Daddy bloggers...

I just stumbled upon a new and different type of blog.  Lord know's there are a whole lot of us mama bloggers out there, all sharing our stories and adventures.  However, I had yet to find a Dad doing the same.  Search no more....Spain Dad exists.

It is very intriguing to read the stories that so many women write about from a man's perspective.  Very cool!  And he has written a book including the various perspective of young Dad's also trying to make it all work.

Plus, this blog reaches my inner "Spainophile" and I can read it as a guilty pleasure, pretending to be in Madrid while just seated at my little MacBook.



DC flamenco festival + Picasso's Drawings

I can't wait for DC Flamenco week!  It looks like such an awesome event full of beautiful dancing and Spanish food.

And, at the National Gallery, there is an exhibition of Picasso's Drawings!  What a fun little Spanish day of adventure this could be!

Now all I can think about is sitting outside at a cafe drinking a cafecito and people watching.

Happy Monday.




How to dress like a Spaniard...

Conversation in class: (these are direct quotes, this IS why I love my job) Student: "Señora, can I ask a random question...(note, no pause was made for me to answer "no" and continue with my lesson)...why do you sometimes look like you are from another country?"

Me: "Haha (yes, I laugh out loud at them more often than not, don't judge my teaching style), what do you mean?"

Student: "Well, like, somedays you look like an american and other days you wear scarves.  Are you from London or Canada or Spain or something?"

Me: "Point taken, haha no I am from Maryland".  "Ok chicos, back to our notes".


However, this little philosopher (aka curious student) started to make me think about Spain and how people dress so darn well there.  Then, I googled "How to Dress in Spain" and came upon a hilarious blog written about the topic. Check it out!

How to dress like a Spanish lady:

Step 1:  Wear a scarf.  Always.  Even when it is 89 degrees out and you are fanning yourself on the bus.  Never take off scarf!  (note: always bundle up way more than appropriate and never sweat)

Step 2:  Have a hilariously embarrasing house dress that you come home to put on.  My friend's husband calls her version of this her "matapasiones" (passion-killers).

Step 3: NEVER wear flip flops, white sneakers, shorts, hoodies or t-shirts.  Unless they are trendy and cool, of course!



Study Abroad Memories...

Anyone who studied abroad or traveled in the past goes through those days where the daydreams take over and they take a little trip down memory lane.  Luckily, the digital camera had just been invented (teehee) when I studied in Spain and traveled all over Europe and there are still GIANT jpeg files that have survived to keep the memories alive. Here are a couple of my favorite photos from travels around Spain and Europe.  Enjoy the daydream.  :)