El Sueño de Morfeo

July 20, 2006 By: erik Category: Music, Reviews, Spain 939 views

Last weekend, we went to a free concert on the beach in Laredo. The band performing was El Sueño de Morfeo. I had heard of them a little bit, and I knew the chorus of their hit single.
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What Grandma bought me for Christmas

July 18, 2006 By: erik Category: Family, House, Photos 870 views

Last Christmas, my grandmother gave equal amounts of money to Marga and me with the instructions to purchase “something for our new house”. It only took us 6.5 months to do so…
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The Show with Ze Frank

July 17, 2006 By: erik Category: Funny, Stuff I Found 814 views

I don’t even remember what I was looking for when I found this guy. It’s some dude that lives in New York City that makes daily videos (vlogs?) about random stuff.
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Grandparents

July 14, 2006 By: erik Category: Family, Flickr, Photos, Spain, USA 868 views

The theme for today’s Flickr post is Grandparents. Since these pictures were taken two years ago, two of my grandparents, Jean and Glen, have passed away.
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Italy wins!

July 10, 2006 By: erik Category: Soccer 713 views

As in 2002, I took advantage of my liberal employment schedule to watch most of the games of the World Cup. I enjoyed it as much as last time, too. I normally don’t watch much league soccer, even though Spain has the best league in the world, because I have been unable to choose a team to follow and support. But with the World Cup, I find myself much more interested in which country wins.
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San Fermin 2006

July 09, 2006 By: erik Category: Bulls, Partying, Photos, Spain, Videos 4,824 views

I didn’t run, and I don’t regret it.
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Destination: Pamplona

July 05, 2006 By: erik Category: Bulls, News, Partying, Spain 1,301 views

We’re actually gonna do it this year. I’ve just bought bus tickets to go to Pamplona this weekend for the San Fermin festival. For you Americans, that’s the “running of the bulls” that brings Spain to your evening news program once a year.
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Happy July Fourth!

July 04, 2006 By: erik Category: Food, Partying, Photos, USA 820 views

As in previousyears, we had hamburgers to celebrate the Fourth of July again this year. I couldn’t find any hamburger buns in the local stores, so I took a risk and baked my own. They came out a little dense and crunchy, but I ate my burger on it. It was too much for Marga’s braces, though, so she had hers on a piece of “normal” long baguette-style bread.
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Luisma Visits

July 03, 2006 By: erik Category: Dancing, Photos, Spain 887 views

We were visited this weekend by a friend that we met in England, Luisma. He’s from León, and last June we visited him there. This year, he took time from his vacation in Spain to come up to visit us.
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Vanishing Points

June 30, 2006 By: erik Category: England, Flickr, Photos, Spain 2,594 views

Here are a few photos that I’ve taken over the past year or two that all have something in common: vanishing points. A vanishing point is a point in a perspective drawing to which parallel lines seem to converge.
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