I know you’ve all been anxious, but don’t worry, the wait is over! Here are my Pictures of the Day from the last week or so:
July 12th, 2010:
Angela was making some pillowcases for some of our shabby pillows throughout the house. Angela’s quite an adept sewer. Sewer? That doesn’t seem right. I guess it’s “seamstress.” But what do you call a person who sews?
July 13th, 2010:
Finally got the grill assembled! Thanks to my family for schlepping it down here during their visit!
July 14th, 2010:
My class during a “fashion show.” I know it’s a Barbie kind of thing to do, but they were learning vocabulary for clothing items, as well as related description words. So, they got to wear some of our weird clothes for a fashion show.
July 15th, 2010:
The new National Stadium in San José. It sort of officially marks Costa Rica’s abandonment of its old ally
, Taiwan. See, Costa Rica used to recognize Taiwan as a country or whatever, and because of that Taiwan helped Costa Rica with a lot of development projects, including the “Costa Rica – Taiwan Friendship Bridge
” (seriously, that’s its name… hopefully Taiwan is building an “Up Yours Costa Rica! Bridge” in Taipei).
Anyhow, a couple of years ago Costa Rica basically ditched Taiwan for China, because China offered us a handful of shitty police patrol cars, as well as a shiny new National Stadium. It’s pretty sad, really.
In any case, on Thursday evenings I teach a class right across the street from the stadium.
July 16th, 2010:
My mug from Portugal. Nice trip, nice country, and nice mug.
July 17th, 2010:
The stomach’s been feeling a bit weird lately, and the generic Pepto just isn’t working.
July 18th, 2010:
Finally, we got to try out out new BBQ with some steak-like things from the supermarket! It was great! The only odd thing is the charcoal in Costa Rica. I had imagined they’d have briquettes, but it turns out that it’s definitely wood
charcoal. When it comes out of the bag, you can see the wood grains, and sometimes even nails!
It doesn’t stay lit very well or long, but I may not be starting it right. I may have to search out some “normal” briquettes… Still, lunch was great!
July 19th, 2010:
Mmmm, pistachios. It’s strange, but they are in the category of foods that I’ve gone from hating to really liking overnight. That also includes papaya, cilantro, and tomatoes.
So, that’s all for now. Be sure to check out the Leftovers. Thanks for reading, and have a great day!
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