Dos Equis treinta y tres

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courtesy of dosequis.com

Feliz lunes a todos.!! Happy Monday everyone.!! I hope everyone here in the states had a joyous Thanksgiving weekend.!! And elsewhere in the world, I hope you had a joyous weekend in general.!! I had a magnificent time 🙂 On Thanksgiving, I not only got to spend it with my extended family and eat lots and lots of turkey.!! I also spent some quality time with someone I care very deeply about it 🙂 On Friday, I spent quality time with myself.!! jajaja…. I worked out, I read, I watched murder mysteries on the telly.! It was fabulous.!!!

Saturday was a little crazy.!! I guess for all that leisure time on Friday, my world needed balancing out. So my see-saw invariably tipped in the other direction and I was non-stop camote as they say in Mexico. I had lunch with my dad and ran a bunch of errands for him and for me.! I went all the way to the far northern suburbs to see more extended family.! Whew.! What a drive.! But I did get to see the movie “Big Hero 6“, so it was completely worth it.

On my way back home, I was supposed to grab a coffee with a friend, but he was too tuckered out by the time I got to his place and so was I. We decided to postpone our visit until Sunday which ended up being a good thing because we went to an underground coffee shop.! Apparently, it’s only open the last Sunday of every month.!! How cool is that.?! Now you all know I love coffee and anything secretive.!! So maybe next to being alive during Prohibition and going to a speakeasy – this is a good as it gets right here right now.!

Which brings us to Monday….I must admit it’s really hard to be working after a long weekend off. But, then again, it’s nice to have a job.! So no complaints.!! This week’s Dos Equis’ commercial is a little longer than usual. We gain more insight into the Most Interesting Man in the World including that he lives dangerously by having a cougar as a pet.! But of course he does, you didn’t think he’d have a regular domestic cat, now did you.?!! Enjoy.! Y salud.!!

graxias…

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courtesy of hernandotourism.com

Graxias is the slang spelling for gracias in Mexico. It’s the same way in which some people nowadays spell the word girl as gurl.! It’s about pronunciation, being kool rather than cool, and hip.!! And it’s just one of the many blessings I am grateful for this Thanksgiving.

Learning Spanish was difficult, but added to that painstaking tutorial was learning Mexican slang Spanish and texting Spanish.! Somehow I survived and lived to tell the tale 🙂 For all of my tutors, I am extremely grateful. Even though you all did laugh at me sometimes…or was it all the time.!?! jajaja

me cutting the thanksgiving turkey in playa

me cutting the thanksgiving turkey in playa

I’m also thankful for all my lovely readers and fellow bloggers.! Thank you for reading my posts.! Thank you for your fantastic comments.! And likes.! Thank you for making me feel a part of the blog community.! Some of you I feel are even more like friends 🙂

Of course, I am grateful for my friends, my family, my home, and my job.!! It’s been a rollercoaster year, but I’m grateful to be alive and present. I’m not cooking this year…just making pumpkin pie…or several.! When I was in Playa, I alternated between cooking (the year I had a stove!) and going to one of the many restaurants that served Thanksgiving dinner such as Wicky’s or Wah Wah Bar.! Happy Thanksgiving everyone.!! See you Friday.!!

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