Yo No Speak Spanish

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!


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.


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!


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.


I snacked on a Virginia roll before heading to…



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.


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


The weather was hot but beautiful!


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


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). 😆 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.


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.


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


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


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


WW Vegan Chocolate Chip cookie + milk for dessert.


I’m off to cuddle with this guy.

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

31 thoughts on “Yo No Speak Spanish”

  1. I have the opposite problem. I’m fluent in Spanish (I taught High School Spanish for 2 years) but I am so white it’s not funny. I can talk to someone in perfect Castillian Spanish and they will struggle to speak to me in English. It’s like they don’t believe me.

    I also speak French (a bit) and a tiny bit of lots of others. I love language and majored in it in college.

  2. I took five years of french in college – and worked at a laboratory with Canadian labs, so I was able to speak French with them for a while… but I’ve forgotten a lot of it.

    Jason bought us French lessons, because we want to got to Paris soon… it’s been fun refreshing and learning with him 🙂

  3. Spanish 😉 I’m a native Spanish speaker and learned English as a second language. By the way, did you see any Honduras booth at the festival?

    • I did not, but I wasn’t there long. I was there to help a friend with their booth, so besides looking for food, I didn’t get to browse the festival very much. 🙁

  4. Like you, I speak a little of this and that. A little French and Italian. I speak a little Maori (a language native to NZ, where I live) and am trying to learn more because it is a legal requirement for my job that I am familiar with the Maori language and culture. I’m good with the individual words, but I suck at stringing them into a sentence!

  5. i’m actually colombian so i’m fluent in spanish (it was my first language)
    and it looks like the empanadas you ate were colombian style (as they look fried and not baked)

    oh and the spicy sauce is called “aji” (pronounced “a-hee”)

  6. I should be having taken 6 Spanish courses starting in elementary school and into college. However, I only walked away with un poquito “a llittle” (I think) since the textbook was the same in all 6 classes! I think it is more of teacher fail because I made an a in all of them. Looks like a fun day and I appreciate the way you eat full meals. I too enjoy an easy chicken dinner provided by my local grocer.

  7. Sounds like a fantastic day! Churros are one of my favorite things! But then who would ever turn down a fried doughy stick of sugar? Haha, not me! 🙂

    I don’t speak any other languages but my husband is fluent in Russian so I know a bit of that.

    Enjoy your day sweet girl. 🙂

  8. i speak french. i was a minor in college but unfortunately i’ve forgotten most of it, though i have the opportunity to travel in french speaking countries a few times. right now i’m learning bambara, an african language spoken in mali & west africa. it’s complex but fun!

    • I’m w/ you…minored but forgotten a lot. I’ve been thinking of finding some local French-speaking friends to practice with or perhaps join some sort of organization.

      Why are you learning bambara? Is that just for fun? I thought about learning Arabic for fun once. lol

      • I’m in grad school for African Studies & library science… basically it’s a language requirement. Plus I’m getting a fellowship to learn an African language, so getting paid isn’t bad either! 🙂

        It would be fun to brush up on my French though… my reading is okay, but speaking…not so much.

  9. I can say, I understand a good portion of Spanish, Latin and even Tongan – but when it comes to speaking it – I am pretty good at swearing in Spanish 🙂 Also, I remember taking polish and latin growing up along with spanish but I really would love to take some classes again – or what is that software, Rosetta Stone – for Italian.

    Love the dinner presentation for the chicken! Tres chic!

  10. I’m like you…due to my dark curly hair, dark eyes, and olive skin, people assume I speak Spanish, but I took French in high school, Italian in college, and don’t remember much of either! And I’m actually half-SE-Asian! (I only know a few words in my mother’s native language, Thai)


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