Friday, January 24, 2014

Better to be slapped with the truth than kissed with a lie.

Off to the supermarket for some Creme Fraiche to go with the Tarte Tatin. Nestled amidst the jars of cream on the supermarket shelves ' Creme aux Cepes '. How many shoppers, like Angus, pick up a jar of cream, only to discover when they get home that it's got mushrooms in it ?

Doughnuts,' doonys' as the French apparently call them, for sale at €1.80 each in the airport cafeteria.That's nearly $2.50. Have doughnuts become a luxury food ? Can you still buy a doughnut for a $ in the US ?

'The font' attends a performance in the stock room of a bookstore/wine bar in Paris. A group of American sophomores promising '' Full-on immersive theater ". At midnight I text to find out what it's like. ' Long ' comes the reply. Proof that one word can say it all.

Today the attention of the magic duo turns to the driveway. A line of holes dug in the gravel. Not just any holes but deep pits that youthful PON's can hunker down in. Bob gets caught in flagrante delicto. He's actually standing in the hole. His nose and jowls thick with mud and dust. Sophie, despite her jowls and paws being similarly caked, does her version of the George Washington story. '' I cannot tell a lie. It was entirely Bobs fault ".


  1. Could you market Bob and Sophie's excavation talents? Slogan: 'The natural alternative to the JCB' perhaps?
    Just a thought.

  2. I always blamed everything on my brothers, so I totally understand Sophie doing it!

    And yes, you can buy a doughnut for less than a dollar here--My favorite, Krispy Kreme, are .99 cents--Don't forget to put them on your culinary list of things to have when you come this summer! :-)

  3. Poor Bob has been caught ....flagrante delicto.....I am laughing so hard over here.
    Those two angels are a force to be reckoned with for sure.
    Thanks Angus for putting such a bright spark to the beginning of my day...every day.

  4. Not being as smart as your multi lingual PONs I have always found grocery shopping on holiday an interesting experience and yes Angus, you are certainly not the only one who comes home, opens a can and finds something completely unexpected inside. Adds to the fun though !

  5. Canadian Doughnuts, the best that Tim Horton's has to offer, go for about 90 cents and 50 cents each if you buy a dozen.
    Good to know the "Big Dig" is keeping the angels busy. They make me smile every day.

  6. That last line made me laugh out loud!

  7. Donuts at the grocery store: about 70 cents. At the bakery: usually around a dollar.

  8. 65 cents at our little mainstreet bakery, Very good apple fritters too for the same price.! If it weren't 16 degrees below Zero (F.) I might thnk of walking up there for a treat.

    Jo in Minnesota

  9. I'll be happy to send you a dozen Krispy Kremes.
    Much cheaper here.

  10. LOLOL on all counts here today angus!
    love the laconic replies of the font.
    and as to the little diggers in the family... heaven only knows how many fresh COOL holes will be dug in the heat of a france profonde summer!

  11. Dooys are more here for a large iced one.

    The only good thing about the digging is at least they're out of the compost heap.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  12. I have been to one too many innovative theater presentations and laughed out loud at the font's comment. Succint and Priceless.