TGIF. Yup, today was the last day of work. We had to put the finishing touches on the labs. This meant tons of checking computers and installing last-minute programs and checking Facebook. Lots and lots of checking Facebook.
Our Guatemalan friends at the school seemed really sorry to see us go. They crowded around us, taking pictures and slapping high fives and cheek kissing (I LOVE that custom). I extended my cheek multiple times without divulging the information that we were, in fact, coming back on Monday.
In other news, Colin kneeled on a thumbtack. By now you know the drill. The funeral is on Monday. Zoe tried to perform open heart surgery, blatantly overlooking the fact that a band-aid would have sufficed.
We wanted to finish all the work today, so we ended up staying late, until about 3:00. Barb kept us running with fare from the pastelaria, fortunately. When we arrived a la casa, Mari had soup and chicken and rice ready for us. While the majority of rice traveled through the esophagus and to the stomach, then proceeded through the intestines, a few grains made their way out Ryan's nose when a particularly funny joke was made.
We were pretty exhausted from the long day of work, so we spent most of the afternoon chilling out at our pad and doing homework. We worked hard and got really thirsty, and drank a lot. Then we peed a lot. Unfortunately, there was no running water. This was a problem.
Dinner was a little bit ambiguous. By name it was enchiladas. In appearance - clearly Guatemalan enchiladas are a little bit different. With cabbage. Mari is like my favorite woman in the world at this point sans Miley Cyrus and Jamie Lynne Spears, but when I'm feenin' for enchiladas I'll stick to Azteca.
After dinner some of the men went to McDonalds. It filled the vacuum in my stomach and the hole in my heart.
We've got to wake up at like 6:00 am tomorrow to take the bus to Lago Atitlan, so I gotta bounce.
First, I've gotta spill some deep feelings. The Garfield Basketball team has been playing Redmond for 20 minutes at this point. I would do anything; yes, ANYTHING, to be at this game. Gentlemen, I wish you good luck. Tony, Glenn, if you guys are reading this, I really admire you as players and citizens of the world. Please comment on this blog and tell me the score of the game.