A related goal I have is to live abroad. I love Spain, but I want to live in a culture different than mine. I want to wake up, have breakfast, go to work, go shopping, go to the pub and all that has to be in a foreign language.
I am fascinated by computers, and all the magic that surrounds them. Do you know how many things happened between clicking my profile and the page displaying on your screen?
I love music. I was born a little too late to enjoy the 80s, but I got to enjoy the explosion of the Internet so it works out.
I used to be a gamer but I no longer play much except sometimes casual cames. I still like playing videogames, but I don't have the time to do it anymore.
I aspire to be a programmer. The kind of person who is behind Facebook, Twitter, your phone, traffic light patterns and your microwave. Same way you don't know how the innards of a car work but you drive it daily, my objective is to be behind the code that is around us day to day and you don't even consider thinking about it because it's invisible.
- Picking up sarcasm, and firing back.
- Deciphering and fixing error messages from all kinds of computers and VCRs.
- Being the breadwinner, according to my dog which is a trusted authority on breads of various kinds.
- Listening to a new song on repeat for about 40 times straight. If it is still catchy or meaningful, it is allowed to stay.
- The Matrix Trilogy. All of it. First time I have ever felt that "wow" when watching a movie.
- Toy Story. Don't tell it's not awesome.
- Fight Club. Though utopic, it is a wonderful movie.
- Futurama (yes, it counts and I love all six of them).
- Inception. It's the kind of movie that begs you to discuss it afterwards.
- Watchmen. Both movie and comic, though I like the ending of the movie more to be honest.
- Mad Men. I love how subtle everyone is in this show.
- Game Of Thrones. Don't have to say anything, do I?
- Family Guy.
- House, M.D. Last two seasons were lackluster, but still good. Don't get me started on the ending.
Books: Sadly, lately I don't read as much as I'd like to. But I love science-fiction, and from time to time I re-read everything by Isaac Asimov and everything related to the Dune universe.
I love Stephen King, but he suffers from LET'S DESCRIBE THE LEAFS OF EVERY TREE syndrome, so I have to really be in the mood for it. Same with George R.R. Martin, but I haven't been able to get into his books.
Music: I am a metal-guy at heart, but I have various indie groups that don't fit there and some drum and bass that I love listening to. In no particular order:
- The Who.
- Nine Inch Nails.
- Death Cab For Cutie.
- Artic Monkeys.
- The Prodigy.
- Pink Floyd.
- Vetusta Morla.
- Love Of Lesbian.
Day off? Pub and maybe disco afterwards.
Exams looming near? I don't even notice it's Friday, I'm knee-deep in various computing-related things.
That said, I love the movie.
- You don't have a habit of spoiling the Game Of Thrones show for people who have not read the books.
- You haven't been to a Nine Inch Nails concert and would like to go (and if you have let's pretend you haven't, because I would really hate-envy you).
- You loved the whole Matrix Trilogy, or would like to argue about why the sequels ruined everything.
- You know that traffic lights patterns are not designed by programmers.