Yesterday was a little nuts. We didn’t go to Escazu like we had planned – Alex and I had set up the bus on Tuesday, but one of the girls and a few of the boys backed out during dinner, so Alex canceled the bus. It was a little upsetting but not surprising, since it was the same girl who backed out at the last second with Puerto Viejo last weekend (the whole malaria thing). So it sucked that our plans were at someone else’s mercy, but we girls decided to have fun anyway.
We took a cab to the supermercado, five of us squeezed in this tiny cab going maybe 50 kph, I’m not exactly sure how fast it was but we were speeding enough to feel like it probably wasn’t the best idea to be going that fast. We stocked up, came back and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Kristen kept calling our house “Club 142”, and it was basically all girls – Jeff stopped by for awhile but felt awkward, probably for good reason.
We were just chilling around the big table when Amanda looked over at the corner and said, Wow, that’s the biggest bug I’ve ever seen. She walked over to it, a few of the girls followed, and then she jumped back and screamed at the top of her lungs and ran out of the house. …We had a bat in our house.
We all started screaming and ran out of the house, and it started flying around. It was probably terrified, it was a really little bat, probably a baby or something. With 9 or 10 girls screaming in the house next door, Alex came running over to see what on earth was going on. From the look on his face, you would have thought someone was being murdered. He was just like, All this screaming for a bat? and then tried to trap it with a trash can. Amanda and I were still outside when I started to come back in, and Elise was just like, …you probably don’t want to come back inside right now. I peeked in and the bat was trapped right outside my bedroom door, which of course made me scream and run away again. Alex tried to pick up the trash can and it escaped again, which set us all off again, and I ran inside to lock my bedroom door (don’t ask me why, I guess so that the bat wouldn’t get in). Alex finally trapped it, two people put magazines underneath the trash can and they let it out.
There was a party thrown by the MBA students.
It was a huge deal, they wrote it on the board during class and everything. It was funny because pretty much everyone on campus was expected to go, there was one party…definitely different from Ann Arbor. It was right across the hill, we trekked over (with a short detour on the swings, where I lost my battery pack to my camera and Elise and I had to backtrack as soon as I noticed) and the party was already going. There was a band and the music was pretty good. We just all danced outside on a patio and semi-mingled with the locals.
We went to Intel this morning for a company visit, but it was only 45 minutes long. We didn’t really get a “company tour” – just the visit that any tourist would get. So that was a little disappointing. Everyone was semi-sick today, though, so it was probably for the best. I went home, took a nap and now we have a visit to Dos Pinos (a dairy company) this afternoon. We’re going to the Pacific right after dinner, so again, I won’t have Internet until Sunday night/Monday morning. Even though only half of us are going, I’m still looking forward to it.