|Argentina Saga: Day 2
||[Sep. 13th, 2005|10:45 pm]
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Backdated since I still have NO STINKING INTERNET IN MY HOTEL.
I know I am a usual mass of contradictions in my life. So, here comes another one. I think that not all men are scum. And I think this because my dinner companion was nothing but the utmost gentleman all night. None of the usual stupid things that guys do. And it could be that he was not attracted to me. Probably was, but here is the kicker. He was a complete gentleman the whole time. I'm used to if a guy isn't interested, he acts like a total arse to get me not to like him. And Victor spent all night ignoring my blatant flirting (I am a horrible flirt). And he was still absolutely wonderful dinner conversation. He listened to what I had to say. He made interesting points. He opened doors for me. He walked down the street looking out for me, walking between me and anything that was potentially harmful (like the crazy bum going thru trash and talking to himself, or even just the broken part of the sidewalk).
So maybe not all men are absolutely horrible. Maybe it's just the American men that are idiots (Victor is Peruvian). Or maybe it's just the American men I've been hanging out with. Gives me some hope that all men aren't destined to break my heart.
But ANYWAY...I had a wonderful dinner with Victor. We walked around a few blocks until we saw a restaurant that both of us thought looked good. They had a lot of different (and by different, I mean things that did not have beef in them) things to choose from. I had a MOST exquisite pumpkin ravioli with squash, eggplant & red peppers. It was all kinds of yummy. And I got the waiter to recommend a white wine to go with dinner. I'm in Argentina - I have to try some of the local wines. It was crisp without being too fruity or sweet, but not too dry. Damn, I wish I could remember what it was called. Oh well, I had a nice Argentinian wine with dinner. EDIT: Remembered the name of the restaurant after I went and looked at my online banking - Scuzi. Oh yeah, and I found out that dinner for two, including a bottle of wine, only cost me $17.66. Color me flabbergasted. I can't do currency conversions in my head (especially after half a bottle of wine). So that was a very nice surprise. END EDIT
Tomorrow, I am definitely going shopping. Just have to get out of the office before 8pm. Everything was closed by the time we got out of the office today. So, just have to take some time while I'm here and go earlier. Victor is going on a city tour on Friday morning, and said I should come along, but I think I'd rather go shopping and find some deals. Can get leather and silver cheap down here. I am such a shopping whore. I can't pass up the opportunity to shop (or even just browse).
Since I have no internet access at night, I'm able to concentrate on other things. I may just have the chance to *gasp* READ. I brought 3 new books with me on the trip, so maybe I can read one of those. Ahhhh. That's the one good thing about this time change...it may be hell in the morning, but to be 2 hours ahead is good at night. It may say 10:45 on the clock, but my body is still thinking 8:45! Hell, it doesn't matter, my sleep schedule has been so out of whack for the last month and a half, sometimes I fall asleep @ 8pm and wake up for good at 3am. And sometimes I'm up til 5am, and have to drag myself out of bed at 8am.
So, I'm off to start reading Wicked! Really want to read the book 'cause I want to go see the play while it's still in Chicago. Should be a lot of fun.
So, Adios, Buenas Noches y Hasta Manana!