Author Archives: Hunter Stomberg

La Mano Peluda

–Informant Info–Nationality: United States of AmericaAge: 30Occupation: Lead Associate of Operations, Chase BankResidence: Laguna Niguel, CADate of Performance/Collection: 4/19/2021Primary Language: EnglishOther Language(s): Spanish Main Piece: The following conversation is transcribed from a conversation between me (HS) and my co-worker/informant (MR). MR: So La Mano Peluda translates to “hairy hand.” It’s basically an old legend that… Continue Reading »

Milagros

–Informant Info– Nationality: United States of America Age: 30 Occupation: Lead Associate of Operations, Chase Bank Residence: Laguna Niguel, CA Date of Performance/Collection: 4/19/2021 Primary Language: English Other Language(s): Spanish Main Piece: The following conversation is transcribed from a conversation between me (HS) and my co-worker/informant (MR). HS: So what are milagros? MR: So they… Continue Reading »

The Lake Arrowhead Hand

The following conversation is transcribed from a conversation between me (HS) and my friend/informant (DS). HS: So what’s your take on The Hand? DS: Alright so first of all we’ve gotta explain how this lake story came to be. In water skiing, there are different ways of holding the cable that are more efficient than… Continue Reading »

Yaldā

Main Piece: The following conversation is transcribed from a conversation between me (HS) and my co-worker/informant (MK). HS: So can you tell me about Yaldā? MK: So it’s the beginning of the winter. So in the winter, nights are going to be longer and days are going to be shorter. They say the night is… Continue Reading »

Did you see the camel? No you did not!

Context: This is a proverb that is commonly used among the family and friends of my informant. My informant is a coworker from my job. She immigrated to the United States from Tehran, the capital of Iran, when she was 16 years old and has a lot of family here that she enjoys continuing her… Continue Reading »