Salad Dressing Delivery Systems

August 03, 2007 By: erik Category: Food, Geeky, Photos, Spain, Videos 1,311 views

You buy furniture. You tell yourself: this is the last sofa I’ll ever need. No matter what else happens, I’ve got the sofa issue handled.

– Jack, from Fight Club

This is how I felt about my Salad Dressing Delivery System (SDDS). I love my two little Salad Chefs. They are unique, original, ergonomic, and aesthetically pleasing. I was certain that there was no room for innovation. But I was wrong.

Pouring salad dressing onto salads, resulting in an uneven distribution of dressing, is soon to become an antiquated thing of the past. The future of SDDS technology? Not pouring, but SPRAYING!
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Walking With A Camera

August 02, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Photos, Videos 927 views

These are just some photos of stuff that caught my eye during an evening walk around Colindres last Sunday. Carrying a camera with you makes you see the world a little differently.
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10 Days of Bachelorhood

August 01, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Complaining, Extremadura, Photos 540 views

This morning I drove Marga halfway to Mondragon where her father met us to take her to Mondragon and later today, she will go with her parents down to Higuera de la Serena in Extremadura. I will go down to visit for a weekend in 10 days.
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The BITWRATHPLOOB Project

July 31, 2007 By: erik Category: Funny, News, Weird 858 views

Where to even begin explaining this… I guess it started with the Flickr group called I wake up screaming (IWUS). You may recall it from my two blogentries about it. The idea behind the group is to capture disturbing human creations that make you both A) wonder what the hell the artist was thinking spending so much time on such a horrible creation, and B) laugh when you think of the object being in a group called “I wake up screaming”. Have a look around in the group. You’ll either “get it” and think it’s a clever and funny idea, or you won’t. If you don’t get it, stop reading now, because everything below will appear completely inane.
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Sunday Livestock Show

July 30, 2007 By: erik Category: Photos, Spain 1,686 views

On Sunday morning a local town was holding its annual livestock show, so we thought we’d check it out. Yee haw!
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Saturday in Santander

July 29, 2007 By: erik Category: Beach, Family, Photos, Spain 991 views

The in-laws came to visit this weekend, and we went to Santander. The mission? To buy a suit for the second most important man at my wedding, the father of the bride. He ended up buying it in the same place where I bought my suit.
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Life and Music

July 26, 2007 By: erik Category: Musings, Stuff I Found, Videos 712 views

I enjoyed this. It’s a little animation made over a recording of the philosopher Alan Watts. If you don’t recognize the style of animation immediately, then you won’t recognize the names of the creators.
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Boats and Stuff

July 26, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Photos 783 views

We took a walk down by the harbor yesterday evening, and ended up discovering a boat with a pretty cool name. Yesterday was the best weather we’ve had yet this summer, and it wasn’t warm enough to wear shorts for our evening walk. That’s how bad our summer has been so far. We haven’t been to the beach at all yet. We went several times a week in previous Julys.
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The Colindres Hotel Situation

July 25, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Family, News, Photos 1,107 views

We have recently become aware of a fancy-schmancy B&B in Upper Colindres (Colindres de Arriba). So today, we went to investigate it as a possible lodging for American wedding guests.
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Santiago

July 25, 2007 By: erik Category: Religion, Spain 1,103 views

Santiago MatamorosToday is a holiday in many parts of Spain, including Colindres, because it is the official day of Santiago. Santiago was the disciple of Jesus credited with bringing Christianity to Spain. This morning, I told Marga, “I just realized that today is the closest thing I have to a Saint Day.” “But your name’s not Santiago,” she said. I responded, “My middle name is, though.”
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