Archive for November, 2006

Driving Theory Exam

November 22, 2006 By: erik Category: Complaining, News, Spain

I took the theory test for getting a driver’s license this morning.

Patriotic Reflections

November 21, 2006 By: erik Category: Family, Flickr, Photos, USA

A couple gems from the photo vault take us back to May 2004.

Hot Air Balloons

November 20, 2006 By: erik Category: Stuff I Found, Timelapse, Videos

I didn’t do anything interesting this weekend. I’ve still got the tail end of my cold from the previous weekend, and I’ve been studying for my driver’s test on Wednesday.

The Day I Forgot How To Drive

November 16, 2006 By: erik Category: Complaining, Musings, Spain

Yesterday, I was legally allowed to drive a car in Spain. Today, I am not. Why?

Basque Cask

November 15, 2006 By: erik Category: House, Photos, Wine

Several times we have seen wine casks in stores and thought, “Man, that would look cool in our dining room!” But we’ve never bought one, because knew that Grandpa Ramón had one in his attic that he would give us. Well, last weekend, we finally got it from him.

Wooden Horses

November 14, 2006 By: erik Category: England, Flickr, Photos

It’s a slow blogging week. We went to Marga’s folks for the weekend and I came down with a cold. From one day to the next, I went from perfectly fine to bedridden. The first time I visited them I did the same thing, as well as the first year I went to Extremadura with them. They must think I have a very weak immune system.

So anyway, I’ve got a Flickr post for ya…

The Black Box

November 09, 2006 By: erik Category: Geeky, Stuff I Found

You don’t have to be a professional technology futurist to see that we are quickly approaching the existence of a pocket-sized device that is a camera, mp3 player, cell phone, PDA, and video game player. I’ve seen this as obvious for several years now. But what I couldn’t figure out is what the device would look like. When you see it, it’s so forehead-slappingly obvious.

Mercury Rising

November 09, 2006 By: erik Category: Geeky, Photos

Last night I tuned in to a live webcast of the Transit of Mercury. It was kind of neat in a “I’ve never seen that planet live before” kind of way. Luckily for you, the videos at the latter link above are timelapsed.

Applescript For Blogging Current iTunes Song

November 08, 2006 By: erik Category: Geeky, Wordpress

I finally have my current song blogging properly! It wasn’t a short process…


November 06, 2006 By: erik Category: Geeky, Photos, Timelapse, Videos

There was a beautiful full moon last night for bonfires and werewolves alike.