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TangoSpam
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Once from California..now officially from Buenos Aires.
Interests: Read, and go to the movies or theater. Travel. Great conversation, of course..dance tango.
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How many times have you been somewhere and noticed groups of people who are together, but on their phones. I don't get it. You decide to get together with a group of friends and you spend that time on your phone??? Doesn't anyone else think that is weird? Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2019 at La Vida Con Deby
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An educated person regardless of where they are from or what language they speak..speak a language well whether it be the king's English or Spanish. Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2019 at La Vida Con Deby
Time marches on. Yet people only seem to be talking about the self checkouts. Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2019 at La Vida Con Deby
When the family moved to go to a register, out of nowhere came Father Time from Hell. He cut in front of me as though there was no line. "Hey!" I said to him, "There's a line." Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at La Vida Con Deby
Sometimes you don't have a choice, but when you do, you should choose somewhere to live that you like. When you change your country, you must change your mindset. You should forget everything you knew, in order to accept your new culture. If you don't and you are always comparing, or looking for things that you had or used from your home country, guaranteed, you will be miserable. Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2019 at La Vida Con Deby
I recently learned that I moved back to the USA and that I am dead. I wonder what I died of? Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2018 at La Vida Con Deby
If you follow me on Facebook, then you know that I have been in India for 5 days. I have another 10 days to go. I like to travel alone and independently. Normally I don't make many plans, I just... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2017 at La Vida Con Deby
There is a difference between an ugly cat call, and the poetry of a piropo. The sad thing is the piropo is disappearing. The milonga is the exception, where men still practice this art, but on the street, it is unusual to hear this form of poetry in motion. Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2017 at La Vida Con Deby
It has been a week since I had my last date with the architect. I know that I am supposed to call him, if I want to go out again. I am not sure what to do. I don't like... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2017 at La Vida Con Deby
After dinner he takes me home. The conversation is light, until we get to my apartment. He puts the car in park and then leans over to grab me. This is what I hate. Nothing ever seems to be consensual. It is like being conquered. Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2017 at La Vida Con Deby
I don't want you to think that I spend my days working, going to the gym, and trying to make some order in my apartment. In addition to all that, I am still finding time to swipe. Swipe means Tinder.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2017 at La Vida Con Deby
ENACOM is is the government entity that oversees all of the communication in Argentina. It is no secret that they are not happy with the either the quality or the pricing of cell phones, Internet, or home phones, as well as TV and the post office. Our new president has opened the door to competition in 2018. He believes that price fixing and lack of competition has created this nightmare of bad and overpriced services. Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at La Vida Con Deby
I am not dancing yet. The men I like to dance with have not arrived. I prefer to talk to the people near my table than to dance. Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at La Vida Con Deby
I walk into the shop. There were 3 people and everyone was on the phone. No one acknowledges me. They continue their phone conversations as though I do not exist. This, however, is normal in Buenos Aires. No, "I'll be right with you" or anything. Not even eye contact. I usually give these situations around 7 minutes before I leave. Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at La Vida Con Deby
We dance the first song of the tanda. I am smiling to myself as he leads me into a double giro, actually 3 of them in a row. It has been years since I danced with someone who knew how to lead and do this. I smile to myself as he goes “Eso.” Vals is my favorite of the 3 rhythms. To dance it with someone who can, is heaven. Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at La Vida Con Deby
That number. It happened last week. To be honest I never thought that I would live that long. I remember that when I was 17, I confided to my sister that I thought I would only live to 30. Well,... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at La Vida Con Deby
I have been able to use my creative energy to design exactly the kind of place I want to live in. It is not perfect. There are some things that I cannot change, but I love it. I feel so at home. Not just my place but my barrio. In a way it is like when I lived in California, but better, because I am here in Buenos Aires. Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at La Vida Con Deby
The woman who wrote this post on Facebook is not an American. She lives in another English speaking country. When I told her she was insensitive - she unfriended me. I am better off with one less "friend." Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at La Vida Con Deby
A silver haired, dapper man invites me to dance. After the first song he says to me, "You don't remember me, do you?" I smile my coy little milonguera smile. "I taught you some of your first steps at Lo de Celia." There were so many of these milongueros who bravely bore my learning curve. The vals with him is lovely. Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at La Vida Con Deby
One doesn't have to live long in Argentina to experience the "Viveza Criolla." Probably more than anything else, it is the one thing that the foreigners living in Argentina complain about. Viveza Criolla (literally translated means the Creole life, but it really has nothing to do with what the translation is.) Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2017 at La Vida Con Deby
I don't know what is worse; someone who only wants to use you for your body, or someone who wants to use you for your English. It sounds bizarre, yet, I cannot tell you how many times someone thinks they are going to get a built in English teacher. Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at La Vida Con Deby
The day I moved some of my stuff from my storage unit, I sent my friend Sam a message. I told him that I was coming for JerryBrown that night. (AKA Brown, or Mr. Brown, this is my cat, not the other Jerry Brown. The Governor. His namesake.) My JerryBrown travels in a mesh shopping bag. He loves it. I grabbed it and went to get him. Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at La Vida Con Deby
I remember when I remodeled my old place, I was freaked out. I couldn't believe what these guys were doing. I was terrified it would never end. (Another issue here..remodeling jobs that get started and never end, because the workers go on to other jobs.) Keeping the dirt and dust contained is a joke. Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at La Vida Con Deby
I interviewed architects who had fantasies of me having an unlimited checkbook. I would tell them what I wanted, and of course, they either did not listen to me, or actually told me, "No, you don't want that." Mansplaining is alive and well in Buenos Aires. Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at La Vida Con Deby
I think anytime you do a remodeling job no matter where you are in the world, it is difficult. I don't think any one country has an exclusive on being difficult to work with.
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