Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Blame my Orange Aura.

So, as boredom seemed to encroach and eat away at my brain like a game of Ms. Pacman. I took one of those Facebook quizzes. In part here is what it had to say about my "Orange Aura".

"Orange personalities are the creative adventurers in the color spectrum. They have an inner urge to be creative, active and enjoy life to its fullest. They enjoy the challenge and excitement of forming and shaping physical reality. Orange personalities love to imagine and plan strategies for their next adventure or project and then put those plans into action. They are always busy building, organizing and shaping their projects and physical reality. An Orange personality's motivation in life is based on how much pleasure and satisfaction they get out of their own adventures, challenges and creative projects. They want to be adventurous, creative and live out their own ideas."

So given the above scientific and proven results, it stands to reason that Keith and I can spend hours pouring over Websites that have only to do with Mexico.

I just started keeping track of the books I check out of the library. Since March 2009 I have read 24 books. All on Mexico. As my reading schedule usually does not vary much, I can use simple math and figure that over the last 10-12 years, I have probably read somewhere around 480 + - books all concerning Mexico in one way or another.

This does not make me an expert.
It does however make me a weirdo.
I almost feel that I need to hide this from people. Like I am some sort of a stalker.

Fortunately I have stopped buying books. I hate to think what I have spent on books and acrylic nails. At least the books provided some sort of education. The nails just costs money and I never learned one word of Vietnamese.

We have a huge map of Mexico. It is so large, the only place it fits is in our Laundry room. I have had some people give me that look as if to say "what the heck? Mexico in the utility room, she has truly lost it"

Keith can locate me there often. If I find an unfamiliar named town on a website and I cannot find it in my Guia Roji Travel Atlas, then I scurry off the the laundry room and start searching with a magnifying glass. I usually start prattling away to myself and the cats just gaze up to me in worry.

I have marked up the map with yellow highlighter all the roads we have travelled by car or bus.
We only have the states of Oaxaca and Chiapas to go and we have travelled the entire Pacific Coast.

So, writing this blog on Mexico, reading books on Mexico, constant lurking on websites on Mexico and actual travelling in Mexico are all the fault of my Orange Aura.
It's not just a phase I am going through.
Much to my parents discomfort.


  1. Much to my mother's discomfort too! I saw that hijacking on CNN today of the Cancun to Mexico City flight and immediately thought of how much more flack I'll be taking from relatives about our October trip. I need to take the Facebook quiz to see what color my aura is. (Right now it's probably grey -- cough cough.)

  2. We all have our obsessions! You're still a fabulous person. And you probably know more about Mexico than those of us that live here.

  3. Mexico is intoxicating. Like you, I read, research and dream Mexico. PS - the map is a great idea!

  4. It is good to have found something to blame this wonderful obsession some of us have with this wonderful country!!
    hope you are looking at alamos on that map and planning to make a return visit soon. LL

  5. I think it makes you more of a rock star then anything else. I love maps. I wish I had a huge one of Mexico. I do have one but it is more for the kids school.

  6. Thanks everyone. I am so consumed with Mexico that most of our friends are shocked that we have not yet moved there.
    God has His timing in it all.
    Linda Lou, you might laugh when I tell you were I got that map...those hawkers at the border that bug you so much. It really is a nice big lamenated one. One of the best I have seen. I am although a recovering map geek.