Spur of the moment, we decided to take a vacation. Two days later,
we’ve got tickets and hotel reservations in Barcelona.

Busy with work, I haven’t taken the time to learn anything
about what Spain will be like. I know two things:

(Are nested parentheses an intuitive construct for non-programming readers
of English?)

I hope the Catalonians won’t be too offended if we try to speak
Spanish to them. I don’t think we have time to learn Catalan.

So, a week and a half from now, I’ll be back—hopefully
refreshed and having risen my once-decent knowledge of basic Spanish from
the dead. If there’s anything interesting to look at in Spain, I
might even post a picture or two.

Hasta la vista.