So its that special time of the year for family and friends worldwide. Many of us are celebrating the birth of Jesus and others are celebrating Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and just about everything else. It is also the time for us single folk to reevaluate ourselves, whether this reevaluation is voluntary or otherwise. We may see some Christmas engagement rings pop up on our news feeds *shudders", just-born alien looking babies squirming for the camera, or some of our friends show us culinary skills we are only certain she acquired after giving up the heaux heavyweight title and trading it in for "wife." Which leaves me pondering, how do our friends, the ones all booed up for Christmas while we bake for our mothers, get to that point? Some of us lucky ones are dating around and getting to know someone special to figure out if he is our special someone, and some of have already found one worth getting exclusive with. But does he feel the same? Here are five surefire signs he wants you around every day of the year...and maybe longer:
1. He calls you early and often enough for you to rule out "Booty Call."
You call him and hear his voicemail more often than you care to admit. But by the time restaurants have closed and the midnight oil is burning, your phone is ringing and he's ready to order for delivery-booty delivery. If this happens more often than the "Just calling to hear your voice" and "Good morning gorgeous" calls, then in the famous words of MIranda from our beloved series, "He is just not that into you." Guys are straightforward. When he calls, it's because he wants to talk to you. He asks you what you are doing because he wants to see you, and if it just so happens to be at one in the morning, you know what time it is. It may then be time to determine that you are on the same page. If your conversations consist more of "I'm coming, let me get in the shower" than "My day is going well, better since I've spoken to you," then you are more of a part of his workout regimen and not necessarily his mission to wife 'em. On the other hand, if he is calling to check up on you, and if it is once or twice a day, not weekly or monthly, than he wants you around for more than a few hours and romp sessions at a time.
2. His conversations reflect worldly knowledge, not carnal.
Okay, so you get the calls. You two speak, its just that he wants to know what you are wearing. He wants to know your favorite positions, the faces you love making, heels or socks (don't judge), or about that movie you made with your ex in which you gave an Oscar-worthy performance. He can't stop talking about your body, and how incredibly sexy he finds you to be. Then he mispronounces your name for the fifth time, and you get it. You finally understand that the only thing you expects and wants from you is your legs kissing the sky while he goes to town. But what happens after that?
An intrigued or infatuated man wants to know everything from your first tooth falling out to your first kiss, love, and heartbreak. He wants to know about the times you wished for someone like him, whether you are a good cook or great with kids, and if he is really digging you, he wants to reveal the same about himself. He wants to know everything about you that shows him what you may be potentially be like as a mate. He will talk about politics, sports, family, kids, art, music, he may flirt too, but it won't dominate conversation. He is not blind. He recognizes the diamond sitting across from him, as any straight man would, and he is physically attracted to you, but it is one of many reasons why. That is clear in his talk.
3. His friends and family are not just a theory, but a shared reality.
You love the holidays, and you can't wait to be around your mama and cousins. You can't wait to see your Daddy. While you are going on and on about your loved ones, you notice that he grows eerily quiet. Funny. Just yesterday he was your favorite motormouth, but now he's mute. Then you realize you haven't met his crew (or maybe you noticed it before and said nothing). He joked around with your baby sister, hugged your mother and shook hands with Daddy, and yet he's never taken you home to his mama.
By contrast, meet the man who wants you to be his lady. He wants to know how you would mesh in with his brood of loved ones. He wants you to cook with his mama for the holidays, play Monopoly with his brothers and boys, be his nephew's crush. He would love to show his lady off. It is an indicator of where he is headed. If he wants you for more than bragging rights, his family wouldn't be a foreign concept.
4. He is thinking of where you two should be by next Christmas.
Any decent man would always think of the next step. He is not satisfied with mere complacency. He recognizes that while you could have been with anyone else in the world, you chose to be by his side, and he is appreciative of this. What does this actually look like?
He wants to plan for next Christmas. Literally and figuratively, I mean. He wants to constantly see where you could be at the next level, and he has a mental timeline of when things should progress. He realizes that marriage isn't the ultimate step, but that every relationship is a process and he strives to commit. If he can't describe his five or ten-year plan, then he certainly won't be able to articulate concerning you.
5. There is no barrage of questions reflecting your confusion, because he makes everything clear.
I recall dating one man who made me question everything. In the end, I believed nothing. It was his job to make things abundantly clear, because I made clear to him where I stood regarding us. I wanted him. I quickly figured he didn't want me, because he was too wishy-washy. One day, we were hot, and the next, cold. When he really wants you, there may be some bad times, but most times are good. He is clear about how he feels about you, almost to the point where you are not reading random posts about relationship revelations (we're girls, we can't help it). He wants to wife you before someone else does. He'll make that plain.
Welp, that concludes my time. Enjoy your nog and gifts, christmas songs and charades, romance and if you are anything like me, posts like this.
As we walk into the Museum of Moving Image, we feel our anticipation increase, for Latino Show Magazine has an amazing track record for defining the "Wow Factor' standards. We were able to see the display of sponsors such as: Blue Star Jets, Acura, Bermuda Limousine International, 1800 Tequila and Ioma! So, we have private jets, luxury skin care, luxury cars and the best tequila int he industry! And....that's just the beginning.
The event itself was an artistic melting pot of many generations of artists and cultures. The museum has prided itself on the artistic development of the moving image. Still pictures, statues and 3D photos were on display in the reception area that told a bit of history of photography and cinematography.
It was amazing to see the early form of the video camera and then view the Latino Show Magazine display in front of a digital that had approximate dimensions of 15 yards by 1.5 inches x 21 feet. The display contained an array of photos and collages. Every photo and collage contained bright colors and interesting shapes to attract the eye.
The open bar was sponsored by 1800 Tequila for or drinking pleasure and the live dj mixed the best in house/Latin house music. We heard tunes from Beyonce mixed with techno beats accompanied by tribal drums. Another familiar voice, La India, was heard to the house music and trance mixes. I would say, if everyone's attire would have permitted dancing, we would have never made it into the auditorium!
Ah, the auditorium, was a part of the space themed exhibit. The entrance into the auditorium created much suspense with a blue lit ramp that led us into a dome shaped auditorium. The stage was equipped with a large screen so the audience (nearly 700 people) can equally enjoy the experience. Each seat had a Blue Star Jets gift bag with:
More to come on my fave chic luxury magazine LATINO SHOW MAGAZINE! KKDT
So it is the near the end of 2012 and yes, many of our brides to be are ready to make their winter white wedding dress appearances for this Spring and Summer wedding seasons. Have a look at the styles from Vera Wang White, Oleg Cassini, Melissa Sweet, Alfred Angelo, JLM Courture, David's Bridal Collection and more!!! KKDT
What are we in for tonight as Latino Show Magazine meets the New York Museum of the Moving Image? The Museum maintains the nation's largest and most comprehensive collection of artifacts relating to the art, history, and technology of the moving image—one of the most important collections of its kind in the world. Begun at the Museum's inception in 1981, today the collection comprises approximately 130,000 artifacts. Latino Show Magazine has covered Latino Luxury from Jose Zavala, owner of Blue Star Jets to musical talent from Juanes (world renowned singer-songwriter from Colombia) and art from Romero Britto an emerging Brazilian artist based in Miami. Lets not forget the cover photos and articles of Angelique Valez, Fernanda Samaia, Rashel Diaz and Gaby Espino. We will also be graced with the face of Maria Feranda Yepes on the 1 Year Anniversary Issue of Latino Show Magazine.
The history of visual art will meet the ever evolving art of today with a twist of Latinos!!!! We all know of the luxury of the red carpet, but who can do it better than Latino Show? No One!!!! Latino Show has incorporated Latino fashion, health and beauty and music into American tradition. This has resulted in a better outlook for Latinos cultivating their own success stories locally and abroad. Latinos now have a voice, not just from Puerto Rico, Cuba or Dominican Republic, but from all Latino nations in one area!
Bring on the music, the colors, the fashion and the lets not forget the stars!!! Come back for the inside story after tonight's gala! Hope to see you there!
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What is it to be a Latino? What is it to be a successful Latino? How do we define Latino in America? The World? Latino Show Magazine has become the pinnacle of Latino culture in the USA and Latin America!
Latino Show Magazine was the vision of all Latinos around the world and given a voice via ALVARO ALTAMIRANO. This magnificent magazine covers the rich Latino culture through Music, Fashion, Entertainment, Health & Beauty and lets not forget Food and Nutrition. Eleven months have passed since the initial issue which featured well known fashion icons and musicians. Latino Show Magazine has distinguished themselves as 'The" Luxury Latino Magazine through their hard work and dedication. Their latest issue is the SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY EDITION with a cover photo of Maria Fernanda Yepes. We will get copies of this special edition on December 5, 2012 at the Museum of Moving Image New York!
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You Sexy Think by Nancy Slotnick
Paper towels are my guilty pleasure. Is that pathetic or what? But I’m totally serious. Especially the Viva ones, that are so soft and absorb everything. I never have to touch a sponge. My husband wipes up turkey grease with a Crate and Barrel hand towel and it kills me. Why? I wish it didn’t. I’m trying to train myself not to care. Shalom Bayit is the term for letting sh*t go for the sake of peace in the family. It’s more than that. It’s letting go of thinking that the way I do everything is the right way. Realizing that there are many ways to skin a cat. And that some of us would never dare skin a cat. But my husband would if we were hungry enough. I respect that. He does love cats too. So I have to pull it together when he puts the Tupperware on the bottom shelf of the dishwasher. I stole that line from Liz Lemon on 30 Rock, btw. I was encouraged to know that I’m not the only one who worries about crap like that! But a little scared to think that I’m about as sexy as Liz Lemon sometimes. I used to be sexy though. And I think I still can be on a good day. In further tribute to Tina Fey, I don’t own Mom Jeans. But I’m not quite Nancy [MILF] on Weeds. That’s probably good news for my son, as well as for the paper towel industry, but it might not be so good for me.
I must channel my inner MILF. Okay, excuse me, there’s something I need to go do.
I’m back. One of my favorite movies is Working Girl. Melanie Griffith’s character gets the job and the guy- what’s not to like?! She has a line when she first meets Harrison Ford’s character Jack. “I’ve got a head for business and a bod for sin.” I think that’s awesome. Of course she was about 6 tequila shots in when she said it and she regretted it the next morning, but I think it’s actually something to strive for. In a lot of intellectual circles (yes, I went to an Ivy League school), the “bod for sin” comment would be frowned upon. Like she won’t be taken seriously by men. But I’ve been in the dating business for over 15 years and I’ve talked with a lot of single guys. Believe me when I say that they want that combo- hot and smart- it’s the Holy Grail of dating. So I say to ye Ivy Girls of little faith and little waistlines- join Matchmaker Café and post a full body shot. Yes, the site is based on Facebook. But the guys all wish it were called Bodybook when it comes to dating. Do your Sports Illustrated calendar photo shoot with a girlfriend (tasteful, though, please!) and then be willing to post it online. Ignore the creeps that will inevitably ensue. Then keep on searching until your Harrison Ford comes your way, and he makes you toast for breakfast, and he gives you a lunchbox to take to your dream job. Then try like hell to keep your bod for sin because do you notice there wasn’t a sequel to Working Girl? Working Woman is just not as sexy. And to the guys that want to date the aforementioned girls (yes we do use big words): Make sure that you make like Harrison Ford that drunken night and throw us up against the wall. Making your wife toast for breakfast is not what you were made for. As long as you are willing to skin that cat. (What’s the emoticon for raised eyebrow? Someone help me out here.)