Letting the good times roll
So its been a couple of days since I posted, but I've been busy and am still settlingin rather than travelling. I Thought I'd give you a quick update on the living situation. To begin with if any of you want my address, you know how to email me, this is a public forum and I'm not about to post my home adddy on this site. That said, I will tell you its on the Calle Juanelo and is a lot of fun. I have a number of roomates and will list them and talk a little about them.
Jose-Luis is a madrileño and has been living here for a couple of months. He´s pretty laid back, never wears a shirt (its always too hot he says) and is around the apt a lot. He´s a little quiet but is very smart.
Ruben is from Galicia and talks to me the most. Unfortunatley I understand him the least, I Run at about 40%. He loves formula one racing and buys bootleg movies before they come out and we watch them till 1 AM. He makes commments I can´t understand through the entire movie.
Paula is a chilean who I understand the best. She is my¨"ustedes" partner in crime. We rebel against any use of the vosotros pronoun. She is currently unemployed and looking for a job. She's also around the apt a lot
Sarah is an italian who speaks Spanish a little better than I do and english as well as her spanish. I told her though not to speak english to me and she's happy to oblige cause she wants to practice english anyway. She seems very social
Carina is another American who is here for another couple of weeks. She doesn't say very much and is rarely at the apt. I think I've seen her twice since I've been here. I don't really count her.
So thats it. Six of us together. Most of these people will be gone by the end of summer though which makes me sad. I am hoping to hang out with them so that I can meet some of their other Madrid friends This way when they leave I will have atleast made connections.
In other news I taught my first class today. One person in advanced english. We did a Q&A on New York and Madrid and compared the two, writing down english phrases along the way. It was pretty good all things considered.
Ok, thats it for now folks. Hope all is well back in the states and people are all getting along. I miss you all very much and will talk to you soon. Keep the emails comming