|a summary, a brief informatory interlude, and two lists.
||[Feb. 24th, 2007|05:43 pm]
The Rebel Biologista
Ali, Katy and I went to Otavalo this morning and I bought a last handful of swag, though said swag cost more than usual due to it being Carnaval out here... which in most of Ecuador means everyone throws water, flour, and foam at everyone else. Makes for messy funtimes. From there I headed straight to band practice, first time I saw my boys in about two months, and in a matter of hours my dear old moo is landing into downtown Quito.|
Can I just say that life has been very very good to me lately?
And ooooooh man I am giddy with how soon I get to see my friends. For the curious folks out there, I will be touching down in Dee-troit city on March 4th at 11:46 am.
I will most likely be jet lagged to all hell, considering the first flight I´m taking leaves around 9 pm on March 3rd.
Things I am looking forward to, in absolutely no order:
- wearing high heels, long gloves, and the rest of the swanky gear I left behind
- ethnic food
- food with spice to it in general
- Hilary Ann`s bridesmaid party
- my hot tub
- my family, complete with cat and poodle
- visiting the K kids
- setting up my dorm at K, living with the divine miss Harpe and also hopefully Brady
- visiting non-K friends, including a certain whiny jew who lives in Chicago
- having computer genius next door neighbor fix my lappy 500
- clothes shoppiiiiiing for jeans that actually fit me and whatnot
- taking creative writing
- hey have I mentioned friends yet? Because seriously.
hey what about
- MY CDs
- MY BOOKS
- Comic books for sale that aren´t Spiderman or the X-Men (no offense, theromancandle, resolute)
- going out dancing for FREE at the Metro (oh please Amy don´t tell me that policy changed)
- K college parties, in all of our quirky glory
- being back in a country that allows abortion (for now) and is more progressive in terms of gay rights and women´s rights (not that that takes much in comparison to most any Latin American country)
Things I am going to miss horribly, also in no order:
- my host family, especially my little sister. she is wondrous.
- DVDs that cost 2 dollars, often 1 dollar
- manicures that cost 3 dollars, sometimes 2
- beauty shtuff in general being so cheap
- my band and its boys.
- getting anywhere in a cab for under 5 dollars
- taking busses that cost 25 cents
- being able to walk absolutely everywhere, independence in general
- oh god the scenery, animals, and perpetual springtime climate
- yuca, pan de yuca
- yogurt the way they make it here
- fresh squeezed fruit juice of every variety imaginable
- cheap food. cheap clothes. cheap everything.
- the stress-free schooling with minimal work
- drinking legally
- actual youth scene outside of college campuses
- excellent public transportation all around
- amazing museums
- shrunken heads, inca ruins, and street vendors
- speaking Spanish everywhere