Archive for July, 2006

Sole Castle

July 31, 2006 By: erik Category: Flickr, Photos

Occasionally, Marga will come up to me, grab a pen, and ask, “What do you want me to draw on you?” I’ve had temporary ballpoint tatoos of butterflies, hearts, and ladybugs. The other day, I turned the tables and asked her the same question. She said…

Uninformed Americans

July 28, 2006 By: erik Category: Media, Politics, USA, Voting

I found the following two articles interesting.

The News You've All Been Waiting For

July 27, 2006 By: erik Category: Family, News, Spain

We’re actually going to get serious and make some wedding plans.


July 26, 2006 By: erik Category: Music, Photos, Reviews, Spain, Videos

Last night, we went with Marga’s parents and sister to see a free concert in a nearby town called Santullán. The band performing was Arrebato, the same band we saw last summer in Extremadura.

Bullfight in Santander

July 25, 2006 By: erik Category: Bulls, Photos, Spain, Videos

Yesterday we went to a bullfight in Santander. Our favorite bullfighter, El Fandi, was fighting. We fell in love with his performance in León last year, and we’ve been looking forward to seeing him again. As usual, three bullfighters killed six bulls. The bullfighters were: Julián Lopez (“El Juli”), David Fandila (“El Fandi”), and Miguel íngel Perera.

Ruta de Peregrino

July 24, 2006 By: erik Category: Colindres, Family, Photos, Spain, Wine

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Every year, in July, the town hall of Colindres sponsors the “Ruta de Peregrino” (“Route of the Pilgrim”). It works like this: You go into any bar on Saturday, and they give you a little card with the names of 32 bars in town (that’s not all of them). After you order in each bar, you give them your card and they put a little sticker in the square corresponding to their bar. At 8 PM on Sunday evening, you walk through a little doorway that they construct called the “gate of pardon” and turn in your completed card to be entered in a raffle. The grand prize is a trip to somewhere. One bartender told us that normally over 200 people turn in completed cards. What a great idea! With one stone, you’re creating a festive atmosphere and giving business to the local merchants!

El Sueño de Morfeo

July 20, 2006 By: erik Category: Music, Reviews, Spain

Last weekend, we went to a free concert on the beach in Laredo. The band performing was El Sueño de Morfeo. I had heard of them a little bit, and I knew the chorus of their hit single.

What Grandma bought me for Christmas

July 18, 2006 By: erik Category: Family, House, Photos

Last Christmas, my grandmother gave equal amounts of money to Marga and me with the instructions to purchase “something for our new house”. It only took us 6.5 months to do so…

The Show with Ze Frank

July 17, 2006 By: erik Category: Funny, Stuff I Found

I don’t even remember what I was looking for when I found this guy. It’s some dude that lives in New York City that makes daily videos (vlogs?) about random stuff.


July 14, 2006 By: erik Category: Family, Flickr, Photos, Spain, USA

The theme for today’s Flickr post is Grandparents. Since these pictures were taken two years ago, two of my grandparents, Jean and Glen, have passed away.