Social Bookmarking and Viral Internet Memes

April 07, 2007 By: erik Category: Geeky, Media, Weird 1,152 views

With 1337 hits at the time of this writing1, my most popular post for the month of March was one that I made on December 5, 2006, with almost all of the content being pasted from my clipboard.
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Junior World Handball Championship

April 06, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Photos, Spain, Videos 1,560 views

Some of you might recall a rather intriguing comment I received a few weeks ago from a man named Örn in Iceland. He was inquiring about places to stay in and around Colindres. The reason for his visit was to support the Iceland team in the Junior World Handball Championship qualifier this weekend.
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Spanish Curves

April 05, 2007 By: erik Category: Extremadura, Flickr, Photos, Religion, Spain 1,362 views

Nothing interesting to report lately, so I’m going with a Flickr post for today.
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Sunday Afternoon Stroll

April 02, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Flickr, Photos, Spain 880 views

On Sunday, we took a leisurely walk around Colindres. The weather had been miserable for a full week, and at the first break of sunshine through the clouds, the entire town came out to enjoy it. Although it was barely 10°C, the tables in the streets in front of bars were packed with customers, desperate for some fresh air and sunshine.
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Invitations and Destinations

March 31, 2007 By: erik Category: News, Photos 888 views

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.
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Corn Road Trip

March 30, 2007 By: erik Category: Stuff I Found, USA 975 views

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.
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Incriminating Graffiti

March 28, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Funny, Golf, House, Photos, Weird 1,422 views

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!
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Spanish Cow Tongue Recipe

March 26, 2007 By: erik Category: Food, Recipes, Spain, Wine 46,493 views

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…
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Balcony of Death

March 25, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Funny, Photos 907 views

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.
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Cow Tongue

March 24, 2007 By: erik Category: Food, Funny, House, Photos, Spain, Weird 12,015 views

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.
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