Mission Proxima

November 17, 2016 Leave a comment

Today I’m super excited and anxious but mainly excited because at 9:20 pm (16:20 CET; 20:20 GMT), the Soyuz spacecraft will launch from Baikonur with on board Thomas Pesquet, a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut of French nbig_smile-64ationality. He will spend 6 months in the International Space Station. His mission includes more than 50 experiments for ESA and France’s CNES space agency.

You can find a lot of interesting information and detailed videos about this launch day on this page. You can listen to the music Thomas has selected to listen to for the two hours spent in the spacecraft while the fuel is loading.

And of course, you can watch live on the Internet the launch of the Soyuz rocket/spacecraft here. Unfortunately at 9:20pm, I’ll be online, playing on World of Warcraft but I’ll find a way to watch the launch while playing… It won’t be easy… but I don’t want to miss this big event.

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Exactly one year ago

November 10, 2016 Leave a comment

I was in Paris, France, very excited at the idea that in less than 4 hours I’ll be at a U2 concert in the brand new AccorHotels Arena (aka Bercy). It was less than a week before the terrorist attacks in Paris and my first U2 concert since September 2009 in Foxboro, Mass., US.

To celebrate this great show, here’s a recording of Bono’s earpiece during the concert of November 10,  2015. You’ll hear what Bono hears in his earpiece… it can be very interesting and a new way to approach the songs. You can find the setlist of the show on this page. Enjoy! victory



November 9, 2016 Leave a comment

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Don’t forget chocolate!

November 4, 2016 Leave a comment


Yes, cut all ties with civilization.. but wait. I’ll have to leave my lair to go grocery shopping otherwise how am I supposed to survive without my weekly daily dose of chocolate?

Oh and if you think that in my cave I’ll spend my days on social medias you are totally wrong. I don’t use Facebook (my last post was in 2010) and I do not have Twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp, Pinterest, Snapchat, etc.

Today I realized that the only people I am in contact with are my two parents and the members of my guild in World of Warcraft. Members whom I don’t know anything about except their WoW pseudonym, and their gender. That’s it. That’s not a lot.

Cheaper, Better…

October 28, 2016 Leave a comment

I don’t know if you plan to celebrate something these coming days – Halloween is not really appropriate and la Toussaint even less – but if you do have a birthday, an anniversary, an election, a wedding (and so on), forget about champagne. Try clairette instead.champagneavoirfondblanc To taste clairette is to adopt it forever. Why? Because clairette looks like champagne, it has bubbles like champagne, it is much cheaper than champagne and above all, clairette tastes much better than champagne (it is less acidic). My family who always drank champagne for big occasions now has definitely switched to clairette. It is The Discovery of the year for us. Try it too, just try it once – it won’t cost you as much as champagne and you’ll see that you’ll prefer its taste to the taste of champagne. You’ll thank me later for the money you’ll save.


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October 19, 2016 Leave a comment

Yesterday, I watched this Ted talk  and it is very inspiring and interesting like all the Ted talks I’ve watched so far. If you have never watched a Ted talk, or even if you have..watch this one. You’ll be impressed.


You can find a direct link to the website Ted on my sidebar. Go have a look, you’ll surely find fascinating presentations.

This week

October 14, 2016 Leave a comment

A little summary of this week:

  • On Tuesday, I went to my first yoga class. Since I haven’t done yoga for years, I expected to be all rusty and to be sore all over for the next two days but nothing of the kind happened. They call it a “yoga” class but to me, it’s more a “breathing” class. For two long hours we did one simple yoga pose, then four long breathing movements, one simple yoga pose then four long breathing movements, etc. And technically I can not get sore from breathing. So I’m a bit disappointed by this class ; I don’t know if I’ll go to the other sessions. I can breathe at my place too.
  • I am done with ‘The Sopranos’. I finally watched the entire six seasons of this series in time, before it’s not anymore available on my free and legal TV ‘replay’ section. Now I wait to get to watch “The Walking Dead” from the beginning.
  • Today, I woke up with a Big headache and I have spent the all day with it. The kind of headache that : 1) confines you to bed 2) resists to any medication you would take to make it go away 3) makes you throw up. In a nutshell, today is not a good day. But it could be worse, so I don’t complain.
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