Posted on March 2, 2008 by frog with a blog
This is Frog with a Blog reporting live from Parisian Celebs wild nights. Petite Anglaise whose book was released last Thursday, threw one of her glamorous parties last Friday to celebrate the launch. Naturally, Frog with a Blog was there, for your viewing pleasure. Hear how our hostess promises us a full-frontal on a future Short & Shallow interview on this blog. See how scared she gets while discovering yours truly’s hairy chest and finally do look at all these glam people drinking rivers of Champagne celebrating Paris Bloggers’ own Evita Perón.
Warning: These two videos contain explicit language such as nipples and ass groping. You have been warned.
I had to cut this video in two as dailymotion thought it was too hot.
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Posted on February 20, 2008 by frog with a blog
Theater class is just over and I’m sitting in the Métro on my way home. A goodlooking Italian woman who wears a lot of black eye-liner sits opposite me. She happens to be one of the participants in my theater group. Her rolling r’s and her loud voice and melodious intonation put her in the center of attention of the whole train. She’s been in France for 5 months and is still working diligently on improving her French. She has therefore bought a colorful little note-book in which she jots down all the new words and expressions that she hears or learns. I ask her to show me her list as I’m dying to see what new words she has learnt.
Me: What is that word, raquin?
Her: Don’t you know it? My colleague taught it to me, it means “cheap”, as in “cheapskate cheap”. You can say je suis raquin.
She is proud to teach me a new word in my native language. But I’m puzzled. I have never this word before. I hesitate between blaming her for not hearing her colleague properly and blaming her colleague from coming from some very remote village in deep Belgium.
A woman who sits next to her and who’s apparently been listening to the whole conversation without being invited to, looks at me and moves her head from left to right meaning “no”, this word does not exist”. It makes me feel better as for a second I almost thought that might be a word I didn’t know.
Me: Are you sure? Because I’ve never heard this word before. Are you sure you don’t mean radin?
Her: No, no I’m sure, my colleague is French so she knows.
Have you ever thought that the first person who says something to you is always right and if someone says something different later, they’re necessarily wrong?
We continue looking at the list.
Me: And why did you need to learn the word prépuce*, if I may ask? to read the rest of this entry click Continue reading
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Posted on February 10, 2008 by frog with a blog
Feeling for a new French expression per week taught by our favorite podcasters and your dear Frog? Meet us every Sunday on the new and extended Katia & Kyliemac’s French Lesson. Three sites for the price of one! The ever so popular K&K VO, K&K Teach You French and finally the K&K Tourist Tips to France. All of that in true K&K spirit, with a lot of talking, laughing, caughing, choking on Halloween peeps, making fun of France and the rest of the world and a little bit of facts as well… just a little bit.
Here is a little video shot after an episode we recently recorded, during which our favorite girls open up a present sent by one of their faithful listeners. The Waddling Pooper Penguin is the Valentine’s Day present you all want to give to your loved ones. Yes, you’ve seen it here first and I know already how thankful you are.
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Posted on February 6, 2008 by frog with a blog
Characters: A Frog and his 3 year old nephew
Time: Bedtime, a few weeks ago.
Subject: I insist to tell him a bedtime story. I am the only one convinced of my bedtime-story-telling art. That’s what it sounded like…
Me: Once upon a time there was a little girl…
Nephew: (interrups me abruptly) Did she have a Wii?
Me: no she didn’t. She lived many years ago and there was no Wii at that time.
Nephew: (sad look expressing genuine empathy for the afore mentioned little girl): oh!
Me: So once upon a time, there was a little girl who lived in a very cold country. There was a lot of snow on the trees and big white bears in the woods. The place was called…
Nephew: the North Pole!!!
Me: How do you know about the north pole? You’re only 3!
Nephew: Duh! That’s where Santa lives.
Me: Oh well, of course, I should’ve thought about it.
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Posted on January 12, 2008 by frog with a blog
Wasn’t it high time you had your traditional new fwab year video? Here’s a quick overview of all I got to do thanks to blogging in 2007. Such a fun year! So many new fwabulous people! So many hours spent on the computer! So few hours of sleep…
Some bloggers I met in 2007 and who appear (sometimes quickly) in this video:
Rhino75, Petite Anglaise, Meg le Blagueur, Maîtresse, Antipodéesse, Adult Runaway, Ms Mac, Put your Flare on, Dispatches from France, A view from Ivry, The Bold Soul, Dumdad, Upstez, Kbykareen, Aussie Lass, Kylie Mac, Tricoquine, Francophoney, Matoo, Bedtimes Stories, Ikare, Widow Creek, Petite Américaine, Always Ace, Made in Taiwan, The Ryndex, Kosmogal, Henrisson, Holy Smokes.
PS: and a happy new year to the ones I may have forgotten on this list or whom I haven’t met yet.
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Posted on January 6, 2008 by frog with a blog
I’m going to the swimming pool. The place is empty. As I leave the shower to go towards the pool, I realize a huge insect – almost as big as the pool – is playing the water. It sees me and runs after me to play. As joyful as a dog. I know it’s not going to harm me but I’m annoyed and close the shower door to prevent it from entering. Its long, thin and hairy legs get stuck under the door. I moan.
What’s your theory?
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Posted on January 3, 2008 by frog with a blog
I have just received an email from an American woman who is doing some genealogical research on my family (on my mother’s side). And guess what? Firstly I hear that I have cousins in Iowa (!?) and that one of them played one of Munchkins in the Wizard of Oz 1939 original version!! I mean, how totally and utterly cool is that?
This is going to be a great year.
I wish you a fwab one too.
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