Monday, January 18, 2010

avatar and crazy cake

Since I'm sure you're all on the edges of your seats, just waiting to hear about my progress...

Second paper is finished.  Well, the first draft at least.  I'm waiting to hear back from my tutor; I asked her if she could edit it sometime this week.

Started and wrote 1.367 words for my spanish lit paper today; I'm over halfway down page 4.  Which means I'll write the remaining 633 words tomorrow, and then I can actually start studying for finals. Fun, fun.


Friday night I saw Avatar in 3D with Asad and the french roommate of another WIPer - my first movie at the theater in Madrid.  Avatar was fantastic -- even dubbed.  But movies are ridiculously expensive here, too.  Paid 10.50 euro for the movie.  That's casi-$15.75. 

Yesterday evening Izzy and I made mother's famous chocolate "crazy cake".  Delicious.  Gregorio gave it a 10 out of 10!  That's the second thing all year he's approved of, the only other being the apple cake I made last week.

Zuzana was gone all week in southern Spain for work, and just got back tonight.  It's a job that she started in January, and she'll have for six months.  It's not a regular work-every-day-type of job though.  It sounds like she'll have to travel for a week at a time, maybe once or twice a month.  But it's better than no job at all.

Tomorrow morning I register with Juan, our Resident Director for classes next semester.  It will be a bit trickier this semester because of the increase in students, and the fact that everyone's taking two Complutense classes and three Reunidas, rather than the single Complutense class with three Reunidas that we took this semester.  

The reason that makes it tricky is because the Reunidas program has a contract with the Complutense University that limits each Complu class to 5 Reunidas students only.  Thus, with 76 WIP students, plus all the other US universities that are a part of the Reunidas program, there's a large chance that people won't be able to take their first choices of Complutense classes.

We're supposed to have two first choices (for Complu classes), and a backup for each.  It was hard enough to find two classes that are appealing, and fit in with my schedule, let alone four.  So I only have one backup, we'll see how that goes... 

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