Pond Jumpers: Spain

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Experiencing the World Cup in Madrid

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

As I’m sure you all know, Kelly and I had the fortunate timing of moving to Madrid, Spain right as Spain was in the middle of its run to winning its first ever World Cup. And as you’d expect, I jumped right into the mix, cheering on Spain. I absolutely reveled in the experience. Wow, how much fun it was to watch the matches with the locals and partake in the cheering, singing and celebrating. We arrived in

Olympic World T-shirt – Only 24 Hours!

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

This year watching the Olympics in Vancouver has brought back recent memories from our trip to Sarajevo and all of the old Olympic venues we saw. It got me to thinking that it would be cool to have a t-shirt that lists all of the cities that have hosted the Olympics – a tribute to the cities and to everything the Olympics represents. I couldn’t find one online, so I decided to design one myself.

Just Call Me David Beckham, Jr.

Friday, June 12th, 2009

For the past few weeks, I have been playing (well, trying to play, anyway) “pick-up football” (soccer – but I’ll call it football going forward, since that’s what everyone else here calls it!) with a group of other foreigners who are currently living here in Split, Croatia. My new friend Joel, who Kelly and I met at a free concert performed by the United States Europe Army Band and Chorus*, invited me to play

Hajduk Split vs Dinamo Zagreb – Croatia Cup Final at Poljud Stadium

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

On May 28th, Kelly and I attended* our first football match (soccer game) here in Croatia. We had a blast; it was a very fun time. A month ago, the match was shaping up to be a huge deal, but Hajduk hasn’t performed as well in the past month, causing the match to lose some of its luster.