765 Wild Night Out

Kara and Lupe talk about going to the clubs and the wild endings to the evening.

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Kara: So, now that we've had my birthday and my party, what you would you like to do for yours?

Lupe: Well, it's still a couple months away and I really did enjoy my birthday last year and the year before that, but my twenty-first birthday was by far the best when you organized my surprise party, cause I myself hadn't had a birthday party in probably ten years before that, so having another party would be absolutely awesome, but I know that it's a little bit harder now to get everyone together, so I think I'd like to keep the tradition going and meet up at El Torito and have a few drinks, a few appetizers. Some cheese cake and then go out for some drinks and maybe a little bit of dancing.

Kara: Well, on your twenty-first birthday we also went Disneyland in Anaheim. We can also do that again. I know that's one of your favorite places.

Lupe: Actually, it is. Disneyland is my favorite place to go, and my birthday does land on a Wednesday this year, so maybe the weekend before that, which happens to be a three day weekend because of Memorial Day, so that's a possibility. We could definitely go down to Southern California and have some fun down there.

Kara: And then, on your actual birthday, we could do the restaurant, drinks, appetizers.

Lupe: We can. We could make it a week-long birthday. You know I always like that.

Kara: Yeah. And your birthday is in the middle of the week. That's the best, cause then you get to celebrate in the middle of the week and the weekend before and hopefully the weekend after.

Lupe: Or if you want, we could even make it a birthday month like we have done before, so you know, we have our friend Alicia who does that. Maybe we can just follow her tradition. Make it a birthday month.

Kara: If that is the case, then we would have birthday year cause cause we seem to do things every weekend throughout the whole year.

Lupe: That's true, but I was just saying to maybe focus more on the birthday girl. I really wouldn't mind it, especially for the whole month. Get a little extra attention, because, you know, I do like that.

Kara: Liar.

Lupe: No, I'm serious. I think it's a great idea. And you can get me a little tiara, so what I can do the birthday princess. Make sure everybody knows that it's my birthday when we go out.

Kara: Sounds like a plan.

Learn Vocabulary from the lesson

I'm not the cooking type

I'm not the cooking type, but I did make guacamole.

When you are 'not the cooking type,' it means that you do not take pleasure from preparing food.

Notice the following:

  1. I'm not the cooking type. I much prefer other people to cook for me!
  2. She is not the cooking type, so I always prepare the meals in our house.

makeshift closet

The thing I needed the most was the screen I got to make my makeshift closet.

A 'makeshift closest' is a temporary place to put your clothes. Anything that is 'makeshift' serves a specific purpose but is not the most effective way of doing something. It is usually a temporary solution.

Notice the following:

  1. Do you think you could make me a makeshift closet, as I have nowhere to put my clothes?
  2. I am still using the makeshift closet that I had when I moved in.

very funny

Kara thinks it's very funny.

When something is 'very funny,' is means that it is highly amusing and probably makes you laugh.

Notice the following:

  1. I find the old fashioned comedies very funny.
  2. He is a very funny man. we always have lots of laughs when we go round to his house.

what can I say

What can I say. It's a habit.

'What can I say' is an informal phrase that means 'I can't justify it.'

Notice the following:

  1. What can I say; I love sugary food!
  2. I don't like cooking. What can i say?

you're one to talk

You're one to talk with your one hundred-fifty, two hundred pairs of shoes.

'You're one to talk' is a friendly, but defensive, comment you can use when you think the person you are talking to is being hypocritical. We usually use this when the person is tell us that we are doing something wrong in our life, but he does the same thing in his.

Notice the following:

  1. You're one to talk. You always leave the lights on when you leave a room.
  2. You're one to talk; you never cook!


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Vocabulary Challenge

Complete the sentences with the words below.
type • makeshift • funny
what can • you're one
  1. She lived in a bedroom off of our living room for about a year.
  2. You guys can go for a bike ride, but I'm not the exercise .
  3. to talk. You never go the speed limit.
  4. I say? I love food.
  5. That movie was very . I laughed so hard that I cried a couple of times.