Do you think it is odd that I’m African American, eating (really good) Sushi in a Mexican internet cafe, listening to European hip-hop? Yeah, me neither.
Things I may or may not have done this week:
 Treat a Mexican cab driver to a midnight hamburger and coke in Mexico City.
 Sing Karaoke. (Eurythmics, Robert Palmer and Gloria Gaynor).
 Go to dinner with a Mexican chic and 3 Japanese chics wherein there was no common language but we had a great conversation about prayers, customs and “sexual relations” (and ate off each other’s plates).
 Taught said Japanese chics how to play pool and then get soundly beat 3 times.
 Participated in my (all female) spanish class conversation wherein we discussed: men, men from other countries, mexican men, japanese men, american men, would you have kids without a husband, are all men the same around the world? did God make women the crazier sex because s/he knew we’d never deal with men if we weren’t slightly “off”. This ENTIRE conversation was in spanish and it was so funny we were in TEARS. TEARS I tell you. All I contributed: “Yo soy una hija de Dios” (I’m aÂ daughter of God) said with a innocent look and my hands clasped in prayer.
 Told a French woman she had one of the most beautiful smiles I’ve ever seen.
 Told a German chic I was drinking “hater-ade” because of the fact that she was offered an job with a Mexican archaelogy group heading to a dig/exhibit in Cuba. The job offer came from a cute guy she met at a CLUB! I mean really, this stuff only happens in movies right?
 Was caught WAY off guard by a kiss from a (drunk) 26 year-old Mexican boy. This happened at Jazz Bar, wherein there is no Jazz playedÂ and barely a bar. The upside: he smelled GREAT, the downside: ewww!
 Danced until 2a.m. and had to tell the (10 years younger than me) guy that i.couldn’t.dance.anymore. I mean this guy was a damn dancing machine. I will admit that being African American and a GREAT dancer makes me popular at the dance spots in Mexico. I’ve actually had people APPLAUD my abilities (all of my friends and family stop laughing or i will issue an internet smackdown).
I’m doing my part to improve our international relations, don’t you think?
I’m off to my cooking class tomorrow! I had to travel to San Miguel de Allende after my last client call today to make it in timeÂ for our 10AM class (who inÂ the worldÂ makes Tortillas de Pollo at damn 10 o’clock in the morning?)Â Pray I don’t burn anything down or catch anyone off guard with the cutlery.