Last week I spent with my parents who came to visit me in Madrid. Totally stressed, I was obviously responsible for everything, starting with the plane tickets, accommodation here and the minute-to-minute daily schedule. Surprisingly enough, the whole time was absolutely flawless.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Yesterday, Carlitos and me went to see a new Spanish comedy named Fuera de carta. I had such a great time, laughing the whole time and it's the best language school ever. Surprisingly though, I also enjoyed the acting, the leading trio, Javier Cámara as Maxi, Lola Dueñas as Álex and Benjamín Vicuña as Horacio had a great chemistry together.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Marc Jacobs, a fashion designer who recently underwent a transformation from an ugly duckling into a Chelsea boy, comments the gym regimen for the GQ magazine: "The thing I love about the gym is not having to make choices. My trainer says, ‘You’re gonna lift this; you’re gonna do that ten times.’ Okay, great—just tell me what to do and I’ll do it. It’s the same thing with my nutritionist. All I have to do is follow instructions. I love that. This is not about ‘Would it be better in red or blue?’ There isn’t a lot of abstract, circular thinking involved. And it’s great. Those times are really nice for me." Hahaha! That guy simply tells the ugly truth! If you want to look great, you better erase your brain and stop the questioning.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Yesterday I went to see a thorough exhibition of Picasso's work at the MN CARS. Carlitos joined me and I realized how elitist we, the intellectuals, actually were. He didn't like the cubist and surrealist works and praised the paintings from the Parisian Rose period. I started to argue with him and, at the same time, I started to think what gave me the right to denounce his opinions? Why should we impose our personal, yet educated views on somebody? If somebody likes Velázquez and doesn't like Dora Maar au Chat, it's his right to do so.
I gave Eli Stone a chance. Eli Stone is a main character of a new ABC's comedy-drama show about a law firm. The first couple of episodes were still finding the face and the target audience, but the last eleventh episode just blew my mind away. So mature, so heartbreaking... worth checking it out, for sure.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
What a Saturday! In the afternoon, my wonderful boss organized a BBQ in the house of his parents and as it's the rule, it turned out very well, the meat was delicious, the desserts as well and Mahou Cinco Estrellas was a necessity. I had to leave earlier because I had a dinner with Carlitos as he got theatre tickets for the night. The Chocolatissimo at the Bazaar was again super delicious. The play was a stand-up comedy with Eduardo Aldán, a popular host and screenwriter. It wasn't about "a childhood that you lived but the one that you remember", the same theme as Umberto Eco's "La Misteriosa Fiamma della Regina Loana". Even though we had different heroes and TV shows in Czechoslovakia, I had a good time.