In Spain in the Membrane

In Spain in the Brain

12/13

Today I took a half day to get my car fixed. I’m getting off Lakeshore Drive (LSD) at the LaSalle exit when a dude in a white SUV pulls up next to me and starts waving his hands frantically for me to roll down my window.

So I do.

"Hey man, do you know that your back wheel looks real wobbly?"

"Yeah. Actually I’m on my way to fix it."

"Right on. Be careful."

People are nice.

theimpossiblecool:

Happy Birthday, Mr. Vonnegut. 

theimpossiblecool:

Happy Birthday, Mr. Vonnegut. 

mpdrolet:

Portrait of Eero Saarinen
Marcel Ceuppens

mpdrolet:

Portrait of Eero Saarinen

Marcel Ceuppens

The embassy planted a grove of oaks in a park here to remember the victims of terror worldwide. There was a small ceremony hosted by the ambassador and the prince this morning.
Ultimate in Madrid is a dusty affair.

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Eating at a university dorm thousands of miles away from my friends? What is this, Reinert?

From a University Dorm, Madrid, Spain

Today was the first day that anyone gave me any sort of information about what I’ll be doing, as my job, in about a week. We sat in sessions led by people from the local government of Madrid and students who had been in our shoes one year before. We listened to what the program was in theory and, behind closed doors, what it is in practice. 

I was supposed to meet with my coordinator tonight, but unfortunately they had a previous engagement. Guess I’ll have to wait to find out when my first day is. 

Got me a movie
I want you to know
Slicing up eyeballs
I want you to know
Girly so groovy
I want you to know
Don’t know about you
But I am un chien andalusia

(…hips like Cinderella)

America, I visit your sporting goods stores for what I fear will be the last time in a good while. You dazzle me with your scuba divers. You enchant me with your stuffed bears. You seduce me to think that fishing is much more exciting than it is. 

I will miss your ferris wheels, your Nascar simulators, and your bronze snowboarder in front, rising defiantly out of the summer cornfields.

But most of all, I will miss your robotic Abraham Lincoln.

100 score and 111 years ago.