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reflections on the weather

It’s getting hot in Madrid. Normally this wouldn’t be a problem, as it gets really hot in Georgia as well. What makes this spring/summer different for me is definitely worrying about professionalism during the hotter months. I work with kids… what should I wear to school that will keep me cool and also keep me in “teacher” mode? Also, I walk a lot… this will definitely be a problem. Luckily for me I have a while to think about it, as it’s still only in the high 70s here. Maybe I will need a teacher makeover.

I don’t have A/C, which is rather sad. What does this mean? I keep my window open 24/7. What else does that mean? I get to know my neighbors that much better. My window looks directly into someone’s bedroom, and the kitchen window looks directly into their kitchen… awkward. Said neighbors also blast interesting music throughout the day. The other day I was sure that I heard them playing old Italian music from the 60s/70s, and the day before I heard a man playing guitar and singing rather loudly. I should clap next time I think…

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writer’s block? and my new ‘boyfriend’

Neglected. Abandoned. Lonely. These are all words to describe my poor blog. I’ve had writer’s block like crazy lately, and I just can’t think of anything good to write about.

I guess I could fill you in on my most exciting private class. I teach an eight-year-old girl once a week. I pretty much play with her and “trick” her into speaking English for an hour. Here is an example conversation:

Student: (in Spanish) Do you have a boyfriend?

Me: (in English) No.

Student: (in English) KEN IS YOUR BOYFRIEND!

Yes, Ken like Ken and Barbie. Soooo now her Ken doll is my boyfriend. She made me kiss him. What’s worse is that the next week he was back with Barbie! I got really angry and told him that I’d never talk to him again. The week after that he was begging for forgiveness…  What will happen next week?? Stay tuned! It’s like my own personal soap opera!

I’ll leave you guys with a picture! The infamous kiss. Ken’s got a nice body, eh? 🙂

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