Notes from Spain and Spanish Forum Learn REAL Spanish now!  

Go Back   Notes from Spain and Spanish Forum > Search Forums

Notices

Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.18 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Brian
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 14th May 2008, 12:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,079
Posted By Brian
I've done it three times. No big deal, just...

I've done it three times. No big deal, just watch your stuff.
Forum: Geek's Corner 13th May 2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,369
Posted By Brian
Have been successfully been running 7.10 for a...

Have been successfully been running 7.10 for a few months, upgraded to 8.04, and all sorts of issues, mostly driver-related. It's good practice.
Forum: Geek's Corner 13th May 2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,198
Posted By Brian
I've been waiting for all the other poor sods to...

I've been waiting for all the other poor sods to upgrade to SP3 first before deploying to my clients. Generally speaking, it's a good idea, but installing any major upgrade to a system requires a...
Forum: Geek's Corner 13th May 2008, 12:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,257
Posted By Brian
If you're worried about laptop theft, I have...

If you're worried about laptop theft, I have clients who found Lojack for Laptops (versions both for Mac and PC available) to be extremely reliable. But, that IS pretty cool. :p
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 13th May 2008, 03:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,795
Posted By Brian
Gotta admit...it's creative. And somebody has...

Gotta admit...it's creative. And somebody has wayyyy too much time on their hands.
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 12th May 2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,160
Posted By Brian
I don't think Zuri's post is negatively slanted,...

I don't think Zuri's post is negatively slanted, but realistic.

Would you quit your job to move to another city in your home country without the promise of gainful employment? Not many who...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 16th March 2008, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,623
Posted By Brian
Surely they're available, but I've never seen...

Surely they're available, but I've never seen Woodford or Evan Williams or a Pappy Van Wrinkle.

Like others said, there's plenty of Four Roses (yuck!). I've seen Jim Beam often, too.

Jack...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 12th February 2008, 03:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,857
Posted By Brian
If you're in Valencia at Easter, a few days...

If you're in Valencia at Easter, a few days afterwards begins Fallas, which is nothing short of spectacular.

As far as cheap communication to the US, bring your laptop and use Skype!
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 10th February 2008, 12:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,116
Posted By Brian
An excellent flavour of ice cream.

An excellent flavour of ice cream.
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 30th January 2008, 07:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 30,920
Posted By Brian
Concerning moving companies: There are a...

Concerning moving companies:

There are a LOT of cut-rate internet international moving companies out there willing to give you a price that's half of what you would normally pay. The risk that...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 29th January 2008, 04:06 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 35,073
Posted By Brian
Interestingly, the words "separation of church...

Interestingly, the words "separation of church and state" cannot be found in any federal law or amendment. It is an inference...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 29th January 2008, 03:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,325
Posted By Brian
Our experience is this, and yours may vary...

Our experience is this, and yours may vary wildly, but here goes;

The system has its pluses and minuses, but the bottom line is that your cost is whatever you pay monthly, plus prescription...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 27th January 2008, 01:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 30,920
Posted By Brian
There are no sure things in life, but the...

There are no sure things in life, but the decision to move back to the USA was really based on one big factor- the need to work. Both my wife and I have excellent jobs waiting us the moment we...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 25th January 2008, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,514
Posted By Brian
Definitely talk to a qualified gestor, but my...

Definitely talk to a qualified gestor, but my understanding is this- if you are legal to work in Spain, to work as autonomo, you must go to the local Hacienda (think IRS) office to sign up. They...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 24th January 2008, 08:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 30,920
Posted By Brian
It is discrimination without excuse, Edith, but...

It is discrimination without excuse, Edith, but life will go on.
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 20th January 2008, 08:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 30,920
Posted By Brian
We´ll be leaving fairly soon, as my former...

We´ll be leaving fairly soon, as my former employer has my old job available on his staff. It seems that although he has had 2 employees in my old position, none of them has worked out. So, I will...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 19th January 2008, 09:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 30,920
Posted By Brian
Epilogue: Leaving Spain

After 6 months of living in Spain, we are moving back to the US. Basically, it´s been very difficult to overcome our financial needs.
It´s been a very wonderful time for us as a family, as we´ve...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 19th January 2008, 08:49 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 24,077
Posted By Brian
:thumbs-up: I agree.

:thumbs-up: I agree.
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 30th December 2007, 09:54 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 24,077
Posted By Brian
I haven´t experienced much overt anti-American...

I haven´t experienced much overt anti-American sentiment, but certainly plenty of anti-Bush sentiment. As a rule, I don´t discuss politics.

That said, people that find out that I´m American, for...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 26th December 2007, 09:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,311
Posted By Brian
Zoinks is a corruption of Zounds, which is an old...

Zoinks is a corruption of Zounds, which is an old swear expression referring to the wounds of Christ, so it´s not that far off! :)

Maybe ¡Ostrás, tio! would be better. :p
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 26th December 2007, 01:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,311
Posted By Brian
¡Ostia, tio! More or less. ;D

¡Ostia, tio!

More or less. ;D
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 24th December 2007, 04:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,234
Posted By Brian
Neither that one, nor Daniel´s. It´s been mad...

Neither that one, nor Daniel´s. It´s been mad since we arrived. Soon, we´ll have a chance to actually breathe and enjoy the ride.
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 24th December 2007, 12:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,900
Posted By Brian
¡Bon Nadal a tóts! Christmas Day should be...

¡Bon Nadal a tóts!

Christmas Day should be sunny with a high of 18 Celsius here in Valencia! :o
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 24th December 2007, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,234
Posted By Brian
Mol poquet. This year, my 7th grader has one...

Mol poquet. This year, my 7th grader has one course in Valenciano- Science- although he was able to buy the Castilian book for the course. Next year, he will be required to learn Valenciano, since...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 23rd December 2007, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,234
Posted By Brian
I have no clue what eldeano is talking about, but...

I have no clue what eldeano is talking about, but don´t underestimate the needs of your schoolage children. Learning Spanish is hard enough, but here in Valencia, at that age, some classes will be...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.