Monday, November 24, 2008


On my actual birthday I got up and began my day by getting dressed and stuff then heading to lunch with my host mom, brothers, sister and sister's boyfriend. We went to a place with tapas that are "muy típico de Caí" according to my host mom. It was very yummy, I thoroughly enjoyed the food. After we ate I came back home because I had a date to Skype with my mom and dad. I got to talk to them finally around 6PM I think. Archie was very sweet and let me look at him for longer than normal on webcam. I miss him. Kiki was apathetic as usual. It was good to talk to my mom and dad, too. My host family got to come on webcam and say hi to them. It was quite entertaining. My host mom was like, "!la cuido muy bien!" and my host brother busted out some English like I've never heard him speak before, I was impressed. He said something like, "you have a very nice daughter, blahblah..."

After the family time I got ready to go to my Czech friends' flat where we were to have cake and hang out. They ended up feeding me a bunch of gin and then made me go out when all I wanted to do was stay home and eat cake and then sleep. So we went out and hung out with people, went to bars and chatted, no dancing. I was too tired. It might not sound exciting or very fun how I just described it but I had a very nice time, I really have a good time with the Czech guys. They're fun to be around.

One other highlight of my birthday was receiving flowers :) they're beautiful.

Now for some photos!

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lovely flowers

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some of the lunch

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Miguel (Gema's boyfriend), me, Juan Antonio, host mom

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crammed in the car on the drive home

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garbage toy. I played with this and then my friends told me they found it in a dumpster...

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Lukas, me, Alex

And my favorite photo from my birthday...

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