Downtown Construction

April 25, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Complaining, Photos, Politics 1,051 views

Sometimes I get the feeling that local governments really struggle to find things to spend money on. They are currently totally redoing the entrance to Laredo, creating a round-a-bout where there was very little need for one, and changing the sidewalk tiles to a different style.

In Colindres, they’re doing the same. The town hall is dragging its feet in constructing the municipal swimming pool that residents have been begging for for years, and they’ve begun work on an area in the very center of downtown.
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Nude Sunbathers!

April 24, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Funny, House, Photos, Spain 21,625 views

One way that Spain is much better than America is that they choose to censor violence more than nudity. It’s quite common to see a naked breast on a television commercial for, say, body lotion. I’ve seen nudists interviewed on the national news with no censorship blurring. It isn’t a big deal because people don’t make a big deal of it.

This afternoon, I went out onto our balcony to set up the Cactus Cam, and what do I see on a neighboring balcony, but five young women, completely naked, basking in the sunshine! So I raced into the house to grab my camera and snap these exclusive photos!
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The Church

April 23, 2007 By: erik Category: Mondragon, News, Photos, Religion 987 views

The church where the wedding ceremony will take place in Mondragon is called San Francisco.
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Glass in Mondragon

April 22, 2007 By: erik Category: Mondragon, Photos, Spain 1,779 views

After staring for a minute or two at the seemingly disparate photos that I took this weekend while visiting the in-laws in Mondragon, I finally found the common theme: glass.
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Thoughtcrime

April 19, 2007 By: erik Category: Musings, Politics, USA 875 views

I’d like to continue the discussion from my Gun Laws post. I just read this interesting post by Paul Phillips (including the comments), and I think my opinion on “What should be done to prevent these incidents?” is: Nothing.
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Gun Laws

April 18, 2007 By: erik Category: Media, Musings, News, Politics, USA 1,235 views

HandgunI thought I’d write a little bit about how I experienced the news of the “Virginia Tech Massacre”, as the media likes to call it now. It noticed that the story was topping Google News on Monday evening, and I read a little about it. On Tuesday morning, I got up early and read some of the comments about it on Slashdot.
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Beach Golf

April 15, 2007 By: erik Category: Beach, Golf, Photos 1,553 views

On Saturday, I participated in the 2007 Open Golf Playa in Laredo. Yes, we really played golf in the sand.
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Frame Breaking

April 14, 2007 By: erik Category: Flickr, Food, Geeky, Golf, Photos, Photoshop 1,307 views

I’ve just acquired the latest version of Adobe Photoshop. I’ve been wanting to try some frame breaking lately. So here are a few attempts…
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1980 Was A Good Year

April 13, 2007 By: erik Category: Photos 1,938 views

After posting some childhood pictures of Marga a few weeks ago, it seems only fair to do the same for me. My mother dusted off some old albums and sent me these two pictures.
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Tennis Qi

April 12, 2007 By: erik Category: Golf, Musings, Religion 852 views

Tennis BallI was at the gym the other day when they were having a children’s taekwondo class. As I was listening to the shouts from the little sparring five-year-olds, my mind started to wander.

Disclaimer: Everything I know about martial arts, I learned from watching television. I apologize if I mix Chinese and Japanese terms.
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