Archive for June, 2006
As I’ve mentioned before, this past weekend was a big San Juan festival in Colindres. There was a bonfire, an exhibition of dance from the local dance academy (where we go for ballroom dancing classes), a concert by a double of the nationally famous pop star, David Bisbal, and a celebration in the park with free stew, oxen racing, and broom and beret throwing competitions.
A few weeks ago, I was in the zapataria1 the other day, and I found a nice pair of sandals that I liked. I tried them on, liked them, and decided to buy them. Only after I had already handed over my money, I casually asked the shop attendant, “By the way, what brand are these?”
So the US got knocked out of the World Cup. I’m pretty disappointed. We got some pretty bad calls from the referees in our last two matches. Oh well. At least I feel some allegiance to some other countries that actually have decent chances of doing well. Spain plays today in a game that doesn’t matter for them, since they are already through to the next round. Rumors are they they will play all the bench warmers to let the stars rest for a bit (and get rid of their yellow cards). Still, I hope they beat up on Saudi Arabia.
This past weekend, we went to Mondragon to celebrate Grandpa Ramón’s birthday. We had a big feast at the Extremadura Cultural Center where most of Marga’s family are members. I was surprised to see that the birthday cake bore a piece of artwork of mine.1 (more…)
I got this in an email. It seems to be posted around the net with “author unknown”, so it seems like I’m free to replicate it for you here. Being a liberal emigrant myself, I found it quite funny.