"School" in the recent past has included a trip to the Regional Museum with our history class, a field trip to the only pyramid in Querétaro, El Pueblito, (Erected sometime before 1000AD and discovered less than 20 years ago!), mask making for our art class....and not to mention dance class is really starting to spice things up! Lastly, we had a random party with our "Facultad" from the university at one of the other campuses on Friday....Party! Simply for the sake of partying. See pics below!
|In the museum, painted ceramic tiles|
|Dancing...this day in the rain!|
|"I bet you never thought you'd have a professor rubbing something all over your face"...hahaha|
|Let us not forget this gem. Megann and I living the Mexican life : )|
Since life is so rough in "school" there is plenty of extra-curricular fun. Last weekend there was a fiesta at my house. I forgot that when my Señora said "Some of my family might come over this weekend" that actually meant a big party was going down with over 15 relatives! And now for a look into Mexican culture....One of the men at the party was sitting, drinking beer, and talking with relatives. Somebody brought up the fact that his hair was getting pretty long. Not five minutes later he was out the door. Somebody asked "Where did (Can't remember his name) go?" Another nonchalantly replied, "He went to get his hair cut!" 45 minutes later he was back, looking sharp, and picked up his beer where he left off. We sat around and talked for easily 2 hours waiting for the last of the relatives to show up before we ate. Only in Mexico!
|Biggest dish of Paella|
Speaking of music, I got to play the drums this week! Walking down a street in the Centro after school Wednesday night, Matt and I noticed a sign outside the Irish pub that read "Open Jam." After watching almost an hour of great Jazz music in a plaza downtown, we made our way back to the pub. The short version: Matt and I got to play about a 7 minute funk jam with some Mexicans at 1am on a school night. The long story, beautifully and eloquently depicted, can be found on my good friend Matt's blog.
And here we are at yet another weekend. Last night a group of us went out with Rafael and his significant other, Alejandra, and had a great time. One bar with Rafael and Ale, another bar for a birthday party for one of the Oregon students, and one more bar after that, where we ended up hanging with a group of Mexicans having a birthday party! Too much fun. Ale has invited us over to her house tonight to hang out and play some pool....y entonces....¡ya me voy! Adios : )