I should have just waited till this coming May to start blogging, that way it wouldn't look like I'd stopped for almost a year. You all might be a wee smarter than that I guess tho. Damn.
I can not BELIEVE it's been so long! OMG!! And then again I can, but the babies are getting older and I'm finding more time these days (haaaaaahahahaaha) and the truth is I've been INSPIRED this week and just couldn't stay away.
I was FB'ing (for shame) and ran across a friends page with a link to - http://www.facebook.com/#!/mexicanpeoplebelike?fref=ts that guy. It's called "Mexicans Be Like~" The squiggle at the end helps you find it. Of course, the link would be easier but you know, um, just in case.
It's a silly site that has goofy pictures making fun of Mexicans but ALSO some funny stereotypes that just happen to be mostly true. The true stuff that is goofy is what really got me laughing. When I first came here I wouldn't have understood a lot of it but now I do.
There was one about a Mom with her chankla (run!), one about la pulga (the fleamarket) and another about using the glass jar from store bought mole as a kitchen glass after it's all gone. That last one made me kick myself in the head, I totally could have USED those jars before I figured out how to make homemade!
Anyways, all I could do last night was giggle to myself thinking up other silly "truths" that I've learned about Mexico in the past few years here. And BLOGGING THEM. So, here I am, how are you, I love you.
And here we go, I'm going to borrow his monkier - "You might be a Mexican if -
You've ever been invited to a party, told you could bring someone and started calling your ENTIRE family. AND invited all of your neighbors, even that weird smelly lady down the street, because it's just polite.
You know what "padrinos" are and have been one to not just family but a practical stranger. Also, if you've been sent or have sent your kids around the neighborhood asking everyone to be padrinos - cuz that's how we throw some kick ass parties even when we ourselves have no money.
If you've ever been invited to a complete strangers party by a neighbor, got there and realized that you are a padrino.
If when you throw a party you fully expect everything on the tables to be stolen at the end of the night. Vase with flowers? Candles? The rest of the 30lb birthday cake? GONE bitches! That's how we get our gift $ back!
So fellow expats, what can YOU come up with in this category?? I know you all can be funny! Do tell! :)