Archive for January, 2007

Once – Greedy Altruism

January 16, 2007 By: erik Category: Musings, Spain

Several weeks ago, Marga’s employer invited all the employees out to a Christmas dinner. Somehow, Marga ended up managing the pool of money that was collected to pay for after-dinner drinks. When the night was over, there were 30€ left in the pool. It was decided that the remaining funds would be used to purchase lottery tickets.

Wild Louie

January 15, 2007 By: erik Category: Music, Videos

A couple years ago, I was strumming along randomly to a G-C-D pattern (in this case it’s really A-D-E) when I noticed that I was playing Wild Thing. I learned the dozen words that make up the lyrics and was jamming along, when my brain switched songs on me, and I started singing Louie Louie.

I Told You So

January 10, 2007 By: erik Category: Geeky, News

When I predicted, on November 9, 2006, that the future of mobile phones would be a device that also played MP3’s, took pictures, played games, organized contacts and email, and, most importantly, be only a screen with no physical buttons, I was expecting it to take several more years before such a product really existed.

Email From Hollywood

January 10, 2007 By: erik Category: Weird, Wordpress

Yesterday, I received an email from a Hollywood actor.

Typewriter Heirloom

January 08, 2007 By: erik Category: Family, Musings, Photos

In response to my Night Pics From Around Town post a few days ago, my Uncle Neil sent me this email and picture…

Epiphany In Colindres

January 07, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Food, Photos, Spain

For the Epiphany yesterday, Marga’s parents, Uncle Antonio and Aunt Manoli came to visit us. We went for a walk around town, and then had lunch in a local restaurant.

Night Pics From Around Town

January 03, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Funny, Photos, Spain

A few pictures I took last week around Colindres.

Not Stirred

January 02, 2007 By: erik Category: Funny, Musings

We’ve finally reached the Year of Bond. I encourage everyone to avoid saying, “two thousand seven”, and instead, say, “two double-oh seven”. Doesn’t that just sound cooler?

Noche Vieja

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

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