so, i was on telemadrid, the main news channel in madrid. also, i ditched a conference on urbanism in madrid so that i could watch the inauguration. NYU threatened some sort of punishment for ditching the conference, but i havent heard anything from them. i'll just say i got lost on the way to class (seriously, it might work. i am like in the special ed spanish class that plays hot potato, hangman, and memory search all day). the inauguration was like the only day when i could say, "soy estadounidense!" and madrilenos would be stoked about it.. hopefully things get better.
it was a pretty fun time. the guy who worked the camera shared his cheetos with us, and becky told him he was "the sacred bread of life" in spanish. that is really funny if you consider how neither becky nor i really speak spanish... we are like robots that regurgitate what our other friends tell us.
an exciting night in madrid.