Some of y'all wanted to know what tattoo sleeves are. Well, in general, getting a 'sleeve' is known as having your whole arm tattoed....thereby looking like a sleeve. However, my kid has the pain tolerance of a neurotic ferret, so that wouldn't really be an option for him.......but he LOVES the look (much like his momma). Sooo......my mom got him these 'sleeves' that are much like a pair of nylon pantyhose....only for your arms....with tattoo designs on them.
Here's a link so you all can take a peek....Tattoo Sleeves - Slip on Body Art <----- Now, my mom said she got them at WalMart for about $3.00 each (in the toy section, of all places)...
........and here's a pic of Alex wearing the sleeves.... (sorry about the crappy picture quality. Jesse is still deciding where to buy the camera I want. ::pause:: Gyahhhhh just buy the damn camera!!!!!)
.......and moving along to something else I was asked......
Rosemary wanted to know what was up with the chile I was talking about.
Now, this isn't chili like chili on top of your hot dog. I'm talking about chile. (The pronounciation difference is 'chilly' and 'cheeelay') Chile to us - and I say 'us' because I'm an honorary Mexican - is something hot..usually a salsa, but it could also be those red pepper flakes like people put on their pizza.
Anyway....whenever my MIL comes into town, as soon as she gets settled at the house, she says "Tiene chile, mija?" (translation: Do you have chile, honey?) I almost always say no, because she will make a batch of it, and she is an amazing cook. It's not that hard to make it myself, but she makes it better, so she just makes a big batch to last us a month til she comes back to visit (which is once a month).
Usually, she uses chile serrano, which is a smaller green chile that looks like a skinny smaller version of a jalapeno, but is alot hotter. What with the produce recalls going on, serranos are hard to find, so I've just been buying jalapenos. I keep tomatoes, chile, onion, limes, and cilantro in the fridge at all times. Never know when one might have a craving for salsa or pico de gallo (which is a 'salad' of sorts with chopped tomato, onion, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime....)
Am I ever getting to the story here? LOL GETTING TO THE POINT.... I said no, I didn't have any chile, so she started to make some. By boiling a tomato, 3 jalapeno peppers, and a little onion. Normally, jalapeno peppers don't produce that much heat. Normally. But these? Mary, Mother of Everything Holy....as it was boiling, the heat started to make my eyes water. Then I started to sneeze. Then I started to cough.
(hold on. this is a long entry and I'm going to hit Save and then go back and finish the story. It would suck if I lost all this typing)
Okay...... so by then, everybody was hacking. My MIL started giggling like a maniac and took the pot of boiling evil outside to air out the house.
After the air became safe to breathe again, she brought it back in to finish. She put it in the blender and added whatever she adds to make it fabulous......and then she says 'Taste it....is it okay?' That's what we always do. She makes it, I taste it, I tell her how amazingly awesome it is. This time, I grabbed a chip, leaned over the blender to dip it in there, and was assaulted by the BURN. I couldn't even smell it, let alone taste it. I'm thinking "What the crap? From a jalapeno? Jalapenos are for punks!" but.....yeah.....it was hot. It made me cry.
Usually, I eat alot of it on my tacos, but this time? Not so much. However, I still ate it. 'cause it's just. that. good.