May 30, 2010

In Portugal

Just a quick hello to everyone from Portugal. Quick, mainly because the "computer" is actually the TV in our hotel room, and although that sounds fancy, it's a lot more frustrating than you might imagine.

In any case, Portugal is great, and the rest of our trip has been great so far, too. I've also been keeping up on the pictures of the day, so we'll have a big backlog when we get to Colorado.

Hi to mom, especially, since I can't seem to reply to emails on this system. Also, a trip to Costa Rica to visit us sounds great!

And finally, if you happen to be reading this, Tessa, you were right: Portuguese does sound like Russian.

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May 14, 2010

In The Old Country

Hi everyone!
Angela and I made it here OK, and I just thought I'd check in. Since we'll be moving around for a bit, I won't be putting up any Pictures of the Day for a while. I will still be taking them, but I'll just have to do a massive upload when I get back to Colorado. I probably could have brought my computer along or sorted out a way to put them up on the way, but that's not an ideal way to spend a vacation.
So, in the meantime, take care, and I'll hope to be sharing some interesting pictures with you all soon!

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May 7, 2010

Pictures of the Day, May 5 & 6, 2010

Here are the Pictures of the Day from May 5 and 6.
Now, I'm going to bed!

May 5th: This is a weird bush that's growing in back of the Formerly Crappy Casita. It's sort of a mix between a strawberry and raspberry plant, but not as good as either. Still relatively tasty, though, and pretty!

May 7th: Wilberth, one of my students who happens to speak German, too, gave me a stack of German magazines. It's been great to practice again, especially considering our upcoming trip. Thanks, Wilberth!

So, thanks for reading, and have a great day!

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May 4, 2010

Picture of the Day Catch-Up: April 26 - May 4, 2010

Wow, it's been so long since I've posted Pictures of the Day that I've almost forgotten how to do it! So, here are my favorite pictures I've taken in the last 9 days:

April 26th: Some of the spices in our kitchen. I keep them in old olive jars, and that way they look terribly photogenic.

April 27th: The toilet paper roll in our bathroom. Camouflaged with that metal thing. (And sure enough, the bidet made its way into the Leftovers).

April 28th: I was grading some papers this afternoon and listening to music on my headphones (there was a lot of lightning, so I had to turn off the electronic stuff). I like the leftover picture of my head, but that seemed a bit egotistical to put another self-portrait of me in such a short time, especially one where I'm in need of a shave. Plus, I like the blue in this picture. I have no idea why it came out blue, since both the curtain and light coming through it were both white at the time.

April 29th: The fire station in Palmares. The color is about as subtle as a kick to the nuts, but I suppose it's a good color for people who associate themselves with fire.

April 30th: There was a little festival coming up in Berlin, so they hung this sign in front of our house.

May 1st: My brother-in-law Arnoldo helping us cut down a stump. The saw I had just wasn't cutting it. All of my in-laws have been great by helping us out with things at our place, and it's nice to live close to people we know and like.

May 2nd: A paint-by-numbers that my brother Paul gave us, and which Angela did most of (I worked on about 3% of it). It turned out pretty cool. Thanks, Paul!

May 3rd: My globe. I tried to get a similar picture a while ago, but the light in that one wasn't good since it was evening. I think this is a bit better.

May 4th: Still progressing with the paint on the Formerly Crappy Casita... at about the same rate the country itself is progressing, actually. To see more pictures of the Formerly Crappy Casita, as well as other stuff from the last nine days, check out the Leftovers.

So, we're caught up. Thanks so much for reading, and have a great day!

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