19 November 2011
Round and Round We Go
Initial Impressions: Hmmm.... odd... my lights aren't working....
My "odd the lights aren't working" turned into almost 10 hours of no power or internet. Fortunately the only project I have is due tomorrow. Unfortunately, my cell phones were nearly dead, my kindle and laptop were both dead so I have to finish that project... The fridge was out of power, leaving everyone's food to spoil and we spend a ton of time looking like hobos sitting in the dark in the kitchen. After hours and hours of napping and talking, and complaining we finally decided as a group to go to the little festival/carnival in our neighborhood's plaza. Anthony, Luis, and Jean Jacques and myself all headed down there. Of course the first thing they do is grab giant beers. I tried whatever it was with salt (I wanted to try it with chile but they only got salt and I didn't want a whole one). After they beers a veered over to lady selling fruit and marshmellows on sticks that she then covered in chocolate and a topping. I asked for strawberries then asked her to choose the topping. She picked coconut. It was fantastic!!
After they had their beers and I had my strawberries I was begging the guys to ride the rides with me, especially the crazy ones. No one wanted to. So I did the chicken dance. Repeatedly. Till they caved. Jean Jacques, Anthony and I rode the first, and easiest one - just forwards and backwards really fast in a circle. The second one, which went forwards and backwards in a circle and upside down (the dragon type ones?) Anthony and I rode. Finally I managed to get Luis on the last one... which ended up being the undoing of me. It went in a circle, forwards and backwards. Up then down, THEN it tilted sidways, while moving circular then up and down. Luis laughed the entire ride... I was okay until we stopped moving, but the minute we came to a complete stop I hurled. It was terrible. Fortunately it wasn't toooo bad as I didn't get it on anyone or anywhere except over the edge on the ground. I felt really really bad for the guy operating the ride, and I've learned my lesson. Do not ride 3 different types of movements on carnival rides one right after the other. After my disgracing myself (ugh, what a weenie! Only 3 rides?!?!) they guys walked me to where we had Luis' party. The man who lives there let me go upstairs and clean up. After I came down ALL of them, the owner included did the chicken dance right back at me. It was hilarious.
We relaxed for a bit, ate some food, joked and talked... then we discovered the eggs. I don't know about you all, but my family has a tradition, on Easter, to hollow out eggs and fill them with confetti and glitter. Then we chase each other and smash them on each others heads. Weeeeellllllll they guys had no idea what I was talking about... I demonstrated. Then we proceeded to chase each other around the colonia smashing eggs on each other. The owner of the shop and his family even got involved. There was negotiating, lying, being traitorous, sneaky and all around manipulative. It was fantastic. I had enough flour and confetti (as they filled them with flour) to make a pretty colored tortilla in the damn shower. I had to wash my hair twice to get it all out and now it's crazy frizzy. I'll have to wash and deep condition it tomorrow or it's going to be all over the place. After the confetti eggs and the uneasy truce we developed we decided to have (they mostly) another beer and I grabbed a bite to eat. While were were relaxing we ran into the Korean girl who lives here walking home. I don't know her name unfortunately BUT we did get photos of us all together. :)
So I got photos early than expected and even though I disgraced myself by barfing the night ended good and we've successfully managed to make the chicken dance universal on a Saturday night. Good times. :)