Mexi-Vocabulario: ¡Chiflado!

Uuy… I’ve been called that one more than once.   As a matter of fact, there’s a rather funny story about how big of a Chiflado I was as a kid.  It involves my two eldest sisters, my cuñado, and a banana… that somehow ended up splattered all across my hair […]

Mexi-Vocabulario: ¡Embustero!

¡No seas embustero!  Don’t be a liar!  We could probably leave it at that and you all would understand what this word means.  Pero, well what’s the fun in that? Mejor, let’s let two of the world’s biggest divas sing to us about the word embustero.  “Aww man, is this turning […]

Mexi-Vocabulario: ¡Adío!

¿Adió, a poco nada más te hizo mala cara? ¿Adió, y esta qué se cree? ¡Adío!  ¿Y a mi qué? Fíjate que fulanita se peleó con el marido ayer. ¿Adió? If you haven’t guessed by now, today’s Mexi-Vocabulario is all about that very short and simple word we Mexicans love […]

¡Ay Carajo! Everyone’s Got Jokes About Mexico’s New First Lady

I almost feel sorry for La Gaviota.  Almost, I said!  La mera verdad, as a telenovela actress she has always been one of my favorites.  Not only was she believable in all of her roles, but she has always been quite the belleza también.  Still, to go from being one of […]

Mexi-Vocabulario: ¡Despapaye!

Porque aunque nos toque trabajar mañana, hoy nos la pasarémos en el despapaye.  Okay, I’ll translate.  Because even though we have to work tomorrow, today, we’re going to party like there’s no tomorrow anyway, jajaja!  Tell me I’m wrong?  Yeah… I thought so!  Pero any-guey, despapaye is also one of those […]

Mexi-Vocabulario: ¡Chafa!

I use this one a lot.  In my writing at least.  In real person, or en vivo y a todo color, not so much.  In everyday conversations… cómo que no me sale.  It’s one of those words that even if you don’t know what it means you can pretty much […]

The Caesar Salad – Yup! It Was Made in Mexico

It’s true!  Albeit by an Italian living in Mexico avoiding the restrictions of Prohibition in the United States during the 1920’s… but nonetheless, it was restaurateur Caesar Cardini who on the Fourth of July, no less, in 1924 came up with the simple and delicious recipe that makes up the […]

Finally! A Reality Show in Spanish I Actually Want To See!

The only problem, it doesn’t air this side of the border.  I’m talking about Mexico’s version of The Voice – appropriately titled La Voz México – and until today, I didn’t even know this show existed.  Now, ya no me aguanto las ganas that one of the major US Spanish-language […]