Thursday, December 20, 2007

Language barrier

Shopping for mascara with my mom:

Mom: What's the deal with all the blacks? Black, soft black, very black ... black negro?!?

Me: That's Spanish, Mom. Negro is Spanish for black.

Mom: Well, they better be careful.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Oh, my darlin’

Hallelujah, the clementines are back.

A more satisfying fruit is hard to imagine. They’re so wonderfully sweet, so exceptionally juicy. So fantastically easy to peel. It’s like eating sunshine.

I didn’t eat many oranges as a kid. My mom’s fruit shopping was generally limited to bananas, apples and grapes, with the occasional grapefruit. The arrival of the clementines makes me a little sad that I didn’t get to enjoy them in my childhood.

My excitement over the citrus fruit really demanded that I post about it. For something more substantial, though, go read kc’s beautiful fruit post. Then go buy some clementines. You won’t be sorry.