Sep 18, 2015 – [Friday] Anything Goes: Notice

Bordeaux, France, taken on November 18, 2012

In each lab that I’ve been in, there are always little humours that keep us amused. I think this was a genuine mistake though, two, in fact. I mean, I suppose you could hope that the dishes in the lab kitchen sink clean themselves, but the apostrophe? Unacceptable!

May 27, 2015 – [Wednesday] Travel Favs: Let’s drink wine

Saint-Émilion, France, taken on October 1, 2013

I was not at all surprised to see this amusing sign in France, where no one ever refuses a good cup of wine at any time of the day. And this couldn’t be more true in Saint-Émilion, one of the most famous wine-making regions in France. Well, let’s drink, shall we?

May 09, 2015 – [Saturday] Letters of the Alphabet: P(eeing) p(rohibited)

Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, taken on October 31, 2013

I’m not sure if this was a serious sign or one put up just for fun, but it actually makes a lot of sense and is very necessary in a place like Louvain-la-Neuve, where drinking parties occur very frequently. After a night of wild partying, the entire campus often smells like piss because…well, I suppose it is obvious. People piss around when they’re drunk. I guess that would defeat the purpose of the sign though – who would notice it when they’re drunk anyway?