Friday, September 16, 2005

Hot dates!

Wednesday night I had a really hot date:

I think I did a little better last night!

Last night, IESE organized a small concert for any 1st year students who were interested. It was at the Cercle del Liceu, which is a private opera club that is apparently very exclusive. I figured this would be my only chance to get in there, so I jumped at the opportunity. We had to be in evening wear, so everyone raced home from class at 6:15 to change and head down to La Rambla by 8pm. The concert only lasted about half an hour (a string quartet of young musicians played pieces by Mozart, Haydn, and Casals) which was a little disappointing. In fact, when it was over, we weren't sure if it was just a break between pieces or if we had seen the whole recital.

The usual Thursday night Bar of the Week event was also scheduled, but the bar didn't open until 10, so a group of us had tapas in Placa Real. The new director of Career Services happened to be with us, and picked up the tab! I should hang out around Career Services more often... if only for free food. Getting a job really isn't on my to-do list at the moment.

Around 10:30 we all went to the bar, Cafe Royal, which was empty. I think it started to get busy around 1am. It was a blast to be out in suits and dresses, mingling with people in jeans and t-shirts. The music was hilarious (40s-esque lounge style music) and it wasn't long before everyone was dancing. It's not very often that you can go from the snootiest place in Barcelona to a rocking club in the same evening, and it was well worth missing a little sleep!

Today we had our second spanish test. We'll get our results tomorrow morning, but we all know we passed because we moved onto the next module (8!) before we even took the test.

Tomorrow's plan: Spanish class from 9:45 to 12:30. Shopping for some school supplies (and.... clothes... which I also consider "school supplies") . Some fun fun fun accounting reading. Soccer from 5-7pm. And then dancing, of course!

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