Today was a busy day:
Woke up at 7, when I meant to wake up at 6.
Went to work, but enjoyed the cool, comfortable morning on my walk to the subway and from the subway to my work building.
Went to a church meeting.
Went back to work.
Hung out with friends for the rest of the afternoon.
Went to a church singles mixer, where I met a lot of Latinos. They were from all over Central and South America. The chatter in the room was so fascinating.
I texted one of my Spanish-speaking girl friends: I’m meeting boys from peru and guatemala and ecuador and colombia and mexico. Of course they’re all 90. Still, you’d rock this room.
She replied: LOL. If you need some sexy latin pick up lines I’m only a text away …
I said: Gimme your best one …
She gave me: Tus labios son las fuentes de la vida y yo tengo sed …
My Spanish speaking and comprehension aren’t that great. I recognized “lips” and “life” and I could only imagine what the rest of it meant, and I was scared if I approached a guy with that line, he might take me seriously.
So I had a guy friend translate for me, and he laughed as he said it out loud, “Your lips are the fountain of life, and I’m thirsty.”
I left by 10PM. The dance had gone on for 45 minutes by then, and the music was insanely loud. I need to preserve my voice.
I’m speaking in church tomorrow, you see.
Well, it’s that time of year that I lose an hour of sleep without even trying or thinking about it. I hope y’all remember to set your clocks forward one hour.