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  • You grew up scared by something called "El Cucuy."
  • Others tell you to stop screaming when you are really just talking.
  • You or your family lights a candle for everything.
  • Your mother yells at the top of her lungs to call you to dinner even if it's a one bedroom apartment.
  • You can dance ranchera, cumbia or salsa without music.
  • You have at least thirty cousins. (or 100 if you're me)
  • You call your sneakers "tenees".
  • You can't imagine anyone not liking spicy food.
  • Whenever you feel under the weather, you compulsively dab on some "Vics" vapor rub all over your chest and inside your nostrils.
  • Tamales, champurrado, posole and menudo are must haves on Thanksgiving.
  • There is more Tequila than punch at little Juanito's birthday party.
  • There is at least one member in your family named Maria, Guadalupe, Juan, Jose, or Jesus.
  • You step into a house that has all those little figurines taking up every inch of space on/under the TV.
  • You have a drunk uncle/aunt.
  • You're still afraid to open that umbrella in your house.
  • You have told your kid not to walk the floor barefoot or they'll catch a cold. (my mom all the way)
  • You wear your Sunday best to do laundry at the laundrymat and go grocery shopping. (my mom all the way)
  • You think Cristina trumps Oprah any day.
  • You have a cousin named "Guero" who's darker than night.
  • You need to point out how much something you just bought cost.
  • You have a bottle of Bacardi or Tequila in your house right now.
  • You have ever been pinched in church and been told "pobrecito de ti si lloras" or "Vas a ver orita que salgamos."
  • You have some Tias that dress up in their prom dresses to go to a birthday party at "el parque".
may 6 2011 ∞
apr 20 2012 +