Tuesday, May 25, 2010
2 for 1 Tuesday and a tub of ice cream
Today for breakfast we had sweet tamales again! Yumm! We had fresh banana, apple, mango, and pineapple, too. Like always we had yogurt and fresh coffee. This week at school has been a little different. There are a lot more people here. They are really nice, and we have had a good time with them so far. Today in conversation class, two women from another class sat in with us because their teacher was at the doctor. We talked about “controversial questions.” First about the new law in Arizona, then about nuclear energy, then about children working as soldiers in other countries, then affirmative action. Very interesting. The women that sat in (we think they were both professors) said that we are both very insightful and wise for our age. One of them even made a point of coming up to us after class and complimenting us again. She was not surprised to hear that such well-spoken women are the product of a women’s college. It is funny because another professor told us the same thing last week. I guess we are just that big of smarty-pants. For comida we had potatoes with ham and cheese, some sort of tasty rice with cilantro and other good stuff, and these chicken nugget things. They were handmade, battered, and fried by our mama. It had a sort of strange, but awesomely delectable, creamy texture to it. She tried to explain how she made them, but we really didn’t understand. They were yummy nonetheless. Mama also surprised Jillian with the spiciest salsa yet! She also explained how to make it, so Russellville crowd, get ready to eat. After comida, we attempted to escape the heat of the day by taking a nap. We crashed for a while, woke up, and took showers to rid ourselves of the sweat sheen. It rained yesterday, but it didn’t seem to help with the heat as much this time. After our showers, we took a cab to the plaza laurel. It is like a mini shopping center really close to our house. This is where the delicious pizza is. Tuesdays they serve 2 pizzas for the price of one. We met our new friends from Colorado there along with our friends from Minnesota, Michigan, and Texas. What a fun group of girls. We ordered 4 pizzas, and we ordered almost all of them half and half so that we could try a bunch of different kinds. Needless to say, we ate WAY too much pizza. Luckily, there were a bunch of leftovers, and one of the girls had the brilliant idea of bringing it to school tomorrow so we can split it up for a snack. After pizza, we all had a bit of a sweet tooth craving. We went to the nearby Superama and bought our favorite oreo ice cream and a big bag of plastic spoons. We sat on the steps of the plaza, chatting it up and laughing really hard like a bunch of 12 year olds at a slumber party. We just got home, and we’ve got a little bit of homework to do. Luckily it is for our conversation class, and the assignment is to watch tv in Spanish. Lucky us! Our favorite is the music video channel. We’ll be sad to lose it when we go home. Hasta Manana!