Several times over the past few weeks, I have had Mexicans describe me as rubio, a term that means blonde. Basically they are saying that all white people can be described in varying degrees as a blonde. I find this pretty funny and shows how much our conceptions of race and coloring are completely relative. After all, north of the border I am pretty far from blonde and pale. I am considered a bit on the dark end of things with my coloring. So, add to this my inability (as of yet) to carry on a fully intelligent conversation in Spanish, and for the first time in my life I am a dumb blonde. Fantastic. Can I get some old fat guy to buy me drinks and jewelry?