Wednesday, April 27, 2005

No Mames!

No mames, y'all. I'll be back posting after the May elections in the Republic of South Padre Island are over. That's less than two weeks. Until then, no mames, amigos y amigas! Hasta la vista,
Sam

15 comments:

MLeahy said...

Thanks Sam, keep it "Politically Correct". MLeahy

Ex-Manissean said...
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Ex-Manissean said...

Whats a 'Mame'?

Duane Higginbotham said...

Mommy?

Sam said...

Fooey, you couldn't figure that out? In Spanglish and Tex-Mex it means "don't suck." As in: "Hey vato, you're acting all wierd and embarassing us, no mames!" Pronounced "mam-ays" yes it does refer to what babies and mommies sometimes do. No mames, pendejos! There. it's all out of my system now ... boy do I feel better. :)
Sam

Ex-Manissean said...

Thanks, I never heard my wife or her family use that. They would say something like 'dont chupa'. And sorry about the double post double post.

Sam said...

Wooooo, chupa! That means "lollipop." Did she call you that?
Hehe.
Sam

Ex-Manissean said...

Your probably thinking of those Mexican lollipops called chupachups. Chupa is 'suck' or 'sucker' as in chupacabra. If I told you what my wife calls me I would be accused of bragging. But then,you know what they say in Texas: "It aint braggin' if its true". Good luck on your elections.

Sam said...

Why thanks, I just had an election before bleakfast! It helps if you sound oriental when you say that.
Sam

Sam said...

Hey ex-Manissean, wasn't there some kind of vampire myth about the Chupacabra?

Ex-Manissean said...

Some kind of critter first reported in the jungles of Puerto Rico in the 80s I think. Would suck the blood of goats and chickens in the night, but not rip them up like dogs would. From there reports spread to Mexico and S. America, even the valley area of S. Texas had some reports in the 90s. You dont hear too much these days but it has established itself in Latin Folklore. Its supposed to be about the size of a large monkey with red eyes and fanglike teeth. No one ever bothered our chickens when I lived in Puerto Rico but the jungle at night can be a little creepy.

Sam said...

Oh, I got two of the things - they're called children!
~Sam

MLeahy said...

Nice Sam, nice....I don't mean to "Peck" (pun intended) at this issue, but... I thought you were not going to touch this issue until after election. I know it is difficult to let go, I bite my tongue every time I read an attack on Sandy, but I promised her I would refrain form political comments. BTW I would like to talk to you outside of this forum regarding a large project I am working on to benefit the Island. MLeahy

MLeahy said...

Sam, I did not mean for you to remove your story, though political, it was quite amusing. E-mail me, I would like your input on some ideas. MLeahy

Sam said...

Oh no, you're a good sounding board and you did me a favor (I did have a good laugh, though). Hey, I'm trying to keep from rocking the boat. I can't seem to find your email handle anywhere so tell you what, send me an email at

swells22@swbell.net

and I'll be glad to comment on whatever you've got in the works.

That goes for anyone ... I'm an open shop here, long as you don't hack or spam.