The pomme de mon eye

Here’s some pictures from my visit last week to the home of Beeplet (also known as Lucy), BEPA’s daughter. Have I mentioned that this is the cutest baby on the entire planet (and the smartest, most charismatic, most user-friendly, sweetest…)?

Clearly she takes after her parents, who are two of the loveliest people I know.

I’m so smitten!




Holy shit! We are actually running?!

I invite you all to check out this young man’s new blog, We Are Running:


I know what you’re thinking, ladies. But sorry. He’s taken. He’s marrying my sister. So back off. She’ll cut you.

He’s also the mastermind behind my latest scheme, and that is to run, with him and my sister and his brother in law, a ten mile race in Philadelphia called The Broad Street Run.

So be sure to follow our training follies. Mind you, I have a majorly hard time walking up the 5 flights to my walk-up apartment, let alone running ten miles. So this should be a real test. A real mission impossible.

I’m kind of exhausted just thinking about it.


Open letter to Cecilia Sarkozy

Dear Cecilia,

You soooo said all that stuff.  And that’s one of the many reasons I think you are the shiznit.

Gros bisous,

The French Fried American

PS:  Do you think you might be able to hook me up with a carte de sejour?


Sarko is so…manly!

According to that beacon of news reporting, The New York Post, Sarko gave a beef injection to “that pute” Carla Bruni (Fifi’s words, not mine) and she’s preggers!




January 12, 2008 — French president Nicolas Sarkozy has knocked up gal pal Carla Bruni, less than two months into their torrid love affair, according to a published report.

London’s Daily Mail, citing unidentified sources at the American Hospital in the Paris suburb of Neuilly, reported that Italian supermodel Bruni, 40, has a French bun in the oven.

Sarkozy and Bruni, who met in November less than a month after the French president’s divorce, are set to tie the knot on Feb. 9.

News of the unexpected pregnancy will surely infuriate Sarkozy’s ex-wife, Cecilia, who is reportedly going to be ripping the president in a series of slash-and-burn, tell-all books.

In one book, Cecilia Sarkozy is allegedly set to rip her ex as “ridiculous, badly behaved and not fit to be president.”

The bitter ex also took a shot at Bruni by accusing Sarkozy of surrounding himself with “des pétasses fardées” – French for “loose ladies.”

Cecilia called her ex-husband’s female political aides “boring wallflowers, and now that there is no first lady, he needs to surround himself with pretty young things dressed in Dior.”

The president’s romance of the former supermodel has been the talk of France.

Photos of frolicking Sarkozy and Bruni have been filling European magazines and newspapers for weeks.

Bruni has been a regular guest at the presidential Elysee Palace and her presidential lover reportedly gave her a $20,000 pink heart-shaped diamond ring.

Despite Cecilia’s strong dislike for her ex, she’s been trying to stop an author from chronicling her venom.

A Paris judge yesterday denied a request by the former Mrs. Sarkozy to stop publication of “Cecilia” by journalist Anna Bitton.

The ex-wife claimed unsuccessfully that her comments to Bitton were not for publication.

Dominique Moisin, of the French Institute of International Relations, told The Daily Mail that Sarkozy’s tabloid presidency needs to return to normal.

“The sooner they marry, the sooner the presidency’s dignity will be restored,” Moisin said.


Kids are people, too!

The last scene of Truffalt’s masterpiece, Argent de Poche

J’adore this song!

My friend Jason who bears a striking resemblance to both Justin Timberlake AND Doogie Houser, MD, who also happens to be the undisputed princess of pop music, finally started his blog about… you guessed it….pop music.

So from now on, he shall be known as THE AGITPOPTIMIST.

Pop on over and check out what he has to say from time to time. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. You might even find yourself bopping boobies you didn’t even know you had!

He inspired me to post this video by Katerine, a great French poptart whose music Fifi and I were definitely bopping our boobies to this summer:

His outfit is so Madonna à la Confessions on a Dance Floor, n’est pas?


Sorry, just had to yell out that headline.  This week has been crazy.  First  Sarko gets engaged and now GIANT RATS ARE INVADING NEW JERSEY!!!  I need to call my assemblyman, stat.


From the New York Post:

Giant rodents are about to take over New Jersey!

And even if the Garden State might not look any different, it has some officials worried about the ugly, 20-pound nutria which have made their way here from points south of the Mason-Dixon line.

The furry rodent is widely considered one of the most damaging creatures to marshland ecosystems – which, of course, would make New Jersey the critter’s spiritual home.

“I spotted it in Lower Alloway Township, Oct. 29,” state Division of Fish and Wildlife biologist Andrew Burnett told The Star-Ledger of Newark.

“The animal was swimming across Alloway Creek approximately 150 feet from my position.”

For decades, the nutria have slowly made their way up the Eastern Sseaboard. It was first recorded in large numbers in Delaware and Maryland in the 1980s

And now, the first has been spotted in Jersey.

“It’s a very large rodent,” said Leonard Douglen, executive director of the New Jersey Pest Management Association.

“As long as we don’t allow the population to grow, we can eradicate them no matter how big they are.”

The rodents – which measure as long as 24 inches from nose to tail – can kill an ecosystem by evicting current tenants like waterfowl, crabs and fish.

Douglen said that if the nutria invade New Jersey in large numbers, he and other pest-control warriors will have to take them out, one at a time.

“We’d probably trap them, wherever there are sightings. We’d have to set traps in those areas,” he told The Post last night.

“Just because a new species comes around doesn’t mean you reinvent the wheel.”

The nutria, as big as most dogs and resembling a beaver, has an average life span of about four years in the wild.

The South American rodent, with its fine fur, was once bred for their pelts in the late 19th century and in the first half of the 20th century.

As nutria farms popped up in the South and Gulf Coast regions, so did feral populations of the big, ugly rodents.

The most fierce battles against the nutria have been waged on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, where state officials want to protect their precious Chesapeake Bay.

The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland has been ground zero of the war against the nutria, which has devoured about 7,000 acres of salt marsh in the past half-century.