Autumn’s Adventures

September 11, 2008, 1:47 pm
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It has been a few days since I have updated.  I’ve been a combination of things these past few days: busy, exhausted, confused, lost, happy and sniffly.  I thought I would remember a lot more of the language once I was forced to use it but I really don’t remember any grammar what-so-ever.  I only speak in present tense. Simple, present tense.  I am re-learning everything I studied in school for years.  I don’t want to say I wasted my time and money but right now I feel like I did.  Maybe I just need to find the key to the locked box inside my head that has all of that information.  I have been in Jujuy for 4 days and I have only left the house a total of 3 times.  It is not as easy to explore this new city like I have explored others because if I get lost I can’t really ask where I am or where I need to go.  This language barrier I’ve created for myself is a real pain in the ass.  I’ve spent most of my free time studying castellano and trying to talk with people in castellano.  It is hard to work (for my job) remotely right now because I can’t use my laptop in the house (no wifi) and I hate hogging their computer.  Also, their computer is slow and doesn’t have all of the programs I need.  I wanted to go into the city tomorrow because I need to work on a project for IHS but I can’t because there is a teacher’s strike happening and all of the major roads and bridges into the city are closed.

I’ve been watching a lot of spanish television and it is quite hilarious.  There is this one show called  Duelo that is competitive dancing, aerobic routines and ice skating.  They wear barely any clothes and almost always have a thong and fake breasts as part of their outfit.  They also wear a lot of makeup and dance super provocatively.  This one couple ice-skated to “Boogie Wonderland” and they painted themselves dark brown from head to toe and wore fro wigs.  They were freaking fake black people.  I couldn’t believe my eyes.  They also fall a lot in ice skating and the routines aren’t that difficult or much less entertaining.  I mean, I’m entertained by the sheer unintended humor that they are providing me.  The newest thing on Duelo is the Reggaton dance routines and they are freaking disgusting.  There is a lot of dry humping, licking and pulling of women’s hair in the routines.  I don’t really like it that much but it is still fun to watch.  Also, the show is about 2 hours long each night.  That is INSANE.

Last night we watched fútbol.  It was my first time watching a professional soccer game on TV that I actually cared to see.  The game was Argentina vs. Peru.  It started at 11:30pm and didn’t end until 1:30 am.  I was so tired by the end that I didn’t finish it but I did really enjoy watching all of those hot men right before I fell asleep.


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