Thursday, February 28, 2013

Take What You Need

I need to make one of these to hang on my door so I can grab what I need when leaving the house.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Madrid Street Performers

One of my favorite things to do in this city is to walk around and find new street performers I haven't seen before. Here are some of the ones I found this weekend....
These ones are my favorites

CREEPY baby in carriage

Weird looking Hello Kitty...Mickey and Miney are scary too

Took me a while to figure out how they do this...
Balancing man

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

San Miguel Market

My favorite places to stroll around and eat between classes....


Sausage sandwiches

Monday, February 25, 2013

Happy Monday

Starting the week with my favorite Spanish breakfast...Pan con tomate y cafe con leche!!!

Friday, February 8, 2013

The Round House Review

I really enjoyed this one.  A story of a Native American teenage boy coming to terms with his mother's recent rape and his Indian heritage all while navigate through his teenage years.  In the novel, Joe, a sheltered 13-year-old, must come to terms with crime, justice and adult sexuality after his mother is brutally raped. She is so traumatized that she initially will not speak of the incident or name her attacker, and Joe decides to find the culprit. He quizzes his father, eavesdrops on conversations and bikes around the reservation with his three closest friends, investigating. The way he ends up handling it in the end is shocking yet I understood why he did it.  This is a definite must read!!!!!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Where does the crust go?!?!

So this has been bothering me since my arrival in Spain....crustless bread. Do they cut off the crust after baking or have they figured out a way to bake it without getting a crust? 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Little Bee Review

I really thought I was going to love this book but after reading it I have mixed feelings on it.  While the scene on the beach was horrific it was quick the author breezed over it a little two quickly and there seemed to be some quirky things that bothered me.  For example after the funeral Sarah's mom and sister are at the house and she asks them to leave her alone but they never questioned the fact that there was suddenly a Nigerian girl in her house.

Another thing was at the beginning of the book it seems like the Batman costume is a result of Charlie's father's death but then it becomes clear that he was wearing it before the death. It would make more sense if he began wearing it after the padding based on his reasons for wearing it.  Not to mention Charlie draws some unbelievable conclusions for a four year old especially about his mom's relationship with Lawrence.

Once I got past these little quirky things I did like the plot of the story and I actually did really enjoy the plot of the story I just wish some of the details were a little more consistent. I am glad I read it and I would recommend it but let me know if these same things bothered you....