Noche Vieja

January 02, 2007 By: erik Category: Family, Food, Mondragon, Partying, Photos 1,528 views

New Year’s Eve is called “Noche Vieja” (“old night”) in Spanish.
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Thirty Decembers

December 30, 2006 By: erik Category: Family, Mondragon, News, Partying, Photos 817 views

It took her three decades, but Marga has finally reached the birthday where her age is the same as the day of the month. That’s right! Today Marga turns 30.
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Topical Flickr Post

December 29, 2006 By: erik Category: Extremadura, Family, Flickr, Funny, Photos, Spain, USA 1,640 views

To stick with our recent blog topics of chess and tasty livestock, I thought I’d post a few pictures to Flickr.
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The Best Christmas Gift

December 28, 2006 By: erik Category: Family, Musings 1,443 views

Yesterday I received a goat in the mail. I came home, and there he was, nestled in the mailbox, calmly chewing on a bank statement.
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Chess Nuts Roasting

December 26, 2006 By: erik Category: Family, Mondragon, Photos, Spain 1,238 views

Last Friday we left for Mondragon. I had to get up early (by Spanish standards) to play in the chess tournament at 9:00 am on Saturday morning. I went to bed early, reading a book that my father gave me last Christmas, called How To Beat Your Dad At Chess.
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Winter Hairspray Wonderland

December 22, 2006 By: erik Category: Colindres, Family, Photos, Spain, Weird 934 views

I took some pictures when I walked around town doing some Christmas shopping today.
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The Secret To Happiness

December 22, 2006 By: erik Category: Musings, Stuff I Found, Videos 927 views

Stumbling on HappinessI’ve understood for a few years now that I am the one in control of my happiness, and that greed and wanting more than you can realistically get is a sure way to avoid happiness.
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Days Getting Longer

December 22, 2006 By: erik Category: Geeky, Stuff I Found, Weird 1,559 views

May I be the first to wish you a Happy Winter Solstice! Finally, some hope of respite from the darkness we were thrust into in October with the end of our arbitrarily-imposed daylight savings time.
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Modern Art Meets The Playground

December 21, 2006 By: erik Category: England, Videos, Weird 907 views

In the Tate Modern art museum in London, they have these huge sculptures (?) that are slides like you’d find on any playground.
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Colindres Panorama

December 20, 2006 By: erik Category: Colindres, Flickr, House, Photos, Stuff I Found 794 views

I stumbled upon this picture of my town on Flickr today.
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