Monday, September 29, 2008

Grand moment de solitude #2

(aka "a little embarrassing moment #2")

Like on every other day, I joined one of my goilfriends, for the fitness session.
Going to a fitness club early on Saturday is not the funniest thing you can imagine.
But, we're on a Desperate Housewifes mode, determined to take care of ourselves as much as of the rest of the world.

The fitness club works this way: you work on a machine (muscles, etc), then you work on a stepper, then on another machine, then on a stepper.
Loud music on, etc.

When we arrived, we joined the golden agers (le club du 3eme âge, no offense!).
For once, we were like the ones who really got into the rythm, you know?! A pair of Jane Fondas, Madonnas on stage or so (very so! lol)
On the steppers, we were Dancing Queens, Claudettes qui se la pêtent.
Fast and motivated.

... physically so confident that we started to have real fun, jumping, making weird choreographies. "We are the Queens of the woooorld!"

And then ...

...poor ol' Candy just fell like that... in front of the muscled trainers (hellooooo guys) and ... in front of the golden ladies gang!

(The little embarrassing moment just happened, huh)

Got rescued from my ridiculous situation by the muscled ones (and it did not fall pleasant at all in this situation!)

Then of course, I had to offer some ultra-bright smile, laughing with the grannies around. Last bit of dignity.

I finished my session on a very humble mode you see.

The grannies suddenly felt very comfortable (ha well that was probably the best point here).

They even started to talk and laugh with me.

I think I have new friends.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Seven songs to welcome the sunny Fall

Thank you Mel', loved the lil game! (gotta check about your Helloween's mrs God by the way!)

So here's the lil game, and you're sooooo welcome to answer it on your blog or in comments here (which is the most interesting part of the game!)

Ok, here we go:

"List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they’re listening to"

With all the online radios, it's pretty easy to listen to stuff you usually don't. I've my Jango radio stations on all day. Nice community there.

At the moment the ones I keep listening to:

Jeff Buckley: New year's Prayer ... This song simply works on me, and I really can't explain why... the magic of music (just close your eyes when you listen to it, the video is a bit, ermmm, static :P)

System of a Down's Aerials: a band I enjoy very regularly, I'm into this song at the moment.

Remmstein's Engel: I'm into this one very much at the moment (depiste a crap video, huh! hehe)

Gwen Stefani's What you waiting for: it's my girlie girl inside talking here, this song is a killing song!

Nick Cave's Mack the knife: I like the decadence of it! The circus touch

Metallica's Judas Kiss: since I keep listening to their album, if I had to chose one song today it would be this one!

Finntroll 's Fiskarens Fiende : I like this one pretty much, and gotta keep in the mood for the next concert!

I'm much into music at the moment, discovering, re-discovering, etc, so I could have made a 40 songs list I guess, but 7 is way enough! :D

Voilà, now you're very free to tell me, to tell us, about your 7 songs of the moment ... (petits plaisirs honteux inclus, comme dirait Nim'! )

A home for fleas, a hive for bees, a nest for birds

... Long, beautiful, gleaming, steaming, flaxen, waxen
(does that ring a bell?)


I get a problem with dem. Not mines, lol, just hair and hairs in general.

I bet some specific things only happens to you, right? Like it's always you (talking to the Parisian readers here) who walks in the dawg shit. Or it's always you who lose your car keys when you're in a rush.

Well, my problem is a yucky one. When I buy food, bread, cake, frozen pizza, whatever, really whatever... Very often I get a fookin hair in it! I think the other people do not notice enough, but I always do!

It has even become like a traditional joke during family meals that I'd find one on my plate (so very funny!).

Well, yesterday evening, we had that frozen pizza, huge one. I don't eat pizzas, pizzas get addicted to curves, bad alchemy!
But I still have a very tiny piece of it, to avoid frustration, you know.

Well in that very mini tiny microscopic piece of this industrial frozen pizza (I only thought robots would make dem!), I found a hair! Shiteroo!!! Again!

Good point is that once I find one, my appetite is gone! Magic!

I think in a previous life I was a white cat or a fat angora rabbit, and people got mad when I slept on their coats.
Now life takes its hairy revenge!

(me, in me previous life)

Lola gets fluent in Parseltongue *

Lola has just lost a second tooth, and has been showing it all around as a trophy!
Losing teeth seem to be like a very expected experience to prove they're not lil kids anymore! They can survive losing a teeth, they can survive about anything!

And I don't know if there's any link really, but since Lola has lost her first tooth, she's started to physically fight with boys! And you should see her, a lil lioness! hehe! And she loves that!
My buDerfly, my babygirl... fighting!

* Parseltongue is the language of the SSsssnakes, details here

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Dead can dance too

I've just finished my painting. Back to the "shadows" theme :)
Been working all day, I'm just glad it's done!
(happy sigh)

click here

for details about it, it's right there

Halloween brainstorming session

I love the "brainshhhtorm" concept ... sounds like ermm, stormy enough! :P

Our Halloween Party will happen in more than 3 weeks... it's about time to get serious about it!

So we had a family *moment* around the table.

Lola, the most creative:
"Ok, I have made a list of what we could do: we could dress as a giant shrimp, a tree, a flower with a heart, or a witch ("sorcière crochue", in French, because of the pimple on the nose)

Loup, the most stubborn:
giraffe! Mama Giraffe, Papa Giraffe, Loup giraffe and Lola giraffe

Martin, the most "old school":
ghosts and witches

and I got concepts, pretty good ones (lol sorry, my ego's doing well as you can see) on the paper, but, (cough), just impossible to realise in such little time:
Loup Tsunami and Lola nuclear bomb, mama pollution and papa disease

The difficult part is that it's a party with kids, so you can't just get too scary (we would have zillions of ideas otherwise!)

but we found! Yup yup!
(Not telling you, of course!)

(and no, the pic above has nothing to do with what we found :P)

My lil champions ;-)

Yesterday, the kids had great fun.
The FFSA, an association to help handicapped people who want to do sports, organised some kind of event to allow people to try sports together with handicapped people. The slogan was "come with your differences, leave with your resemblance"

It was fantastic!

click here

The handicap was not there, at least not in the eyes of the kids.
Which is far from being the case from the media, if you consider the cover of the Olympics games of the handicapped ones.

Anyway, we had a great time! :-)

Friday, September 19, 2008

Gothic Paris by bike

2 words about the concert yesterday ?
No choice anyway ! :P

3 bands were expected.
I went there thinking we'd get a bad Anathema, a mediocre My Dying Bride, and maybe a surprising Paradise Lost.

Anathema was just worse, terrible, why were they part of the "unholy Trinity Tour" ? That sounded almost like a joke.
But we enjoyed the bar for a while, and that was perfect.

My Dying Bride? They were really into their Gothic attitude. Theatrical! Brilliant! With them you get what you expect, and besides the funny part, that was kewl. The singer was tortured, he was perfect. 2 girls among the musicians, Gothically glamorous. I liked that too!
And they played old stuff, loved it!

click here

Paradise Lost? I did not know them so much, hoped I would get into the Shhpirit of it. But ne, the magic did not work with me. I love the Erased song, but they didn't play it :(
I was really surprised that every instrument but the guitars was recorded, no real player ?? Or playing backstage maybe? :P
The nice moment was the recorded (!) intro: Dead Can Dance!
The audience was happy, inspired. So that was a fine moment too! They were really friendly (about the opposite of My Dying B), seemed to enjoy their time.

click here

But ... the cherry of the cake came after the concert...

When for the very first time I crossed Paris-by-night with a bike! ...and guess who had much fun? hehe ---->

click here

And it was ohhhh beauDiful!

PS: it went purrfectly with the kids and our supa baby-sitter!
When we arrived, the kids were snoring and everything was so clean, he even washed the dishes! Amen

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A very new "first time" (trembling in my boots...not!)

Tomorrow, for the very first time we get a baby-sitter to keep an eye over the devils, while we'll be partying.

Lola is almost 6 years-old and we've never taken any baby-sitter! Can you believe that? Somehow we always managed to have some relative to help.

The baby-sitter is a Bobby Poppins, a HE! Pretty kewl, huh?!!
Actually he works in the kindergarten where Loup went last year. So we already know each other pretty well :-)

Which is fine because we'll be very busy enjoying the "Unholy Trinity tour", featuring 3 bands, Paradise Lost, Anathema and my Dying Bride.

The 3 of them are said to be originally into dooooooom metal (brrrrr). But they've changed and I don't know what to expect really.
Martin says we can't miss such a concert! So fine, there we go!

I like some of the 2 first bands, I like a lot old stuff from the third band (like the song below... no official clip, but at least you get an idea! hehe... nooooo don't run away like that!)

My creative devils ..

.. just found a way to celebrate the gang of us + the coming Autumn :P

I LOVE it! Martin's moustache is perfect! lol

And the kids also made "Michelle", our American friend and neighbour! :)


They should create a creche for Xmas! :D

The fight is not over !

I just had to put a personal message to Sir Romu, who sent me another postcard bomb!!!


To answer you, I have some nuclear stuff ready to be posted.
You just have to get ready, huh :D

A little jewel ...

... for those who enjoyed Pink Floyd's The Wall.

Some weeks ago, a precious friend of mines recommended me Roger Waters' album: The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking.

Ever heard about it?

You will find all the details here, but in two words, if The Wall had not been chosen by the band, it would have been this album instead.

And the album is very, very good. Very Waters.
That was a big surprise for me to discover it!

If you ever listen to it, you will be surprised to find many common melodies with The Wall.

The album's cover's pretty good too ;-)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Pass turn

Oh fook, I've had a great day, started early with sport, then work, then fun with the kids, etc! Brilliant day!

But these news with Pink Floyd have just spoiled my + + + + mood.
There's not a single day when I don't hum, quote or get connected in a way or the other to PF (I mean way more than Metallica! :P )
Fans are strange creatures, huh!

Anyway, I just can't blog about my new boots and my great sense of humour right now.

Does the loss of an artist that you like a lot touch you? Or do you feel enough distance to be ok with that? I always think I get enough distance... but it does not work the way we want.

Ok, on a lighter note, here's another video, that I particularly enjoy... just check about it to know why I like it so much!

PS: the title of this post has absolutely nothing to do with bloody wordscrap' ;-)

wish he was still here :(

It's just, Pink Floyd you know... they've been with us since we were born, no?
They're part of the walls (huhu)


We feel a little abandoned when someone like that just disappear, don't you think?

I just can't imagine to be a Pink Floyd's orphan one day, if that does mean anything.. Tonight I taste a little bit more of how it feels and it's not fun.

I wondered which song I could pick here... but this one, yes, sounds like fitting to my mood.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Hey buddy, wanna borrow my skirt?

...yeah, sounds like a good idea, no?
Actually no. It wouldn't fit!

But men in skirt, a very beauDiful concept!
(yeah it's a topic I really like!)

I was surfing on the supa kewl Eluvetie page, when I discovered a pic of a perfect skirt for men!

I think I will go to their concert next month, to check how the skirts move on stage. I also luve their music huh ;-)

Sooo, what do you think about this leather skirt (just don't look at the bearded jesus in it, focus on the skirt!)?
Would you wear it, and not only for a speshhhhul occasion? ;-)

And what about you, girls, what do you think about skirts for men?

My only point is that the skirt must absobloodilutely look "male-ish", if the skirt looks like feminin... I do not like it at all!

I had no idea ...

...that some could be interested in my paintings' book... hehe... but really NO idea!

But again yesterday evening, got TWO calls to know how to get one! lol

well, next time I publish one, updated (with new paintings etc), I'll tell people around so I can order a copy for those who are interested. It costs like, I don't remember, 25 euros maybe to make one.

I don't want to make money with it, it's advertisement for me !
... so the only important thing to me would be to show it around :P

Thanks to this book, I've already got orders for new candle-holders, and (yesterday) maybe another painting! yeeepeeeeeeee!

That's exactly why I made this book :)

and thank you all for your words about it, very motivating!

Our very unique Little Mermaid and Tinker bell

I think it's about time we buy Loup some new costumes! What do you think? :P

He dreams about a tiger one, which would suit him pretty well me thinks.

Yet, it's so funny to see him wearing Lola's dresses! He such a real little boy on so many respects that I found it brought some balance :P


Martin and his secret relationship with...


(and no, I'm not jealous!)

chapter 312:

Martin: "Hey darling, you're lucking tonight"
Me (still taking care of papers for Lola's school): "oh, really?"
Martin: "Yup, MY boat has just been sold. Sooooo...yeah, you're lucky"
Me: "huh?? What you talking about again? A boat? YOUR boat, which boat???"
Martin (shrugging): "Baaa, yess, the one I wanted to buy"

You see, like Kiki said, men just wanna bigger (and more expensive) toys than when they were boys. It's exactly the same process. So true!

But I thought Martin was not serious really....! I underestimated him! Gotta keep an eye on his obscure boating plans!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Selling me bits

Back in July, I've decided to print books to show my paintings and candle holders.
I thought that it would be a fine way to show what I do, without carrying with me 70 paintings! lol

The book is so practical, I get all the information (price list, dimensions, etc) with great photos on them! Why didn't I thought about that before?!

Thanks to this book, I've already got orders for Xmas candle-holders, how very kewl!

There's also a shop wanting to show a couple of my paintings, and they asked for the book to be able to show the whole gallery to the customers.

Fine to me! Purrfect!

Treat yourself ...

... and join us at Chez Candles' for the yummmy mussels from la baie du Mont Saint-Michel!
It's a mussels golden year, you know, and that might not happen again. 2 months we have them about everyweek, lol. And, woaaaa, the beer's so purfect with dem!

Dr Caso can have the beer only if she wants (lol I don't want to spoil your reputation, I just know you're more a fish girl!)

Hellllp !!!!

Psssshhhhhit.... Martin keeps looking at offers for boats on ebay!
He now even looks at offers for ...errrrr... planes!

I mean he spends his evenings doing that!

And when I tell him I don't get it, he already has a boat, he answers that I can't really understand, I'm a ... (coughing) (strangling meself) (turning blue) .... woman !


Sunday, September 07, 2008

Grand moment de solitude

(aka "a little embarrassing moment")

Yesterday I was walking through a very busy crossroads.
I was talking with Lola, the arms full of shopping bags, etc.

My skirt just went vertical, and I think I did not realize what was happening for 5 LONG, ENDLESS seconds.
c'te honte!!!!

If you've never experienced that, it is just so uncomfortable.
Bloody wind...

What was your last little embarrassing moment, can you remember?

Tell me what you listen, I'll tell you who you are

I found the other day on one of BBC's page, some kind of entertaining article about music and personnality.

A research has been done and the main conclusion is that "Musical tastes and personality type are closely related" (according to a study of more than 36,000 people from around the world)

To read the full article, it's here

I think there is logic here to associate music to certain type of personnality, even if of course you can't generalize!

Amond several things, they say: "The general public has held a stereotype of heavy metal fans being suicidally depressed and of being a danger to themselves and society in general. But they are quite delicate things" ... hehe... I confirm!

Here is a an exemple of what they could find from their research
(there are a few musical categories that are really missing here me thinks... and putting rock+heavy metal together just can't fit! But anyway, it's fun!)

Type of music ---> personnality

"BLUES (BB King) : High self-esteem, creative, outgoing, gentle and at ease

JAZZ (Thelonius Monk) : High self-esteem, creative, outgoing and at ease

CLASSICAL MUSIC (Nigel Kennedy) : High self-esteem, creative, introvert and at ease

RAP (Public Enemy) : High self-esteem, outgoing

OPERA (Aida) : High self-esteem, creative, gentle

COUNTRY AND WESTERN (Dolly Parton) : Hardworking, outgoing

REGGAE (Linton Kwesi Johnson) : High self-esteem, creative, not hardworking, outgoing, gentle and at ease

DANCE (Rave) : Creative, outgoing, not gentle

INDIE (Pete Doherty) : Low self-esteem, creative, not hard working, not gentle

BOLLYWOOD (Dancers) : Creative, outgoing

ROCK/HEAVY METAL (Metallica) : Low self-esteem, creative, not hard-working, not outgoing, gentle, at ease

CHART POP (Kylie Minogue) : High self-esteem, not creative, hardworking, outgoing, gentle, not at ease

SOUL (James Brown) : High self-esteem, creative, outgoing, gentle, at ease"

huhu, I'm not hard working then?
well, if that means I don't like working hard, no problem, that's right! :P

My Olympics

In the weight class -10kg, I've won the Olympics!
It has required a loooot of volunty and training and resistance to zillions of temptations... but I do not regret it one second!

Another 5 kilos to get ready for Christmas debauchery, and I guess that will be way enough! :P

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Take a fairy, add some inspiration, talent and lots of Love ...

... and you will discover a wunnnerful series of photos...

...that should bring you enough good vibes at least for the end of the week!

enjoy :)

Getting greedy...

Just another week before new Metallica's album, and the first song I've heard sounds so much more promising than their last album!

I'm just into it, and I know you don't care, but it's all exciting for ol' Candy!

I even like their cover album, a basic -very basic- cover just the way I like dem :P

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

A first day ...

... that makes me think school does not suck that much!

Lola was almost running there while my lil heart was shivering behind.
She screamed she was big now, she won't need any more light during the night... she was big and going to the BIG school!


Once there she realized that Amaury (her lil crush since she's 1, lol) , would be in her class!
Amaury was as much excited: "no more Bruno to fight, this is MY lola now!"


Lola spent the whole day there, enjoying a "self-service" during lunch-time, discovering so many new things in a single day... Also having a red-haired beauDiful teacher, who didn't hesitated to give homework to do on the FIRST day! grmmpphhh!(red-haired, you know, they can be merciless! :P)

Anyway, at the end of the day, Lola said she wants to spend her whole life in this school. I agreed! :P

As for Loup, he fought before leaving for school: I won't dress, I won't go to pee, I won't go to school!
Once there, while most of the kids around were crying rivers, he just sat down and waited patiently for what would happen next.
He's happy for 2 things (so he said): his teacher is really pretty (again!), and there are 2 friendly red fishes near the window!

I'm just not sure it will happen this way everyday, but that was really fine for a first day.

(happy sigh)

Monday, September 01, 2008

My carrot, part 1

If you do not like tattoos, just jump to the next post, huh :P
And if you're my mom, you're wrong, just go back to bed, it's not really me talking here

I absolutely gotta chose a design for when I'm "ready" (soon! That was my summer's diet's carrot ... and it's almost a success :P Girls knowww how to have fun, huh!)

So I have already 2 (small) dragons on the shoulders, 1 butterfly on the neck.
I really wanna now flowers and stuff inked on the skin.
Here is the first series of designs that I might enjoy (I actually already have a favorite here)... but that's way more fun to get your opinion! So which is your favorite?

(there will be other series, that is serious stuff, it can't be a quick decision!)