dimanche 20 janvier 2008

My old laptop is dead

It has been serving me for more than 6 years and it would have served me even more if I did not want to open it and have a look inside. I tried to take off the DVD-ROM player and after assembling it back again, the laptop could not wake anymore ... Pitty for this brave Medion 9580-A (aka Asus L8400) ! RIP

dimanche 13 janvier 2008

Europe in my pants : my longest label ever

Yesterday I did some shopping in a "high-street" shop called Lidl and bought a pair of running trousers. And there surprise: inside the pants I found the longest cloth label I've ever seen, for people speaking 20 languages...

jeudi 3 janvier 2008

Me and my mother-in-law

I sometimes make fun of my poor self since I'm married. Well, I am lucky to have a good relation with my mother-in-law, the "oh, so feared mother-in-law". Yesterday I heard some funny sayings about it:
  • Quand on achète une maison, on regarde les poutres et quand on "prend femme", on regarde sa mère. When you buy a house, you check the beams and when you get married, have a look at your fiancée's mother.
  • Le mariage n'est pas la mer à boire, c'est la belle-mère à avaler. Difficult to translate: Marriage is not as difficult as drinking the sea's water, but standing the mother-in-law.