31.08.2008 60 °F
To counteract my lonely weekend last week, I had a really good weekend this time. On Friday I hung out with some of the other faculty members from the school at the apartment of Henry (one of the librarians). Despite the ten other people being much older than me, I had a really good time. A few of the guys had instruments (three of four guitars, an accordion, a tamborine, etc.), so they sang a bunch of songs (in Spanish of course); and we danced, ate, talked, and enjoyed each others' company. I really did have fun, and I hope to spend time with that group of teachers and faculty more often. Then last night, I went out with Alex and her sister Natalie. Natalie just got back from London, so I haven't hung out with her yet. I did meet her in January when I was visiting Bogota with Liz, Rachel, Rosie, and Heather, so if was good to see her again. We just went to a small restaurant and ate some empanadas. Then some of Natalie's friends called and asked her to go see Batman, so I went too. Alex went back home though because she had to be at the hospital for her shift at 7am this morning. Natalie's friends were nice, and Batman was better the second time I saw it, so I'm glad I went. The movie ended at around 1, so I took my first taxi by myself after the movie ended. I was nervous (because some of the taxis here are known to take naive Americans on longer routes and to charge them more - and sometimes worse things), however Natalie and Alex called a taxi for me from their house, which is a much safer way to travel than to just flag one down. Anyways, sorry if I scared any one with that bit about the taxis, but I will always be careful! I'm not really looking forward to going back to school this week, and I'm not sure why. I think it's actually because I'm jealous of the labor day holiday at home. Meanwhile, in Colombia we don't have a day off until October! Oh well, I will deal. I like teaching and I like school, I just wish I had a longer weekend! Well, that's all I have for today. I hope you are all doing well at home!