It had to come (seen @ Eye of the Goof). Blogging depresses me roughly to the same extent and for the same reasons that opening my mouth does, but its pros still outweigh its cons, not least because it has helped me over the past couple of years to learn to read and write Spanish and Catalan. The Spanish would probably have happened anyway because of its social dominance in Barcelona, but I’m glad about the Catalan, partly because I was completely unenthused by the notion of dutifully attending Catalan classes.
Kaleboel is one (1) today, which means you’re going to start seeing signs of maturity on-this-day items from 2003 in the
- Exhaust fan
Dani Pedrosa has won the world scooter championships, but has betrayed The Nation by doing so in the wrong language. (I’m
- Perish, scumbags who work at La Jijonenca, Av Gaudí!
There are two really important things which you need to learn if you’re going to enjoy living in Barcelona: How to avoid
- Franco’s Catalans
There’s so much dreadful journalism in Catalonia that it’s a great relief to read Xavier Rius, head hontxo over at e-noticies.com.
- The Catalan opening
… should be renamed “the Austro-Hungarian”