Archive for December, 2006

Thirty Decembers

December 30, 2006 By: erik Category: Family, Mondragon, News, Partying, Photos

It took her three decades, but Marga has finally reached the birthday where her age is the same as the day of the month. That’s right! Today Marga turns 30.

Topical Flickr Post

December 29, 2006 By: erik Category: Extremadura, Family, Flickr, Funny, Photos, Spain, USA

To stick with our recent blog topics of chess and tasty livestock, I thought I’d post a few pictures to Flickr.

The Best Christmas Gift

December 28, 2006 By: erik Category: Family, Musings

Yesterday I received a goat in the mail. I came home, and there he was, nestled in the mailbox, calmly chewing on a bank statement.

Chess Nuts Roasting

December 26, 2006 By: erik Category: Family, Mondragon, Photos, Spain

Last Friday we left for Mondragon. I had to get up early (by Spanish standards) to play in the chess tournament at 9:00 am on Saturday morning. I went to bed early, reading a book that my father gave me last Christmas, called How To Beat Your Dad At Chess.

Winter Hairspray Wonderland

December 22, 2006 By: erik Category: Colindres, Family, Photos, Spain, Weird

I took some pictures when I walked around town doing some Christmas shopping today.

The Secret To Happiness

December 22, 2006 By: erik Category: Musings, Stuff I Found, Videos

Stumbling on HappinessI’ve understood for a few years now that I am the one in control of my happiness, and that greed and wanting more than you can realistically get is a sure way to avoid happiness.

Days Getting Longer

December 22, 2006 By: erik Category: Geeky, Stuff I Found, Weird

May I be the first to wish you a Happy Winter Solstice! Finally, some hope of respite from the darkness we were thrust into in October with the end of our arbitrarily-imposed daylight savings time.

Modern Art Meets The Playground

December 21, 2006 By: erik Category: England, Videos, Weird

In the Tate Modern art museum in London, they have these huge sculptures (?) that are slides like you’d find on any playground.

Colindres Panorama

December 20, 2006 By: erik Category: Colindres, Flickr, House, Photos, Stuff I Found

I stumbled upon this picture of my town on Flickr today.

Ajedrez Tournament

December 20, 2006 By: erik Category: Geeky, Mondragon, Spain

I’m not sure how it happened, but I’m going to be playing in a chess tournament this Saturday.