Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Another Year Older...

Yesterday was my birthday and I had the pleasure of my son's assistance in blowing out my candles and eating my cake...

Thursday, February 21, 2008

OL vs. Man. Utd.

Phil, Claire, Marie-Caroline and I went to the Olympique Lyonnais/Manchester United Champions League match last night. It was a great game, even if it was 1-1 at the end. We'll see what happens on March 4th.

Allez OL!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Viva Bodega

Last Saturday night, Anne-Laure and I attended a birthday party at a restaurant called Viva Bodega. It is an interesting place, as it's located under a circus tent on the outskirts of Lyon. It serves Spanish cuisine while performers do their thing in the center ring under the bigtop. Around midnight, the ring becomes a dance floor where one can groove the night away until 3 a.m. Check out their site for more info.

We had an absolute blast!

Saturday, February 09, 2008

The Return of "Uncle P.P."

Our good friend D.P. spent a few days with us in the Alps after being in Sweden and Poland for work. D.P. had never been sking, so he took a few lessons while Anne-Laure and I conquered the mountain.

The evening was spent playing with Theo (D.P. is his new, favorite toy), before sitting down to great cuisine and conversation. As always, his visit was too short, but I know he was happy to return to Austin after such a long trip.

It's hard to believe it's already been 10 years since our UT days...

Saturday, February 02, 2008

A Good One

A colleague of mine sent me this joke...

I took my dad to the mall the other day to buy some new shoes.

We decided to grab a bite at the food court. I noticed he was watching a teenager sitting next to him. The teenager had spiked hair in all different colors: green, red, orange, and blue. My dad kept staring at him.

The teenager would look and find him staring every time. When the teenager had enough, he sarcastically asked, 'What's the matter old man, never done anything wild in your life?'

Knowing my Dad, I quickly swallowed my food so that I would not choke on his response; knowing he would have a good one. And in classic style he did not bat an eye in his response.

'Got drunk once and had sex with a peacock. I was just wondering if you were my son.'