09 February 2013

Jerry from Ben & Jerry's Visits! And more Spanish stuff..

This week was so incredibly busy. On Wednesday Jerry from Ben & Jerry’s ice cream came to Lewis & Clark and spoke in the chapel about entrepreneurship and starting a business. He was a very funny man and it was really cool for me to be able to hear him talk because as you may know they started their business in Burlington, Vermont and I myself am also from Vermont! The chapel was basically full with students and faculty who wanted to hear him speak and afterward they gave away free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in an ice cream social sort of event. It was great.

I also had a lot of Spanish Club events that happened this week. Thursday was the Residential Language Communities Open House. Every year people who want to live in the language communities can come and visit the language apartments in February and ask any questions they may have about the apartments as well as get a tour around to see where they may be living the upcoming year.

Gardenia, the Language assistant and my roommate from Peru made some incredibly delicious food for the open house. She made some homemade guacamole, a type of mashed potatoes, corn with cheese on sticks and a type of Venezuelan food called tequeños. Tequeños are basically fried puff pastry with cheese in the middle. I don’t know how that sounds but they were incredibly delicious especially when dipped in the guacamole.

Because all the other language apartments were also having their open houses on the same day, a few of them shared their food with us as well. The French apartment made wonderful Madeleines and the German apartment made German meatballs as well as really delicious pretzels.  I love living in the Spanish apartment because I am able to be fully immersed in the Spanish language and culture as well as try new Hispanic foods and recipes. Not only that but other language apartments surround me and I am able to also learn from them and share food with them. It’s wonderful.

Hope you all had a wonderful week!

Bis später!
Hasta luego!

See you later!