Category Archives for Life

Color is happy and it’s everywhere and you can collect it and use it with Color ViewFinder

If you’re into mobile photography, you’ve probably noticed that it makes you hyper aware of the world around you; all its little faults, but especially the hidden beauty. I found a seedpod in the country one summer and I wanted … Continue reading

26. February 2013 by Pam
Categories: Artsy, Decorating, Design, Fun, Life, Sanity | 2 comments

We can’t seem to let our business cards go, but maybe we can toss other people’s: CardHolder

I have a sterling silver calling card tray, an essential Victorian accessory that belonged to my great-grandmother, who was born in 1894. Now we have business cards, which in France are still called calling cards (cartes de visite). And despite … Continue reading

25. February 2013 by Pam
Categories: Life, Organization, Work | Leave a comment

A spoonful of live music is a sure-fire cure for old fuddy-duddiness: Timbr

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I fall into a routine and start feeling like I’m my grandmother or something. My life feels like nothing but work eat sleep and it’s seriously lacking in shiny sparkly moments. When this … Continue reading

22. February 2013 by Pam
Categories: Artsy, Fun, Life, Music, Romance, Sanity, Travel | Leave a comment

France is a nice place to visit but you don’t have to live here with Fotopedia France

If you’re a hardcore francophile, you get all gooey at the mere thought of pretty little postcard France, with its castles, and cute little old dudes tossing pétanque balls in village squares, and long-legged, long-haired bombshell brunettes with couture handbags … Continue reading

21. February 2013 by Pam
Categories: Artsy, Life, Photography, Travel | Leave a comment

Let your kid toss a (cartoon) hamster rather than his food: Geared 2

I brought along a little baggie of cheese crackers to my cousin’s wedding because my kid was two and I figured I’d slip him one every time he started to get fidgety. It worked for a bit, but then he … Continue reading

17. February 2013 by Pam
Categories: Artsy, Brainy, Family, Fun, Games, Sanity | Leave a comment

In which a computer potato discovers she Moves more than she thought

Sometimes it feels like I never leave my computer. The only exercise I like is rollerblading, which for various reasons I don’t do here in Paris. I avoid going outside as much as possible when it’s cold, which is half … Continue reading

15. February 2013 by Pam
Categories: Health/Fitness, Life | Leave a comment

You could always make your honey a naked Heart Collage for V Day

The first thing my husband said when he was helping me test Heart Collage was “You should do a naked one.” Guys… Actually, it had already occurred to me that couples could have a little fun with this app… I … Continue reading

14. February 2013 by Pam
Categories: Artsy, Fun, Life, Photography, Romance | 2 comments

I’m just not quite desperate enough to listen to these Audiobooks right now

I listened to an audiobook once long ago, a cassette of some borderline pulp novel that I’d borrowed from the library for a long road trip up the middle of California. Here in Paris, I don’t have a car (most … Continue reading

11. February 2013 by Pam
Categories: Artsy, Life, Literature, Poetry, Sanity | Leave a comment

Read this book, get this album, you gotta see this movie… Remember them all with Recall

In the last three days alone my mother-in-law raved to me about the book she’s reading and said I would love it (over the phone), a friend told me about four good books (at lunch), and my brother told me … Continue reading

03. February 2013 by Pam
Categories: Artsy, Life, Literature, Movies, Music, Organization, Sanity, TV | Leave a comment

Surely someone can do better than The Best of French Cuisine

One thing I love about Paris is the food! Lebanese, Thai, Indian, Mexican, Japanese — all within a block or two of my place. My absolute favorite is the Ethiopian. French food, you ask? Non, merci. My French husband prefers sushi … Continue reading

01. February 2013 by Pam
Categories: Food, Life, WTF? | Leave a comment

You’ll blend better in Paris if you use the RATP Metro app and leave the sensible shoes at home

The reputation Paris has for being fashionable (and snooty) can be intimidating to travelers. If you’re coming here, there are so many ways that you can blend in. And trust me, you want to. Because even if you try to … Continue reading

30. January 2013 by Sam
Categories: Life, Travel | Leave a comment

You put that thing someplace SO logical you’d never forget, which is why you need Where Is It?

A place for everything and everything in its place, that’s how I was raised. But then one day you just change your mind and decide a thing should go in a more logical place, or you have to put it … Continue reading

27. January 2013 by Pam
Categories: Life, Organization, Sanity | Leave a comment

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