Well, I’m sitting in my 11:00 class right now and there are exactly seven of us. Big turnout. My teacher’s talking about the same thing that she has for the past few weeks. Spring break just can’t get here soon enough!!
Yesterday I went on a little adventure. My goal: to see the school play. The result: fail. I had class until 6:45, and then I grabbed some dinner at Super Sol before hopping on the metro and getting off at Metropolitano. I had directions and a map and thought I was prepared. Well, it turns out the theater where the play was to take place is in a very obscure location and is pretty unheard of. I probably asked ten different people including a police officer, a guy with an iPhone, an English-speaking girl from SLU I’d never met, and several college students for directions, but no one was really able to help me. I ended up walking around the city for a good hour, lugging my heavy backpack up and down hills in the blazing hot sun. I actually made it to the street where the theater was supposed to be, and still couldn’t figure out where it was! By 8:00 I had somehow walked myself around in a circle back to my school metro, which I decided to just get on, give up, and go home. Sigh. It’s a shame because a few of my friends are in the play and I really did want to see it. Ah well, what’re you going to do?
But enough of my sob story. Here’s the list of things I have missed and am looking forward to in America:
4. Free water refills at restaurants
5. Free bathrooms in public places
6. Dr. Pepper
7. Mexican food
8. Peanut butter, pickles, pretzels, bagels, barbecue
10. Hanging out at the Daily Grind
12. Fresh fruit and vegetables
13. My own bed
15. Going to Lacledes (questionably so)
16. Working on a play whether onstage or off
17. $()roR!tY fUn!
18. Working out in a gym- with real weights
19. Live television
20. Going to the pool
21. Sitting in the grass in SLU’s quad
22. Real libraries
23. Summer vacation
25. Reading the newspaper
26. Regularly attending Mass
28. My hair straightener
29. Quality gum
31. The UK Arboretum
32. Hawaiian Ice
33. Going to sporting events
34. My bike
35. REAL FOOD.
Ciao bella… I’ll see you in ten days!