Loving on the Best (Video)

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Ah, happy Friday to you, gente. Here in the Boonies, we are enjoying a school-free day with three girls under the age of 7. Wish me luck.

Check out the viral video of a young girl’s cover of Lady Gaga’s Born this Way. It made me happy. Hope it does you too.

I am going to say it, the best writing on the Web this week, was right here. Yes, right here.

We had four powerful essays on Love by four amazing contributing writers. To make sure you didn’t miss them, here are the links:

I Know Love Can Mend, by Roxana A. Soto.

I Know Love is Sleepless by Lisa Quinones-Fontanez.

I Know Love Remains by Tere.

I Know Love is a Fresh Start by Maria de los Angeles.

I Know Love is a Best Friend, an love letter I wrote to my best friends.

cuban weddingSpeaking of love, are you planning a wedding? Especially one with a little Latin flavor? Head over the New Latina and read this week’s stories about some fabulous, inspired weddings…including mine, an event full of maracas and guajiro hats.

I don’t know about you, but we have some difficulties getting la nena to do her chores. I am going to check out this app called ChoreBank. I am willing to try anything, short of a big chancletaso. And, for more sanity-saving, if a little silly, apps for helping with kids, check out this newspaper story and be sure to read about Sit or Squat!

I was doing a little mindless scrolling this week and saw a post on Sofia Vergara. The comments included many a shocked “She’s a natural blonde?” Que shock. Yes, she is. She dyes her hair to look more Latina. But, you knew that already.

‘I’m a natural blonde, but when I started acting, I would go to auditions, and they didn’t know where to put me because I was voluptuous and had the accent – but I had blonde hair, admitted the Colombian born star.

‘The moment I dyed my hair dark, it was, ‘Oh, she’s the hot Latin girl.’ I loved it … Being brunette toned me down a bit.’ — as quoted in the Daily Mail.

Did you see this “unearthed” video making the rounds? Sofia in 1998, doing a video for Bally’s.

OK, not that you got some candy, here’s some hearty stuff.

Now, you be good.

Happy Weekend.

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By Carrie on February 18, 2011 · Posted in el buzz

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TikiTikiBlog says:

Not too proud to say it: The Best Writing on the Web was on Tiki Tiki! @vicequeenmaria @roxanasb @tere_tere @laliquin ! http://tikitikiblog.com/loving-on-the-be

Posted on February 18th, 2011

LaliQuin says:

RT @TikiTikiBlog: Not too proud to say it: The Best Writing on the Web was on Tiki Tiki! @vicequeenmaria @roxanasb @tere_tere @laliquin …

Posted on February 18th, 2011

LaliQuin says:

GRACIAS!!!!! @TikiTikiBlog @vicequeenmaria @roxanasb @tere_tere

Posted on February 18th, 2011

YvonneinLA says:

I love the video. She’s so talented and I think I like her version better than the original! Can’t wait to read the love links.
YvonneinLA´s last [fabulousness] ..Breaking Tradition

Posted on February 18th, 2011

Ana L. Flores says:

Gotta agree that this Love is… week was amazing and beautiful. Enjoyed reading every single story

Posted on February 19th, 2011

ChristinaGP says:

Love the uberCuban wedding pic. And yes, anything short of a chancletaso would be great.

Posted on February 19th, 2011

Dariela says:

My goodness, that video. They are born that way, what other explanation!
I read the Love series and it amazes me how the story of love is one that is never duplicated, everybody has their very own version, that makes me happy :)
Dariela´s last [fabulousness] ..Hot Air Balloon at Disney World

Posted on February 19th, 2011

Amanda says:

The Love Is series was brilliant, Carrie!
Also, your wedding pictures? Awesome! Venetian Pool really is such a raw, beautiful place. I imagine it was lovely!
Amanda´s last [fabulousness] ..Operation Organize It!

Posted on February 21st, 2011