These are a few of my favorite things (according to my mom)

June 16, 2010

Perhaps I should start with a bit of a back-story….

As you may or may not know, I’m married to a dude who hails from the country of Argentina. What do you know about it? Well, most people know they speak Spanish (true). Then people will usually go on to peg it as “Mexico”. It’s not. It’s not at all. I would say the food of choice there is steak. In fact, it’s much like Nebraska in some parts. Steak and farmland. I mean, there’s much more to it like the glaciers and mountains, but he comes from more of the steak and farm area. Anyway, I get alot of questions about the food we eat. People like to think we eat “Mexican” food every night (tacos, burritos, you know). Umm, we don’t. In fact, I don’t think he ever even had a bean burrito until he got here and ate at Taco Bell.

Anyway, as you can imagine, it’s hard. Especially for my parents to peg him. They mess up his name and make all sorts of ridiculous remarks about how they never think of him “as that”. I think “that” might mean from Mexico, but I really don’t know. Anyway, a while back my mom and aunt gave him a giant box of frozen burritos that they didn’t want. They made some mention of how he probably liked them because he’s from the south. You know. Oh the things he puts up with. I tried to explain that these did not remind him of home. They didn’t get it. That was probably about 2 or 3 years ago.

SO, this year for his birthday, he received, (WAIT FOR IT), a jalapeño roaster!! WHAT?! I know. We had to laugh. After I asked what it was, I was told that it was the hot new item in the culinary world and that since we like “hot stuff” (we do?) and he “love’s cooking” (he does?) that we would be appreciative of this gift and that it had nothing to do with him being from the south because they don’t think of him like “that”. Actually they think of him as being more Italian with pasta. (Umm what?!)

Anyway, when I asked how she knew we liked hot stuff, she said, because we do and we have ordered fried things at restaurants. Now, we do love the fried things. Jalapeño poppers, has never been one of them. I’ve no idea what she’s talking about.

She has all these crazy ideas in her head about what we like and what we do and I’m confident 99% of them are incorrect. Who knows what she tells people about us. So, you should look for my next cd to drop (according to mom) sometime in August and I’ll see you at the jalapeño festival since I just can’t get enough.

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One Response to “These are a few of my favorite things (according to my mom)”

  1. Some readers just don’t understand, like my girlfriend who couldn’t visualize the real meaning of this line on your article “…, most people know they speak Spanish (true). Then people will usually go on to peg it as &#8220Mexico&#…” this is it, you just smashed it down pal.

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