Monthly Archives: April 2010

Spanish Springtime

Spring is in full bloom here in Madrid. We’ve had a blissful few days of 80 degree-plus weather. The trees are flowering and smell wonderful, the tulips are sprouting, and the Metro smells (even more) like B.O. All the Americans … Continue reading

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Before and after pictures

After numerous requests, I’ve decided to post before and after pictures of the haircut experience. Now, notice, I said “pictures” and not “photos.” These will be an artist’s rendition. Look, there I am. Smiling, happy. Donning the haircut I’ve had … Continue reading

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Doctors and mullets, in that order

Today I had my follow-up appointment with the Spanish doctor. I brought him the x-rays of my neck and shoulders and my blood test results. He hemmed and hawed and muttered to himself for a while. Then he said that … Continue reading

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Yesterday was a really interesting day, so I’m going to tell you about it. I arrived at work at my usual time; 3 minutes before I had to be in front of a class teaching. I was scheduled to teach … Continue reading

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Tropical vacation

I don’t know about you, but I really needed spring break this year. Really. What’s that? You don’t get a spring break? How sad. Like I mentioned, I spent “Semana Santa” (holy week) in Palma de Mallorca on the Balearic … Continue reading

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