Archive for June, 2007

No Wine Battle This Year

June 29, 2007 By: erik Category: Geeky, Spain, Wine

Upon learning of the Batalla de Vino last year, I decided that we must attend this year. Unfortunately, due to a problem with our car, and that it starts at 7:00 in the morning and is 90 minutes away, we’re going to have to wait until next year, when June 29 falls on a Sunday.

Bullfight in León

June 26, 2007 By: erik Category: Bulls, Photos, Spain, Videos

Two years ago, we went to León in June to see the Summer Solstice San Juan festivities. While there, we decided to see a bullfight. It was my first bullfight. The star of the show was a newcomer named David “El Fandi” Fandila. What I saw back in June 2005 was not a normal bullfight, but one of those magical, unforgettable moments in sports where the crowd cheers until they can cheer no more.

I’ve seen twobullfights since, one of them with El Fandi, and neither was very good (the latter saw two of the three matadors leave the bullring in an ambulance). So when Marga saw that El Fandi was fighting in León again this year for San Juan, we absolutely had to go see him.

Grandpa Ramón's 87th Birthday

June 26, 2007 By: erik Category: Family, Mondragon, Photos

On Saturday, we got up, packed our bags, and drove to Mondragón to celebrate Grandpa Ramón’s 87th birthday.

Shaila Díºrcal

June 25, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Music, Photos, Videos

We had a long weekend. It was pretty evenly divided into three separate events, so I’m going to write three separate posts. The first event was a concert in Colindres on Friday night by Shaila Díºrcal.

Guitar Photoshopping

June 21, 2007 By: erik Category: Music, Photoshop

In sort of a combination of my tea cup and guitar posts this week, I have continued to alter reality a bit with Photoshop magic.

Into a Cactus Flower

June 20, 2007 By: erik Category: Photos, Videos

Last night, we had five new cactus flowers bloom. Although, due to unfortunate circumstances, no timelapse footage was available, Cactus Cam Productions was on the scene just as the flowers opened. Come with me on a journey….into the cactus flower!

Sky Guitar

June 19, 2007 By: erik Category: Music, Photos

The other day, I was admiring how shiny and reflective the surface of my classical guitar is and, like a good amateur photographer, started thinking of subjects I could reflect it in.

My Cup of Tea

June 18, 2007 By: erik Category: Flickr, Geeky, Photos, Photoshop

When I was uploading my frame breaking work to Flickr the other day, and placing it in the appropriate groups, I found this incredibly awesome picture:

Cocido in the Park

June 17, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Food, Photos, Spain, Videos, Wine

Just like last year, today we had a free town sponsored meal in the park. The dish was cocido montañes, the most typical food here in Cantabria. It’s a stew with beans, cabbage and meat.

Bedroom Window Panorama

June 15, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, House, Photos, Spain

Today at noon, when I was putting on my shoes to go buy bread, I stuck my head out the window and found this fantastic panorama before me.