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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.
The …

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del alma: Less Blah Blah Blah more Cha Cha Cha
April 2, 2012 – 1:00 am | 16 Comments
del alma: Less Blah Blah Blah more Cha Cha Cha

Cojelo Con el Take it Easy

So, sometimes do you think we’re a people prone to drama?
Like we go for the lucha, for the tiki tiki, when we could just brush it off y ya? Is it …

Dicho: Ojos Que No Ven…
March 19, 2012 – 7:03 am | One Comment
Dicho: Ojos Que No Ven…

Ojos Que No Ven, Corazon Que No Siente
Translation: What the eyes don’t see, the heart can’t feel. Or, what your eyes can’t see, can’t hurt your heart.
Or, is it more out of sight, out of …

Dicho del Dia: Silence is Gold
February 3, 2012 – 6:34 am | No Comment
Dicho del Dia: Silence is Gold

“La Palabra es Plata, el Silencio Oro.”
Dicho Translation: “Words are silver, silence is gold.”
Remember that antes que metas la pata, remember that before you give your opinion otra vez. Remember that before you plug-in to …

Gritos al Cielo: Latina Prayers for Patience
December 22, 2011 – 7:32 am | 8 Comments
Gritos al Cielo: Latina Prayers for Patience

¡Ay! Virgencita, Ayudame!
By Jessie Nuez
¡Ay! Gran Poder de Dios!
¡Ay! Virgencita de la Altagracia ilumíname el camino a la tranquilidad.
María Santísima que estaré yo pagando!
Dios de la Vida, Padre Celestial, cuida de mi que no quiero …

Dicho: Otoño Entrante…Welcoming Fall
September 28, 2011 – 1:00 am | 20 Comments
Dicho: Otoño Entrante…Welcoming Fall

Otoño entrante, barriga tirante
The Spanish refran, or dicho, goes that that big, stretched out belly you got going on this Fall is.a left-over from summer excesses.
Word! I can relate.
It’s why I am attempting to move …

Dicho: No Escupas Al Cielo
September 7, 2011 – 6:49 am | 15 Comments
Dicho: No Escupas Al Cielo

No Escupas al Cielo, Que Encima Te Cae
In other words, don’t get uppity. Don’t spit towards the sky, because it’s going to come down on you.
You do something not-so-nice, guess who it is coming back …

Dichos: Listen to the Consejos
August 24, 2011 – 8:22 am | 4 Comments
Dichos: Listen to the Consejos

So, dichos are going American mainstream.
At least this one:
El Que No Oye Consejo No Llega a Viejo.
It’s in the opening of Hey Baby (Drop it to the Floor) by Pitbull and T-Pain. (See video below).
The translation is …

del alma: Dichos of Encouragement
August 15, 2011 – 3:56 am | 24 Comments
del alma: Dichos of Encouragement

Ay, mama. When you’ve walked through your own version of hell and survived the singe, it is hard to remember to keep your big boca closed about the benefits of implosions when friends are in …

Cojelo con el Take it Easy
July 27, 2011 – 1:00 am | 4 Comments
Cojelo con el Take it Easy

Has someone told you lately to cojelo con el take it easy?
Do you tell yourself that all the time? Relax, chill, don’t worry? Don’t freak out?
If so, mira: a selection from Ralph Marston’s Daily Motivator site …

Dicho: Merequetén and Rock-Breaking Heat
July 14, 2011 – 7:57 am | 15 Comments
Dicho: Merequetén and Rock-Breaking Heat

I don’t know about you, but sometimes unexpected Spanish stuff  – sometimes things I had not thought of in years — fly into my coco. Words, sayings, dichos. Things that I would hear my grandma or …