Yo No Speak Spanish

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You guys are SO sweet! Thank you so much for all the compliments on my dress and stuff from my Very Pink Birthday party. It was sooo much fun!

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Hubby was a doll and woke me up with breakfast in bed, and one of my faves, too!

Scrambled eggs with cheese, an oven-heated GH WW roll, gala apple slices and hot coffee. Yesssss!

I must admit, staying out dancing till after 1am, meant I was pretty tired today, but I actually had a really fun-filled day.

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First up, I had smoothies with my friend Sara (the one we visited last weekend for the zumbathon) and her adorable dog, Sophia aka Soph-Dog!

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I noticed this sign on this shop’s window – 12 weeks till Christmas. Whoa! Doesn’t that make it sound close! In some ways, I can’t wait and in others, I feel like I’m already behind getting gifts and what not.

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I snacked on a Virginia roll before heading to…

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ZUMBA!

Yes, I stayed up late partying and still had to teach class today. Phew! Luckily, I ended up feeling pretty energized and had a really great time teaching.

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Then, I was off to meet my friend Angie to hit up the Latin American festival.

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The weather was hot but beautiful!

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I caught some of the last dancing exhibits of the day. They were really great!

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I loved the samba chick (in blue).

After catching the dancing, Angie and I headed out in search of snacks.

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We got empanadas with a spicy sauce.

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Plus tacos on corn tortillas.

I’m kind of on a corn-tortilla-kick right now. The first time I tried them (just recently…within the last year or so), I hated them. I guess when you grow up eating something you get set in your ways. But lately, I’ve been seriously craving corn tortillas…yum!

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I also got one of my fair-faves – churros! This one was filled with cream. I think I like them better sans cream, but it was fun to try.

So where does the whole “Yo no speak Spanish” title come from? Well, I look like I speak Spanish thanks to my heritage. But, I actually minored in French in college. I’ve taken Spanish before (was almost fluent in pre-school but ended up forgetting most of it once no one was teaching it to me any more), and some words sound like French words (so I can kind of figure them out), but I don’t really speak Spanish at all. This is not a problem…until you go to a Latin American festival where the majority of the people are quite fluent in Spanish. Everyone I spoke to started off speaking to me in Spanish, and I couldn’t understand hardly anything they were saying. One lady asked me what time it was (in Spanish), and I replied “what flavor?” (pointing at my churro). :lol: She just smiled and asked in English. Ugh…fail!

I really would like to learn how to speak Spanish. It’s a beautiful and very useful language. I actually have several books from a couple years ago when I decided I’d try to learn it on my own, but never quite got into them.

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Anywho, after the festival, I hit up the grocery store and picked up food for the week and this beautiful watermelon. I was sooo thirsty after teaching zumba and hanging out in the sun all afternoon. The watermelon was very refreshing.

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I also picked up this rotisserie chicken, which is something I like to buy when I want a quick meal.

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So for dinner, I had rotisserie chicken, a Virginia roll and simple sauteed Swiss Chard.

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The chard (purchased at the farmers market yesterday) was amazing and I can’t wait to share the recipe.

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WW Vegan Chocolate Chip cookie + milk for dessert.

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I’m off to cuddle with this guy.

Do you speak any other languages? Which one(s)?

Diana’s Very Pink Birthday Party

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Though it was a couple weeks after my actual birthday, I celebrated last night with my second annual Very Pink Birthday Party (where I make all my friends wear pink…yes…even the boys).

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Of course, I wore head to toe pink.

When I thought about how I wanted to celebrate my 30th birthday over the last couple years, I envisioned something over-the-top fancy, like a wedding reception. It’s funny that instead, I went uber-casual and decided to just have pizza and go out to a local bar for dancing. I think it ended up being more fun this way anyways!

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We headed out to my favorite local pizza joint – Luisa’s Brick Oven Pizzeria.

I was fortunate to have lots of my food blog and zumba friends come out to celebrate. I only wish I got more photos of them!!

Here are some photos from dinner…

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Jeff, the owner with some of his delicious pizzas.

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Birthday cupcakes.

After dinner, it was time for dancing!! We went to Andrew Blairs, just down the road.

Photos from the dancing fun…

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A costume change later and my pink converse were out.

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We all had a BLAST! :)

Thank you so much to all my friends who celebrated with me in person and in spirit!!! Thank you for helping make my 30th birthday extra special! :)

Reader question: Do you have themed birthday parties? What kind?

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