Ruminations Over Five Pesos

22nd Mar, 2012

– – On a bright September morning, I sat in a small cafe in the Barcelona Airport,┬ástaring at the change my husband had been handed back from a barista. We…

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WTF Weds: How Barcelona Turned Me Into a...

21st Mar, 2012

Folks, I have many, many, many, many flaws. If it’s okay with you, I’d rather skip the details and just leave it at that. I’m a decent human being. I’m…

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Split Decisions and The Castle at...

20th Mar, 2012

– I hate making split decisions. They send me into a panic. “Chocolate or vanilla?” “GAH! I DON’T KNOW!┬áHEMAGLOBIN!” or “Paper or plastic?” “AUGGGGGHHHHH! PUT IT ALL IN A BURLAP…

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Gaudi in Barcelona, Part 3: The Sagrada...

15th Mar, 2012

Folks, I have some sad news. This will be my third and final post about Gaudi’s architectural feats in Barcelona. (In case you missed it, here’s Part One on La…

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Gaudi in Barcelona, Part 2: Casa Batllo

14th Mar, 2012

– Remember Fraggle Rock? I positively loved that show (I’d really like to see a “Where Are They Now?” feature on the Fraggles. I hope Wembly finally got into rehab).…

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Gaudi in Barcelona, Part 1: La Pedrera

13th Mar, 2012

– I never really “got” architecture. I blame Mike Brady. Supposedly an expert in the field of home design, he squeezed six children into two bedrooms. He was no architect.…

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The Mercat Sant Josep de La Boqueria,...

27th Feb, 2012

– I am occasionally faced with a temptation that I, fortunately, have yet to act upon. My husband delicately describes it as “socially unfeasible.” I simply think it’s madness. Delicious,…

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Food Porn Friday: Bubo Chocolatier and...

24th Feb, 2012

– People are constantly marveling at my sense of sense of smell, which I find rather amusing. I tap my large and glorious nose, smile, and say, “What, you think…

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12 Ways to Make Your Travel Photos...

16th Feb, 2012

– How does the old adage go? Photos without people in them are merely postcards? Something like that. It’s a fair criticism. But I’ve always been of the mind that…

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