Food and bird
Hello. First of all let me comment on two things that I've seen 1 min ago in Mtv. First one, one videoclip of Shakira. Well, not much to coment on that but it is worth mentioning, not so for its musical content but....Anyway, second thing is that in the previous program, a poor guy that went to a show to have dates with unknown girls has ended up having to go to some restaurants and clubs with the most ugly (and silly) of all the girls who went there, with the cameras following them all the time. I mention this because I was laughing alone thinking about his friends watching the bad-lucky guy on the screen and also laughing in a cruel way and he didn´t look very happy at all during his "free evening". Well. Now the post.
Another curious thing about basel (Guess its the same in all the country) is that you can find LOTS of things while walking in the street that can be useful for your appartment. Almost everyday I see stuff that people leave for the others. Ali has already picked a couple of brand new wine glasses and some kind of cool minisofa. All in perfect condition. Yesterday we went to have dinner to Cynthia´s place and they had a really nice leaving room table also from the street (brand new!). Well, by looking at the picture below doesn´t seem that you can find really good things but believe me, there are "chollos" every day in the street. I was thinking about walking a bit tomorrow and try to find a non-metallic table that absorbs less heat than the one I have now, which I think is made of some kind of superconductor material, because as I said yesterday my computer reaches melting temperatures on that table every day.
As I said, yesterday we had dinner in Cynthia´s place. Julia, Ali, Aaron, Myself, and the amazing cooker Cynthia. What a dinner! We all ate SO much!! Everything delicious. After that we were supposed to go to the bar of the week (BOW) but we were eating for a long time and at 12 , the only thing we found was a min mini-version of the BOW. Almost everybody was at home. Anyway I was so full that the supposed digestive effect of the Gin-Tonic didn´t work at all. Even this morning I was full, and at 10AM today we had our monthly Business Development breakfast. Mooooore food. How are you supposed to have a breakfast later than 10am with plenty of food in a country where you are supposed to have lunch at 12? Everywhere people say in Spain we have very strange eating hours but year after year experience confirms to me that Spanish mediterranean eating times are perfectly coherent ones.
Today I have finished introducing manually tons of data into a spreadsheet during one week, and then I was booking a flight and seraching some hostals for my planned weekend trip to the mountains when the distraction of the afternoon came to our window. A little bird, of course absolutely unaware of the danger it was incurring in, stopped between the electric blinds of our window. Really bad place to stop because they are controlled by a couple of buttons that I have on my side. One sec press of the button and the poor animal would have been assasinated by me. Its mother was bringing him food every 5 min. Ali left a note to the cleanning ladies to not press the killing mechanism.
But Ali, I have to tell you something. After I went to your place to pick the 7th DVD of the 24 series (yes, I am still absolutely addicted to that) I came back to the office. I realized that I have no food in the fridge, and some diabolic force made me think about a delicious (and illegal) dish you can eat in Andalucia, called "pajaritos fritos", so I decided that tonight I was going to eat "pajarito frito". Don´t know what is happening to me lately. I feel the devil inside!!
Tuesday is national holiday here is Switzerland, we have 4 days off!! I will come back on wednesday, with pics from the mountains or the firworks here in Basel.
Music: Bob Marley - Three little birds (because of my dinner tonight ;)