Chespirito

He may have been born, Roberto Gomez Bolanos, but he was known the world over as “Chespirito” (chess-pee-REE-toh). In 2011, he tweeted: “Hello. I’m Chespirito I’m 82 years old and this is the first time I tweet. This is my debut. Good people, follow me.” In 1966, about 45 years prior to his Twitter debut, …

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OMG!

Chances are that you’re probably staring at your phone right now. It’s okay, don’t be embarrassed. Look up. If you’re in a public space, there are surely other people doing the same thing. Our phones are pretty much our BFFs. We often feel lost and naked without them. And no one wants to see us …

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Exits

Poof! My cousins call me “Houdini” because I’ve made it a habit of leaving get-togethers, happy hours, guys night out (is there such a thing?), etc., without saying goodbye. Today I learned that my disappearing act is called an “Irish Exit,” which is weird because I always leave before any of my Irish friends. Planning …

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Compliments

The best compliment I ever received took place on a Saturday. I was nine. I was walking with my older brother, Joey, and older cousin, Steven, in South San Jose near Pioneer High School. About half-way into our walk to the local ice cream parlor (Farrell’s), a neighborhood teenager — whom I had never seen …

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