Tidbits that did not fit in the blog's posts.

 Random Useless Facts with Hanny The Coffee Bean.

-The peanut is one of the ingredients of dynamite.
-You burn 26 calories in a 1-minute kiss.
-There are more chickens than humans in the world.
-If you pour alcohol on a scorpion, it will get mad and sting itself to death.
-Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
-Your feet are bigger in the afternoon than they are during the rest of the day; this is due to blood pooling.

Random Mutterings from Barb the French Bean

-Since light travels faster than sound, is that why you think someone is bright until he opens his mouth?

-There is no such thing as a dumb question. There are, however, inquisitive idiots.
    Example: "French Bean, what do you do?" I teach French on the side. "Oh. Do you speak French?"

- I have the most bizarre tastes in foods. Only I could possibly concoct marinating chicken in a seasoned tomato sauce for two days (to seal the flavor), cook it and serve it with a dab of Boursin cheese; I then pair this exquisite dish with a bowl of totally cheapo Ramen noodle soup. Yum.

-I just had a dream in which Lucy and Ricky Ricardo were ice-skating and Lucy was singing Edith Piaf's "L'Accordéoniste." My subconcious imagination is worse than my normal imagination.

-Best friend on seeing the drawings in my posts: "Are you the one who makes all those cartoons?"
"Yes, I am."
"...You really have way too much time on your hands."

Bonus Round: Barb's Bucket List

World Travels
-Visit France Has progressed to living in France
-Visit Monaco Accomplished in May 2008
-Visit Germany Accomplished December 2015
-Visit Italy Accomplished April 2010
-Visit Spain Accomplished May 2011
-Visit Portugal
-Visit England Accomplished April 2013
-Visit Scotland
-Visit Wales
-Visit Ireland Accomplished February and October 2013
-Visit Northern Ireland Accomplished February and October 2013
-Visit The Netherlands Accomplished December 2013 and April 2014
-Visit Belgium
-Visit Switzerland Accomplished December 2015
-Visit Sweden
-Visit Japan

Special Events
-Celebrate Queen's Day/King's Day in The Netherlands Accomplished on 26/4/2014
-See the Keukenhof in full Springtime bloom
-Celebrate Bastille Day in Paris  Accomplished on 14/7/2014
-Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day in Ireland
-See the Strasbourg Christmas Market Accomplished on 23/12/2015
-Celebrate La Fête de la lumière in Lyon Accomplished on 5/12/2009 and 8/12/2010

Language Acquisition
-Learn French
-Learn Italian
-Learn Portuguese
-Learn Romanian
-Learn German
-Learn Dutch (currently in progress)

-Learn Irish Step Dancing
-Learn how to skate (be it with wheels or ice)
-Learn how to drive a non-automatic car
-Get a French Drivers Licence 
-Get a Masters degree (currently in progress)
-Become a French citizen
-Lose weight/have a healthy BMI (Always a work in progress...)
-Publish a novel

More to come!