Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Lo que la vida me robó, Capítulo 2, Tuesday, November 19, 2013: ♫ Love and marriage ♫ ... don't necessarily go together
I'll admit I'm having trouble moving on too. I miss Dam and all the Damisms. No wonder we were all misbehaving on The Patio tonight. However, I didn't let my "mourning" stop me from having some great laughs...Face --> eyeball --> mind. I rest my case.
But onward and (hopefully) upward. NovelaMaven, this was rich and full bodied - your marvelous sense of humor, keen eye for detail and exceptional insight made this a joy to read. I particularly appreciated the embedded vocabulary.
"pluperfect subjunctive", "It is already clear that Lauro's role will be to alternate between doddering and thundering", " Juventino smirks behind his mustache" and "She starts with imperious, then devolves to wheedling and seductive" were my favorites. Although, like you, I was aghast at the implications of Graciela's totally inappropriate(and gut turning) words and flirtatious manner towards her son.
The heat between Rulli and Boyer is still burning brightly and I am totally enjoying both of the performances. Having Alberto Estrella, the marvelous Luis Gatica and always excellent Alex Avila is doing nothing but enhancing the story line for me.
I am too distracted by Dimitrio's unibrow to pay much attention to what he is saying but he better repay what he owes or he will hasten to his grave quickly.
Cynderella, this started a few minutes early and ended about 11 minutes earlier! I believe they were showing soccer promotions.
This is starting off well and thanks to your excellent summary, am not totally lost as to who the characters are. Looking forward to "Alejandro is fed...er...introduced to the Familia Mendoza". HA!
My sympathies to the patio gang on the demise of the Dam gang. I watched mainly on weekends and the butchering by Univision still makes me shake my head. Those editors need to go to therapy for their scissor obsession.
But on to Roba and a new tale. Just love Rulli and Boyer on screen together. Insane chemistry. Daniela is definitely channeling her best daughter-hating mother. That hair at the table scene...my my my. Bad hair day can really make one a little testy.
"she's afraid of losing Alejandro. (Oh honey, we won't even go there.)" Apparently he has never had a clue that his BFF has had the hots for him all this time. Let the whining begin...(maybe a nice headband would make her feel better? Sorry, after Cuando, I can't get use to her without one!)
So Dom goes away for ten days which I'm guessing gives Mumsy a chance to force Monte to put a ring on it for cash?
I am still seeing AB as the scheming Teresa, but I guess I will buy into Montey's young and innocent vibe...I guess. She is very tiny and delicate looking with that fine, blonde hair blowing all around like a teeny, tiny Barbie doll.
Sylvia, do you remember AB dancing on Bailando ? She was good. Not as good as Liz Vega, but then....who is ???
And WHAT is up with DC's damoutfits ? Is someone in the wardrobe department trying to settle an old grudge? She seems to be wearing clothing that is too big for her..long, flowing everywhere layers of it. Que ?
Rulli is looking good with the longer, curvier locks. Me like.
I get a major kick out of Juvie. He seemed to enjoy that beer. Onward into a new damnovela.
Well, yesterday, the three-year-old started preschool. She will go three mornings a week. She was very excited and had her backpack on when we arrived at her house at 6.45...she did not leave for preschool until 8.20. However, when we picked her up at 11.30, her tiny face looked a little overwhelmed and she said, "I cried a little, but they helped me feel better." Awww. And so my friends, my wish for you today is ...if you have to cry a little today for whatever reason...I hope that someone somewhere helps you to feel better. Now , off to teach modal auxiliaries. Sigh
Hope your little ray of sunshine settles into school and has a better day today.
"alternate between doddering and thundering'
"the coup de graciela"
pluperfect subjunctives, contrary to fact conditionals (the mind reels! at least mine does)
Just delightful. Plus I appreciated the way you recognized our collective grief at la Tempestad ending too soon. When a novela runs its usual course, we are often so sick of the characters and the endless I love you's/I hate you's, that we're ready to see it end. But this truncated version left us yearning...yes, yearning! for more. Especially of Sweet William.
Also, so sweet of you to include all the commenters in your review. Gave such a community feel to it, even though you were doing all the work! Thanks, my clever friend, another gem from your pen. Much appreciated.
I haven't seen the Tempestad but for a couple of episodes, so no comment on that one.
Was is as bad as they say, or it was tolerable?
Wow, the sleazy administrator guy is one of my favourite actors, athough I do not think I ever saw him doing bad charater, looking forward to it.
Have anyone noticed that he's called Bruno, why the bad guys always called Bruno ??!
I enjoyed seeing Dimi get trashed. :), hopefully not for the last time.
NM..I love your recap...so many clever lines.."all cats are gray in the dark"..."mis-hugged." Too many fun lines to mention them all. And it looks like we have exchanged a Dam for a Dim...how depressing is that. If someone could hold him down for just a few minutes, I could take care of that unibrow for him.
Thanks so much for the hilarious recap! I loved so much and especially the grammar commentary. I was thinking those characters needed the pluperfect subjunctive this episode to express all the regret they were feeling at various lost opportunities: poor Alejandro for never having had a father; evil Graciela for inability to manipulate her daughter and achieve her greedy plans.
I must say that I love Daniela Castro, but ITA that the wardrobe department is not doing her any favors. She is aging well, but a caboose-hugging skirt is no good for anyone in our generation. Let's be kind to ourselves.
I am totally looking forward to Daniela and Sergio together again after FAMILIA -- hopefully they'll be able to hatch up a nice plot.
Good work. I have problems with the pluperfect subjunctive.
I also prefer Sebastian Rulli with longer hair. He's another actor who is historically versatile. With those blue eyes he might even make a credible Viking if anybody dared to write such a story.
Daniela Castro (except in Padion) always seems to have tacky clothes. As for Graciela, I'm sure that necklace she wore at dinner in the opening episode would pay Dimitrio's debt (which is $77,326 in today's US dollars).
I forgot this one started on Monday, but caught the 2nd episode, last night. This one looks like a keeper, for me. Y'all make room on the Patio for one more, please. I'm in.
Dimi is definitely going to be a PITA with his gambling problems, etc. Oy.
Angie Dickinson ... er ... Graciela is a real piece of work. But I like her voice; a female version of Cesar Evora. I hear that voice and keep expecting to see ... well, I can't remember her name, but she's a good actress, blonde, deep husky voice... the initials AR come to mind...
That water front scene with Nadia & Montse was a bad green screen fake background. The water did not look realistic at all, to me. Gah. I'll defer to Cap'n Sylvia's opinion on that water.
Face--->eyeball--->mind. Oh good grief, so that's what that was all about. I'm glad NM explained it. I had no clue.
Graciela's caboose-hugging skirt (LOL, Blue Lass) made her butt look like a shelf. Where wardrobe gets those J-Lo-butt spanx things to make their rear ends look bigger is beyond me, but they don't look especially realistic.
It is so wonderful to wake up to your fantastic recap! This is marvelous and then some. I love the musical title! Also loved the shoutout to commenters and you do know me so well ; )
I too am missing our wonderful ship.
La Tempestad was a surprise and quite good. We just wish they hadn't cut it to ribbons the way they did.
Dimi is a spoiled little boy! He has his Mama wrapped around his finger. I think we all know what lengths she will go to to get whatever little Dimi Dimi wants. I too wish someone had punched him, he needs a good wakeup call.
Poor Monse, but, I do like the way she gets over on her Mama. At least she isn't sitting and crying and wondering, what shall I do? And she has a cell phone! Hide it Monse, hide it! Don't you know Sergio's reputation? I can't wait till he makes his appearance.
I was surprised by Luis Gatica being a bad guy too. Bruno is so slimy along with Juvie. I bet they are in cahoots.
I like Jose Luis, but he seems a bit timid with Don Lauro. I can't wait to see what that convo with Don Lauro will be like.
Ale, sigh! Enough said ; )
It's nice to see that some of the Tempestad crew has decided to give Blue Water a try. I'm sure that if we squint a little, we can all look past Montse's Betty Boop "moi?" posing, Dim's unibrow, and Graciela's hilarious wardrobe and concentrate on what really matters: some good old-fashioned villainy, lovely Rulli working the jaw and the tear ducts and careful, clearly articulated dialogue.
I'm also happy to see some old friends and new. Thanks all for your kind words and for taking a moment to comment.
" I was thinking those characters needed the pluperfect subjunctive this episode to express all the regret they were feeling at various lost opportunities"
Yes! This may be my favorite comment ever! Do stop at the Grammar Geek table whenever you have a moment.
I thought writing this would be a breeze after our marathon of twofers and threefers. But I was wrong: this one is TALK TALK TALK. And I get so involved in the words that I am like a crazy person who can't tell background from foreground and I just want to get it all in. [I HAVE to get over that.]
Diana the Goddess of Wisdom,
Thank goodness you have decided to join us here.
"Having Alberto Estrella, the marvelous Luis Gatica and always excellent Alex Avila is doing nothing but enhancing the story line for me."
Yup. Me too.
Thank you for your sympathy. :)
"That hair at the table scene...my my my. Bad hair day can really make one a little testy."
Indeed it can.
By the way, I realized from your comment that I must have confused everyone when I said Montse and Nadie met "the next day." It had to be TEN DAYS after the Montse-Cabo Álvarez-Lauro scene because José Luis was back from his mission. All the other stuff in between must have been happening over that ten day time frame. Sorry.
As one pointed out with villian names,yes Bruno is really getting old. Like some writers cant name the villians other then Bruno,Fernando,Federico etc.. There is also a Bruno in Por Siempre Mi Amor and a Bruno is the leading galan in Pasion Prohibida.
I sympatyze with Lauro,i would end up in the same state as he if i had Graciela the mother from hell and Dimitrio the lousy irresponsible skank as a part of my family.
I hope Dimitrio enjoyed his "few days grace" ! If he isnt as atheistic as Fully that is..
I'm pleasantly surprised that Monserrat is not virginal, whether she's a virgin or not, cause this makes the story more believable to me.
Hmmm, so Dimitrio must come home bloody and beat down regularly. The fact that pop and sis couldn't be bothered to get up from the dinner table to check out his injuries was a hoot.
Thank you for passing along the wisdom of that little grandchild of yours and your wish for all of us:
"if you have to cry a little today for whatever reason...I hope that someone somewhere helps you to feel better."
Not again with the pounder/driller/sanders. Oy. Thank you for getting in your (as usual) too generous comment before the deadline set by the wrecking/construction crew. [But then you know all about deadlines.]
How could I fail to recognized "our collective grief at La Tempestad ending too soon"? I still say it's a damn (not to confused with Dam) shame.
I'm glad you liked the recap. And no, La Tempestad wasn't bad at all. As a matter of fact, it was a delight. Seriously.
You're back with the middle show! Squee! Your seat on The Patio is secure -- no one could ever take your place.
BTW, I didn't get a chance to tell you how much I enjoyed your wicked description of our protagonista yesterday (especially since I'm kind of biting my tongue for now).
I have to think about the Bruno thing. It seems to me that Telemundo has had some good guys with that name. (But nobody could be better than that beautiful dog in Fuerza del destino.)
We've been waiting for you! But do you really like Daniela's voice? It can be quite effective in character. For me, however, a little of it goes a very long way. I have no idea if the actress is a smoker; but her voice sounds like the prematurely wrinkled face of a smoker looks. Which is to say, not all that attractive.
Good morning Mads:
I just had to conjure up your voice to get me moving on. Thanks for the kind words.
And I am glad I could provide you and JudyB with an earworm today. ;)
"Did a soccer game come on in the last 10 minutes of this show?"
The show started 4 or 5 minutes early and then ended early for some soccer stuff. The only thing cut from the episode was a repeat of the final scene from Monday, i.e. the mis-hugging.
"Am I crazy?"
I don't know you well enough to speak to your mental health. Lo siento.
Thanks. I'm glad you liked the recap. Come to think of it, there ARE a lot of Bruno's loose in telenovelaland.
"I'm pleasantly surprised that Monserrat is not virginal, whether she's a virgin or not, cause this makes the story more believable to me."
"The fact that pop and sis couldn't be bothered to get up from the dinner table to check out his injuries was a hoot."
It was, wasn't it? It was also a hoot the way Aunt Carlota, who is all indulgence and smiles when it comes to Montserrat, treats Dimitrio like worthless slug with poor eyebrow hygiene. (Oh that's right -- he actually is a worthless slug with poor eyebrow hygiene.)
Not to mention this exchange:
Dim: They'll KILL me if I don't have the money tomorrow.
Mommy: We'll talk about it later.
I wish I was a grammar geek, I would have been a much better Spanish student. I do not even no what pluperfect subjunctive is :( (hides face in shame).
As for the TN things are moving on quite well. I'm looking forward to this...I have not watched the main characters in any TN but I can tell you now that I already like SR. So easy on the eyes :)
Rulli as a viking? Be still my heart.
doris, no comment on the water scenes yet. At least this telenovela is supposed to take place BY the water; I'll take all the little gifts I can get. I wonder if Alejandro will feel compelled to de-shirt and jump in the drink as often as DamDelicious? We can only hope.
[*It is already clear that Lauro's role will be to alternate between doddering and thundering.]
Over His Dead Body
Is that La Tempestad on the horizon? No? Damn. Sorry Vivien!
As much as I miss DamFab, and believe me I do, no one does smoldering like Sebastian Rulli. He clenches that jaw like nobody can! Loving how smitten he is with Montse.
Isn't Montserrat a french name? Does Angelique Boyer always get a french name in her novels?
And I can't believe Gamboa is our lovable ranch hand from Amor Bravio, the one who married the cook. Also, Laura seems to be playing the same role as on Amor Bravio: dying patriarch.
It is so much easier to soldier on without LT thanks to your fabulous humor and recaps, NM.
Mil veces thank you!
Oh and UA, THANK YOU for the $$ translation. I hate it when they say "a million pesos" and I have no idea if that's 77,000 or 50.00! :)
I'm with you about Ale. I hope he keeps taking his shirt off and diving into that Blue Water. Jose Luis too, for that matter. He is a Coastie (Coast Guard) after all ; )
Because AB comes from France herself.
Plu probably has something with plural.. I never took any spanish classes ,i understand it vocally well but at grammar im an complete failure.
Believe me, I make plenty of mistakes with the subjunctive. It's just that I revel in it. It delights me that modern Spanish holds on to the subtle distinctions of mood and tense that are much less robust in, say, modern French or Italian.
I didn't learn Spanish in school. I just bumble along learning from lots of different sources. I think the imperfect subjunctive -- si pudiera, si hubiera (if I could, if I had) -- and the pluperfect subjunctive -- si hubiero estado, si hubiera sabido (if I had been, if had known) -- have their own rhythms. It's no accident that they are so frequently encountered in songs.
Joan Sebastian's song, Si hubiera sabido ayer (If I had known yesterday) is a great way to get a sense of the pluperfect subjunctive:
Si hubiera sabido ayer que un día ibas a llegar
(If I had known yesterday that one day you were going to come along)
me hubiera ahorrado los pasos
(I would have saved the steps)
que gasté sin rumbo al vagabundear
(I wasted wandering aimlessly)
Si hubiera sabido ayer que un día llegarías tú
(If I had known yesterday that one day you would come along)
te hubiera guardado mi cuerpo, mi primera caricia
y mi pijama azul
(I would have kept my body, my first caress and my blue pajamas for you.)
Para estrenarlos contigo amor
(To experience them for the first time with you, love)
y ver juntitos salir el sol
(and see the sunrise together)
cuantas cosas te habría guardado mi primer pecado
(So many things I would have saved for you -- my first sin)
y todo lo mejor
(and all the best)
Amor, amor, amor, amor, amor, amor, amor ...
Si hubiera sabido ayer que te iba a conocer
(If I had known yesterday that I was going to meet you)
me hubiera gustado esperarte y compartir
contigo mi primer pastel
(I would have liked to wait for you and share my first cake with you.)
NM - Last night's ep was my first time to see this actress, and hear her voice. No doubt, a little will go along way. Time will tell.
I know you're going to enjoy La T -- it just keeps getting better as it goes along. I'm glad you enjoyed the recap.
I think I like the wording in your comment better than anything I put in the damn (not to be confused with Dam) recap. I'm feeling a little jealous right now.
Thanks so much, amiga!
You and Demetrios made me curious about the origin of Montserrat so I did some digging. It is Spanish -- well Catalan actually -- and comes from the name of a mountain near Barcelona. The Catalan is from the Latin "mons" + "serratus" or "jagged mountain."
I've seen a few protagonistas named Montserrat. I gather it's kind of a popular name in Mexico right now.
I like Marco Antonio Solís a lot too and I especially love "Si no te hubieras ido"!
Did you know that he and Enrique Iglesias sing the main theme song of this novela? The song itself, "El perdedor," (the loser) was written by Iglesias. [which suggests, I suppose, that the writers aren't thinking comedy. That's ok. We'll make our own fun.]
Other familiar faces: Jose Luis’ friend (AB, MEPS). I wonder if he’ll be paired with Maria like they were in CME. Fernando from PEAM. I love seeing familiar faces. But Luis Gatica playing a bad guy-----noooooooooooooo!!!!!
Another Padre Anselmo (remember PA from AB? My all time fav—Alejandro Ruiz).
And still, no one notices skeezy guy wearing that big a$$ ring of the dead patron’s.
OK. Your boyfriend is in the navy. Could it be he had to actually do his job instead of meeting you?
I like this TN, but it’s not grabbing me immediately like AB did. Miss that feeling.
Didn’t see much of LT, but what I saw, I was impressed with the lead actress. Her first job—a long TN and playing twins convincingly, which isn’t easy for a seasoned actor.
Nanette, I was thinking the same thing about that darn ring especially the way Juventino kept flashing it around. The dude is not subtle.
Thanks for the beautiful song! Glad my comment inspired you to share it. I teach language, so I often like to try to give my students a motivation to learn grammar. I always tell them when they feel regret over something they did or didn't do, they're going to wish they'd studied that tense! I know I have plenty of reason to use it in life.
I will be recapping tonight--my first ever--so thanks to all for making me feel welcome and commenting on my comment! Hasta pronto!
You brought up a good point about Jose Luis being in the Navy. Even though they mentioned Coast Guard in Monday's epi, in Mexico the duties of the Coast Guard are part of the Mexican Navy. In the U.S., The Coast Guard is it's own separate entity but under Homeland Security.
By the way Jose Luis' rank of Cabo, which is a corporal in Mexico, is equivalent to a 3rd Class Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy. Pay is low so I get why Jose Luis is sweating bullets.
We don't do spoilers on this blog. We would all like to see this TN as it happens. In future if you know what is going to happen, please don't tell us ahead of time. Thank you.
Sorry, but I had to delete your comments. This is a strictly NO SPOILER zone.
We only talk about what has already been shown, not about what we are about to see.
Thanks so much for understanding.
"And still, no one notices skeezy guy wearing that big a$$ ring of the dead patron’s."
I know. Hilarious, right?
"The dude is not subtle."
Can you accuse anyone in this culebrón of that particular sin?
I'm delighted to hear you are a language teacher. What a terrific addition to the mix. [A few of your colleagues hang out here too, but I'll let them introduce themselves when the spirit moves them.]
Looking forward to your recapping debut tonight.
Thanks for reinforcing the NO SPOILER policy!
And thanks too for clarifying the Coast Guard/Navy stuff and JL's rank. I was thinking he looked a little long in the tooth for someone of such a low rank. Not a guy with a brilliant future, is he? [Oh dear. Am I starting to sympathize with Graciela? Better watch my step.]
Thanks for stopping by.
"A million pesos! You would think that with that kind of money dude could have gotten himself a good waxing job for those things on his face"
Yeah, you'd think, huh? jejejeje
The ring is really bothering me. It's just too obvious to be missed. Hope this isn't going to be a tin foil hat moment for me this early in the TN.
"It would be cooler if there were actually anything in it..."
OK, could we take up a collection and buy a leather headband for Maria? She's Matilde (CME) all over again. Maybe Alejandro would pay more attention.
I don't think Monse thought that far ahead. I bet she never thought about deployments either, and it was funny her reaction about the ten days of maneuvers, lol.
About the ring, maybe someone will eventually notice he is wearing it. I will keep my eye peeled to see if he keeps wearing it, cause maybe it will important later. Otherwise why keep showing that ring on his finger?
Dimi and Montserrat sure do not act like brother and sister. They seem so distant.
So many familiar faces in this TN. I just noticed that Alejandro's BFF was the Doc who married Mercedes in LQNPA.
Mads, was it Juventino who swore "it will all be mine, completamente mío!? And it was in the first episode, we didn't even have to wait for our first completamente mío! I was absolutely delighted.
I love your new Avatar! So funny. OT: By the way they have started showing "La Madrastra" on the Uni Telenovelas Channel, that I happen to get, and let me tell you, it is as funny as that clip you put up from "The Soup" awhile back. Rene Casados is wearing eyeliner, gasp and I think a hint of pink lipstick. Anyone that gets this channel from your cable provider you really gotta check this one out. This channel usually comes with a Latin Tier. If you have Telemundo, you should be getting this. Cesar Evora is a galan in this one, and Vikki Ruffo is up to her crying game. It really is a must see ; )
Perhaps no one cares that Juventino took the ring. No one actually liked the Patron that much, and they didn't even want to be at his funeral.
I also like that Monse (even if she is still a virgin) isn't virginal in the traditional heroine sense. The girl clearly knows she's attractive, and enjoys making out/heavy petting with her boyfriend. Good for her! I do agree with her father that she's too young to get married, and should travel, go to university, and have fun before tying the knot. She’s being awfully naïve to think that dad will be happy with her marrying at all, and marrying a man who doesn’t have the means to support her. Not saying he wants her to marry a millionaire, and I know he believes one should marry for love; but I also think he’s a realist. Monse doesn’t have an education or job, and her boyfriend doesn’t have many prospects.
You are so sweet. Shucks.
As for contributing to the Mathilde headband fund, I will gladly chip in. But I admit that the effort reminds me of an old Yiddish saying:
Es vet helfen vie a toyten bankes.
(It will help as much as cupping/bleeding a corpse, which is to say, not at all.)
No te preocupes -- now you know.
De nada. I should warn you that we/I get perilously close to nerdy around here, given the slightest encouragement.
For anyone who adores him UniMas is showing an older novela of his at 9AM EST. Double episodes.
Yes, a murder of crows. Glad you got a chuckle out of it. It was floating around in my mind because at one point I toyed with using James Lipton's book, An Exaltation of Larks, as the theme for a whole recap. But it just didn't quite fit. Maybe in the future.
(In case you are wondering, Lipton's book is a collection of collective nouns in the English language, some with an impressive pedigree, others just made up on the spot.)
We've been expecting you on The Patio! Pull up a chair and have a drink. Carlos is buying. (He's making out like a bandit with his new graphic design business.)
My friends and I used to play the collective noun game and try to stump each other. For a long time we didn't know, nor could we find, the collective noun for jellyfish. Nowadays all you have to do is find it on Wikipedia! (Turns out they are a fluther/smack of jellyfish.) I've never heard of the book, if only I had we could have solved the mystery much sooner. Looks like my library has it. I'll have to pick it up, along with another book that was recommended to me yesterday, "The History of the World in Six Glasses". Has anyone read that one? I guess I can take a short break from my beloved mystery and crime fiction.
"I thought I was the only one in the world who owned that book"
See, that may be the difference between us. I figured EVERYBODY must have that book on their shelves.
BTW, aren't the engravings in the book divine?
A smack of jellyfish is very fine, but what about a Herd of Harlots, an Incredulity of Cuckolds, a Riffraff of Knaves? I LOVE the book!
whoa. I guess I'll have to start watching my back when I'm on The Patio.
The History of the World in Six Glasses? I don't know that one, Sylvia. You'll have to tell us if it's any good.
Any fan of the pluscuamperfecto is a friend of mine! Thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you back here.
I teach them the 12 English verb tenses, and most people struggle to understand and use many of those tenses. how many verb tenses does Spanish have ?...16 ? That is what one of my Spanishseaking students told me.
It's nice to see you decided to give this new one a try. Thanks for the kind words.
Yes, serious withdrawal.
I'll miss your comments on this page, kiddo! Oh well. It was fun while it lasted. Take care!
So pooh on you Uni!!
My heart is broken. I too am suffering from withdrawals. Help! I need a dose of DamFab, STAT! Ahh, I too thought I saw La Tempestad on the horizon; with DamFab and the crew holding the missing episodes that Uni left on the cutting room floor. But, it was just my imagination, or perhaps I just miss our Capitan.
I hope that I can join you all on The Patio. Do you remember me? Even though I have watched TN's for years, LT is the only TN I have commented on. WL is gone, but at least we have SR. And ITA that he looks better with the longer hair.
I am getting to know the characters, and already Maria is getting on my nerves. I watched CME, and she got on my nerves on that one as well. Also like the chemistry between Montse and Ale. Muy caliente!
Can't wait to join everyone on the Patio!
Back to work...Hasta manana!
Of course I remember you! I'm so glad you are staying with The Patio Support Group where we are all trying to cope and move on.
P.S. Apparently Doña Rufi did just that. It looks like after Bea's passing, she got a job working for the new kid on the block.
Sylvia, I hadn't seen those numbers but they don't surprise me. A pox on Univisión, I say!