• Humor

    Thanskgiving in few numbers…

    Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, the American holiday that combines with the word overmeasure. The proof in a few numbers… 1621. This is the date of the first Thanksgiving. The event celebrates the first harvest of the Pilgrim Fathers, landed from the Mayflower a year earlier. They owe their survival to the Wampanoag tribe, who taught them how to grow corn. It was not until 1863 that Abraham Lincoln made it a national holiday held on the 4th Thursday of November. 10. This is the number of countries around the world that celebrate Thanksgiving. 116.7 million. This is the number of American households celebrating Thanksgiving every year. 51 million. This is the…

  • Mood of the day

    Thanksgiving, it’s Thursday…

    Thanksgiving is coming soon… This is the most important party in the United States, which takes place every year on the fourth Thursday of November. Despite this pandemic, my big brother in heart took his tickets to join me so that we can celebrate it together, while plane tickets are really not given at this time of year, since many Americans use this means of transport to return to their families for this long weekend. For almost 25 years, I have been attached to this party, which does not respond to any commercial code. We are just glad to gather around a turkey to give thanks for the past year.…

  • Mood of the day,  Under the duvet

    « FUCK YES! »

    During my various searches on the net for a future book, I arrived on Mark Manson’s blog and on this article “fuck yes or no“, which I leave to your free appreciation. For my part, I fully agree with these words and his thoughts. Please feel free to tell me what you think. xoxo La Puce Think about this for a moment: Why would you ever choose to be with someone who is not excited to be with you? There’s a grey area in dating many people get hung up on — a grey area where feelings are ambiguous or one person has stronger feelings than the other. This grey…

  • My Writings / My Books

    Why Rather Be as the title ?

    A few people asked me some details about the title of my novel. Indeed, if you translate Rather Be, it gives rather … an enigmatic strand as a title. But, in fact, it was not necessary to translate it, but refer to the lyrics of the song of the English band, Clean Bandit. As many of you know, I often write listening to music and, of course, my playlist contains a few tracks from my favorite band Pentatonix. However, this band took over Rather Be in 2014 in a version that they always challenged me. The words resonated in me with images of my family that imposed themselves on my…

  • Mood of the day

    A real headache: the American elections

    Next night for the French, millions of Americans will be riveted to their screens to know the name of their next president. The electoral system in the United States remains a real headache for me as the units of measure. Remember that the American motto could be summed up in this sentence: “Why do it simply when we can make it complicated!” The easiest to retain, two opposing forces unleasten every four years to obtain the supreme post. The vote takes place in November and takes office in January of the following year. For months, American life was punctuated by the pre-election frenzy, also known as the primary ones. They…

  • Mood of the day

    Halloween

    A few words to wish you all a happy Halloween and explain the legend of Jack O’ Lantern at the origin of this party. Disney’s film “Mr Jack’s Strange Christmas” is largely inspired by this Irish account. To summarize it, the main character is a very dark, nasty, drunk, but also stingy hero. He concentrated in him all the defects of the Earth. One evening of drinking, he met the devil, who asked for his soul. He accepted in exchange for a last drink before following him to hell. In order to achieve this deal, Lucifer turned into a coin, but it had a silver cross that prevented him from…

  • Humor

    Men come from March and Women from Venus (Part 1)

    Living with a man is sometimes difficult. Okay, women too are sometimes complicated, but much less than you, gentlemen! Honeymoon can quickly turn into a nightmare if no one makes any effort. My last insomnia allowed me to rebuild the world with my older brother and I believe the text below will allow both sexes to survive this hell. To make it easier to follow, I transcribed the dialogue with the answers of my older brother who just celebrated his fourth divorce in italics. – The operation of the toilet seat is not very complicated to understand and this will prevent cats from falling into it. – You’re tall. If…

  • Humor

    Sweep in front of you…

    The office of tears resumed in a virtual way due to the pandemic. By the way, I want to thank Skype et al. (my trustee also thanks you) for allowing me not to live and work like a hermit. Without them, I would practically only talk to my cats. As you know, I am quite free on the subject of frolics, insisting a lot on the fact that everything must be done with respect for others… In my American companies, I like to believe that we are a real family. At least, I do everything to make everyone feel comfortable (a little too much according to some…) We support each…

  • My Writings / My Books

    Rather Be

    Today, I want to talk to you about my baby, Rather Be. Some have heard about it for months (see a year for the most faithful…), but without really knowing what I was talking about. So, let’s lift the veil… Rather Be is my first novel. You should know that I never had the pretension of becoming an author. I write for my pleasure and this blog was originally created to keep my friends informed during my many trips and avoid repetitive emails. Certainly, some publishers have used my pen for a few professional books, but writing in an area of expertise has nothing to do with writing a novel.…

  • Jukebox

    Jukebox – “Mad World”

    I discovered this song during its revival by my favorite band (Eh yes, G. again them). She goes so well with the current atmosphere. So, I wanted to get back on the jukebox to go looking for the different versions of this title and share them with you. History A title from 1982 on Tears For Fears debut album “The Hurting” in 1983, “Mad World” was written by Roland Orzabal and sung by bassist Curt Smith. “Mad World” was originally written on acoustic guitar when Orzabal was 19 after being inspired to write a new wave song in the vein of Duran Duran’s “Girls on Film”. After a few false starts with Orzabal…