Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Toaster Fight

My fiance and I just came back from a lovely trip to Córdoba, we went to celebrate our 1st year anniversary! We had so much fun! Going on holiday is always nice (specially if you have a good sense of humor!).

Our hotel wasn't very nice (that's why it was so cheap!) but we had a lot of fun! And Córdoba is absolutely amazing! But I guess it's a bit frustating that something that you've been looking for for a long time sucks! lol!

Some people when they go on holiday they turn their brains off... This morning we went to have breakfast to our "buffet". Maybe I've been mistaken for a long time but buffet doesn't mean to me: two jars of apple juice, a few slices of bread and a coffee... oh well, maybe I'm really posh! lol

In this place there was an absolute lack of common sense. In all of the hotels I've been until now, the toaster goes round: you put a slice on one end and you get it toasted on the other one. But the one we had in our hotel wasn't! You just put the toast in and leave it there until it's toasted.... DANGER!!! You know how easy it could have been that someone forgot about their toast and that the whole place went in flames?? LOL! And people can get really greedy when things are "free". One lad (and his missus) had: two toasties, two toasts and two big buns of bread (cut in half so that means 4 slices). And all that took ages! I just wanted a piece of toast and a coffee! I had to wait for ages, I tried to put a sad face so they could feel pity for me but it didn't work! It was hilarious to see everyone else's faces, they went from surprise to absolut rage! A part of me was really hoping that someone started a riot ending in a massive food fight! lol

I have to admit that getting greedy with the buffet it's not a sin, it can happen to anyone of us, but I've already learnt my lesson... Two years ago I went to Mexico with my family and there was food aviable in the hotel 24/7 (it was awesome!). A typical breakfast for me it's a toast and a cup of coffee, but me and my brother ended up eating bacon, hash browns, eggs in all shapes and forms, and of course... we got sick. My mum's voice echoed in our heads saying: didn't I tell you so??? Lol!

My advice: they should put a security guard next to the toaster machine :P

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Talented People

I have had the gift of going to Uni with really really talented people! It's a real shame that because of the financial situation all this talent it's being wasted, but fortunately we have the internet and it can be used as an awesome way to show the world what we are capable of. So I want to use this post to promote people I know! lol

1. Jake Blythe (my fiance) He has an MA in Desing in Animation and he's really talented! He has been doing stop motion since he was 12 and he's awesome! This is a link to his website:

2. Ana Gely, most of you know her, she is "THE" photographer, all her photos look like taken out of Vogue magazine!! She's gonna be the next Annie Leibovitz. Talented, gifted and in one word: amazing. Links to her amazing work:

3. Izzy. She's gonna be big, I just hope she remembers me when she goes to the red carpet. Idealist, passionate, sensitive (and sensible) and an amazing friend.

4. Alberto Zamora. A great combination: Goals & popcorn, this website it is a must!

5. Marta Murillo. A real old-school artist, she has a really artistic point of view. Her drawings are soooo good!

I hope you all enjoy their talent as much as I do!

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The Birdcage

Yesterday I saw one of my favourite comedies "The Birdcage", it's extremely funny! I looked on the year it was released and I was amazed: 1996!!!
For those of you who haven't seen it...

"Armand Goldman owns a popular drag nightclub in South Miami Beach. His long-time lover Albert stars there as Starina. "Their" son Val (actually Armand's by his one heterosexual fling, twenty years before) comes home to announce his engagement to Barbara Keely, daughter of Kevin Keely, US Senator, and vice president of the Committee for Moral Order. The Senator and family descend upon South Beach to meet Val and his father and "mother..." and what ensues is comic chaos"

And then I thought, wait a minute it feels like yesterday! I think that movie made a great impact on me the first time I saw it, I know it's full of stereotypes but at the end of the day it's a gay couple and both are crazy in love with each other. I think the point of view of this movie was pretty forward for 1996, it's full of subtext specially when Albert (dressed as Misses Goldman) talks to the senator about homosexuality. Maybe it has something to do with the way I've been brought up but I've never thought "there was something wrong" with gay people! I've been going abroad for many years and I've met loads of different kinds of people, and one of the things I'll never forget was listening to a friend of mine (my age, university student etc) say that he coulnd't look at his brother in the eye if he knew he was gay... Honestly, I don't know what all those closed minded people are scared of...

It seems like many people in my generation is going backwards... I'll never forget the example my nana gave me (and this came from someone raised in the dictatorship period in Spain where being homosexual took you straight to jail) : if they love each other, let it be!

I think that at the end of the day the most important thing is happiness, and as far as I'm concerned there's nothing written about the real meaning of it, and that it means exactly the same thing for everyone, so whatever makes you happy it's the real happiness. :)