Lunch was yummerific! It was yellow rice with some sort of stir fry (potatoes, onion, pork in a sauce that's normally used for cochinita) and a mini loaf of bread. It was delicious. But immediately after I excused myself to go rest on my bed (I didn't say it aloud, but my stomach was like, "uhhhh...yeah. You shouldn't have eaten all that" Pero vale la pena! But it was worth the pain). At which point my roommate and I talked a little, then discussed some things we could do for my birthday on Monday. Eventually, we started watching Once Upon A Time (three episodes! It was really good). Then we decided to do something more than lounge around, so we went over to Claire's (where Whitney, Ellora, and Jordan also live).
At Claire's we watched the Youth Theme Video for this year (it had me in tears) before heading out to get ice cream at DQ (I know, we are such gringas).
On the walk back from DQ, we saw this awesome sunset, where the moon looked super cool, so, of course, I took a picture.
|That little white dot is the moon. Not a very good picture, I'm afraid.|
before watching the rest of I am Sam (and it ended happily! I was impressed). By that point it was 9:30 PM, so we decided to play just one quick card game before heading home. I don't know the name of the game, but I know that it's a Mexican game, and it's super fun. I'm totes teaching it to my family when I get home. I was in 3rd place on the first game, then first place on the second game. (Mainly because I have ninja like reflexes). (Also, funny side note, I totally brought my homework with me to their house. I have no idea what I was thinkin. Ain't nobody got time for homework when there's a party goin on!).
After that game, Christina and I decided to head home. Which was quite the adventure. Mainly because we missed the bus, or thought we had. So, we get out there to our stop at 10:20 PM. I just saw the bus pass by (as we were walking towards the stop) and thought, Oh cool! The buses are still out! (We'd been told that they stop running by 11 PM). So we stand at the stop. I talk poor Christina's ears off for about thirty minutes. Still no bus.
So, we decide to flag down a taxi. Which we successfully did. We told him where we wanted to go, but then he said something really fast and was like, I'll be back. And we were like, "okay." But we felt like it was super sketch, so we ended up going back to Claire's house to figure out what we wanted to do with our lives.
We ended up letting our MM know what was up (cause we needed WIFI to contact her, as we'd forgot our phone) before ending up deciding to try to flag down a taxi again. By this time it was about 11ish something. So, we go out there and, of course, don't see any taxis. So we wait, and wait, and wait. And THEN (as I was watching the road) I saw a pair of headlights that looked shockingly like a bus. And I thought, "Doth mine eyes decieve me?" Okay, I didn't think that right then, I came up with that line after we were on the bus :P Anyway, so we flagged it down (after deciding it was the right one) and got our ride home. (Luckily we recognized our stop, else we'd still be on that bus, singing that song, "Oh he'll never return, no he'll never return, and his fate is still unlearned! He will ride forever on the streets of Boston, he's the man who never returned! Ten points if you know that song).
When we got home our poor MM was like, how come you didn't answer?? I was worried! And we were like, we forgot our phone...yeah. Won't be making that mistake again.
Oh! An important note. At the end of the night, I talked with Whitney (who helped plan the last party, I think. Or something like that) about what was going down on Monday. I was like, I feel bad asking if there's a party, but then I said, "I'm also totally willing to plan it if ya'll don't want to." I guess I just like to know what's going down, mainly because I really wanted to do something on my birthday - regardless of whether it was a group thing or not. Anyway, so we talked about it and made some plans for Monday (a good conversation, as it helped me dig myself out of the little pity party I'd been throwing myself. Why I was so upset, I have no idea. I think all my rationale went out the window last night/today. Which happens a lot more easily when I'm tired). So, yeah, basically, Whitney is the best (and Christina is too).
Yep. The sun is shining once again and I am once more looking forward to my big day of birth.
R J Carr