There are those days when you start the day knowing full well that you are perfectly healthy enough to be out and about but would have been much better off staying in bed all day.
Case in point: 3 English classes, each an hour apart, one of which I had patience for because he's advanced and I just let him talk and ask him questions about politics and current events and bask in the glory of semi-fluent English.
Today I also had some awkwardness at the kilo lunch place I usually go to. First of all, at busy lunch places like that are buffet-style, there are frequently not enough tables for everyone, so total strangers will sit together. It's also funny because if you sit down at someone else's table it is polite to say "Excuse me" (com licenca) as you sit down AND when you leave.
I don't mind too much when the person sits diagonal from me, but today I had three people sit at my table and I found it profoundly irritating and uncomfortable, and downed my food so I could get the hell out of there. Also, in my haste, I slipped and fell on the stairs on the way to the ground floor, which wouldn't have been so bad if a) it hadn't been one of those slow-motion falls where you can feel yourself going down and can't stop yourself and b) if the people downstairs hadn't noticed and gasped loudly, AY!.
Anyway, I'm pretty clumsy so I've grown accustomed to such embarrassing moments.
So there's a lot of interesting stuff in the news which I'll add later. For now, the news is that a maid is cleaning our kind of gross apartment to make it spick and span because...my parents are currently en route to Rio.
UPDATE: The maid asked if she could take home two shopping bags, one from a fancy book store and one from an upscale clothing store. I'm not sure if she knew where they were from or not, or if she just liked them because they have handles. I said of course. After all, carrying around nice plastic bags from stores is a status symbol here, and if it makes her feel good, all the power to her. Additionally, she did a way better job than the first maid we hired awhile back, whole left everything all out of sorts and unplugged.