Go Diego Go! ~Oxpecker episode

Best of friends

First get past the fact Oxpecker is in the title of this cartoon and my post.

Second, the other animal in this episode is hippopotamus, Greek for “Water Horse” and called a hippo.  I guess that is close enough to an ox.

No bird on this bull. I totally dig the bull though. lol

Finally, they share a symbiotic relationship. This is close and often long-term interaction between different biological species.  (wiki)

Gather my many friends

I wish Diego spoke more Spanish in the cartoon.  I would love to hear him say  The “oxpecker pecks the bugs off the back of a hippo to survive. ” The fact that this huge animal depends on a little bird to keep the parasites from eating him to death………..all the hippos keep the alligators away by showing their teeth and making loud noises.  If only humans could work together so well.  (no bug eating off of each other though…ew!)

Hippo and his Oxpecker

Tambien, I am jealous of Dora the Explorer’s amazing mochilla.  That chica can pull anything out of that backpack!

Give up the goods mochilla!

Dora is going to help me write my divorce party invitations and she doesn’t even know it.  Can’t she just pull them out of the backpack with everything else?  If she can fit raincoats, umbrellas, snowboards, and more…surely a divorce party invites, balloons and a cake will fit!  I know ella can do it!

Celebrate with Me!

Ok…back to studying Spanish with Tesla.  We are baking brownies too! She thought she had everything in the bowl.  I told her she forgot the egg.  Her solution… LOL

Tesla quickly added the egg to the brownie mix

So many topics in one blogpost!

Adios mi amigos,


Pollos y Gatos

chickens (pollos) and cats (gatos)

“Chickens & Cats”  Vacation in Mexico!  Spanish followed by English.


El año pasado viajé a Playa del Carmen Méjico por un semana.

Recib una oferta spectacular para  alquilar  un auto para cinco dias.  Sólo cuesta tres mil trescientos ochenta y uno pesos.  ¡Es una ganga!  Conduje mi auto de zona arqueológica de Chichen Itza.  Me gustaba el arte hecho a mano y me compré una bolsa azul y negra.

Nadé en de cenote de Dzitnup.  El agua de cenote es calido y limpio.  Busqué en el parque de nacional marine.  Me gustaban la tortugas gigantes y el pez de colores hermoso.

Muchas mujeres de Maya venden quesadillas para cincuenta pesos.  Yo compré dos y fue deliciosa.  Yo pregunté a la mujer “son de pollos y no gatos.  ¿Verdad?”  ¡Si! ella dicha.  Ellas todas reido conmingo.

Soy Tonto,


Last year I traveled to Playa del Carmen, Mexico for a week.  I received a spectacular offer to rent a car for five days.  It cost 3,381 pesos.  ($311.00)   It is a bargain!  I drove my car to the archeological zone of Chichen Itza.  I liked the handmade art and a bought a black and blue purse.

I swam in the natural spring of Dzitnup.  The water in the spring was warm and clean.  I scuba dove in the National Marine Park.  I liked the giant turtles and the many colored fish.

Many women of Maya sell quesadillas for fifty pesos.  I buy two and they were delicious.  I questioned the woman “they are of chicken and not cat. True?”   “Yes!” she said.  They all laugh with me.

I am silly,



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