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Archive for the day “May 3, 2017”

Birthday Surprise

It’s N’s birthday but we won’t be able to go to his favorite place (Joe’s Crab Shack) because he comes from work at 7 pm and it’s too late to drive out there with Klara. 

So I’m recreating his favorite dish from there (one of those seafood boils in tin buckets) at home. It’s super easy, too, because all you need to do is boil the seafood in Sam Adams with baby potatoes and corn on the cob.

And as a gift, he’s getting clothes from Buck Mason. They were one Shark Tank but didn’t get a  deal because they are 100% American-made, and such companies never get deals. But I loved their clothes and thought they would be perfect for N because they are in this calm, understated, and manly style.

I got N a long-sleeved Henley, and it looked amazing on him. He is a beautiful man, so everything looks amazing on him, but this became his favorite shirt, so now I got him more.

P.S. What’s really hilarious is that when I want to keep a secret from N, I publish it on my blog.

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Elderly People 

After my talk on Spanish Muslims yesterday, I was approached by a 86-year-old woman from Panama who asked me about the current intensity of fighting in the Donbass and why Russian imperialism had intensified since the beginning of the century. 

Our young journalism majors couldn’t ask such a question to save their lives. 

I love elderly people. Unlike in my country, they don’t all vote for the worst possible candidates. Many do but not 100%. The old lady from the talk is passionately anti-Trump.

Africa Begins in the Pyrenees 

McGuigan is just like everybody else in his casual “Spain is not real Europe” approach. In a discussion of free and cheap higher ed in Europe he even mentions fucking Schleswig-Holstein, but not Spain.

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