To celebrate my 400th post (yeah me!! 400 posts!), I thought I would write about something that has been in my life for as long as I can remember.
I guess I should start off by saying that I have been watching a new show on VH1, Viva Hollywood. Now, seriously, who wouldn't watch a reality show where the winner gets to star in a telenovela. A TELENOVELA! Just like the ones I grew up watching, full of rage, passion, vengence, and lust.
Now, just to save myself a little bit, I'll admit that I don't watch it when it's on. That is, I'm not rushing to the couch to tune in when it plays. But I do DVR it and watch it after the little boy is fast asleep.
At first, I wasn't sure how I would feel about the show and figured I would watch one episode and forget about it. But I have watched two episodes now, and I think I'm hooked.
Why am I hooked? Is it because Maria Conchita Alonso is on it? Is it because they call the house they live in "La Casa de Locos"? Is it because the deliciously attractive Carlos Ponce hosts it?
All good reasons, yes. But the truth is, it's because every week, Walter Mercado introduces one of the sins of the telenovela. Yes, THAT Walter Mercado. And I grew up watching him not even knowing what he was talking about (for those of you who don't know, he is a Latino astrologer, followed faithfully by many Latinos).
I remember being about seven years old, sick with some kind of cold or flu. I must have been carrying on about not wanting to take my medicine. And my mom said to me, "Walter is on the television." Immediately, I replied with, "What does he say about Pisces?" To which she replied, "He says all Pisces should take their medicine so they can get better."
And, of course, I did. Because Walter said to.
For those of you who need a refresher, enjoy!
And please, don't forget to take with you... Mucho, mucho, mucho... amor.