Monday, June 11, 2007

Des Mots

Hier, c'est l'histoire
Demain, c'est le mystere
Aujourd'hui, c'est un cadeau

Yesterday is history
Tomorrow is a mystery
Today is a gift

(I need to practise my Frensh.)

I couldn't think of anything else to blog about! I am going to have to write an educational one soon. I had a compare/contrast blog planned for months but looked for the second image tonight and can't find it. Must be on my old laptop.

Oh, the other day on the way to work I saw a woman in a delivery van and just before she pulled away, I watched her perch a young magpie on her shoulder. Imagine, a hand-reared magpie.


MattJ said...

hmmm, sounds like an elaborate pickpocketing scheme to me - she is nothing but an Avian Fagin!

How dare you call me cynnical!

AmitL said...

Hi,Olivia..I wonder whether u're practising Americanized French?Grin....but,yes,it's quite nice to think of today as a gift.:)Waiting to see the compare/contract blog post.Did u click a pic of the hand-reared magpie??

Olivia said...

Matt - LOL imagine if she HAD called him Fagin.

Where? Where did I call you "cynnical"?


Amit - hey now, don't you go casting aspersions on my French :P

I wuold have like to take a pic of the bird, but she was already pulling out as I passed. And all I have is my phonecam.

Lotus Reads said...

I'm confused...why do you need to practise your French? I thought you wanted to improve your Yankee speak? ;)

Olivia said...

Lotus - LOL well, Paris is not far from London.

MattJ said...

Lol! you didn't live, I was merely highlighting our two takes on the trained magpie!

Dan said...

Everything is now. There is no past. There is no future. It's true.

It's all NOW. :)


Olivia said...

Matt - LOL I get it, a trained magpie can be quite useful.


Dan - it is a truth that is often very difficult to remember at any given time, though.

Katja said...

Oh, I LOVE magpies. How fantastic would that be?

amillionpieces said...

See, now I really want to know what the educational blog is! :)

Beenzzz said...

I took French in the 8th grade so I remember nothing. I would love to go to Paris some day.

Anonymous said...

ah, true words of wisdom!!!
(PS: did you notice you misspelled French....:))

Anonymous said...

.....forgot to sign my name....oppsy diasy

Olivia said...

Katja - or what about a hand-reared crow/raven?
I like a bird that looks like it can think.


Pete - honestly, I haven't thought of it yet. I can't wait to find out, either :P


Beenzzz - go to Paris whilst you are still young, before you retire, and that's an order!


Vanessa - Oui ma petite cherie. I wanted to be worse and spell it "Fransh" - just how they say it.
Also, do you know you misspelled "oopsy daisy"?
I think it's uber-cute that you used it though! xxx


ML said...

I took 3 years of French AND I went to Paris, but can I remember anything? Nope.

I liked that saying, it's very true.

Ricercar said...

sweet! i'm impressed :D

The Moody Minstrel said...

I think a hand-reared vulture would be more fun. >:-D

Why not compromise and practice Cajun?

Guyana-Gyal said...

Down Under I've heard of folks keeping magpies as pets :-D

AmitL said...

Bonjour,Mademoiselle.When's the next post?

Anonymous said...

hey Livs, I posted some pics on facebook and some more illos on coroflot


Anonymous said...

thanks. Yann keeps telling me that "oopsy daisy" does not exist.....those french people.....what do they know.....
anymore dates recently with messieur?????
biz. vanessa

Olivia said...

Amit - I tried to blog today and only typed one sentence, that I didn't know what to blog!


Hey Jia - will be over soon.


Vanessa - ah the French are such snobs. You have told me what he said before. What does he think of hob nobbing?

Why messieur and not monsieur, who calls me mademoiselle sometimes, by the way.
Any more? Yes, 2 this week, possibly 3.

Oh! I know what to blog about now! The opera!