I listen to music in the car and there is always that one line that just sticks in my head… which means when I am doing my life I will completely say those lines.
Even hanging out with friends we will sometimes say a lyrics from a song because the situation calls for it. Today this video just reminded me of myself!
The best part is how I’ll be a situation that is pretty serious but I’ve been hearing a song over and over, at the grocery store, in a restaurant, the gas station, a boutique, blasting out of someone else’s car, at the club! Last night I was getting ready to go to dinner & bae was saying, “Come on, it is JUST dinner! Who are you getting ready for??”
And I just say: I just wanna look good for you, good for you. Uh huh. Baby let me show you how glad I am to be yours.
Seriously, if he wants a take no time lady, they there but I am going to take 15 minutes because I might want to snapchat a selfie.
I have an accent when I speak Spanish. My accent shows that I am not a native Spanish speaker, however, Spanish is the 1st language I learned. Then I learned German. Then I learned English, eventually I lost my Spanish accent. Having an gringo father will do that, as I lived in gringo neighborhoods growing up with my entrepreneur parents. You would not know this unless you knew since I was born. I have been in Ecuador for a month and have to explain where I am from to people of Ecuador, not to the tourist because they assume I am Ecuadorean.
I am from Ecaudor. I was born here. I moved to the states when I was young and stopped speaking Spanish around 3rd grade. It was a weird situation at home as the person that did not want Spanish in the home was the mother of my dad. She did not want people to confuse my mom, my brother and myself as Mexican. Before she passed away my grandmother did mention she always regretted her opinion of speaking Spanish as she realized that being able to is a real skill in this globalized economy. Strangely enough, since I lived in Texas everyone just assumes I am Mexican. Like everyone, as if the only people in the world with brown eyes and black hair who tan easily are from Mexico. My best friend in high school was Mexican and yes I was able to relate with her family far more than my gringa best friend in middle school. My current best friend is interracial and it is so strange how much we have in common, yet so much more of a relieve to have some that UNDERSTANDS. Do you know how hard it is to meet someone who loves bass music but enjoy the finer things in life?
I have told several people last week that I am from Ecaudor but have lived in the United States for 20 years. Why do I have to include that… oh yeah, my terrible accent. I can speak Spanish enough to get by but it is clear that it is so bad that I am not Ecuadorean enough. Of course I am not American enough. I have stopped trying to fit in anywhere and just say I am from down the street. It is also annoying to have anyone say how cool it is to be interracial. Like it is trendy. It is just something that happened.
It is my funny way of dealing with this constant question that others have about me. I walked down the street and now I am here. Now that I am here now we can do something fun, interesting and get on. Explaining where I am from is not going to explain very much about how I am now, especially right when I met someone. I come from all over. My father has a family that is only 2nd generation American. My mother has family in Europe. I lived in the states for most of my childhood and I am missing visiting the MAC counter right now to even out my sun kissed tan. I was raised to save most of my income and pay for cash for everything and that family is everything and do not take crap from anyone. I come from this country that is bio diverse and friendly and scary AF sometimes too. I also come from a flat land out in East Texas where it can smell like gas but my favorite cousins lives there so I do not mind. I have visited graves of my ancestors from all parts of the world. That is what being international is like. I am really from all over and it it hard for me to explain to anyone who has never even left their state that I feel nostaglic when I am communicating with someone over dramatic hand gestures more than words. I have this great sense of belonging to every moment that I am in because I do not know how long I will be there.
I really do not like explaining where I am from. I am not there anymore, I am not even only visiting, it just part of me. }
I can just tell you where I am now. I am here with family in Ecuador. I am happy to write that.
One of my favorite podcasts. I have looked forward to every single Thursday for over a year JUST for this podcast. It doesn’t matter what kind of day of I’m having Kid Fury and Crissle always crack me and straight up read folks up and down. I don’t have any other podcast I’m listening to that has the best introduction every single week of a new different song. I’m a fan of Zebra Katz and the DAY I heard “Iam Read” 3 years ago I would randomly have this song pop in my head when I was about to read a betch. Seriously, sometimes folks just need to get some knowledge. Any how, so when the remix played in the first podcast I was like, “Oh?!” Then completely devoured every single episode since.
All major Beyonce fan will love how they both go into deep details of how utterly blessed by all she does as well as talk about Blue Ivy. Then get passionately upset when the hosts discuss hot cultural topics as well as break down race issues. Favorite section? The readers’ letters at the end are hysterical. Sometimes I feel like the listers are just brand new trying to work around things but
Hope you enjoy their playlist. It’s straight up fire. Even if you NEVER get around to listening to the podcast itself – do yourself a favorite and play the intros picks for the past year.
I’m reading that someone from Hollywood, I don’t watch tv but heard it was an actress, said that Kay Kay was someone’s mother LIKE THAT WAS A BAD THING. As if suddenly being a mother means women shouldn’t be naked. If suddenly when a woman became a mother it automatically meant that she could no longer be sexy then a LOT of babies wouldn’t have been born after that first go around.
I grew up with a an extremely fashion forward mother and there were times as a child that I would just look at her and think, “Wow she really is confident! Can’t wait to grow up and be just like her.” Of course this photo is for the cover a magazine. If you have ever watch the reality show that Kay Kay is in you’ll know she is the most conservative person you’ve ever seen. This is a modeling pictures, she was a model to begin with – still is. I’m annoyed that anyone would say shit to anyone about what they choose to do. Everyone should always embrace their totally sexual goddess and fuck whatever someone else has to say about it. I kno w I do! I am not everyone’s ideal of hot but there only needs to be one person that likes me.
Whoever this person is saying that Kay Kay needs to feel shame or put on clothes needs to really focus on their own work and be someone that has a name that means something. (Ugh, yes, Kay Kay is a star known for being famous for being famous but it’s obvious the woman works and travels tirelessly.) I can’t stand when females want to tear down other woman. Plus we all know that this person spouting all this trash would be happy to have her butt crack on the cover a magazine – baby or not – and it just flat out being an asshole because she knows that the media wants to jump on any hate shit written on American’s Favorite Woman to Hate.
Now back to important topics. Booty! Plus thisperson looks like Kay Kay anyways. LOL