While the French were going nuts last weekend when the national handball team won the world championships for something like the 4th year in a row, there was a collective yawn from the other side of the Atlantic. Handball -- you must be joking. This Sunday is the biggest sports event for Americans: the Super Bowl. I won't be watching. To be honest, I wouldn't be watching even if I were back home. Football? Not my thing. Even less so when it's Green Bay vs. Pittsburgh.
The macho game on this side of the pond is rugby. And thus you might be surprised to learn that the Parisian team (Stade Français ) wears pink uniforms. Yes, pink. And hot pink at that. Check it out.
For a long time, we were just another typical Washington, DC family: two policy-oriented jobs, two kids, and two cars. Out of the blue, my husband got a new assignment; we ditched the old jobs and the cars (but kept the kids) and headed to Paris for what started out to be a three-year, and eventually became a four-year tour.