The first sip of beer (and other small pleasures in life) is a book by Philippe Delerm published in France in 1997 that became a sales phenomenon. It describes thirty-four seemingly insignificant moments, without any significance, which produce a small but intense pleasure. I read it almost twenty-five years ago and now I see that I marked thirteen as my own. My self now is quite different from back then and I only recognize myself in some of the selected moments back then (splashing peas, eating a croissant on the street, going to the cinema). Like everyone else, I have my own list of small pleasures aside from Delerm’s: drinking a 20 cl ice-cold Coca-Cola in one gulp, eating sardines on Empúries beach, sunbathing until I sweat flood your face or open a bottle of cava downstairs. And also, a pyrrhic and long-suffering victory for Espanyol against Valladolid.