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Black Velvet
December 16, 2012 – 3:09 pm | 17 Comments

Childhood memories are vivid, almost indescribable in their detail, and impossible to forget. A Christmas memory I have is that of a black velvet dress  a family friend gave to me for my seventh Christmas.
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Stuff Guys Say to Cuban Girls (Video)
January 16, 2012 – 9:14 pm | 8 Comments

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OK, we are a little bit addicted to these Things People Say videos on YouTube, and watching them has brought up stuff people have said to me and …

Caca that Cubans Say (Video) NSFW
January 16, 2012 – 7:32 am | 24 Comments
Caca that Cubans Say (Video) NSFW

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Have you seen all those funny videos “Shit White Girls Say to Black Girls“; “Shit Spanish Girls Say?”; “Shit Gay Southern Guys Say?”
How about “Shit Salvadorans Say” …

When Mami and Papi Visit (Video)
December 6, 2011 – 4:49 pm | 19 Comments
When Mami and Papi Visit (Video)

So, my parents were visiting for a couple of weeks, bringing big Cuban Miami goodness to a little house in Nashville.
They brought guava and cheese pastelitos and turrones and guava paste and dulce de leche …

Que Pena: Embarrassing Sex Stories
March 17, 2011 – 5:01 am | 38 Comments
Que Pena: Embarrassing Sex Stories

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A friend recently told me her mother and she were cooking together when the elder turned to the younger — a married mother of two — and …

Dicho: Are You a Medio or a Real?
January 19, 2011 – 9:16 am | 13 Comments
Dicho: Are You a Medio or a Real?

I am just not sure about this dicho. Not sure at all. No me gusta the punto y ya that once a less-than, always a less-than. We all know too many people who have turned …

Feliz Navidad from Us To You
December 24, 2010 – 1:35 pm | 2 Comments

Carrie is in Miami preparing to celebrate a fabulous Nochebuena with her family. I am in Mission Viejo preparing to host dozens of noisy Cubans for our traditional Cuban Nochebuena feast.
We both want to wish …

On Santa’s Knee. Barely.
December 17, 2010 – 5:10 am | One Comment
On Santa’s Knee. Barely.

Alina Masferrer Gaubert and her big brother, Marc Masferrer, on Santa’s lap about 30 years ago. As Marc remembers it, their father insisted they have their picture taken with Santa despite their advanced ages.
Thanks to …

Comelata of the Seas
November 30, 2010 – 3:46 am | 5 Comments
Comelata of the Seas

I often say that I lead a charmed life. In fact, I think I’ve said it enough that now there’s something out there in the universe which makes it so.
The week before Thanksgiving, Eric and …

Spanish Tips for Semi-Latinas (Video)
November 17, 2010 – 5:39 am | 44 Comments
Spanish Tips for Semi-Latinas (Video)

I recently introduced a half-Puerto Rican friend to a totally cubana friend and watched as the Puerto Rican sheepishly admitted she didn’t speak mucho Spanish.
I joked with her that we’d get rid of her complejo …

Latin-flavored Video Round-up
October 28, 2010 – 9:50 am | 7 Comments
Latin-flavored Video Round-up

OK, gente…I troll the web so you don’t have to. And see, today I found you the perfect thing: A chihuahua taco holder. You may have to find it at a flea market though. It …