Best Expat Blog

May 25, 2007 By: erik Category: Funny, Geeky, Stuff I Found 1,717 views

It has been brought to my attention that those of us out here in the big bad world, far from our homes, braving the scary, dangerous jungle that is living abroad, while blogging our hearts out for those back home, are actually competing with one another to have the Best Expatriate Weblog.
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Una Cereza Por Favor

May 24, 2007 By: erik Category: Food, Photos, Spain 1,903 views

I was so pleased to see cherries in the supermarket yesterday. They were gorgeous and shiny with a deep red color. As I was consuming them for dessert last night, I was still marveling at how perfect they were. The true cherry archetype.
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Fatalism

May 23, 2007 By: erik Category: Musings, Religion, Stuff I Found 835 views

One of the blogs that I subscribe to is called Mother Tongue Annoyances. It’s written by a New Yorker that loves the English language and investigating its proper and improper usages. He’s moved down to Tennessee as an adult and, thus, has plenty of examples of improper usage to complain about.
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Road Work

May 23, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Photos, Timelapse, Videos 811 views

I’m sure that you all noticed, but politely held back your complaints, about the Cactus Cam being down for two days. Thank you for that. This is because the timelapse photography apparatus, consisting of my old Powerbook sitting on a shoe box, sitting on a stool, and my firewire webcam hung out the window, was moved to the other side of the house to film the paving of our street.
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A Minor Thing

May 22, 2007 By: erik Category: Music, Videos 763 views

This is a simple little ditty that I’ve come up with recently. It sounds very “Pink Floyd” to me. Hopefully it will be incorporated into a longer song sometime.
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Happy Birthday, Dad

May 21, 2007 By: erik Category: England, Family, Flickr, Food, Photos 809 views

My father turned 58 on Saturday. Here’s a little Flickr tribute to him.
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Javascript Gunner

May 21, 2007 By: erik Category: Geeky, Programming 2,225 views

Welcome to the Javascript Gunner page. This little script that I wrote is an example of the kind of thing that can be done with the javascript <canvas> tag and a little imagination. Why should your drawings be confined to the <canvas> tag when the <canvas> tags themselves can be moved around the page?
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Salad Chefs

May 18, 2007 By: erik Category: Flickr, Food, House, Photos 955 views

Yesterday, like a good house husband, I was placing the food on the table just as Marga was arriving home, when I had a “I gotta take a picture of this” moment. The light coming in the window and the vibrancy of the colors in the salad made our little chefs come alive.
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Gravity

May 17, 2007 By: erik Category: Music, Timelapse, Videos 749 views

It lasted two full days, but the first flower from the Cactus Cam project has finally bitten the proverbial dust.
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Wedding Announcement in Newspaper

May 15, 2007 By: erik Category: Family, News, Photos, USA 5,319 views

Well, my hometown knows about my matrimonial plans.
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