Friday, February 5, 2016

My Mexican

*note*  This post was originally posted in January 2011.

The way we met was not your ordinary way......  I had gone through a bad break up and could not listen to ANY  music with out crying.  It would always bring up some type of memory or I'd have to hear some sappy love song lyrics.   One day I found a spanish radio station and thought, "This is great!  Music... and I have no clue what they are saying!"

A couple of months went by and I was really getting into this spanish music!  Talk about a "beat"...
I worked with a girl from Colombia (South America) and told her I wanted to learn spanish.  She told me that I needed to do EVERYTHING in spanish...  Watch Univision, eat spanish food, drink spanish drinks, listen to spanish music (check), hang only with my spanish friends, do absolutely everything in spanish.  So, that is what I did.

Amazingly, it started coming to me.   Don't get me wrong, i made some pretty funny mistakes "Tengo mucho hambre"  ("i'm really hungry") and "Tengo mucho hombre" ("i have a lot of men") will definitely get a laugh out of your spanish friends.

I had one friend inpaticular (from Mexico)  and every day he gave me a new word. My job was to find out what the word meant.  So far the words had been easy enough.  One day he gave me a word.  I searched everywhere. I looked in the dictionary, I called my Colombian girlfriends, I even searched the web and NADA!  I couldn't find any info on this word.  I called my friend and he insisted it was a "WORD" but refused to tell me what it meant.

So last resort  I got online, went into a spanish chatroom and asked if anyone knew what the word meant.  "The Mexican" instant messaged me and told me the meaning of the word.  Turns out it was a "slang" word.  (i don't even remember now what the word was, neither does "the mexican", wish we did)

Our conversation did not end at that point.  We continued to chat for hours.  I explained I was learning spanish and why I was "online" and in a "chat room" etc.... He convinced me to give him my # so he could call.  He warned me that he only spoke spanish.....

"The Mexican" called and we talked for hours.  It was GREAT practice!  He was patient and I was determined.  We talked for probably 6 weeks ONLY IN SPANISH until he let his secret slip!  He was fluent in English!  So this whole time he had been laughing behind the scenes at all my mistakes....

"The Mexican" and I agreed to meet at a restaurant and we've been together ever since............

This happened over 10 years ago and the internet wasn't even as popular as it is these days.  Yes, it was a strange way to meet, but that's how it happened and i'm thankful everyday for #1) the horrible breakup, #2) the Colombian friend telling me to do eveything in spanish, and #3) the friend who gave me the slang word.  Without those 3 things, we never would have met....

And for the cups 1/2 empty out there saying, 'oh he just wanted his papers..lalalala"  HE ALREADY HAD THEM!  Lucky me!

19 comments:

  1. That is a super chido way to meet :) Felicidades to both of you.

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  2. Thank you Latinaish!!!!

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  3. A couple years ago in a restaurant I wanted to order shrimp without garlic... camarones sin ajo. Instead I ordered camarones sin ano... or shrimp without assholes.

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  4. Crazy (gonna call ya that 4 short),
    That is hilarious!!!!!!! Love it!
    Thanks for posting!!!!

    Take care!

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  5. Haha...I never read this before! I can't believe that's how you met. Fate took the reins girl! Very cool and so happy you found him...or he found you! ;)

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  6. That's such a cute story!
    Forget the 1/2 empty cups.

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  7. I think that's so cool how you met! :) It was fate, amiga! :)

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  8. Chantilly,
    Thanks for commenting amiga! Fate did take the reigns on this one!

    Estrellita,
    Glad you liked our "story". =) No worries, the 1/2 cups have never gotten to me.

    Leslie,
    Thanks for commenting! I think it was fate as well.

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  9. Great story, Tara! I love it! It's great that you found each other. Keep spreading the love <3

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  10. Second time reading your blog. Starting from the beginning. Great story how you guys met! I love hearing stories about couples meeting online.

    ROFL at I Must Be Crazy To Live In Mexico comment!!

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  11. That was an awesome way to meet!

    We have both proved all the 1/2 cups out there wrong:
    1. They always say you can't meet people worth your time online or in a night club but, look at us!!!
    2. They always say Mexican men want American women for their papers, yours already had his and mine thought that because I had been married twice before to mexicans without their papers and one had been denied their papers, I could get his. I just told him that, I could after we got married.

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  12. Aaaw, that is such a sweet story!:) What a great beginning...

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  13. Que lindo! I LOVE this story!! (^.^)!!!!!!

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  14. It seems a little demeaning to call him 'the Mexican' even 'my Mexican' would seem a little better.

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    1. I totally agree and please accept my apologies if I have offended anyone. When I originally started this blog I wanted to keep our names anonymous. This was the nickname I used for him (I didn't put much thought into it at the time). There are several posts where I refer to him as "the Mexican" and please know that it is said in a loving and proud way....by no means is it to demean him or any one of Mexican decent. Thanks for understanding and I now try and not use this description rather my hubby!

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    2. Pay no attention to those who are "offended". In this ridiculous overly PC world not everything is meant as an insult. You don't like it don't read it. Chingao! The was a big huge disclaimer pero aye van de pinche metiches.

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    3. LOL! Thanks Unknown! I appreciate you commenting and supporting me with this comment.

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  15. Ha!! Not demeaning at all!! I call mine El Mexicano Negro!! He calls me la Guera Colorada! Married 25 yers and we just petitioned for him about 6 years ago becuse he didn'tbwant anyone to think that is why he was marrying me!! People are overly offended t nuthing now a days!! I will continue to call mine El Mexicano Negro! Why? As he responded once to this lady who was offended by me calling him that he said why are uou offended? He says I accept who I am which is a black Mexican!!

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    1. Thanks Anon! I appreciate you commenting and telling me your story. Yeh, it never bothered my husband but it did seem to bother quite a few people who read my blog. On the other hand, I've gotten more support than negativity as far as calling him "the Mexican." The one person who should be offended if anybody would be, my husband, the actual Mexican, it doesn't bother! LOL Just like you and your husband. =) I'm so glad you decided to comment. Hope you are having a great weekend.

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