Jesus Was Polydactyl

July 03, 2007 By: erik Category: Mondragon, Photos, Religion, Spain 2,608 views

A couple weeks ago, when visiting Juan’s (my future father-in-law’s) chickens in Mondragon, I chose, as I often do, to wait outside the little stinky structure where Juan goes to feed the animals. Instead, I waited in the other building there, where some of Juan’s friends have meals and store wine and stuff. Anyway, someone had recently cleaned out an attic and found some 40-year-old school textbooks. They were piled in a dark corner of this building. I found them quite fascinating to look through.
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Low Tide

July 02, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Geeky, Photos 4,443 views

Last Friday, we took an evening walk along Colindres’ Maritime Walkway. Unfortunately, the tide was out, so the view was drastically altered. To show you just how much it changes, I took a picture to compare with one I took a few weeks ago.
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David Bisbal

July 02, 2007 By: erik Category: Music, Photos, Reviews, Spain, Videos 2,777 views

By far the biggest success stories to come out of Spain’s reality show, Operación Triunfo (a cross between American Idol and Big Brother, as Wikipedia says) has been a young bloke named David Bisbal. He’s doing a good job of milking his fame for all its worth. He’s had five albums in five years and even has his own brand of cologne. On Sunday, we went to see him in concert in Vitoria, Spain.
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No Wine Battle This Year

June 29, 2007 By: erik Category: Geeky, Spain, Wine 705 views

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.
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Bullfight in León

June 26, 2007 By: erik Category: Bulls, Photos, Spain, Videos 2,752 views

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.
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Grandpa Ramón's 87th Birthday

June 26, 2007 By: erik Category: Family, Mondragon, Photos 2,338 views

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

June 25, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Music, Photos, Videos 1,338 views

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.
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Guitar Photoshopping

June 21, 2007 By: erik Category: Music, Photoshop 1,507 views

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.
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Into a Cactus Flower

June 20, 2007 By: erik Category: Photos, Videos 1,970 views

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!
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Sky Guitar

June 19, 2007 By: erik Category: Music, Photos 1,429 views

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.
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