carmendemerimee
30 Lausanne, Switzerland
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My self-summary
First of all, I apologise for posting a mistic picture staring at the infinite.

Second...well...maybe you should read my last paragraph in the profile before anything else.

I'm a spanish 30-year old computer, working in Switzerland and ejoying a great deal of free time in Madrid. Hi.

Facts: I'm a terrible cook. I buy maps compulsively. I like kids to be at least four meters away from me. I worship Bill Gates for creating Microsoft Word's automatic spelling check (the world needed it)... so I confess: I will never date a guy who doesn't mind misspelling ever again! (however, don't ask me for spelling perfection in a foreign language). I like the word "douchebag" and saying "c'est un trou du cul".

More accurately: I'm like an old lady, I sort of long for those days of dark bars with a Sinatra song playing, a handsome elegant man staring from the other side, my Manhattan on one hand and a cigarette on the other. Oh God! They had so much style!

I am generally a calm person during the week, and I like to party on the weekends or every once in a while. I like party animals that still have their shit together.

I think I'm nice and very polite but I'm a hardcore talker and I engage myself in no matter what discussion with passion, which is sometimes misunderstood.

I'm very rational and very emotional at once.
What I’m doing with my life
I studied a 5-year bachelor in biology in the first place. Then took the bohemian lost way and got into a bunch of different disciplines but I guess always in shallow waters: I wrote some film critics, coordinated a film club, attended a writing workshop for 6 years, published a short story book with some other friends, did a no-budget-at-all-documentary in Turkey (and never got to edit it, therefore, finish it), etc. Of course, all of this was unpaid. I made a living working as a private teacher (I taught english, french, math, physics and chemistry to teenagers), and I was a light technician in jazz/flamenco concerts and theater plays which is one of the coolest things I've ever done.

I tried to start a career in cinematography for a while but I don't give a fuck about it anymore. For a couple of years I stuck my head in filmmaking, camera operating, lighting, editing, or anything at all, but there weren't that many options to work in Madrid and it didn't really work out so I decided to move to Berlin, learn German while studying a Master on International Trade (online) and then found a job in Switzerland in the pharmaceutical industry which I LOVED. If I'm not gonna follow The Dream I'd better make some good money! That's my new, capitalist, happy, promising point of view. Please don't give me the "always follow your dream" crap, nor the "pharma is evil and you're selling you soul" crap. I won't agree with you. I'm happy with this choice and I have not settled for any less that what I want. But what one wants changes over time.

These two years in Berlin were very unlike the Berlin experience, but still important for me from an interests point of view. I worked part time for a year and a half for a social gaming 3D network where I discovered the extreme geekness of this world we live in. Also, discovered the fascinating universe of the tech startup world there. I'm in living in Lausanne and working in Geneva in pharma marketing!
I’m really good at
...analysing emotions, ideas, processes and biographical facts, mines and others'. Psychological profiling is like my fucking favorite hobby and the worst nightmare of everybody around me. I structure ideas very fast. I've been called "Excel girl", repeatedly.

I'm a language freak and I love to know everything about it.

I've also mastered the art of pretending that I wasn't talking out loud to myself in the middle of the street.

Best of all, I'm a good driver and make good coffee.
The first things people usually notice about me
...I appear to be 12 years old and I'm also a little shy. Particularly when I find myself in a group of people. But that vanishes pretty fast, the moment I find an interesting topic to talk about and/or I'm drunk.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Before getting into the "how clever we are" lists, this:
I'm in love with spanish folklore. I found it around my twenties and I decided to strengthen my roots: so....yes, I'm a total bullfighting lover all of a sudden. I can explain it to you (why I like it and what is it about). I respect and understand being against it, though, cause I thought like that once. I love flamenco and its environment, its attitude. I am the One and Only walking spanish cliché!

I know people care about these things so:

Movies... Filmmakers I like and that come to my mind now are in no specific order: Kubrick, Herzog, Truffaut, Bergman, Kaurismaki, Spielberg, Kusturica, Polanski, Rohmer, Wong kar Wai, Hitchcock, Kitano, Coppola, Kurosawa, Scorsese, Kieslowski, Zhang Yimou, Alan Parker, Woody Allen, Tarkovsky, Chaplin, Soderberg, Tarantino, Wes Anderson, Richard Linklater, Coen Brothers, Paul Verhoeven, Win Wenders, Terrence Malick, Billy Wilder.

I'm a total TV show addict, especially american ones. My favourite ones (which I consider as pieces of the best cinema that it's been done today): True Detective, Mad Men, Six Feet Under, Game of Thrones, Rome, The West Wing, The Sopranos, Scrubs, House MD, etc.

Books... Hmm... Faulkner, Carver, Chejov, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Verlaine, Vargas-Llosa, Hemmingway, Rilke, Antonio di Benedetto, Bruno Schulz, Robert Walser, Ursula Le Guin, Salinger, Proust, Bolaño, Kerouac, Pessoa, Camillieri, Italo Calvino, Baricco, Nemirovsky, Henry James, Joyce, Tobias Wolf, Nabokov, Pynchon, Tolstoi, Camus, Conrad, Capote, Boris Vian. I'm also interested non fiction, particularly history and economy.

Music... I dislike hip-hop and punk and don't care much for electro. I don't despise it or anything, it can be cool, I just get distracted and start observing the random flight of an insect instead because I find t more interesting. I listen to a lot of classical. This could be too extensive so I'll summarize it in: Medieval and Renaissance music, Bach, some Romanticism, and 20th century (Debussy, Stravinsky... not crazy crazy people making crazy crazy noises). Jazz in general although I haven't been listening much lately. I like classic jazz (Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli, and I'll go wherever there is a Big Band...), Chick Corea in all periods. I enjoy very much music experiments such as Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, latin jazz and latin music in general, specially Cuban (Compay Segundo, Omara Portuondo, Bebo Valdés...), bossa nova (Jobim is God to me, Joao Gilberto, Caetano Veloso...). Flamenco has stolen my heart (Paco de Lucía, Camarón, Miguel Poveda, Remedios Amaya, Enrique Morente, Manolo Caracol, la Paquera, Lole Montoya, Argentina, etc.), I like tango, bolero, and the spanish copla and cuplés and its' esthetics. I like blues very much but I don't know that much about it. Apart from that I listen every once in a while to some of the 70s rock (Bowie, The Who, Jefferson Airplane...) and old pop-soul such as Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Gloria Gaynor, Donna Summers, and all those fucking great voices. I adore crooners too! (Sinatra, Barry White...)

Oh! I almost forgot: I love Nick Drake, worship Tom Waits and wanna marry Michael Bublé!
The six things I could never do without
At this point I have to admit that I'm copypasting all this from my couchsurfing profile so I'll just talk about my interests in general:

1- Comedy: love stand-up, I also spend hours watching american talkshows (they are hilarious, plus... I have a huge crush on both David Letterman and Craig Ferguson), politically incorrect jokes. -I can't help it. When I moved to Berlin I couldn't stop making jew jokes, it's such a pleasure.
2- Cheese.
3- Biology, especially all that related to neurosciences. I started a comedy blog about it (in spanish) but I'm so fucking lazy that I only published two or three posts a year until I stopped. My New Year's resolution for this year is trying to update it at least once a month (update: failed!). Anyway, if you understand spanish, you like geeky neuro info or just want to laugh at someone else's on-purpose stupidity, ask me for the link.
4- Art: Movies, music, reading, writing, photography blablabla.
5- Economic theory and Politics. I discovered how passionating they can be and my vision of how the world works has radically changed. I consider myself a classical liberal. Oh wait! What's that?!.... That's the sound of so many of you running away at this point!

Other secondary hobbies? sure:
6- Enjoying being outside (despite my total laziness). How? I'm not much of a sporty person but I used to like basketball and skiing, and... SCUBA DIVING! I haven't done it for quite a long time but I used to be totally addicted to it. I obviously like traveling as well, like everybody else. I'm totally and utterly a terrace bar person. This doesn't mean that I don't enjoy indoors, there are few better pleasures than fossilizing on the couch: Aside from shows/movies, I love watching the motorbikes at 6 am with some sleepy friends, sometimes football and Formula 1, or bullfighting corridas on TV.

But if I had to summarize the 6 actual things I really couldn't live without, I would say: cafeterias, 4G, Facebook, really long conversations, winter sun (Berlin was killing me), folklore, and yes...politically incorrect jokes.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Everything?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Since I've already told you about my "love for bullfighting" and "pro-capitalism" thingy, there is only one thing left to say: I'm attracted to the dwarf in Game of Thrones.
You should message me if
...you've read through all this profile, I guess, and you don't have blurry pics. You don't have to be a hottie, it's not about that, blurry pics just piss me off.

Really, if you're smart, analytical and a good communicator. If you have a twisted sense of humor, that too.

Out-loud prayer: God All Mighty! No more "easygoing, openminded, liberal, into traveling and new experiences, feeling connected to every person, stone or vegetable on the planet, vegans for better energy flowing reasons, that can see your soul through your eyes in a glimpse cause they're special as a fucking snow flake, who lead simple lives focused on enjoying the little things to make the world a better place" profiles. Pleeeease make it stop! I don't want your frikin' free hugs!

Note: Right now, I'm not interested in anything other than making friends. And even in that territory, fast starts have proved to be a bit stressing for me, just because I don't immediately LIKE people and I don't have much free time neither. This apparently drives me to start ignoring messages out of total panic -when someone is a little pushy-. Yeah yeah I know, I should've learned to handle how to politely reject people by this age, I'm on it, I promise. That being said, if I happen to get interested over time (in whatever type of relationship, friendship therefore is included), I am the most dedicated person on the planet.
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