km.. Holy crap !!

I am so glad I don't have to drive around in Paris every day.. The traffic is getting worse and worse..

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

That's it

Well - it looks like we're in for another 4 years of crap with that JACKASS George W. Bush - I am soooo happy I do not live over there !

So what I do, to show them that I oppose their election ?
Well, I'll boycott US products over the next four years. No more:
* Coke
* Jack Daniels (Yup, it'll hurt)
* McD (That might actually be good for me)
* Mars, twix, snickers etc etc
* Levi's, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein..
* Motorola, HP, Cisco, IBM..
* etc etc etc

It'll be rough.. but I'll try to stick with it for as long as it takes.. if we all (us non US-residents) boycott US products, it will have a huge impact on their economy - and that is (in my opinion) the best way to punish them.