Archive for March, 2007

A Pair of Cuties

March 20, 2007 By: erik Category: Extremadura, Family, Photos, Spain

At the in-laws last weekend, we went through some family photo albums to find some pictures for our wedding video. It’s fun to see pictures from 20-30 years ago of people that I know so well. Here are the cutest ones of Marga. I guess it’s only natural that her sister should be in all of them too.

St. Patty's in Mondragon

March 19, 2007 By: erik Category: Funny, Mondragon, Partying, Photos, Spain

On Saturday night, we went out with some of Belén’s friends in Mondragon. Every March 17th to come, I will think about the weekend we spent in Dublin three years ago, quite possibly the most enjoyable weekend I’ve spent with good friends, tourism, and alcohol.

Toy Boats

March 17, 2007 By: erik Category: Beach, Family, Flickr, Photos, Stuff I Found

A couple months ago, Marga’s Aunt Manoli and Uncle Antonio came to visit for the first time. While they were here, I showed them some of my photos on my computer, especially of when my parents visited last August. Antonio recently told me that he remembered one picture, in particular, from my collection…

Elevators and Floor Numbering

March 16, 2007 By: erik Category: Geeky, Photos, Spain, Spain-v-USA, USA

It’s time for Round 2 in our comparison of how Spain and the US differ in small, trivial ways. Today’s topic: Elevators and floor numbering.

Laptop Prank

March 15, 2007 By: erik Category: Funny, Media, Politics

A friend sent this to me in a chain mail. I’ve got nothing better to talk about today, so I’ll share it here. Not to brag, but I’m having to translate it from Spanish to English.

Podcasting and Bittorrent Unite

March 14, 2007 By: erik Category: Geeky, Media, Stuff I Found

For a couple years now, I’ve been keeping up to date with American television via a technology called BitTorrent. I can usually have an episode of an hour-long program like 24, House, or Prison Break (my three favs at the moment) downloaded by lunch time the day after they air in the US.


March 13, 2007 By: erik Category: Funny, Geeky, Politics, Stuff I Found

What a wonderful mix of Mac geekery and critcism of the current White House administration. How could I not love this?

Dance Workshop in Suances

March 12, 2007 By: erik Category: Dancing, Photos, Spain, Videos

This past weekend we attended an intensive two-day dance workshop in Suances, a town about an hour west along the coast.

MP3 Exercise Bike

March 09, 2007 By: erik Category: Geeky, Musings

I was pedaling away on an exercise bike at the local gym the other day when I realized that the RPM I was doing directly corresponded to the BPM (beats per minute) of the song I was listening to on my iPod. This is very natural. Any aerobics instructor knows this when choosing music for her class.

Underground Dumpsters

March 08, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Musings, Photos, Spain

This is an idea that I’ve seen implemented in Spain and no where else.