Archive for December, 2009


December 07, 2009 By: erik Category: Offspring, Videos

thumbWhen we got home from visiting my in-laws last week, Nora was a little ball of energy. Flailing and chirping. If she could walk, she’d have been zooming around the house knocking things over. Once she calmed down a little bit, I recorded a short video of her antics. It was this behavior that lead me to tweet:

Not sure how to describe daughter’s behavior this evening, but the unit of measurement would be kilotons of TNT.


Nuts, snails, oranges, moss, and leaves

December 04, 2009 By: erik Category: Colindres, Damn, Nature!, Photos

Autumn BenzLast week, when I took my walk around town with my video camera, which resulted in some moving photographs, and a photo of a local fruitful business, I also took some other still photos that I like a lot. So here’s a little medley of these photos.

Fruteria – How to open a small business

December 04, 2009 By: erik Category: Colindres, Musings, Photos

Fruit Stand ConversationRecently a small shop in town selling decorative housewares, that had been there for the entire four years we’ve lived here, went out of business. While it was always interesting to look into their shop window, I think I only went in once, and the shopkeeper wasn’t very pleasant, so nothing was purchased. The shop was on a prime corner right in the center of town. I can’t think of a better location for a shop in town. So of course I was pretty curious as to who would jump on that choice piece of real estate. It was empty for a couple weeks, and then the painting started.

Zoí« Keating Is Awesome

December 03, 2009 By: erik Category: Geeky, Music, Stuff I Found, Videos

thumbFor several months now, my favorite podcast has been Are We Alone?, put out by SETI. At first one might think that a podcast from an organization that has listened to the heavens for years without hearing so much as a peep from the aliens might not have much to talk about, but it turns out that they do: astronomy, anthropology, biology, psychology, etc. It’s more about understanding how humans became what we are and extrapolating that to speculate about alien life.

Small Town Victories

December 01, 2009 By: erik Category: Colindres, Musings, Spain

Recently I’ve been particularly enjoying living in a small town. Many of the shopkeepers and bartenders know me, most not by name, and even some not by nationality, but they all say hello and some of the bartenders will even start preparing my drink when they see me enter.