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Mis cosas favoritas – II

9 April 2008

10) Horchata. I can’t believe I didn’t mention it before. For a while I thought I might be the only person in the world who likes it, but I truly don’t believe I’m drinking THAT much horchata. I can’t be keeping an entire industry afloat, can I?

11) Rain. Contrary to popular belief it doesn’t stay mainly on the plains, so the madrilenos have been ecstatic this week because of the rain. In fact, yesterday there was a thunderstorm as we were leaving school and the director broke her own “solamente en espanol” rule to run around the school chanting “esta raining! esta raining!”

12) La escuela. Our school is great. The teachers are smart and fun and I’m really enjoying meeting students from other countries. There are not that many Americans attending the school, so it’s sort of our own version of this, but wow, it can be difficult to understand a Russian speaking Spanish.

13) Juan Valdez Cafe. Okay, it’s totally a chain and not very Spanish, but it’s close to the school, it has free wi-fi and they play American music. Albeit very strange and sometimes older American music, but American music nonetheless. Which completely takes me back to my days of being an angst-ridden teenager. I sit and study and listen to music from the early 90’s and get all melancholy because I’m a little homesick – if that doesn’t scream teenager, I don’t know what does.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. Countess of Cava permalink
    9 April 2008 10:44 am

    I was wondering when “Horchata” would appear on the list. I just saw a recipe for it as I was going through my recipe files and I thought of Cuptastic right away.

    I enjoyed the story of the school director. I can understand their delight with the rain.

    Please put up a picture of your lovely face so I can see you, Cuppie. I would also love to see a another photo of “Conison”!!!

  2. 9 April 2008 6:37 pm

    Why am I not surprised you like something made of tigernuts?

  3. 5 October 2016 11:45 am


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