Dos Borreguitas Blog

BILBAO: I Think This Was Milk October 20 2010

It was either the boxed milk off the store shelf,  or this one -- the only one in the refrigerator section in the supermarket we went to in Bilbao today. Refrigerated equals fresh, or it should, and that's what children from the U.S. drown themselves in every day. The pic on the box has a cow grazing in the pasture, so that's a start, right? And the word leche is...

MADRID: Onesie Te Dice "Callate La Boca" October 18 2010

The name of this store  -- Callate La Boca -- immediately caught my attention as soon as I saw it because it made me think, oh, isn't that what King Juan Carlos infamously told Venezuela President Hugo Chavez back in 2007? Must be a play off that. But no such thing -- although that would have been something. What the king actually said  was, "Por que no te callas?" which if...

D.C. Culture and Museums that Put My Child To Sleep October 13 2010

We are fortunate to live in a city that is a cultural mecca and has fantastic museums that are also **FREE**. Or at least putting our hard-earned tax dollars to work. I mean cultural in the meaning of what is considered excellent art, letters, manners, etc. Which is different from nuestra cultura -- or the behaviors and beliefs that define us as different groups of people. That sounds so anthropologic,...

On This Day, Walter Mercado Wants You to Know ... October 08 2010

Forget about all those Facebook "On this day, God wants you to know" updates from your friends that keep popping up in your status updates. Walter Mercado -- in all his lionish and gilded robe glory -- had that market cornered a looooong time ago. No one can transfix a television-viewing audience like la Walter. I mean, he could totally be a tranny character in an Almodovar movie, but in a...

Lucha Libre Masks -- For the Kids or Days When You Don't Feel Like Putting on Make-Up September 16 2010

Yes, there are days when I feel like grabbing one of these and wearing it into the office. So much easier than make-up and fixing the hair. I've mentioned here before my fascination with lucha libre and the idea of masking your true identity, as the luchadores do with their fantastic mascaras. The masks are like a second skin, and the way it works is that if a luchador loses...

Mexico Turns 200! September 15 2010

Time to clear the throat for a resounding grito because Mexico is celebrating its bicentennial dia de independencia from Spain this 16 de septiembre. Can't help but think, my older brother was born the year of the USA's bicentennial in 1976 and EVERY-FRIGGIN-THING around him in his baby pics was red, white and blue. It was all Uncle Sam in bell bottoms all the time. News sources are reporting that...
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