Friday, December 14, 2007
Out & About
Hola! Thursday night was wild. After school Janae, her stepdad David, Ranae, who is another study abroad student and a native speaker, and I walked to Plaza Andromeda for 2-for-1 beers. Can’t pass that up! We met at this little pizza place and sat outside to enjoy the hot day. We downed a couple and soon after that David had to go get Janae’s mom from cooking school so Janae, Ranae and I decided to go downtown. We went to a restaurant called “Universal,” pronounced ooo-knee-bear-sal and had some nachos and wine. Nice mixture. Janae’s parents met up with us and we took one too many tequila shots, but it was so much fun! While eating and drinking, kids come up to you with arms full of jewelry, like necklaces and bracelets, and try to sell you things. The little girls are so sweet you can’t help but buy from them, so I purchased some beautiful turquoise earrings. The girls are so young; maybe 7 or 8. Señors would also come up with baskets they had woven and pottery and masks they had made, but we wanted to go to the “mercados” to purchase those kinds of things. So after eating, drinking and dancing we headed home, to the school where Janae and her parents are staying. The funny thing is that I had to call my Mexican family to let them know that I wasn’t coming home that night, but was kind of tipsy and think I made a complete fool of myself while leaving a message in Spanish. Here is what I think I said: “Hola Susie! Es Miyan y voy a quedar con mi amiga en la escuela anoche, gracias!” Janae joked that I might have said “Esta bien?” at the end, which means “Is that okay?” but I was leaving a message. Anyways, it was funny. We were home and in bed by like 10, but had to get up early for our exams today (Friday). I was freaking out because I didn’t know what to expect, but they weren’t that bad. The grammar test was harder of course, but I passed and everything was fine. It was mostly over Subjunctive, which I have been familiar with since Spanish 2. So I’m ahead of the game and only have my Spanish teachers to thank. Little shout-out: Gracias Alba y Beale-Rivaya! Anyways, so tonight Janae and I made plans to meet Ranae and Luise at the restaurant we ate at last night (Universal) and after that we plan to walk around and maybe hit up some other hot spots. Will fill ya in.