CHAT: Christmas Stuff....
|From:||Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, December 11, 1999, 6:31|
>Yep. And then you go out to bars for drinks and snacks after. I am
>_not_ a bar hopper, so that was the most dreadful part of my time in
>Spain. I'm also not much of an alchohol drinker, so I drank lots of
>coke. Which our teacher took to calling "caca-cola", because a few of
>us would drink little else. Bar tenders got a laugh out of it. :)
>LOL. well if I do go to Spain for a year to study, i'll probably get
teased because I dont like to hang out in clubs, etc. (one year shy of
drinking age, but I doubt i wll be much of a bar hopper).
>We usually do the same, but before 9 o'clock mass, in Spanish since we
>like the play and the music. And midnight is too crowded and late.
>On the other hand, we're usually there until 11:30 or so, so we
>sometimes stay and listen to the (English) choir give a little recital
Well, I actually like being in church with a full crowd. It seems like
that's the only time when most people actually go. Our church does songs
in Spanish, German, Portuguese, Tagalog, and Korean. Our Pastor even has a
Portuguese nativity scene set up each year (he's from the Azores, and the
nativity actually is more than that, it's a set of models depicting the
various stops Mary and Joseph made on their way to find lodging).
>Speaking of festivities, did anyone attend la griteria last week?
One thing I like to go watch is "La Posada" which happens every year in
Monterey. Great setting since there are a lot of the old colonial Adobe's
still left there (Monterey was the Capital of Alta California when this
was Spanish / Mexican territory).
Paciencia es paz y sciencia