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The Randomiser Interview #8 – Inayaili De León

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This weeks interviewee for the randomiser is the designer behind the great blog Web Designer Notebook, Inayaili De León.

Random email interview number 8 – Inayaili De Leó
With lucky numbers
13, 6, 26, 18, 5, 22, 1, 17, 11 and 25
Lets get started!
First things first describe yourself in a tweet – 140 characters – Go!
I’m a web designer. I’m from Portugal. I live in London. I like chocolate, pizza and cats, and I order too much delivery food.

1.(Question 13) – What are the best presents you’ve given and received?

I remember receiving a guitar when I was like 11. I was totally overwhelmed when I got it — I loved it! I like to think every present that I give is good — I’ve given a few trips to London to my sister recently and concert tickets, I think that’s a cool present to give, right? :) Oh, and spa days, people like that because they often forget to treat themselves.

2.(Question 6) – What’s your favourite TV series?

Ooh, wrong question, my friend. The best TV show of all times is the Sopranos. My top 5 would also include Arrested Development (very close first, and I’ve watched it like 3 times already), Lost, Curb Your Enthusiasm and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

3.(Question 26) – You know how sometimes you get a tune you don’t really care for stuck in your head and you can’t get rid of it and it drives you nuts – what tune is it?

(Added by Sneh Roy)

It depends, I usually have very depressing, sad songs stuck in my head, but I have none today.

4.(Question 18) – What is your favourite book?

Every book by José Saramago. He’s a Portuguese writer, won the Nobel Prize, etc. I love him because he’s so subversive, you have to adapt to his way of writing — he uses almost no punctuation, you have to guess what’s a question, what’s an exclamation — it’s not easy at first, but after one or two books you just realise what a genius he is. Every time he has a new book I run to the closest bookstore to buy it and read it, he’s that good.

5.(Question 5) – Are you a sports fan and who do follow/support?

Yes, I like football (soccer?…). My team is Sporting Clube de Portugal (or Sporting Lisbon, for people outside Portugal).

6.(Question 22) – If you had to ‘become’ an application for the day on your Mac or PC, which would you be and why? And what would you spend the day doing?

(Added by Grace Smith)

This is a very strange question! I’d be Firefox, of course. I would want to see what you’re seeing and doing on the web.

7.(Question 1) – What’s your favourite movie?

Se7en. It’s dark, it’s clever, it’s timeless, and for me it’s a classic. I’ve watched it too many times — it’s sad actually.

8.(Question 17) – Can you play any musical instruments? If you can’t what would you like to play?

I started playing the violin when I was very young, but I couldn’t properly hold it, and I quit. Then I tried the guitar for a few years, but I got bored of it. I guess I prefer to listen to music than to actually make it. If I could play anything, I’d probably pick the guitar.

9.(Question 11) – What’s the longest you’ve been without a shower?

Assuming my parents bathed me everyday when I was a kid, probably a whole weekend, just staying at home being lazy…

10.(Question 25) – Who was your first kiss, in what circumstances?

(Added by Bruce Lawson)

Can I have another question? Or is it really depressing if I confess I don’t remember?


And the all important final question – what question do you want to add to thequestion bank?

If you could have a super-power, what would it be?


A big thanks to Yaili for taking part, you can of course visit the Web Designer Notebook or head over to her site http://yaili.com/ if you don’t think you’ve read enough about her!