Today I decided to write down all the random things that made me laugh/smile/smirk/look again. Lima is full of such things. I don't think I've ever ridden a micro the whole way to or from school without something interesting happening.
So, little glimpses of today:
- My micro hit another micro. Always a nice way to start the day. A combination of large busses, impatience, people stopping in the middle of the road and potholes I think. From what I could see, there didn't appear to be damage to either bus though.
- As I sat on a bench to read a little before class, I heard what I think was movie audio coming from a window. But it was in English. A conversation between an adult and a child in which the child said "I only like you when you give me cookies!"
- Also seen from the bench: a guy carrying a large, carved wooden chair wrapped in bubble wrap
- Security guards at la Cato sometimes ride Segways. Which is amusing in itself. But today, I noticed that they wear elbow pads. I haven't seen elbow pads since learning to ride a bike.
- Walked out of my class building to discover that the fotocopiadora had moved. And by moved I mean the whole trailer-sized building with the multiple copy machines inside was about 30 yards away from where it had always been before. Why?!
- I picked a spot on the grass to read, intentionally away from any sprinklers. (They turn on randomly and I have no desire to be wet. Side note - la Cato is obsessed with watering the grass) A worker proceeds to move a sprinkler and ask me to move. Irony strikes again.
- Some guy was standing around holding a giant globe balloon with stickers all over it. And by giant I mean probably 4 ft diameter.
- There was loud discoteca music playing on campus today. I'm not sure exactly where it was actually coming from but I could hear it from one end of campus to the other.
- My chocolate melted in the sun so I ate it with a fork. Can't let it go to waste, right?
- There were two people in full costume walking down the middle of the street on stilts on my way home today.
- The man next to me on the micro was falling asleep and had the head-bob as well as the shoulder-slide going.
- Car alarm count for the day: 7. Airplane/helicopter-so-loud-I-can't-hear-the-professor-and-I'm-in-the-second-row count: 3
So there's tidbits of life in Lima for you.
Hasta la proxima