HOW TO: Echar Habladas (Talk Crap) in Spanglish!

No se hagan… you know you do it too.  When instead of saying something ugly or mean, you just opt to say something a little more underhanded and sometimes kind of sarcastic as well.  Depending on your intentions, an hablada can be mean and really just as nasty as calling someone out […]

The Story of How My Mother Hot-Wired Our Car!

The pain is still unforgettable today.  The rest of the details – nevermind how hilarious – until this weekend, at least for me, were pretty much forgotten.  Now if you’ve ever had an ingrown toenail so severe it made you hobble over to the doctor for an outpatient foot operation […]

Piropos for Valentine’s Day

¡Estas bien enamorado!  You are so in love and you just can’t help it.  You’re feeling those butterflies in your stomach and nothing anyone says can make you change your mind about the object of your affection.  He or she is perfect in every way in your eyes.  From the […]

Burla: The Act of Laughing at Oneself… and Others

There’s a time to play.  And there’s a time to stop.  That line you cross when you’re no longer laughing with someone, but laughing at them.  When it stops being funny, and turns into something kind of offensive.  Now, tampoco soy nigún santo, so my philosophy has always been that […]

La Vergüenza de Mi Primer Carrito: Viejo y Feo, Pero…

“When the bell rings you better hurry up and make it to the car.  If you’re not there by the time I get there, I’m leaving you!”  That was the constant threat to my younger brother when we’d get to school in the mornings… that is when I wasn’t trying […]