number of visas received from Spanish government today: 1
number of cavities found in my teeth today: 0!!!
number of dentists I have had who are Real Madrid fans (true story): 1
number of euros waiting patiently in my wallet: 20
number of zingers on Madrid I will limit myself to while in the actual city: 10
number of friends awaiting my arrival in madrid: 1-5, depending on who's there when I get in
number of zumos pacificos I will drink during my first week in Spain: 30
number of days left until I leave: 34!!!
number that is "4" in Basque (snuck it in there, didn't I?): lau