And eat bread with everything
I spent a nice time this evening (which doesn't technically "exist" in Spain, just fyi: it goes morning to a long afternoon to night) chatting with my host mom about all sorts of things. Picked up a few new words and expressions, some of which I understand the meaning but not how to explain it in English:
Traer a las chicas
Mire de pijo
I picked up an unlocked phone yesterday from El Corte Ingles, which will be much more convenient to reload than the other phone. It also means that I can use this phone when I get back to the states; however, it does have some keys which will be used very seldom once I get back (such as a few Spanish letters, the euro symbol, and an upside question mark). I really like it though . Also, I watched a movie yesterday at one of the theaters in the indoor mall, right next to the Sevilla team stadium. The popcorn was AMAZING, lightly salted and nothing else, as compared to disgusting American movie theater popcorn, which always smells better than it tastes. After the movie, we exited to find an exciting and excited crowd of people awaiting the end of the game, which turned out to be a win for Sevilla!
Last night, a few of us went out to Calle Betis to start the night and then headed to Chile to finish it out. We met a few fun people but one who steered me wrong! He told me that if I ordered a 'gin & tonic' the bartender would know what I meant, but alas, no such luck. When the bartender gave me a blank look, I re-thought it and ordered it as "ginebra y tonica" and SUCCESS! Lucky for me :p.
I wanted to go to Cadiz for the day Saturday with the rest of the group but, unfortunately, my poor sense of direction prevailed again. Had I been able to locate the bus station, I would have had plenty of time to purchase my ticket. Sadly, I ended up turning around and going home after looking for half an hour (and then proceeded to see a sign almost immediately, which had previously been blared out by the sun, pointing to exactly where the bus station was). Such is i]my[/i life..
Not too disappointing though because I ended up having a great day through and through, just didn't go as I had originally planned.
Today was altogether a relaxation day. I did not go exploring or wandering at all (decided it was time to give my feet a break- they have cuts and scrapes all over them from new shoes and tons of walking). I feel refreshed for school tomorrow, which I suppose is a good thing :P.