Every month, the TV company teases us some channels in hopes that we'll buckle down and pay for the premium cable package. Last week, we had the movie channels, which was awesome because 99% of the movies are in English.
Today, they turned on all of the American channels! We have Fox (Family Guy), FX (The Office), CNN (news in English), "the Sony channel," which I think is NBC and whatever else Sony owns (Grey's, Scrubs, America's Next Top Model), a channel called "GNT" which I think is from Canada (Oprah), a bunch of ESPN-esque things (soccer for Alexandre, and I watched a few minutes of the Packers-Saints game before I remembered that I hate football), Cartoon Network, Discovery Channel and Discovery Home and Family (Nanny 911), and a bunch of other channels.
Perfect timing! I think it'll only be turned on for a week (the transliteration is not turned on, but "liberated" .... haha), but that means I've got my entertainment set for 4 of my 8 days of solitude!
Oh yes, and We've changed the cat's name to Ginger. After Ginger Rogers... because she is a classy dancing star (whether or not her stardom is by choice is beside the point). We've made some lovely videos of her dancing and "singing" (Alexandre helps her out when she forgets the words). Maybe it'll just be a nickname
I made a delicious midnight dinner (classes until 11pm) of baked chicken wings covered in a sauce made of soy sauce, honey, and garlic, with rice on the side. Alexandre has just made brigadera, which is this fabulous Brazilian pudding-type concoction that I would like to make at Christmas dinner, if that's okay with Nanny.
This is what happens when all of my classes are after 6pm and I sleep in until noon! :D