De' fliengde Vuogtlänn'r

Observations, rants, etc. from a guy who really gets around.


You Might Be A Real New Mexican If:

(You can take the man out of New Mexico, but you can't take New Mexico out of the man. How do you know if you're a real New Mexican? Simple.)

you buy salsa by the quart
you never take down your outside Christmas lights
your favorite restaurant has a chile list instead of a wine list
your Christmas decorations include "a yard of sand and 100 paper bags"
half of the Yellow Pages in your town are lawyer listings
you hated Texans until the Californians moved in
you remember when Santa Fe wasn't like San Francisco
you have T-shirts printed up for your family reunions and friends' funerals
your car can't clear a speed bump
your stereo system costs more than your car
you stop at a drive-up liquor window on your way home from the bar
you think that a red light is merely a suggestion
you believe that using a turn signal is a sign of weakness
you think that six tons of crushed rock makes a beautiful yard
your son's back pockets are located behind his knees
you have to sign a waiver to buy hot coffee at a drive-up window
most restaurants in your town begin with "El" or "Los"
you can't control your vehicle on wet pavement
you wish you had bought stock in that orange barrel business
there is a piece of a UFO displayed in your home
all your out-of-state friends visit in October
you have just gotten your 5th DWI and you still drive
you can actually hear the Taos hum
you use the expression "I'll cross that bridge when they build it"
your out-of-state mail arrives with enough postage to take it out of the country


At 16:37, Blogger Lucy Stern said...

Jahn, Bonnie's sister, our other daughter, is married to a young man that is half Mexican. She has learned how to make the best Salsa you ever tasted. They go down to Mexico about twice a year to visit his mothers family. Many of them have been killed in auto accidents from bad driving. We can relate.

At 17:58, Blogger Jahn said...

Hmmm.... I dunno. Unless they're using those good NM green chiles (not jalapeños!), I might be disappointed.

It isn't just how hot the salsa is, it's the flavor. Next time I'm out in Albuquerque, I'm bringing back a few pounds. Yum.

At 19:16, Blogger Lucy Stern said...

Jahn, Her salsa is not really that hot, it just has a great flavor. She has learned how to make the best Green chiles around. Justins mom usually brings them a 25lb. bag of red chiles when she comes to visit from Mexico. She's turning into quiet the cook.


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