January 1, 2012

"It's just a hug. You'll enjoy it."/"You're like some sort of oxytocin drug dealer."

Nina and Ed do New Year's Eve in Seville — in Spain.

17 comments:

caplight45 said...

Once again it's all about the neurochemistry.

BTW most of the nerves that signal the brain to release oxytocin in response to touch are on the front of the body.

rhhardin said...

Dilbert

Notice there's a fast and a default slow daily Dilbert page.

edutcher said...

If ever a country needed a new beginning at New Year's, it's Espana.

From the article, "The moon is bright and the pops of crackers are loud".

In many countries on New Year's, that pop is 7.62 caliber.

pm317 said...

Wonderful post!

We are like Ed but don't mind being in the midst of Ninas..

DADvocate said...

Empanadas? Isn't there a song about the girl from empanadas?

LarsPorsena said...

A sweet diversion.

Matthew said...

Hugs are an excuse to suffocate your friends.

Jose_K said...

In many countries on New Year's, that pop is 7.62 caliber. Includinf the USA. The Detroit Mayor asked people not to fire their guns.
Here in Southamerica a common new for today is someone killed by one bullet falling from the sky.

Empanadas, here they are made among others thing of shark meat.


girl from empanadas? nop, the Girl is from Ipanema. Garota de Ipanema. The author was Minister of Culture in Brasil

Jose_K said...

Ella Fitzgerald versioned Garota de Ipanema

edutcher said...

Jose_K said...

In many countries on New Year's, that pop is 7.62 caliber.

Includinf the USA. The Detroit Mayor asked people not to fire their guns.
Here in Southamerica a common new for today is someone killed by one bullet falling from the sky.


Compadre, a great many people have considered places like Detroit another country for some time.

Now that the Lefties have gutted it, we may retake it.

DADvocate said...

Take him to Detroit

girl from empanadas? nop, the Girl is from Ipanema. Garota de Ipanema.

Are ipanema's any good?

ricpic said...

Shows what a bad way Dilbert's in that he says no to a hug. Never say no to a hug!

Jose_K said...

Are ipanema's any good? Girl of Ipanema would be like Girl from the OC or from the Hamptons. Ipanema is a beach and a place of residence for high middle, high class
Ipanema is portuguese meaning river without fish. Empanada , spanish for a little "pie" made of corn, maice,flour fried with meat, or cheese and potatoes or pork or even shark meat inside.

toby said...

Nina, Great post and photos. Happy New Year. The best education is travel. But I'm sure I'm "preachin' to the choir" on that point.

Paco Wové said...

Back in the '80s we used to get guava empañadas and espresso at a little Cuban pizza shop in our corner of South Miami... ¡Me gusta!

DADvocate said...

Ipanema is portuguese meaning river without fish.

Reminds me of an old joke about how fish got their smell. I'll leave it at that.

gadfly said...

Yeah ... I posted this Dilbert cartoon (that makes up you post title) last night on your New Years Eve thread.