Sunday, July 11, 2010
¡Que Viva España!
FBC!, despite having been born and brought up in France, is in fact half-Spanish, a welcome and practical identity when, you know, the French football teams confuses South Africa with the stage of a soap opera. So my Spanish half is very happy and proud of Spain's victory today in the World Cup, and a bit teary-eyed too because my proudly Spanish grandma passed away two months ago and didn't get to witness it.
So, in her memory and in honor of the Spanish Football Team and their historic World Cup win, I'm posting a kitsch but beloved Spanish song, Que Viva España, by Manolo Escobar.
Also, drinking Cava, something I can only encourage you to replicate at home, since you won't drive, and Trader Joe's sells a very decent version for $4.99.
Lastly, out of respect for Oberhausen Oktopus Paul, hereby re-christened Querido Pulpo Pablito, FBC! is officially banishing octopus from her diet until the end of the year, at least. And, publicly begging King Juan Carlos of Spain to make Querido Pulpo Pablito a Knight in the Order of Santiago.