It’s 8 o’clock. How do I know? Well, besides the fact that I’m on my computer and it has a clock. I know because I hear a characteristic beeping sound coming from the bedroom. It’s the…brújula! What is the brújula, you ask? Literally, brújula means compass. It’s a news program and Mario almost never misses an episode when he’s home. The present, Carlos Alsina Álvarez (oooh they share a last name!) always begins the program the same way, “Les voy a decir una cosa…” (I’m going to tell you one thing…”) I suppose for nerds like Mario this is infinitely exciting and not boring in the least. I could make fun of him for this, but I’d be a hypocrite.
You see, I’m just as big of a nerd as he is. I’ll admit it, I listen to NPR podcasts as I run. I read while walking and, no, I do not bump into things. A book is a great companion for my commute. So, I keep my mouth shut. Except when I write snarky blog posts that he reads 5 minutes later from his email.