Ahhhh a long night's sleep at last! Thursday night I went to my first BOW since classes started. I met Huy at his place and then we went to La Bolsa, which felt a lot like a bar I know in the East Village. They have a system there (hence the name of the bar) where the drink prices go up or down depending on how many people are buying a certain drink. So if everyone is buying Corona, the price goes up. I wonder how Pabst Blue Ribbon would do there.... Anyway, after La Bolsa we went to Sutton Club, where I'd sworn I'd never go because they always make everyone wait in a stupid queue outside and I hate waiting, but I broke down and went anyway.
I slept about 3 hours on Thursday night, but I had done all my work before going out so I was able to fully participate in class yesterday. We got our Spanish midterm quizzes back and I think Andreas and I got the highest score, at 85. Monday I have to give another Spanish presentation... anyone have any topic suggestions?
Yesterday was Madhur's 30th birthday AND Jan-Kees and his wife Maggie found out that they are definitely having a second baby and they can now officially share the news with everyone. Definitely a day to celebrate. Our team went to JK's house for a little while, and then we all went on to dinner at a Cuban place to celebrate with Madhur. I thought I wouldn't get plantains till I got back to NYC, so I was psyched when a plate of them was set down on the table. After dinner everyone went to other parties but I was just too tired to stay out any longer and went to bed. Tonight there's a big party to celebrate Madhur, Juha, and Ali's birthdays and tomorrow I'm going to see Coldplay because someone from our class had to give up his tickets. Sweet!