Here is a senior pic, I have to do them here in Spain.
-You can never say "Si" enough. My host mother asked me if I was feeling well, and of course I just said "Si". This resulted in "Él se muere. ¡Llévalo al hospital!" [He's dying. Take him to the hospital!] So my words of advice here would be that you should take a deep breath and drop "Si" as much as you can.
-As with "Si", you must learn how to properly say good-bye. I figured a simple "Adios" would work. Nope, in order to say good-bye properly, say something like "Adios venga hasta luego cuidate mañana". That should do the trick.
-I didn't go to school because of a sore throat, I was really tired so I wanted to sleep too. I was sleeping, Isabel didn't even notice I was here, until I got up and walked around for a few minutes. She asked what I was doing home, and when I said that I had a sore throat she freaked out and made me a glass of warm milk. Then made me put on socks. I was walking without shoes, and she thought I was going to die from the plague or something. And then I couldn't even leave that night to use my computer. I will never sleep in again.
-Making your bed means two things; your host mother will clean your laundry, and your food will be served hot.
-Google = "Goog-Lay"
-Stores are always going to be closed due to Siesta when you finally feel like going shopping.
-Laugh at every Spanish joke, even if you don't know whats going on. Otherwise, they might find you to be rude and that you don't have any sense of humor. BUT make sure that you are laughing at a joke. Wait for some people to laugh, and then laugh. This isn't a good thing, and teachers don't like when you laugh at their lectures.
-George Bush is best left out of any conversation. Noone over here wants McCain to win either, its all Obama. Don't get involved in political conversations unless you know your stance, and can share your opinion on elections.
And my favorite. . .
-You don't make friends and then talk soccer. You tell them whether you like FC Barcelona, or Real Madrid and then make friends.
Tomorrow is Halloween and I'm wearing a Barcelona jersey. My plan was to be a dead soccer player, but I was informed that they don't dress up at school. Ah well. Hasta luego!