Sunday, June 30, 2013

happy days


We haven't spent a Friday night with Honey Jr and Honey's Honey in ages. Ages I tell you. Between her being in bee school in the Côte d'Azur, him being smack dab in the thick of honey harvesting season, and us being all over the place, the weeks have slipped by without a get together so the Friday night before The Husband's birthday we decided to change that.

Le Petit Bar is not what it used to be (thank heavens). Where before you could drive by on a Friday night to find the lights off and doors locked, with a frantically scrawled note from The Parisian stating that he had to close because he was simply too tired (this actually happened). 


Now Big Man has it packed and swinging. There's this funky little retro radio blaring out 50s and 60s French rock (if French Fonzie had sauntered in, I wouldn't have been surprised). The other fun new addition to Le Petit Bar is an old foosball table. 


Of course foosball isn't called foosball in France, it's called babyfoot,  and it took Honey Jr and The Husband all of five minutes before taking it over and turning our fun Friday night into one of extreme competitive competition (babyfoot is very serious stuff).


Honey Jr is like a babyfoot Jedi Master. He's ridiculously good. Me, not so much. I tried playing for a few minutes but my left hand is about as useless as an appendage could be. I could probably cut it off and be none the wiser. And The Husband, well for him force = skill, so the ball kept being hit so hard it was flying off of the table and bouncing on down to the dining tables. Luckily, most of the diners had finished and left.


It was definitely Honey Jr's night, but I have a feeling we'll be spending a lot of summer days at Le Petit Bar in rematch after rematch. Oh happy days.


{Fonzie in French!}


26 comments:

  1. Honey Jr and Honey's Honey look like a sweet couple. Le Petit Bar is a lot nicer than I imagined, at least when it was owned by The Parisian.

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  2. Le Petit Bar looks like a happenin place now, even if it is all retro.

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  3. "babyfoot" - HAHA! i suck at babyfoot. the game drives me crazy!

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  4. I love babyfoot, but I'm terrible at it. Le petit bar looks really cool.

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  5. That's sounds like an awesome hangout. Plus it's always funny to watch grow men get super competitive over Babyfoot. :)

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  6. French Happy Days, gotta love it!

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  7. I just realized why I love your blog so much. You make me feel as if I'm there with you and part of that big crazy "family." xoxo

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  8. Love that it is now a place you can frequent. Love Happy Days. So do my kids!

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  9. i'm not too good with foosball either. but i love that game.
    i still can't believe the bar was closed because the owner was too tired.
    but it makes me more intrigued with LPV. i'll visit someday

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  10. I love foosball tables! In Germany they are called "Kicker" or "Knack". I am not really good at it but it is so much fun to play! There was one in "my" Irish pub and we played so many games there...ah, memories...:)

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  11. Babyfoot is WAY better than foosball :)

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  12. I love Happy Days ...
    I'm totally clumsy with foosball table but I like your week end especially because you are in Provence ...
    Have a wonderful week.
    Bisou, Babi

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  13. lol Babyfoot is awesome! I'll have to ask THomas what they call it in South Africa. I feel like it will be something equally hilarious. :) SO much fun blog stalking you today. Ah your pictures make me want to vacation! :)

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  14. lol i know what you mean. i've NEVER been able to operate two hands at once, let alone controlling about 10 of those handles w/ a ball flying at mach 10 in every direction. us dancers don't have much hand/eye coordination... lol looks funny though : )

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  15. At least you will know where to find them!!

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  16. I had to think about babyfoot for a while for it to actually make sense. how clever! I'd say that's a better name than "foosball" - I mean, what's a foos supposed to be?

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  17. Sounds like you had a great time. Keep well Diane

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  18. That sounds like a charming little bar! If it makes you feel any better: I suck at babyfoot, too! :)

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  19. Oh, to be living in Provence. I have never been there, but I love everything I have ever heard and seen about it.

    I have only been to Paris and Giverny, and Provence is high on my list. We have an English friend who is revamping a house in Provence and a high school friend lives in Pau. We keep telling them we will go to visit them.

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  20. see, now here's a bar i could get on board with. everyone here in atlanta just wants to drink and grope and grind.....where the heck i ask, are the fooseball tables?!? #iam97yearsold

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  21. Le Petit Bar looks like a fun place to be in on a Friday night with retro music. I remember how excited they get with babyfoot.

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  22. I love foosball but I'm so terrible at it! HAHA I didn't know it was called Babyfoot in French!

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  23. Oh babyfoot is seriously competitive, I spent many of my teenage summers playing international tournaments in 'Lilo Lil's' (as we named the bar in Villes Sur Auzon) while getting slightly merry as 'Lil' wasn't too particular about checking ages, and the campsite was close enough to stagger home to ;o)

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