Every Thursday night I meet up with my new Czech friends and my colleague/friend Mirek from work. This Thursday (Nov. 4th) I met up with them again as usual. After volleyball we go to the pub next door for pivo (beer). Since it is a school night...I only have one (mom) but it is great to be surrounded by people who don't even speak English and laugh. Mirek speaks English and a couple other people speak limited English. There were three of us celebrating our birthdays so I was surprised with some thoughtful gifts. There isn't anything major to say other than, it was and continues to be the best birthday ever. Thank you to all!