Flawed Abroad

In the spring of 2005, I spent four months in the fiercely awesome bosom of Granada, Spain. Hoping to one day pen a bestselling account about my time there, I did my best to keep a journal describing the various events and adventures I bore witness to and, occasionally, even instigated. Though it gradually dawned on me that no publisher in his or her right mind would buy the rights to a book written by an ordinary student spending an ordinary junior semester abroad (no matter how hilarious or insightful said book might be), I never gave up my dream that someday, somehow, I too would be able to bore large groups of people with stories having nothing to do with them. Thanks to this site, that opportunity has finally arrived.

For your convenience, I have created this page to compile in chrono-illogical order each and every one of the haphazardly published excerpts from my abandoned Granadino memoir, Flawed Abroad: Useless editorializing from an ignorant, close-minded American on his semester overseas.



In Spain in the Brain – Posted 7/17/08

Spanish Beginnings – Posted 7/18/08

First Day of School and La Comida de mi Vida – Posted 7/25/08

Class for the Classless, Food for the Assless – Posted 8/18/08

Marchar – Posted 9/8/08

Marchar – El Sequel – Posted 9/10/08

Marchar – El Threequel – Posted 9/24/08

Bust a Gato – Posted 10/24/08

Football and Food Bawl – Posted 12/2/08

Still a Moody Foodie – Posted 1/9/09

Early to bed, early to buys – Posted 1/15/09

It’s My Milk in a Box (y más) – Posted 2/20/09

Boozin’ and Losin’ (though not in the way you’re thinking) – Posted 3/13/09

Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey, chim chim Churro – Posted 5/1/09

Different Strokes for Different Folks (in different countries) – Posted 7/7/09

A Drunk Funk and Pizza Pizzaz – Posted 8/18/09

Three day daze – Posted 8/28/09

Lost on a Mountain in Spain – Posted 10/15/09

Smoking a Super Bowl and Karaoke Katastrophe – Posted 11/6/09

Dancing in the “Moon” Light and more Comida de mi Vida – Posted 12/10/09

An Academic Polemic (o, Un Polemico Academico!) – Posted 1/28/10

Arquitectura y Discotec(tur)a – Posted 2/25/10

Flamenco Fail – Posted 4/29/10

That’s amor, eh? – Posted 6/1/10

Things Get Extraño in the Baño – Posted 8/11/10

Traveling and Unraveling – Posted 10/1/10

A Kid in Madrid – Posted 11/18/10

Art-y: The Strongest Span(ish) in the World – Posted 1/20/11


2 Responses to Flawed Abroad

  1. liz says:

    Please continue posting!! I loved reading all of these and reliving our semester in Spain!!!

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