Hay mi gente! Your Tia Tenopia is very tired and both delighted and disappointed this week. Púes, I just got got back from a week long trip up the coast with Mr. You-Know-Who. Well, the trip itself was great. Drinks at the El Encanto overlooking Santa Barbara bay, then wine-tasting in the Santa Inez Valley, then a romantic dinner at the Rose Café overlooking Morro Bay, then up to Monterrey and a visit to the Aquarium, and then a quick visit to Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco before we headed back We never made it to wine country–my gosh the week just flew by! Oh, and no hanky-panky, thank you. Separate motel rooms each night!
But to be honest I am a bit disappointed. All this vato did all through the trip was talk about himself! Your Tia doesn’t give out names, but let me just say this guy is smart, good looking and well educated. Pero no tiene minor idea de como ganarse a una mujer! I mean, I know he’s smart because he told me so: twenty times! All about his Stanford and Yale degrees, how good he’s doing at work, how he’ll soon be moved up to assistant manager at the bank where he works, etc. etc. But not one question about me! And I hinted around plenty, believe me! What about MY goals and aspirations in life. After a while I just gave up. I’m really going to have to consider this whole thing out. See him again? Quien sabe.
On other fronts we have the second installment in our Teatro series on San Antonio playwright Gregg Barrios and his play, “Rancho Pancho 2.” This is really fascinating stuff about the role that a Mexican American had in shaping Tennessee Williams’ play, “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Gotta tell you after hearing about Gregg Barrios’ play, I went out and rented a copy of “A Streetcar Named Desire” with the new knowledge about the Stanley Kowalsky character in mind. Try it, it’s really eye-opening! And in honor of Father’s Day we are reprising Sarah Raphael Garcia’s poem on her father. Plus, as you will see, we have a new Arnie and Porfi cartoon strip, our friend Zombie Mex remembering Father’s day with out a dad, and Sara Inés Calderon with some firme observations about buying clothes and how that affects our self-image.
So what do you think, give the vato another chance or just dump him and his two University degrees?
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