Archive for March, 2007

Invitations and Destinations

March 31, 2007 By: erik Category: News, Photos

On Friday, we went by the local graphic printing shop to check out their selection of wedding invitations. We had gone the week before, but the sample invitations had been loaned out to another couple for the weekend. We reserved them for this weekend.

Corn Road Trip

March 30, 2007 By: erik Category: Stuff I Found, USA

I just wanted to pass along a good story I found today. Most of you reading my blog enjoy vicarious travel via a good cultural travel story.

Incriminating Graffiti

March 28, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Funny, Golf, House, Photos, Weird

My first name is quite rare in Spain. However, it is common enough that people don’t just say, “Huh?” when I tell them my name. And for some reason, probably the Basques (the source of all native usages of the letter ‘K’ in this country), most Eriks in Spain spell their name as I do. But it’s still very rare!

So, imagine my surprise to find this written on the side of my building!

Spanish Cow Tongue Recipe

March 26, 2007 By: erik Category: Food, Recipes, Spain, Wine

Cow Tongue ServingDue to the request from Uncle Steve, I present to you the recipe for cow tongue, as prepared by Marga and her family…

Balcony of Death

March 25, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Funny, Photos

Colindres, like many European towns, I suppose, is full of old, crumbling houses that are just waiting to be torn down and turned into modern apartments. In the nearly two years I’ve been here, I’ve seen half a dozen of these historical treasures get the kiss of the bulldozer.

Cow Tongue

March 24, 2007 By: erik Category: Food, Funny, House, Photos, Spain, Weird

CIMG3198.JPGHere in Spain, people eat cow tongues. It’s actually quite delicious. The texture of the meat is unlike any other. My parents tried some when they were here last year.


March 23, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Weird

This morning I went, as I do every day, to the local grocery store to buy bread and something to make for lunch.

Virtual Photography

March 23, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Geeky, Photos, Spain, Weird

For some reason, I started playing around with Google Earth this morning. I was pleasantly surprised to see that they had upgraded the quality of images of Colindres and the surrounding area. But what really blew my mind was that they had accurate topographical data as well!

Alive in Baghdad

March 22, 2007 By: erik Category: Media, Politics, Stuff I Found, Voting

I just wanted to turn you on to my new favorite video blog: Alive in Baghdad.

One Hail of a Storm

March 21, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, House, Photos, Spain

Winter came back this week. Quite violently.