En Boca Cerrada, No Entran Moscas


I love Spanish axioms, particularly those sayings that transmit a vivid (and mildly distressing) mental picture. The title of this post is one of my favorites: en boca cerrada, no entran moscas, which means “in a closed mouth, no flies will enter.”

This saying describes how I feel about resolutions this year. And Shelle brought the feelings to life, in full color. My New Year’s resolutions rarely have to do with food (I dislike most fast foods. I tend to binge on fruits. Yes, I’m weird… and hot… and very modest ;-). But I’ve been known to overindulge in reading. It is common for me to promise that I will only read X number of books, just to fall face first of the wagon and read twice or thrice that many books… before the year is over.

So, in 2013, I’m not promising a damn thing. I will just live, have sex, um… I mean, love, laugh and read until my eyes pop with delight. And I will drink peach wine and eat dulce de leche cheesecake (I will chew with my mouth closed) while I’m doing it. Yes, I’m bad to the bone. And hot (in case you missed it the first time ;-)
 “Resolutions” by SunshineShelle

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  1. Ha!! You always put a smile on my face and embed it into my heart. Thank you
    Hugs
    SUeAnn

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    1. And that makes me all warm inside, my dear SueAnn ;-)

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  2. I love that one "En boca cerrada, no entran moscas". I am anti-resolutions. I think they are against my religion, and I am my religion. Peach wine? Oh yum. Dulce de leche cheesecake? Really? Not only are you hot, you're just plain cruel. :-) Enjoy!

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    1. Cruelty can taste sooo good, especially spread over warm cake... and on ice cream... Okay, dulce de leche taste yummy on anything. And I mean, everything ;-)

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  3. I like Jason Millers' take on New Year resolutions: they sound all well & good until your realize that you've psychically linked yourself to the 95% failure rate these 'resolutions' have. So the only 'resolution' I made is to get into my possession a decently mounted pair of Tibetan Yak horns. If I can't get them this year, at least I gave a smile to some who read it.
    Dulce de leche is awesome stuff & so easy to make at home!

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    1. Now I want Tibetan Yak horns, too... brown and blue beads, maybe red as well just because I'm me.

      And tomorrow, I'm going to make dulce de leche and sweet beans ;-)

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  4. That last paragraph, yes please. I'll just exchange 'read' for 'create', and I'm all in!

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    1. Well, have a blast while you are at it, Gods know I will. I might even do a bit of creating, too... maybe even a lot ;-)

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  5. And here I am with my New Years Resolution to finish reading just ONE book!

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    1. Well, in a year or three, I plan to read a few translations of the Bible I'm yet to read; maybe we can read that one book at the same time ;-)

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  6. Hahaha...the expression on her face is so perfect :D if you sewed my mouth shut I would still manage to force mashed potatoes through the stitches lol :D Dance and be damned is what I say :D XXX

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    1. The image of mashed potatoes oozing through stitched up lips makes me think about a story...

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  7. Ha ha! Good for you! I binge on chocolate. Like so many other women, sigh. I draw the line at white chocolate, which is an abomination. Really, Magaly, White chocolate! How repugnant does that sound?? BUT I will try to mend my ways and binge on ... hmmm ... DOGS! Yes I am dogsitting this week so it will be easy peasy!! Have a great week-end!

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    1. I've always thought white chocolate tasted funny. It might be an abomination, indeed ;-)

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  8. I am a 5%er. I gave up resolutions along time ago. You and Shelle's art both crack me up. The drummer, drums, the piper, pipes and the dance begins.....to hell with rules and resolutions. Party on dudes....oops did I really just type that. shit.....

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    1. I blame it on Shelle and Big F. Every time I think of them, I, too, say dude ;-)

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  9. I LOVE this! I will remember this every day.. It will be a challenge as I'm typically a mouthy Italian woman but I will give it my best shot.. Love this post and am so jealous of all of the reading you get in. Yay for no resolutions too! I just picked a word for the year and I'm going to weave that in and out of my daily living. Great post. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. I like the word thing. I might pick one and see how it goes. I will be good and not pick 'read' lol

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  10. Sounds like a good plan for the new year. :)

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  11. I've made the no resolutions, resolution, for many years now. I haven't let myself down since. lol.

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    1. "no resolutions, resolution," I love contradictions; always giving people something to talk about ;-)

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  12. Peach wine? I've never had it. I want some! I can't have any dulce de leche anything because dairy is my Mortal Enemy. Because of that, I have to live vicariously through others. So, you'll just have to have extra for me. And tell me how much I enjoyed it.

    Now for resolutions...let me think a moment.

    I think most people give up things for their resolutions.

    I decided to gain something - my health. So I made health my resolution. No diets and no restrictions except for dairy, of course.

    So far, I'm holding steady.

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    1. Peach wine is delicious. Nice and fruity. I love the taste that lingers afterwords.

      I'm sorry you can't eat dulce de leche. I promise to have an extra serving (or two) for you ;-)

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  13. OMG... too funny... that saying was taught to me by my dad the night before starting my first Spanish lessons in the elementary parochial school I attended. I think he loved the shock and awe affect of it. *smile*
    ♥Sharon

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    1. You dad sounds like a very intelligent man. Parochial school is one of those places where flies always wait to fly in lol

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    2. Oh god do I agree with you on that parochial and flies statement!! Sadly dad wasn't intelligent ~ he was cynical and prejudice so had to leave him in the past but it's all good. *smile*

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    3. Well, like my grandma used to say, smart people can always learn from the fool's silliness. I guess you've made that true. And so have I... more often than I like to admit lol

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  14. Sex is a good goal to have. :) Love Shelle's art!

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    1. Sex is just good to have... often, too ;-)

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  15. haha. sounds like a plan, for the new year. wine, good (spicy!!) food , sex, love, and lots to read!! yeah!

    closed mouth...not only keeps out flies...but feet too. very cool artwork!

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    1. And sweets, lots of yummy sweets...

      Mouth closed, for flies and feet taste yucky lol

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  16. You go for it, Hot Magaly ;o)

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  17. You made me giggle, how I love your honesty! No resolutions for me either. I was hit with a whammy, the death of my Mom (a month ago yesterday) and I'm still struggling with just continuing my normal routine. I'm making no promises, but I hope to keep moving forward and not letting myself fall backwards. So thank you for the laughter, Magaly, and all the awesome reading!

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    1. I pray your mom's soul is exactly when she dreamed it would be. May her memory stay strong and beautiful in you and yours.

      And I, too, will try to fall forward, that way I can brake the smack with my hands... or not fall at all ;-)

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  18. Oh girl, how can we miss what a steamy hot firecracker you are??? You are the heat in a habanero, my love. If I look up the secret ingredient of a South American insanity pepper, I see your picture. ;-)

    I love Shelle's paintings and this one is right there on top with the rest. She is a goddess artist. Resolutions...ppppfffffttt. Love to you, my precious wicked witch. Mina

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    1. WoooHooo! One more title for my resume. I've been called Fireball, Firecracker, even Firebomb, but never "heat in a habanero." Hot, red and tasty lol

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  19. What a sweet little find while digging around your blog this fine (freakin' HOT) morn... yes my sweet you are not the only hot dudette today Ms Wicked ;) I have a drip or two on my forehead but me feels it's from my resolution to take off a little festive excess that has me walking each day, and sweating because exercise alas can't always be done indoors, on tabletops, in bathtubs... so I'm totally hot LOL, but somehow not in the way I can get too excited about, and my face, well beetroot is not really my colour, but after an hour or two it resides ;) Next time I'm not ingesting all those Holiday/festive treats, that way I'll be smokin' hot in a much steamier way!

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    1. "exercise... can't always be done indoors, on tabletops, in bathtubs..." but it sure is sweet when we get to do it, isn't it?

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