Hot Fuzz

July 14, 2007 By: erik Category: England, Reviews 669 views

Occasionally I (hypothetically) download whatever movies have the strongest torrents. These are usually recently (or soon-to-be) released films that lots of people are currently downloading. Due to the nature of bittorrent, the more people are downloading the same thing, the faster everyone’s downloads are. Initially counter-intuitive, I know. Anyway, the other week, I (hypothetically) downloaded a movie I’d never heard of called Hot Fuzz.
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Sill Traffic

July 13, 2007 By: erik Category: Mondragon, Photos, Spain, USA 806 views

None of the photos in this post were posed by me. I found the scene just as shown. These toys were part of the attic cleaning I mentioned earlier.
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Creepy Bathroom Pimp

July 12, 2007 By: erik Category: Flickr, Funny, Photos 802 views

I took this picture last time I was in Mondragon, in Grandpa Ramón’s house. When I was in the bathroom, I noticed this strange character in the corner, sitting in a wooden chair. To see him better, I moved his arm, which pivoted up into this rapper pose.
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Sicko

July 09, 2007 By: erik Category: Complaining, Politics, Reviews, Spain, USA 893 views

I watched Michael Moore’s new movie, Sicko, the other day. Let’s just say that he makes a good argument for me not returning to the States until I’m a millionaire. I think I’d rather have whatever life-saving operation I need when I need it than an iPhone.
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No San Fermin

July 07, 2007 By: erik Category: Photos, Spain 1,213 views

We were planning on going to Pamplona for the San Fermin festival again this year, but Marga came down with a bad cold on Thursday evening and is still feeling bad today. With the kind of intense partying required by San Fermin, either you’re dancing around having a good time, or you’re sitting around complaining. So it requires full stamina and health.
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Lisp Enlightenment and Emacs Frustration

July 06, 2007 By: erik Category: Complaining, Geeky, Programming 14,606 views

I have recently had my interest piqued about Lisp. I learned a little Lisp back in college for some Artificial Intelligence classes that I took. It struck me as a rather awkward language.
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Coolest Gadget Ever

July 05, 2007 By: erik Category: Geeky, Photos 678 views

Apple was ahead of their time with the Newton. They’ve really stood up on the board at the crest of the wave with the iPhone, though. I’m proud to be a shareholder (bought at 49, baby!).
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American Burger

July 04, 2007 By: erik Category: Food, Spain, USA 1,104 views

American BurgerEver since I emigrated across the Atlantic, I’ve made a habit of making hamburgers on July Fourth. It’s kind of silly, but people should celebrate their heritage. Plus, I make a killer burger.
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Jesus Was Polydactyl

July 03, 2007 By: erik Category: Mondragon, Photos, Religion, Spain 2,969 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 4,680 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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