Tuesday, August 30, 2005
I few entry’s back I wrote about how I would love to go back and talk to my great-grandmother. At that time I never gave a reason why but now my great-grandmothers presence won’t leave me alone. It is like she wants me to explain it and to comply with her I will.
I would like to be able to talk to my great-grandmother because I would like to meet the women who I have been compared to my whole life. The woman I remind everyone of. The women who’s eyes I inherited.
While I might be the spitting image of my father’s mother my eyes belong to my great-grandmother. Although she died when I was 8. I never got a chance to know her. She lived in D.R. and I lived in New York.
That fact that we lived world apart did not stop people from comparing us. As long as I can remember people have been telling me that I have the same eyes. “ Those eyes” they use to tell me “ Those eyes belong to your great-grandmother.”
I use to ask my mami why people would tell me this for I did not understand. My great-grandmother had gray-blue eyes mines are green. Plus these eyes belonged to me how could they belong to her as well? My mami being the patient women she is would laugh and then explain to me that it was not the color of the eyes that matter but what my eyes would say. She would explain to me that my great-grandmother eyes did the same thing. “When people look at you it looks as if you are talking through your eyes. It is like you have seen this world before.” She would tell me “ Your great-grandmother use to do the same thing.” At the time I was way to young to understand what my mami was explaining to me. Now that I am older and reflecting on it I understand completely.
Over the years people have stopped telling me that my eyes belong to my great-grandmother. Pero every once in a while we will run across an old family friend or someone who knew my great-grandmother and those six words magically reappear.
“ Those eyes belong to your great-grandmother” and I feel like a little girl all over again.
Now when people tell me this they are also willing to share stories with me. My mami tells me stories of how I was Mama’s favorite because for a long time I was her only great-granddaughter with light eyes. How Mama at her old age would carry me around the house singing to me telling me stories or just sitting in a rocking chair with me. How mami and papi had to fight with her to let me go when it was time to leave. How she use to say that I was “ Her baby”
My great-grandmother is not the only family member with “light” eyes her husband (my great-grandfather) had blue eyes and my grandfather on my father’s side also has blue eyes but it is her that I am compared to the most. My eyes belong to her.
“ You two” mami use to say “ You two were such a sight and old fragile women with gray hair and gray-blue eyes holding a little baby girl with jet black hair and bright green eyes, There where times when I would walk by and see the two of you sitting there staring into space and it would stop me in my tracks. You looked like a painting just sitting there rocking back and forth looking at something that only the two of you could see.”
It is stories like these that stop me in my tracks. I love hearing them but at the same time a great sadness washes over me because I feel like I missed out on getting to know her, and yet it feels like I do know her. Some where in my memory those song and stories lay she shared them with me for a reason. At time I feel her near me and I stop and listen I so desperately want to remember her, want to remember what her voice sounds like but just like the wind she comes and goes as she pleases and I am left with nothing else but to sit and wait for the next time she chooses to visit me.
My eyes are not my own they belong to someone else, they belong to my ancestors.
Monday, August 29, 2005
So I finally received Shelley's book on Saturday. I sat down to read it on Sunday and let me just say i LOVED it. OMG Shelley chica you rock. This is an amazing book.If you still have not gotten a chance to read it i suggest you hurry up and buy it. The plot caught me from page one and i was dying to know what happend. I read it in one sitting and then i made the mistake of reading the excerpt for "Los Morenos" and now i can't wait for it come out. I also ordered Liz's book pero it had not come in yet. Shelley chica i have to tell you that after that scene with Nikki and Mario after the baby showe...Coño chica i needed a cold shower. :) So there is my review if you have not picked up Shelley's book i suggest you RUN out and get it.
Now for the tag. Desiree tagged me so here it is.
A-Accent: I don't think i have one, but everyone says that i have a ghetto New York Dominican accent.
B-Breast Size: 38DD, yup god gave me big boobs to go with my big butt.
C- Chore you hate: Cleaning the bathroom.
D-Dad's name: Jose
E-Essential make-up: Every kind of make-up is essential to me this girl does not leave the house with out her "face" on.
F- Favorite Perfume/Cologne: Anything by Oscar De La Renta and Ralph Lauren and Touch by Burberry.
G- Gold or Silver: Gold
H-Hometown: New York City
J-Job title: Daycare Program Manager
K-Kids: Not yet pero hopefully in the future.
L-Living arrangements: Con mi mami and papi until i graduate for college.
M-Mom's Birthplace: Inoa, San Jose De Las Matas, Dominican Republic.
O-Overnight Hospital Stays: None.
Q-Favorite Quote: " It is not the letting go that hurts it is the holding on"
R-Religious affiliation: Born Catholic pero i have not been to church in a minute so right now i am doing my own thing.
S-Siblings: Dos hermanas (Two sisters)
T-Two You are Tagging: Gloria and Elsie
U-Unnatural hair colours you've worn: Carmel, Red, and Blond highlights.
V-Vegetable you refuse to eat: Asparagus.
W-Worst Habit: Procrastinating.
X-X-rays you've had: My neck
Y-Yummy foods you make: Monfongo, Arroz Con Leche, Quipes, Cheesecake Squares.
Z-Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Friday, August 26, 2005
1. IF YOU COULD BUILD A SECOND HOUSE ANYWHERE, WHERE WOULD IT BE? This is a hard one but i would have to say Italy.
2. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE ARTICLE OF CLOTHING? Jeans.
3. THE LAST CD YOU BOUGHT? Jeez ever since i have gotten my iPod it has been a while since i bought a cd, cd but i would have to say that the last cd i bought was Daddy Yankee's Barrio Fino for Jean-Carlos.
4. WHAT TIME DO YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING? 5:00 a.m.
5. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE? The Wedding Planner and My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
6. IF YOU COULD PLAY AN INSTRUMENT, WHAT WOULD IT BE? Violin
7. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE COLOR? Yellow
8. WHICH DO YOU PREFER, SPORTS CAR OR SUV? SUV - Mercedes-Benz G500
9. DO YOU BELIEVE IN AFTERLIFE? Sometime
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CHILDREN'S BOOK? Goodnight Moon.
11. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SEASON? Spring/Fall
12. IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE SUPER POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE? The power to read people's mind
13. IF YOU HAVE A TATTOO, WHAT IS IT? I don't have a tattoo.
14. CAN YOU JUGGLE? No.
15. THE ONE PERSON FROM YOUR PAST YOU WISH YOU COULD GO BACK AND TALK TO? My great-grandmother
16. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE DAY? Sunday
17. SUSHI OR HAMBURGER? Hamburgers
18. FAVORITE FLOWER? Roses
19. DO YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT? YES!
20. WHAT WOULD BE YOUR DREAM JOB? Running my own restaurant.
21. FAVORITE MEAL? Anything my abuela makes.
I now tag Caro, Irene, J and Daahsar
Thursday, August 25, 2005
Primo # 3 Marcus.
Irene posted a hilarious joke about New Yorkers and it reminded me of this list:
The New York State of Mind
YOU KNOW YOU'RE FROM NEW YORK WHEN...YOU'RE 35 YEARS OLD AND DON'T HAVE A DRIVER'S LICENSE.
YOU RIDE IN A SUBWAY CAR WITH NO AIR CONDITIONING JUST BECAUSE THERE ARE SEATS AVAILABLE.
YOU AND THE OTHER THREE PASSENGERS LOOK AT EACH OTHER AND KNOW YOU HAVE PURE GRIT.
YOU TAKE THE TRAIN HOME AND YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHERE ON THE PLATFORM THE DOORS WILL OPEN THAT WILL LEAVE YOU RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE EXIT STAIRWAY.
YOU KNOW WHAT A "REGULAR" COFFEE IS.
IT'S NOT MANHATTAN; IT'S THE "CITY".
YOU GET UPSET THAT A CABBIE IS OBEYING ALL THE RULES OF THE ROAD.
YOU'RE WILLING TO TAKE IN STRANGE PEOPLE AS ROOMMATES SIMPLY TO HELP PAY THE RENT.
THERE IS NO NORTH AND SOUTH. IT'S "UPTOWN" OR "DOWNTOWN."
IF YOU'RE REALLY FROM NEW YORK YOU HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO CONCEPT OF WHERE NORTH AND SOUTH ARE.... AND EAST OR WEST IS "CROSSTOWN."
YOU CROSS THE STREET ANYWHERE BUT ON THE CORNERS AND YOU YELL AT CARS FOR NOT RESPECTING YOUR RIGHT TO DO IT.
YOU MOVE 8,000 MILES AWAY, SPEND 10 YEARS LEARNING THE LOCAL LANGUAGE AND PEOPLE STILL KNOW YOU'RE FROM Manhattan (or BROOKLYN) THE MINUTE YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH.
YOU RETURN AFTER 10 YEARS AND THE FIRST FOODS YOU WANT ARE A "REAL" PIZZA AND A "REAL" BAGEL.
A 500 SQUARE FOOT APARTMENT IS LARGE.
YOUR CO-WORKER COMMUTES 45 MINUTES BY TRAIN TO A 2,000 SQUARE FOOT HOUSE IN THE SUBURBS THAT WAS THE SAME PRICE AS THAT SAME 500 SQUARE FOOT APARTMENT OF YOURS THAT TAKES ONLY 35 MINUTES TO GET TO AND YOU THINK HE'S A SUCKER.
YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ALL THE DIFFERENT RAY'S PIZZAS.
YOU ARE NOT UNDER THE MISTAKEN IMPRESSION THAT ANY HUMAN BEING WOULD BE ABLE TO ACTUALLY UNDERSTAND A P.A. ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE SUBWAY.
YOU KNOW WHO MR. G. IS.
YOU HAVE AT LEAST 50 MENUS IN YOUR APARTMENT, TWO THIRDS OF WHICH YOU HAVE NEITHER ORDERED FROM NOR EVEN HEARD OF.
YOU WOULDN'T BOTHER ORDERING PIZZA IN ANY OTHER CITY.
YOU KNOW THAT OFF-THE-SHELF INSECTICIDES ARE JUST LAUGHING GAS TO THE SUPERIOR ROACHES COHABITATING WITH YOU IN THE 500 SQUARE FOOT APARTMENT.
YOU GET READY TO ORDER DINNER EVERY NIGHT AND MUST CHOOSE FROM THE MAJOR FOOD GROUPS which are:CHINESE, ITALIAN, MEXICAN OR INDIAN.
YOU'RE NOT THE LEAST BIT INTERESTED IN GOING TO TIMES SQUARE ON NEW YEAR'S EVE.
YOUR INTERNAL CLOCK IS PERMANENTLY SET TO KNOW WHEN ALTERNATE SIDE OF THE STREET PARKING REGULATIONS ARE IN EFFECT.
YOU KNOW WHAT A BODEGA IS.
YOU KNOW HOW TO FOLD THE NEW YORK TIMES IN HALF,VERTICALLY, SO THAT YOU CAN READ IT ON THE SUBWAY OR BUS WITHOUT KNOCKING OFF OTHER PASSENGER'S HATS.
SOMEONE BUMPS INTO YOU, AND YOU CHECK FOR YOUR WALLET.
YOU DON'T EVEN NOTICE THE NICE LADY WALKING DOWN THE ROAD HAVING A PERFECTLY NORMAL CONVERSATION WITH HERSELF.
YOU PAY "ONLY" $230 A MONTH TO PARK YOUR CAR.
THE PRESIDENTIAL VISIT IS A MAJOR TRAFFIC JAM, NOT AN HONOR.
FILM CREWS ON YOUR BLOCK ANNOY YOU, NOT EXCITE YOU. (THEY TAKE UP ALL THE PARKING SPACES!)
YOU CAN NAP ON THE SUBWAY AND NEVER MISS YOUR STOP.
THE DELI GUY GIVES YOU A STRAW WITH ANY BEVERAGE EVEN IF IT'S A BEER.
THAT'S NEW YORK, BABY! YA GOTTA LOVE IT.
By the way I tagged a few people so go to the entry below and see if you are it.
1.) Travel the world.
2.) Set up a YMCA like center in D.R.
3.) Meet Julia Alvarez
4.) Get Married to a Wonderful Intellectual Patient MATURE Gentleman
5.) Have a Baby - when I'm ready
6.) Own a House
7.) Open up a resturant.
Things I Can Do:
2.) Make people cry
3.) Be Open-Minded
4.) Dance to Nearly Every Kind of Music (I Think)
5.) Be There for My Friends When They Need Me
Things I Can’t Do:
1.) Sit by and let people get away with shit when they are wrong.
2.) Say NO When a Good Friend Asks for a Favor
3.) Avoid a Big Sale @ the Mall
4.) Can't Ever Own Enough Handbags and Makeup
5.) Say No to Chiptole
6.) Drive Slow
7.) Walk in Pointy Heels - (not yet but i am working on it)
Things I say most:
5.) Shut up
7.) Are you for real?
I now tag Gloria, Desiree, Soozie, Tannia, Kim, Marissa, and Caro.
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Your song is:Seasons of love
COMPANY: 525,600 minutes, 525,000 moments so dear. 525,600
minutes - how do you measure,measure a year? In daylights, in sunsets, in
midnights, in cups of coffee. In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife. In
525,600 minutes - how do you measure a year in the life?How about love? How about love? How about love?
Measure in love. Seasons of love.
SOLOIST: 1525,600 minutes! 525,000 journeys to plan. 525,600
minutes - how can you measure the life of a woman or man?
SOLOIST 2: In truths that she learned, or in times that he
cried. In bridges he burned, or the way that she died.
COMPANY: Its time now to sing out, tho the story never ends
let's celebrate remember a year in the life of friends. Remember the love! Remember the love! Remember the love! Measure in love. Seasons of love! Seasons of love.
what song are you? ( full lyrics to every song)(revised)
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Tuesday, August 23, 2005
The sweet part is that my cousin Gabby will be coming back from Iraq next week! His tour will be over and he does not have to go back for a while since this was his second time out there. He called my grandmother at 3 a.m the other day with the good news.
Please keep our troops in your thoughts.
Monday, August 22, 2005
After school on Friday my co-teacher and I held an information session on our students with the rest of the staff. We were explain how our program work’s and what to expect out of our students.
During the whole meeting one topic kept coming up. “He/she loves to read, why is that?” I had no clue these are kids who hate to do any kind of schoolwork. Everyday we start the day out be reading silently for 30 minutes I find that it helps the kids out to have that quite time in the morning. We all sit down to read a book of our choice my co-teacher and myself included.
I know that a lot of our students complain and whine but in the end they end up doing what was asked. So I did not think that this was the reason why they love to read. After thinking about it and discussing it with my co-teacher we could not figure it out so I decided to ask my students. I asked them this morning why they loved to read so much.
After a few “I don’t know” and “ Cause we have to” I knew that they were not going to tell me so I dropped the subject and we kept going with our day. During silent reading one of my students brings me a piece of paper and walks away. On there it said, “ I like to read because you do.” Those were the only words on that sheet of paper. I sat at my desk in shock and also at that the same time trying not to cry in front of my students.
It is true what they say about leading by example who would have thought that a simple act like watching their teachers read would cause a few “bad kids” to like reading.
In my line of work there are many hard days but it is days like today, days where you realize that by doing the simplest thing you have help or changed someone’s life. It is days like today that makes all those bad days worthwhile.
Friday, August 19, 2005
THE STUPID JERK I’m OBSESSED WITH
by Maggie Estep
THE STUPID JERK I’m OBSSESED WITH
Stands so close
I can feel his breath on my neck
And smell the way he would smell
If we slept together
Because he is THE STUPID JERK I’m OBSSESED WITH
And that is his primary function in life
To be A STUPID JERK I CAN OBSESS OVER
And to talk to that dingy bimbette blonde
As if he really wanted to hear her
Manicures and pedicures and New Age Ritualistic Enema Cures
And, truth be told, he probably does want to hear about it
Because he is
THE STUPID JERK THAT I’M OBSESSED WITH
And he does anything he can to lend fuel to my fire
He makes a point
Of standing, looking over my shoulder
When I’m talking to the guy who adores me
And would bark like a dog and wave a strangers
If I asked him to bark like a dog and waves to strangers
But I can’t ask the guy to bark like a dog or impersonate
Any kind of animal at all
Cause I’m too busy
Looking at the way
THE STUPID JERK THAT I’M OBSESSED WITH
Has pants on
That perfectly define his well-shaped ass
To the point where I’m thoroughly frantic,
I’m just gonna go home
Stick my head in the oven
Overdose on nutmeg and aspirin or sit in the bathtub
Reading The Executioner’s Song
And being completely confounded by the fact that I can see
THE STUPID JERK THAT I’M OBSESSED WITH’S face
Defining itself in the peeling plaster of the wall
And I start yelling: “ Hey, get the hell out of here, your’re just a figment of my overripe imagination, get a life and get out of my plaster and pass me the next painful situation please.”
But he keeps on grinning
He’s THE STUPID JERK THAT I’M OBSESSED WITH
And he’s mine
In my plaster
And franklyI COULDN’T BE HAPPIER.
Thursday, August 18, 2005
Daddy Yankee...ok i had to get that out...lol. This weekend there was a good article about El Cangri in the Washington Post check it out and let me know what you think. Also I am jumping on the bandwagon and putting up a video on my blog. Of course the honor of the first video goes to mi amor the man himself....DaddyYankee.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2005
I got a new job!!!!! Woot! I am sooooooooo excitied. I will now be working at a new school as Administration. This is going to be so much fun. The program that I am going to be running offers pre-school to low-no income family. We also offer parenting, GED, and English Classes to the parents. At the same time we offer a daycare program for any little brothers or sister and a after-school program for the school age children. So in other words we take care of the whole family. I can’t wait to start I start in 3 weeks.
Saturday, August 13, 2005
Ay Carito where do i start. Bueno first of all i have to say that i am going to MISS you like crazy and that i am so, so, so, so ,so PROUD of you and that i am so GLAD that we have gotten to know each other as well as we have. I am HONOR to be able to call you not only mi prima pero also my best friend. I am so EXCITED for you because this is going to be a new start for you but at the same time i am SAD because i dont want you to leave.
Do you remember what i wrote to you in the inside cover of DGSC? I meant that with all my heart. God only knows what i be without you. THANK YOU for always being there and putting up with my crazy ass...lol.
I know that moving to Colorado was not easy but i am soooo glad that you guys did because if you had not i would have never been able to get to know you or be able to have you as my best friend. I hope you have a wonderful time in Cali enjoy it, all of it the good and the bad. I KNOW that you are going to be just fine because lets admit it your flippin' fabulous :)
To quote Dr Suess "Oh the places you will go" and knowing you Carito i know that you will go far. Cali is just the start.
I am JEALOUS of you because you get to meet Desiree, Tannia and Soozie!
IF and that is a big IF things don't (for some crazy reason) turn out the way you expect them to in Cali or if it just becomes to much well then just come home right away:)....no?....ok fine seriously remember that i am ALWAYS here for you no matter what.
Goodness there is so much that i want to say pero 1. I dont know how to say it all and 2. these tears won't let me see the keyboard ( you know i was never good at goodbyes). So i am going to turn it over to Dave, (he does a better job of saying what i want to say.)
See you and me
Have a better time than most can dream
Have it better than the best
So we can pull on through
Whaterver tears at us
Whatever hold us down
And if nothing can be done
We'll make the best of what's around
Have a good trip Carola and i send you Loves Primita lots and lots of Loves,
Friday, August 12, 2005
Ay you people and your number limits. TEN you only want me to pick TEN? Well guess what I'm digging WAY more than ten right now, I guess i will limit it down to the best of them, in no particular order. Since i have to pick TEN.
Rakata by Wisin y Yandel: I am soooooo digging this song. It is such a good party song.
Yo Voy by Daddy Yankee ft. Lennox and Zion: Now come on you guys knew he was going to show up here at least once. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this song. No, not just because it is a Daddy Yankee (sight) song but because like the one above this it is a good party song.
Ven Bailalo by Khriz y Angel: Another good party song, everytime this song comes on the radio or my ipod i find myself on my feet dancing.
Shake by Ying Yang Twins Ft. Pitbull: Yet an other party song....hmmm i think i am in a party mood right now...what do you guys think? This song is HOT.
You Raise Me Up by Josh Groban: This is such a beautiful song. Everytime i hear it i want to cry but in a good way. It always reminds me of my family and all they have done for me.
Viviendo by Marc Anthony: First let me state that i LOVE Marc Anthony so he might appear here more then once. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this song. Not only does it have amazing lyrics it also has a good beat to it.
Que Creias by Selena: I miss Selena she had some really good song. I think she had some of the best heartbreak/I am over you songs. This is one of them. I love the line where she says" Tu que creias? Que como yo habian muchas? Que mi amor es regalado, pues ya ves equivocado"
Te Quise Tanto by Paulina Rubio: I love Paulina Rubio and this is a great song. Yet again a great dance song and also a good break up song.
Un Beso Y Una Flor by Nino Bravo: This is an old school song. It is my dad's favorite song and i remember hearing it all the time when i was little. Last year at this time i found out why my dad plays it so much. When he left the Dominican Republic to move to the United States this is the song that he played for my mother (the reason why he was moving to the United States) It has become one of those songs that everytime i hear it i end up crying but i love it.
Bachata Rosa by Juan Luis Guerra y 440: This has to be one of the most beautiful loves songs every written. Juan Luis Guerra is an amazing composer and preformer. This is yet again one of those song that i have been listening to all my life and i never get tired of hearing it.
Ok now for the fun stuff i tag....Janette, Joanne, Elle, Mon, Kim, and Soozie. opps i pick six..oh well!
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
Working for the school district. That i currently work for.
Going to school and then being lazy.
5 snacks I enjoy?
Chips (any kind), ice cream, green apples, grapes and Mangoes...i love mangoes
5 songs I know all the words to?
Best of what's around by Dave Matthews Band , Anything by Shakira, Anything by Selena, Te Quise Tanto by Paulina Rubio, Anything by Marc Anthony.
5 things I'd do with a million dollars?
Pay off bills, put some away in a savings account, take my parents on a vacation, go visit and spoil my grandparents, put some away in a college fund for my nieces and nephews.
5 bad habits I have?
Drinking too much, eating too much, staying quite instead of speaking up, sleeping in to much, making people cry.
5 favorite TV shows?
Sex and the city, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Desperate Housewives, Mind of Mencia, Real World: Austin.
5 biggest joys of the moment?
My family, my friends, dulce de leche ice cream, parking lot conversations, reading.
5 favorite toys?
hmmm...and what excatly do you mean by toys?
I tag.............Caro, Reese and Kim Have fun chicas!
Friday, August 05, 2005
Soozie, girl ask and you shall receive here is your update.I am sorry that I was gone there for a while things have been crazy around here. Well I am back at work. It was actually nice to go back to work and see everyone again. To tell you the truth it has been bittersweet going back to work. A lot of my co-workers did not come back and well that sucks because I was expecting them to come back and for it to be the old gang again. The good news is that we have a few new teachers who are pretty cool so I guess in the end it all works out.
I am still wondering where the summer went. It was here and then it was gone. I know it is still officially summer but to me summer is over since I am now back at work.
This week is also my last week of summer school (yay) so I have been going crazy writing papers and study for finals (yuck). Actually last night was my last night for my Lit class. I am going to miss that class A LOT. The teacher was great she knew her shit and she made the class a lot of fun. Also the other students in there were mad cool and we all got along from the first night. If you were to walk by our classroom you would think there was a party going on in there instead of a class from all the laughing and joking around that was going on. I love classes like that, because even though we had a lot of fun we actually learned a lot. I think I learned more in that class then in any other class I have taken.
Other then that I guess nothing else is new. Oh wait...hold on we have breaking news...what is that?......oh yeah... I SUCK AS A PIMP. My poor primo...umm if you need someone to hook you up, make sure NOT to ask me. :)
I finally got that picture of Julio scanned and here he is:
I know it is kind of blurry that is just how it turn out once we scanned it, You can kind of tell that he is cute :)
I am refusing to acknowledge the fact that Caro is leaving soon. Yes I am in denial. I know so what.(fingers in ears saying "I can't hear you" with my eyes shut tight so I can't see what you are writing either.)
So it is that time of year again. Time for what Karla you might ask? Time for weight lost attempt #...er...uh hold on I have to look it up....oh ok got it weight lost attempt # 756. I will write more about this in another post.
So here is my rant for the day and no I did not make this up.
So this week at work we were doing registration for school. Most of the teacher's and teachers assistants were asked to help. So we are all there hanging out doing our thing when a Person At Work (P.A.W) hears me speaking in Spanish to a parent. When I am done speaking to said parent P.A.W. comes overP.A.W: I did not know you were Mexican?
Karla: Excuse me?
P.A.W: I did not know you were Mexican?
Karla: Eh, that is because I am not Mexican.
P.A.W: Yes, you are I just heard you speak Mexican. (Yeah,P.A.W really did say that)
Right after that comment I was heated.
(What I wanted to say) "What the fuck is that suppose to mean?"
(What I did say) Karla: And what exactly is speaking Mexican?
P.A.W: Oh you know, you speak Spanish.
Karla: Oh really well thanks for the clarification, and by the way I speak Spanish not Mexican. Oh just so you know there are a lot of countries in the
P.A.W: So what part of
In my mind I was thinking you have got to be kidding me�
Karla: Actually my family is not from
P.A.W: Oh really, how cool where in
Right here I am thinking that P.A.W has got to be joking or is really, really stupid.
Karla: Ah The Dominican Republic is not in
P.A.W: So is that like close to
At this point I realize that P.A.W actually thinks that D.R. is a part of
So for all the other ignorant stupid people out there let me just say this Peru, Chile, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay ARE NOT A PART OF MEXICO, believe it or not they are INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES. For those of you who are visual learners I have included links to maps for the