Ask Juan: Is It Possible To Speak Spanish Quietly?

So the other day I just happened to overhear this conversation.  Believe it or not, I wasn’t even trying to listen.  My Metiche tendencies have very purposely been subdued over the past couple of months.  Okay, okay… so not really.  I’ve just been kind of too busy to be as chismoso as […]

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 […]

Machocorridos: Paquita La Del Barrio Eat Your Heart Out!

¡Uyy!  It takes a lot to get a only a one word response out of me.  Usually when something ignites or inspires me in any way I can go and on forever, but this time this album really takes the cake.  Turns out the Mexican comedian known as El Norteño […]

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 […]

Burradas: “Blonde Moments” by Los Metiches

Burrada – dicho o acción torpe, brutal. They’re called burradas because they are things we all do without thinking.  Things that might embarrass us or even make us feel pretty clueless for a couple of seconds.  Sort of like blonde moments – we all have them regardless of what color […]

Write The Caption: Botas Picudas – Mexican Pointy Boots

This post is entirely gratuitous and just for fun!  Me encontre esta foto online and thought it would be perfect for you guys to write a caption about.  Obviously están bien entraditos into whatever it is they are doing… but what exactly that is I don’t know.  So how ’bout […]

Pan-Tuflas: Comfort Shoes

Pantufla – zapatilla sin orejas ni talón para andar por casa.  Or house shoes in English, pa los que no entiendan.  After a long day’s work there’s nothing better than getting home, kicking off your shoes, and throwing on a pair of pantuflas, especially if it’s cold!  My own have […]

Chones Rojos, Verdes o Amarillos for New Years – The Debate

Today, we were talking chones on Twitter.  It started out with a conversation about Christmas traditions of all things, and before we knew it we were knee deep in chatter about undies.  I’ve always known there was some correlation between what color of underwear one chose to wear on New […]