Tuesday, August 28, 2007

johnny hallyday

I love this guy. He is very popular here and he should be. He is still going strong after a 40 year career and packs the stadiums. There was an argument about where this song originated. Of course it was famous in U.S.A. as 'Black is Black' and therefore considered an American song. I think it's origins come from Spain. It seems 'Los Bravos' wrote and recorded it before anyone. But you know what? Who cares. It's a great song and it transcends well in any language. I will always like Johnny Hallydays version best.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

..in a place called. . .. The Twilight Zone.

These signs are all over town and they're creeping me out. This guy has been visiting me at night with a carving knife.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

You lookin at me?

There are many little lizards (geckos?) around. Many years ago when I was in the service I was stationed on a little island in the South Pacific - Minami-Tori- Shima (look that up.) You quickly learned to let a lizard live in your room in the barracks. They're harmless and they feed on the insects which were not so harmless. After I saw some spiders that had cut biceps like Mr. World, cohabitation with a lizard was an acceptable alternative. Here in France, these little guys are everywhere. Personally, because of my experience on the island ,I like them. My wife does not share my enthusiasm.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Come have lunch with me.

We went to lunch at work . Every few months we go to this restaurant , one of the guys in our group knows the owner. The owner came out with a Dorado that was 4 feet long, he was holding it by the gills and we all agreed "se bon!" he scurried back into the kitchen to cook our fish.
I did not get a picture of the owner with the dorado because I was caught napping and missed my chance. It is the first image that comes to my mind when I recall that lunch and I have been kicking myself for missing it. Then I thought well I used to sketch a little. Now, I am no more the artist then I am the photographer but, It might convey the image. Armed with nothing but a No2 pencil and a piece of printer paper I offer this drawing.

Now enjoy the pictures I did take.
The hook was an added bonus!