You know, I was doing a damn good job ignoring the inevitable until I got an email from UM about getting the last minute getting-out-of-Spain stuff done. If you ask me, that was a carefully planned maneuver to make us all face reality. I have a few choice words for these UM people, but they're probably not particularly appropriate for a blog post. There is a taboo, in our friend group, for the "leaving" word. If you don't talk about it, it's not real, right? Absolutely right.
Last night the girls and I went out for drinks because first off why not and secondly it was our last night that we all had free before Ky arrives and finals start and everything really gets into motion. It was pretty solid until the waiter decided we should get a few rounds of free shots... then it was even better. Madrid was playing Juventus so the atmosphere was pretty vibrant until Madrid lost their place in the finals. Regardless the girls and I had a pretty great time just catching up; the four of us usually have a tough time getting together all at once because our schedules are completely different, but when we can make it work, it's pretty fantastic.
My flatmates and I are going out dancing tonight and I think Er and Lara are going to join us as well. On the one hand I'm super excited because I adore my flatmates but on the other hand they're ridiculously attractive so spending time with them is just evil and mean.
Major highlights of this past week included:
Studying all of the much.
Erasmus day party at the pool on a lake right outside of Murcia.
Received more bug bites than I ever thought possible.
Experienced the best bocadillo of my entire life.
Decided where I plan on living in Spain upon my return. (Malaga)
Realized I should be passing at least two of my exams, which believe it or not is a big deal.
Experienced a day in Murcia at a temperature of 104*F.
So there's that..
In regards to the bug bites, here is my issue: Spain does not believe in air conditioning. I'm not sure whose idiot idea that was, but it's a thing. Therefore, on days when it's 100*F and you have no AC and it barely cools down to 80*F at night and you're trying to ward off death by heat stroke, you keep your window open because it's remotely cooler outside and even the slightest breeze can help save you from the inferno that is your room. This, my dear friends, is a mistake. Apparently opening your window is actually the universal sign to mosquitoes and moths EVERYWHERE to PLEASE come hang out in your room because the Spanish also don't believe in SCREENS on windows. I find at least two new bug bites every day. I would like to buy a fan, bur I'm poor and I'm only here for another *shudder* month. SO, I suffer in not-so-much-silence.
GUYS KYLE COMES TOMORROW OH MY GOODNESS!!! I'm picking him up from the train station tomorrow night and taking the poor, exhausted kid out for a drink. We already reserved a hostel in Barcelona and I cannot wait to see the city!! Poor thing is coming during finals month so I'll still have to study a few hours a day but on the plus side he already knows Er and I have pretty amazing friends so I have no doubt he'll be entertained.
Today's word of the day is actually a sentence: De 0 a prefiero morir, ?Cuántas ganas tienes de tomar los examenes? Literally this means: On a scale from 0 to preferring death, how badly do you want to take exams? In all honesty, there's not much else I can say to illustrate my feelings towards exams.
Anyway, I've gotta go be a real life productive person and get some work done,
Until next time caris
I wrote this blog while living in Spain my second year of college - figured it wouldn't hurt to share.