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Quaker’s marketing team has been targeting Carmen. The same bars they’ve always had, but now they’re “unicorn” bars with a “serving of magic.”

Quaker’s marketing team has been targeting Carmen. The same bars they’ve always had, but now they’re “unicorn” bars with a “serving of magic.”

“I gotta get the ice cream scoop that John Siracusa recommenced.” #shitpamsays while doing a Uri Geller impression.

“I gotta get the ice cream scoop that John Siracusa recommenced.” #shitpamsays while doing a Uri Geller impression.

Perfect landing.

Perfect landing.

Go check on your brother.

Go check on your brother.

Pam’s saucypam.com blog is back after a few years’ hiatus. This is her first post.

Pam’s saucypam.com blog is back after a few years’ hiatus. This is her first post.

Me: “Group FaceTime has up to 32 people on one call!” Pam: “Great.” #shitpamsays

Me: “Group FaceTime has up to 32 people on one call!” Pam: “Great.” #shitpamsays

When I get to make tests.

When I get to make tests.

“Is it pronounced gif or jif?” #shitpamsays

“Is it pronounced gif or jif?” #shitpamsays

Overheard in class: “Goto is the duct-tape of C++. It works, but it isn’t pretty. And you should be ashamed for using it. But still … it works in a pinch.”

Overheard in class: “Goto is the duct-tape of C++. It works, but it isn’t pretty. And you should be ashamed for using it. But still … it works in a pinch.”

Carmen is up to something.

Carmen is up to something.

You’re a wizard, Xavier!

You’re a wizard, Xavier!

Two bucks says Portugal wins.

Two bucks says Portugal wins.

Frosty ☃️ morning.

Frosty ☃️ morning.

Don’t tell Xavier, but he’s actually using Python on Linux.

Don’t tell Xavier, but he’s actually using Python on Linux.

“When the US Dollar is at 77 cents, you snooze, you lose.” #shitpamsays

“When the US Dollar is at 77 cents, you snooze, you lose.” #shitpamsays

Snow

Snow

“Doctor Who is science fiction? I didn’t know that.” #shitpamsays

“Doctor Who is science fiction? I didn’t know that.” #shitpamsays

Going to sneak into the Boyz 4 Now auditions.

Going to sneak into the Boyz 4 Now auditions.

“Miguel, put some of these Epsom salts in the bath.” #shitpamsays

“Miguel, put some of these Epsom salts in the bath.” #shitpamsays

“This song is just 5 words long.” #shitpamsays

“This song is just 5 words long.” #shitpamsays

Fishing off Praia de Mira.

Fishing off Praia de Mira.

Web designer.

Web designer.

Montemor-o-Velho

Montemor-o-Velho

“Look at you, Big Man on Campus.” #shitpamsays

“Look at you, Big Man on Campus.” #shitpamsays

Flying around Casqueira

Flying around Casqueira

Pam, waiting for the perfect shot.

Pam, waiting for the perfect shot.

Praia de Mira drone time lapse video

Praia de Mira drone time lapse video

Praia de Mira, including the beach, Barrinha, and campground.

Praia de Mira, including the beach, Barrinha, and campground.

Ao Pescador, Praia de Mira

Ao Pescador, Praia de Mira

Foggy!

Foggy!

-5°C this morning. And he insisted I on a Pokémon raid.

-5°C this morning. And he insisted I on a Pokémon raid.

No school tomorrow!

No school tomorrow!

When you find a parking spot in Praia de Mira in August, you take it.

When you find a parking spot in Praia de Mira in August, you take it.

Internet is slow for some reason.

Internet is slow for some reason.

“It’s an older code, sir, but it checks out.”

“It’s an older code, sir, but it checks out.”

I’ve been uploading dashcam footage to Google Photos and letting it chew on it. It spits out these 90-second videos which accurately sum up a trip. Here’s August 1, 2018.

I’ve been uploading dashcam footage to Google Photos and letting it chew on it. It spits out these 90-second videos which accurately sum up a trip. Here’s August 1, 2018.

Fort McMurray: Bridges over the Athabasca river.

Fort McMurray: Bridges over the Athabasca river.

“When is Gareth Bale going to cut his hair? It’s a state, b’y.” #shitpamsays

“When is Gareth Bale going to cut his hair? It’s a state, b’y.” #shitpamsays

Thick wood dog park, Hyperlapse.

Thick wood dog park, Hyperlapse.

Little Planet Selfie

Little Planet Selfie

When I was in the Netherlands for a quick stopover, I flew my drone for a few seconds just to get a 🇳🇱 flag on my drone flight record :-) this is the photo from that flight.

When I was in the Netherlands for a quick stopover, I flew my drone for a few seconds just to get a 🇳🇱 flag on my drone flight record 🙂 this is the photo from that flight.

Selfie. 🤳🏻 Still bald.

Selfie. 🤳🏻 Still bald.

Current state of my Pokéball alarm clock.

Current state of my Pokéball alarm clock.

Overview of Casqueira. It is located in Figueira de Lorvão parish, Penacova municipality, Coimbra district, in central Portugal.

Overview of Casqueira.
It is located in Figueira de Lorvão parish, Penacova municipality, Coimbra district, in central Portugal.

While we were in Portugal, an unlucky cat decided to start hanging out in our back yard. Earl forcibly evicted him today. And nearly lost an eye.

While we were in Portugal, an unlucky cat decided to start hanging out in our back yard. Earl forcibly evicted him today. And nearly lost an eye.

On our way home!

On our way home!

Coastal Greenland.

Coastal Greenland.

Early morning start

Early morning start

Our rental car

Our rental car

Our rental car (Xavier took this photo)

Our rental car (Xavier took this photo)

Carmen, Sumol Maracujá

Carmen, Sumol Maracujá

My kind of Pokémon.

My kind of Pokémon.

Maxi takes this gym battle stuff seriously.

Maxi takes this gym battle stuff seriously.

Raid Battle

Raid Battle

Maxi’s selfie style.

Maxi’s selfie style.

See you next year, Coimbra.

See you next year, Coimbra.

My shirt is the same colour as my beard.

My shirt is the same colour as my beard.

Go with the flow

Go with the flow

Faces

Faces

Cantanhede

Cantanhede

Try before you buy, right?

Try before you buy, right?

That was worth a few steps.

That was worth a few steps.

The cat came back, the very next day.

The cat came back, the very next day.

Skinny house in Aveiro

Skinny house in Aveiro

Foggy

Foggy

Our rental car

Our rental car

The girls

The girls

I didn’t overhear the whole conversation. I think it was in French and it was all about Coqs.

I didn’t overhear the whole conversation. I think it was in French and it was all about Coqs.

“I don’t want to listen to this Fado. Why would I want to be sad in a different language?”

“I don’t want to listen to this Fado. Why would I want to be sad in a different language?”

“The machine is still on, Moira.” Pam making Piri-Piri sauce.

“The machine is still on, Moira.” Pam making Piri-Piri sauce.

Spot the Canadian: goes into world famous Portuguese bookstore. Buys a donut book. 🍩 🇨🇦

Spot the Canadian: goes into world famous Portuguese bookstore. Buys a donut book. 🍩 🇨🇦

Uh-oh.

Uh-oh.

Porto flag

Porto flag

“Is this a pigeon?”

“Is this a pigeon?”

Hello from Avila Nova de Gaia.

Hello from Avila Nova de Gaia.

“It’s a simple rule. Don’t trust any man who wears white linen pants. They’re all shysters.” #shitpamsays

“It’s a simple rule. Don’t trust any man who wears white linen pants. They’re all shysters.” #shitpamsays

Reflections.

Reflections.

Our rental car

Our rental car

im in ur base, killing ur d00ds

im in ur base, killing ur d00ds

Just watching a lizard crawl across the roof.

Just watching a lizard crawl across the roof.

“I could get used to this whole fried egg on top thing.” #shitpamsays

“I could get used to this whole fried egg on top thing.” #shitpamsays

When you leave a phone with the kids to use “in case of an emergency”

When you leave a phone with the kids to use “in case of an emergency”

We took Xavier to the hospital for his beach soccer injury. It was a long wait. Maybe 90 minutes or 2 hours. An old guy asked if Xavier was my grandson. He also asked if my Canadian wife was much younger than me. Lol. We saw the doctor (who was happy to get to try out her English on Xavier). And we had a couple of X-rays. Luckily, nothing broken. Total cost was €4. They would have billed directly if we were from Quebec. But apparently they didn’t have an agreement with Alberta. So I paid cash while trying to stifle a giggle. €4. Xavier will be paying me back. Also, feel free to follow Xavier on Instagram. He posts every 6 months or so. https://www.instagram.com/xaviborges

We took Xavier to the hospital for his beach soccer injury.
It was a long wait. Maybe 90 minutes or 2 hours. An old guy asked if Xavier was my grandson. He also asked if my Canadian wife was much younger than me. Lol.
We saw the doctor (who was happy to get to try out her English on Xavier). And we had a couple of X-rays.
Luckily, nothing broken.
Total cost was €4. They would have billed directly if we were from Quebec. But apparently they didn’t have an agreement with Alberta. So I paid cash while trying to stifle a giggle. €4.
Xavier will be paying me back.
Also, feel free to follow Xavier on Instagram. He posts every 6 months or so.
https://www.instagram.com/xaviborges

Taking a break from our real estate and shopping mall tour of Central Portugal today, to take a tour of local health clinics.

Taking a break from our real estate and shopping mall tour of Central Portugal today, to take a tour of local health clinics.

Grats Pam on Level 22.

Grats Pam on Level 22.

Vacation goal: wake up early than the boys and capture the Pokémon gym across the street from us before they know what’s happening.

Vacation goal: wake up early than the boys and capture the Pokémon gym across the street from us before they know what’s happening.

Casqueira garage.

Casqueira garage.

Drink your vitamin V, Pam.

Drink your vitamin V, Pam.

Lol. Benfica monopoly.

Lol. Benfica monopoly.