Saturday, June 28, 2008

Spring 2009

Two of my favourite looks:

Thursday, June 26, 2008


The 4th generation of high-speed trains is being currently tested.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Beam me up, Scotty!

Firefox 3 is finally out. On a Mac, it's blazingly fast. It correctly imported all my old bookmarks and passwords. Love it.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


The lavenders are flowering now. Magical. By the way, the fourth season of Weeds started. Magical, too. Guillermo Díaz is a regular now. Magical times three.

Monday, June 16, 2008


Weird. When I was at high school, I read a novel by Strugatsky brothers named The Waves Extinguish the Wind. In the book, the whales and dolphins were committing suicides because they were sensing big events coming.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Ugly Betty

I wrote about me avoiding the stuff that causes a media buzz before, but I decided to give the Ugly Betty show a chance. Man, what an entertaining piece of junk (and I mean in a good way)! It's so light, so fresh, so witty that I cannot stop watching it. I have to save some episodes for tomorrow, I have to save...

My favourite character is undoubtedly Justin Suarez:
Marc St. James:
Nice vest!
Justin Suarez:
Ralph Lauren, we got it half price because there is a small hole but you can't even see it.
Marc St. James:
So, the kids at school, do they like it?
Justin Suarez: No. They don't really get me.
Marc St. James:
A word of advice, be who you are, wear what you want, just learn how to run real fast.

Green heresies

The Wired magazine nails it (once again).

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Spanish truck drivers are on strike, blocking freeways and causing total chaos. Today I had to go to buy some food and I found the Eroski store totally empty. There was no meat, no bread, no apples... I saw people carrying twelve tetra briks of milk, fifteen boxes of cereals and dozens of bottles of water. That's how my grandma must have felt before the WWII erupted.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Before the Devil...

...Knows You're Dead finally arrived to Spain. Great movie, superb acting, highly recommended. If accompanied by three delicious montaditos, una jarrita de Cruzcampo and later a cup of coffee in Antik, a great Sunday afternoon is made.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Sueño olímpico

The newspapers are ecstatic about Madrid being one of the four cities picked by the Olympic committee. The rhetoric though is truly laughable. The Qué! newspaper says: Madrid left behind Chicago and Rio de Janeiro, beaten only by Tokio. It's a typical way how they usually write: Spain was better than XY but unfortunately lost to WZ. In a truly self-confident country the sentence will be very simple: In the olympic competition, Madrid lost to Tokio. But Qué! continues with five reasons why Madrid should be hosting the Olympics, one of them: La gastronomía es una de nuestras armas. El cocido madrileño, mejor que el sushi. No comments as it's too ridiculous to even try. Just look at it and decide by yourself:

Monday, June 2, 2008


That's how they labelled me in my lab today. No se atiene a las normas sociales con el fin de divertirse. LOL.


¡Qué guapo! David Svoboda, a modern pentathlonist, won a silver medal at the World Cup in Budapest yesterday. Congrats.

The Mist

Yesterday I saw the new adaptation of Stephen King's The Mist. It's surprisingly good. Advertised as una peli de miedo, it's actually quite psychological and smart stuff.