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Dia de San Valentin

ARGENTINA | Friday, 15 February 2008 | Views [1792]

The day before Valentines Day we were supposed to run errands, but the only thing we could cross off the list was going to the fruit store and getting my hair cut.  I was a little frightened to get my hair cut here because about 75% of men and women have a mullet.  We walked about 20 blocks to get to Erika’s salon where I had the whole works done to my hair mainly because I couldn’t understand the shampoo girl too well and all I could do is agree to whatever she suggested.  She then handed me off to the stylist, a guy that could pass for Vin Diesel.  I explained very clearly that I didn’t want a mullet and it was surprisingly one of the best haircuts that I’ve had for a price I would pay in the US for a haircut in a cheap salon. 

We went out that night with a couple of Erika’s friends to a pub for a couple hours and were planning on going somewhere else from there, but once we got back to the apartment and finished off the nachos from Hard Rock Café from earlier, sleeping was much more appealing.

Valentines Day was another day of errands, this time more productive.  Erika enrolled herself in cosmetology school, and the one of the guys that runs the school gave her a modeling job and supposedly here face will end up on a hair color box.  They guy also gave her a hair appointment at one of the best salons in the city.  On the way to the salon, I stopped to get a pre-paid cell phone service here.  It was an exciting moment for me, it would be even more exciting if the phone rang once in awhile.  I spend my Valentines Day evening in the apartment (Erika had a meal to go to with her ex) trying to put a meal together for myself which was a challenge because we bought our groceries at a fruit store and not a supermarket.  Could have ordered a pizza, but was afraid there would be a miscommunication.  (There’s also something sad about ordering a whole pizza for one person).  We had plans on going out later, but that fell through.  Its now Feb. 15th in the afternoon, and I’m still here alone trying to kill time any way possible, I even walked around the city for almost two hours.  I need to go out today, or I may go crazy.  I’ve almost got the music from the music video channels memorized.  

Tags: Relaxation

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