Friday, June 02, 2006

Narcs make the best students

I don't have a whole lot of time, but since Richard seems to have killed the mood for commenting on the last blog with his admission of less than optimal hygiene, I thought I'd say hi. Been another busy week with another new class, this time a big shot cop (he's literally a narc, among other things). He's a similar level as my morning student, and super talkative though his knowledge of english can't keep up with his enthusiasm he switches over to spanish, so my translation skills are getting some serious work. And it's 6 hours a week... sweet! plus in the mariscal, so when i have time it's convenient to run errands and such, like finally checking my mail at the SAEC (disturbingly empty!! come on now, remember i'm always shopping for holiday presents... hint hint...) and use the internet! I really have to run right now because I have yet another chorus concert, this time in the basilica! which is one of the big fancy churches in the historic center of quito, the one you may remember as the local climbable "church with a view". Late tonight we get our second subletter, and tomorrow i have 2 goodbye parties! I'm a busy girl! But I will make time for pictures on sunday... love to everyone

7 comments:

  1. In the mariscal, and with enthusiasm! So good for the bank acct. Are you learning all the spanish slang for drugs and dealing? Take advantage to eat at the oh so good veggie restaurant with mora jam in the yoghurt drinks! Your pic of the canoa beach needs copyright protection by the way, else it will be on sale without attribution.

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  2. i did in fact eat there on friday :) Yummy lasagna again, and jugo de piña.

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  3. 2 going away parties? Getting those daquiris ready yet?
    Mom

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  4. actually we only had one, the other postponed to this weekend. No daquiris this time...

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  5. don't you wish you read "mariscal" as "marsical" and immediately assumed it was some sort of musical revue about the red planet, but more than that, didn't even think this odd or out of place?

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  6. wow i kind of do. such a "musical revue" would be way more interesting than the touristy area of quito, named after the famous general guy mariscal sucre. (the old currency was also named after him... the "sucre") Maybe we can make a musical revue about him and call it mariscalical

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  7. And, we could take it on the road, to Cali !!

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