We went to the baby bar last night for maybe the last time – we might go Friday afternoon after the exam, too, I guess, but it was really our last night there. Everyone came to our house first. We've become the party house lately. We originally made it a girls night out, since Aaron and Corey were talking about how they were doing a boys night, but they ended up joining us like usual.
Just for clarification, the baby bar is the walking distance bar, but Alex dubbed it the baby bar at the beginning of our trip since most of the bartenders are pregnant. I guess the nickname has finally stuck. It’s always empty when we’re there, and they must think we’re obnoxious, but they seem to like us.
As always, we played pool and foosball. It’s just so chill there and we make the party. Jeff and I dominated Aaron and Alex after we were down 5 balls to 1. That's who I'm thumbs-downing...Aaron thought he was such a badass. And I had pretty much the sweetest pool shot of my life when I bet Jeff a beer that I could make a ball, and somehow, the cue ball skipped over one of the striped balls and knocked the solid one right in. I pretty much flipped out with excitement. And I got my Imperial, so it was a great night. We were winning the next game against Corey and Eric 4 or 5 balls to 1 and we lost, so that sucked, but at least we pulled the first one out.
I had to include this picture of Janelle and Steph chugging water after we got back last night. It was definitely one of the funniest moments of last night, and the picture just says it all.
Today. We had our last class with the same professor as yesterday. We talked about landfills for three hours, and different ways to extract methane from the landfills to use as an energy source. As you can probably tell, it was thrilling. It was great to be done with class, though. Now all we have to worry about is the exam tomorrow morning. I can’t tell if it’ll be hard or not, since our course coordinator keeps giving us these mixed signals and she doesn’t really know what’s going on a lot of the time, anyway, so I don’t really know what to expect anymore.
And since we had the whole afternoon free until the review session/farewell dinner, we decided to finally play volleyball. Janelle played in high school and so did Andrea, and Brittney and Elise were respectable, so it was fun. We were really low-key, but Janelle was like insanely competitive. (And she just laughed when I read that sentence out loud.) It ended up being shirts vs. skins, with me, Janelle and Elise in our sports bras/bathing suits and Andrea, Brittney and Anita in like, long pants. It was boiling hot outside and we were playing on a concrete court, so I jumped in the pool halfway through our game because I was so overheated. It was so much fun.
I finally got to wear my awesome sundress, the one I’ve been wanting to wear for the past three weeks, for the farewell dinner.
We had a “review session” beforehand, which really wasn’t a review session at all but just closing remarks and evaluations. Our farewell dinner was decent, not very eventful.
Janelle, Elise and I came back to the house after dinner and we’ve been having a slumber party for the past few hours. We made paper plate awards for everyone…and they’re hilarious. I’ll share them probably tomorrow, but considering half of the people I’m on the trip with read this, that would suck to spoil the surprise tomorrow. Okay, I know it’s dorky but they were so fun to think of and make. So we just did that all evening (instead of studying for our exam) and…so we’re going into the exam tomorrow without really studying. I feel pretty good about it, though, since it’s open note and I took a ton of notes. This afternoon/night was just so chill, it was a great time.
I’m starting to get really sad about leaving here. I can’t believe we have one day left, it’s unreal. This has seriously become home, in a sort of tropical paradise kind of way. I can’t believe I have to start my internship Monday and that I’ll be flying home in two days…it’s just too depressing to think about that right now.