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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

If Only More of Life’s Problems Could Be Solved with a Rolled Up Magazine

As long as animals are going extinct anyway then why can’t moths disappear? If there’s a bigger waste of space in the animal kingdom I’ve never seen it. They have only two states: dormant and flying around in a complete panic like some dowager in a Marx Brothers movie who’s just seen a mouse.

What is a moth…exactly? They look like a butterfly that has been sleeping on a cardboard box behind a dumpster for a few months.

in an unrelated matter:

Call it wisdom, if you like, but as I move on in years I’m starting to have a sneaking suspicion that there may be a little more to life than the path that I’ve taken of hoarding gold and slaves. 

Of course, I could be wrong so I won’t give up anything just yet without an armed struggle.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

En La Cocina

Mi ingrediente secreto en los últimos platos es la sobrasada. Un toque de sobrasada en platos tan variados como el paté de hígados de pollo, las patatas a la riojana, y alubias pinto añade una profundidad de sabor impresionante.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Leo Messi

The difference between Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo is in this goal. Both are superb players and Ronaldo is the best finisher in the game. The difference is that only Messi is capable of making a bar full of football fans laugh out loud with his often absurdly inventive play. This is yet another of those many "Get the fuck out of here" moments.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Bike Ride to Chulilla

90 kilometers is sort of the outer limit for a casual day trip on a mountain bike. This trip to Chulilla is one more reason why I need to get either a cyclo-cross bike or a racing bike.  Not that I’m complaining about doing 90K from Lliria to Chulilla because the pay-off was worth it: Chulilla is one of the most beautiful villages in Europe.  It was also very easy getting there as there is a bike path for a big portion of the route. It was also a perfect day but probably too hot for a lot of people.

It’s a bit hilly although I wouldn’t say there are hills. Let’s just say that there is a substantial elevation gain during the ride. The problem is that you go up and down and I prefer the mountain ascents where you put in all the work up front and then literally coast the entire return trip. In total there is more climbing to Chulilla than back and none of it is very steep. Just know that if you are going to do this route you should be prepared to hump up for quite a ways. I actually love climbing hills so I didn’t mind a bit.

I wish that I took pictures half as well as I ride a bike as most of my pictures were horrible and none of them do a bit of justice to this gorgeous jewel in the Valencia countryside.