Grandparents

July 14, 2006 By: erik Category: Family, Flickr, Photos, Spain, USA 860 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 707 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 4,785 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 1,292 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 814 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 879 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 2,563 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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Batalla del Vino

June 29, 2006 By: erik Category: Partying, Spain, Videos, Wine 1,022 views

We just saw some footage on the news from this year’s “Batalla de Vino” that takes place every June 29th in a town called Haro, in the Rioja region of Spain. It looks like the Tomatina, except much safer and much drunker. We’ve got to try it!
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Small Town Festival

June 26, 2006 By: erik Category: Colindres, Food, Partying, Photos, Spain, Wine 1,791 views

As I’ve mentioned before, this past weekend was a big San Juan festival in Colindres. There was a bonfire, an exhibition of dance from the local dance academy (where we go for ballroom dancing classes), a concert by a double of the nationally famous pop star, David Bisbal, and a celebration in the park with free stew, oxen racing, and broom and beret throwing competitions.
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I Bought A Pair of iMacs

June 23, 2006 By: erik Category: Funny, Geeky, Photos 1,117 views

iMacsA few weeks ago, I was in the zapataria1 the other day, and I found a nice pair of sandals that I liked. I tried them on, liked them, and decided to buy them. Only after I had already handed over my money, I casually asked the shop attendant, “By the way, what brand are these?”
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