Tonight I am taking Yvette "to the underworld", as she likes to call the world that comprises the things I like to do. I am surprised she is so keen on going all things being considered, but I am glad that she is cool enough that she wants to explore something I am in to. Not everyone is like that...
I am very excited about going to check out Benoit Cassar. I've been waiting for him for a while. You can only imagine my surprise Wednesday night when while we were eating Yuri says to me "hey, let's go say hi to XYperson. He is chilling with the DJ" and then an hour later when we were at this bar I turned around and he was standing right next to me trying to order a Presidente. hahahaha
I am amused by little things.
Another interesting thing about tonight is that it is the first Friday after the new alcohol consumption laws went into effect. According to this law, no alcohol is to be sold after 2:00am on weekends and 12:00am on weeknights. I mean, that's what the law says but apparently certain people are trying to execute it by closing down the bars and clubs. I don't know. I don't get it. Dominican reasoning is sometimes unreasonable. Anyway, I want to see what's going to happen after 2:00am. I know that on Wednesday night, I was in a place that just closed the door with the people who were already in and kept on going as if nothing had happened. I appreciated that.
The only thing I have noticed over the past couple of days regarding this ridiculous law is that people just seem to be trying to get drunk quicker and earlier. If before the consumption of a drink took an hour, now it takes 20 minutes and people get just as drunk, if not drunker than they would have been before. Did the law solve the problem? I don't think so. This society isn't made for legislation like that.
Anyway, I've been moody, cranky and above all things quite hungry these past few days. I never realized just how gluten dependant I was and how hard it is to keep a gluten-free diet. I think I may have to rethink my vegetarianism for the sake of simply having some sort of variety in the things I eat because I can't live off fruits, vegetables and ice cream alone.