Everybody likes Chile

Bet you can’t guess what it is. It starts out sweet, and then burns your mouth with the fires of H-E-double-hockey-sticks. Picked it up on a whim at Wal-Mart. Mango con Chile. CHILE COVERED MANGO. There are whole sections of stores here, devoted to chile-covered fruits, and corn husks, and dried peppers and such.

Hubs is struggling with “real-life” Spanish. We’re both finding that real conversations in Spanish are a LOT tougher than flashcards and workbook stuff. It’s like your brain refuses to work as soon as you actually need it!

Working at a restaurant here is different from East Coast dining. As the manager said, this is only the second or third year this area has ever had a chain restaurant. Had a really, really difficult day yesterday (my second day on my own) so I hope things go better today!

For moral boosting, we went out to dinner at the Sirloin Stockade, then to the video store, where we bought 6 DVDs. Buying videos is a difficult thing for us to avoid at any time, and we were celebrating la fin de semana. So we got a lot. INCLUDING a DRAGNET season 1 DVD, which Hubs has been watching this morning. I end with his words:

I want to be Sgt. Friday, only buffer.

He’s cute, isn’t he?

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