My new winter coat, bueno, my new borrowed winter coat is made of black leather. It has the embroidered face of a forward facing eagle with its talons lifted upward in an “attack mode.” The eagle takes up the entire back of my coat.
If you walk behind me, there is a pretty big chance that you will wet your pants in fear of my attacking eagle. My embroidered, attacking eagle.
“It keeps you warm, no? Stop with the ugly face.”
Miguel, why couldn’t I borrow your other jacket that you never wear?
“Because. This one is much better. You look much cooler in this one. Muuuuuy guapo.”
“El Guapo, en serio, that jacket is great. I see all the chicas staring at you.”
Whatever. Did you vote?
“Claro. Did you think that I wasn’t going to vote?”
I never know with you.
“Did you think that I voted for one of your reasons? Claro que no. I voted so that I wouldn’t have to hear you complain and lecture me.”
Well, at least you voted. Way to do your civic duty. Did you vote for Fenty?
“No way. I hate that guy.”
REALLY? Por que? I didn’t even know you had a real opinion.
“Primero, the things you don’t know about me could fill
You didn’t vote for someone because he wears a hat. Interesante.
“Si, claro. He is mi mayor. If he looks like un grande douchebag, then citizens of DC looks like douchebags. It was my duty as an Americano and a DC resident. I am very much anti-douchebag.”
So who did you vote for?
“I voted for the eagle on the back of your jacket. I think he would make a fine mayor.”
El GuapoPS: Gracias, really, muchas gracias to all the comments and personal e-mails I received regarding my last post. I am truly at a loss for words, if you can believe this, when it comes to how much I appreciate your kind words and generous offers. Mis amigos, mucho amor to you all. You are the best.