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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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rob! starring cheech marin and rob schneider


¡Rob!, a new show starring Rob Schneider, is about a non-Latino and his new Mexican in-laws. The wife is played by Nadine Velazquez, who is Puerto Rican. Also starring in the CBS comedy is Cheech Martin. ¡Rob! airs on CBS January 12.

From the CBS website:

Rob is a comedy starring Rob Schneider as a lifelong bachelor who just married into a tight-knit Mexican-American family. Rob is a successful landscape architect who, after a whirlwind romance, marries Maggie, a beautiful, smart fashion boutique owner, who is way out of his league. After eloping in Las Vegas, Maggie and Rob must break the news to her overprotective, judgmental parents, Rosa and Fernando, that they are married. “

Vamos a ver…(My own gringo husband should have written the pilot…)

Latinos Mucho Like Health and Beauty Products

latinas like makeup and health productsA new report, the Latino Health and Beauty Care Market” by Packaged Facts says:

“Latinas are more likely than women on average to use eye liner and mascara and less likely to use foundation makeup. Latino men are much more likely than men on average to use skin care products such as moisturizers and facial cleansing products.
Both Latino men and Latinas are more likely to choose scented products in the deodorant category, and Latino men are more likely to choose scented shaving cream. Frequent tooth brushing and flossing, additionally, is a characteristic of both Latino men and Latinas.”

The percentage of beauty products used by Latinos is up 41% between 2000 and 2009, while the non-Latino population’s use is up 15%.

Yes, we love looking and smelling muy bueno!

You can read more at Marketwire.

Tony Montana Returns

Scarface is getting remade and the writer selected to redo the script is Training Day writer David Ayer.

Ay, cucu crazy Cuban Tony Montana, wonder who will play you in the remake?

Diabetes and Hispanics

An International Diabetes Federation report says that one in 10 adults worldwide – about 522 million people – could have diabetes by 2030. The report also says three new diabetes cases occur every 10 seconds around the world and that the greatest number of people with diabetes are between 40 and 59 years old. In addition, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes disproportionately affects Hispanics in the United States.

Almost 12 percent of all Hispanics in the United States has diabetes, compared with 8 percent of the total U.S. population, according to the CDC.

Preventing Type 2 diabetes includes maintaining a healthy weight and at least 30 minutes of exercise daily, according to the IDF.

Gabriel Iglesias Stand-Up Revolution

Gabriel Iglesias, a popular comedian, ith a Comedy Central show, and appearances on the Tonight Show, the Late Late Show, and Jimmy Kimmel Live, has released a new comedy DVD, The Stand-Up Revolution. His last DVD was titled I’m not Fat, I’m Fluffy. The DVD is available at Amazon.

(Watch the promo video with care..NSFW)

Good Reads

A school called Freedom University for undocumented students has opened in Georgia by four university professors. Via Univision News.

Raising Charitable and Philanthropic Kids by Mommy Maestra.

Poor Jennifer Lopez got on the Riculist for Fiat commercial/Bronx/not Bronx mess and CNN wonders: “Is Jennifer Lopez Still at Home on the Block?”

Need fashion inspiration? Meet Bren Herrera of B So Chic and the Heart of Haiti cuffs she just got. (Heart of Haiti is a great charity).

Coconut Cranberry Cake by Chocorrol, a cool Mexican food blog.

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  • Alexandra says:

    Jennnifer Lopez has been occupying my mind lately: have you seen her latest man choice?

    When is she ever going to go for stability???

    It’s like being serious about that maldito Pitbull. Love his music, but would NEVER think a serious thought about him.

    • Carrie says:

      I have seen the latest man candy…No se what to think…in some ways, I’m like “you go girl!” but in others, it is “que te pasa, mi’ja!”

      I am guessing her Mami is doing a whole lot of praying!

      And, well, Pitbull…I wouldn’t think seriously about him either…but again, “Man Candy!” LOL

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