There has been a lot of chatter recently about Spain’s “boring” tiki-taka football game. As I commented on Facebook, “Yes, the incessant winning is such a drag.” ¡HAH! (And BTW, Saint Iker Casillas? Maximum duende.)

Campeones, campeones, oeoeoe (insert vuvuzela and fireworks sfx here)

Other than the excitement of winning the final of the EuroCup (¡DOUBLE HAH!), it was a lovely, relaxing weekend. Mr. Pants provided lunch at Casa Rubi on Saturday and Sunday, followed by serious lazing around. On Saturday evening, we met up with friends to see an amusing movie (Hysteria) and then went out for tapas (I’m still dreaming of the lovely little fried boquerones we demolished — may need to have more tomorrow) and adult beverages. OK, maybe tinto de verano only qualifies as a semi-adult beverage, given that it contains a large quantity of sweet fizzy stuff, but in the hot and thirsty season, it’s just what Rubi wants.

All of the relaxing and enjoying remind me of this NYT article, with which I couldn’t agree more. There’s nothing better than an un-busy, un-boring weekend. Hope you had one, too.

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