Here I’m just a dumb blonde.


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?


  1. I always thought you were blond too.

  2. closetalk says:

    hehehe.. so wat kind of jewellery do ya want?
    diamonds are a gal’s best frnds…? (marilyn) or… diamonds look tacky on women younger than 40..? (breakfast at tiffany’s)