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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Sweet Land of Liberty

Questions asked of me while in Beanerland:

1.) "Are you afraid to live in the U.S.? It seems like the "white" people are always killing the Mexicans and "black" people just because of their skin color. Is this true?"

2.) "How is the economy holding up in the U.S. after the destruction caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita?"

3.) "Does everyone in the U.S. own a gun?"

Questions asked of me upon returning to the Grand ol' U.S. of A.:

1.) "Did you eat lots of tacos?"

2.) "Did you drink lots of tequila?"

3.) "Where's your pinata?"

posted by The Merry Widow at 10:43 PM |

25 Comments:

Commented by Anonymous Eirene:


hmm, americans are always concerned about the important things: food, alcohol, and what we can get by beating the crap out of something.


October 18, 2005 11:34 PM 
Commented by Blogger The Merry Widow:


LOL! The best part is when you can combine all three!


October 18, 2005 11:51 PM 
Commented by Blogger michaela:


ha ha. typical. so where IS your pinata?


October 19, 2005 8:30 AM 
Commented by Blogger madmanan:


details details!!!


October 19, 2005 8:48 AM 
Commented by Blogger Pissy Britches:


HA. It is amazing how other countries view the good ole US of A.
Too funny.
More details please!!!


October 19, 2005 9:12 AM 
Commented by Anonymous Trish:


Don't forget, "Did you drink the water?"


October 19, 2005 9:29 AM 
Commented by Blogger Big Heavy:


does candy really come out when you poke it with a stick?

i liked the beaner questions.
my answers:
1.) yes, but it's mostly just the cops that kill beaners and brothers.
2.) crappy, we'll be working until we're 80 just like you guys.
3.) hell yeah. i'm up to 6 so far.


October 19, 2005 9:44 AM 
Commented by Anonymous Nilla:


Okay, so I'm lamer:

(1) My children are half black.... do they only hate half of them?

(2) I think we're switching to the way they did it on Star Trek

(3) I make my own. Some of them shoot potatoes 600 feet in the air! Cool!

and if I'd gone down there and came back, I'd say:

(1) The best ones were doggie flavored

(2) Well, I HAD to get to that worm on the bottom

(3) The DEA confiscated it on the way back- I dunno why....


October 19, 2005 9:51 AM 
Commented by Blogger Nessa:


I'm laughing right now because I would have asked...how's it going? and...how was your trip? People are funny. Aren't tacos a tex-mex thing anyway?


October 19, 2005 9:51 AM 
Commented by Blogger ERL:


that is so sad - the concern that others show toward the US and the lack of knowledge people here have of other places... sorry i know it was supposed to be a silly story!


October 19, 2005 1:58 PM 
Commented by Blogger The Merry Widow:


Michaela: Actually, I was informed that traditionally, Pinatas are only for Christmas. But I think that a lot of people use them for birthdays now too. I know that I want one for my birthday!

Madmanan: Don't worry...stories to come later.

Pissy: I know! I was amazed at how scarey my cousins considered Americans to be.

Trish: I got that one before I went to Mexico ("Make sure you don't drink the water!!!")

BH: I should have given them your answers!!!

Nilla: LOL! I should have given YOUR answeres to my one creepy cousin.

SillyNessa: Tacos are TOTALLY NOT TEX-MEX!!! But taco shells are. It's pure corn tortillas in Mexico City.

ERL: Actually, you're on the right track. I didn't intend for it to be silly. I agree that the American questions are quite sad and ignorant. (OK, maybe I intended for it to be a little silly, but I still wanted to point out the extreme difference in the kinds of questions I got between the 2 cultures.)


October 19, 2005 5:11 PM 
Commented by Anonymous single girl:


I think we, Americans, try to hide our ignorance of things outside our own country with (attempted) humor.

Either that, or we are too fat and too drunk (and too busy blogging!) to watch the evening news now and then. :P

Anyway, welcome back!


October 19, 2005 5:41 PM 
Commented by Blogger David:


Hey welcome back!! we missed you!
I dont care about the questions, or the answers, i just made a mega decision - to move, and I am completely consumed with the thoough of disposing of or moving or storing all this crap I have.

I hope you drank Good Tequila, what is the favorite brand? I am just learning to sip it, I must be getting old, Jes?


October 20, 2005 10:32 AM 
Commented by Blogger Fuzzball:


I LOVE IT -- I also have to agree with the "did you drink the water" one, that's ALWAYS a question that I hear. :D


October 20, 2005 11:00 AM 
Commented by Blogger little sister:


my question is: you didn't /quit/ drinking, did you? It's still Drunktober....another 10 days of drinkin'! woohoo!

Did you have fun? how's gramps?

and lol @ whoever lost their piƱata to the DEA!


October 21, 2005 5:44 AM 
Commented by Anonymous jessie:


hahahaha


October 21, 2005 6:50 PM 
Commented by Anonymous sarcastic journalist:


You forgot "why do you smell like beans?"


October 25, 2005 9:15 AM 
Commented by Anonymous Nothing But Bonfires:


I always get exactly the same thing when I come back from visiting my family in England, except substitue tacos, tequila, and pinata for crumpets, tea, and an umbrella. Ha bloody ha.


October 25, 2005 4:17 PM 
Commented by Blogger David:


hey - its a readers revolution, we are not buying any more of your MW stuff until youpost again......
and dont come back with how sick you have been, did you drink the water or something?


October 28, 2005 12:38 AM 
Commented by Blogger madmanan:


ahem... where are you?


October 28, 2005 10:01 AM 
Commented by Blogger Penny Doll:


where are you! 10 days and no post!! I am have withdrawal.


October 28, 2005 10:22 AM 
Commented by Blogger David:


Dear guy#6,
please let merry widow alone for at least a day so she can catch her breath and postsomething here. its right in the instruction manual, "let the woman come up for air at least once a week"
page 16 second paragraph

(to the rest) I hope he can read!!


October 31, 2005 3:42 PM 
Commented by Blogger Naked Monkey Boy:


Hey Cheesepickle ! We misses you ! Me and Darbi were hablar-ing about you this semana pasado, and how we should grab you and vamos up to TRF together. Asi no vamos a TRF, queremos to ver a mi casa por una tarde de "hardcore" beber de "hot tea" en la patio.

If I didn't say that last part quite right, I'm asking you over for some tea. Although the weather mayprevent some outside sitting unless we all bundle up.

Hope to escucho from you soon !

From deep in the barrios of Panther Creek,
Nekidtater (the monkey shaman)

Love you !


October 31, 2005 10:42 PM 
Commented by Blogger David:


ok - three posts a month will not feed your readership properly. you need to post this very day _ TOOseday or be in danger of blog probation. we are noy fooling around here.


November 01, 2005 10:54 AM 
Commented by Blogger Darbi:


*hangs head in shame*

Geez Louise, my boyfriend's Spanish sucks.

I guess I will get him some of those tapes for Christmas.

Oy.

:-D


November 03, 2005 12:57 PM 

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