Today I woke up late, and then spent a few hours writing to UCLA scholarship essays that I had been procrastinating on and that were due today. For lunch, we ate humitas outside on the patio. Then I showered, dressed up, and got ready for the joint birthday party that Cata and I were having at Cata’s house that night. I walked over to the Jumbo to meet Pablo so we could help each other pick out birthday presents for Cata. I got her a really cute pink pillow in the shape of a heart. Then I took a collectivo over to Cata’s to help her set up for the party. There was so much food to put out on the tables, and I was shocked when she pulled out beers to serve. Her mom seemed completely fine with the fact that underage kids would be drinking beer in her house. Slowly, people started arriving for the party.