Archive for August, 2006

Invading France

August 31, 2006 By: erik Category: Family, Photos

On Wednesday, we hopped in the car and headed for the border, arriving two hours later in Biarritz.
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Octopus and Mountains

August 30, 2006 By: erik Category: Beach, Family, Food, Photos, Spain, Videos

On Monday night, we had a Spanish (Galician, really) delicacy called “pulpo” (“octopus”). Despite being told many times, my parents were still kind of surprised that, yes, it really was a real octopus.
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Laredo and Santoña

August 28, 2006 By: erik Category: Beach, Family, Food, Photos, Spain, Wine

On Sunday, my parents and Marga’s parents went to Laredo to see the sights.
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The In-Laws Go To Bilbao

August 28, 2006 By: erik Category: Bulls, Family, Photos, Videos, Wine

We’re having a big in-law-fest(-tation) here in Spain. Both Marga’s parents and my parents slept at our house last night. We spent Saturday in Bilbao and saw a bullfight.
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Parents Have Arrived

August 25, 2006 By: erik Category: Family, House, Photos, Spain

A shipment of parental units arrived yesterday. Along with some American contraband (my precious peanut butter!!!).
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Moderation Proof

August 23, 2006 By: erik Category: Geeky, Musings

How many times have you heard someone say, “Moderation in all things“, “Take everything in moderation”, or “X is fine, but in moderation”? Replace X with anything you like: food, alcohol, exercise, sleep, etc. I will now prove to you why this statement is completely meaningless.
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What iTunes Music Store needs

August 22, 2006 By: erik Category: Musings

(besides a name that doesn’t sound like they only sell music…)
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Teapot Atheists

August 21, 2006 By: erik Category: Religion, Stuff I Found, Videos

Are you an atheist?
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Extremadura – 2006

August 21, 2006 By: erik Category: Extremadura, Family, Flickr, Partying, Photos, Spain, Videos

We’ve returned from our week in Extremadura. This year was shorter (we usually go for a fortnight) and more inactive due to inclement weather. There were three days in a row of temperatures in the 60s and low 70s when normal temperatures don’t drop below about 85. Plus, we went the week after the town’s festival this year, so everyone else was either gone already or tired of partying.
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Summer Vacation

August 11, 2006 By: erik Category: Extremadura, Family, Flickr, News, Spain

Good news and bad news. The bad news is that there won’t be any blog entries for a week. The good news is that there should be some interesting pictures to post when I get back!
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