Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tag! Apparently I'm it.

I was just "tagged" by one of my first alumni who wanted to know just a little but more about "me" so here it is:

Here's how you play: Once you've been tagged you have to write a blog with 10 weird/random facts about you. At the end you choose 10 people to tag. List their names and the reason why you're tagging them. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have 'been hit' and to read your blog. You cannot tag me back. Let me know when you are done, so I can come read yours.

1. I HATE mushy foods unless they are sweet. So no mashed potatoes, soups, stews, you get it. If I can't chew it and it's not on the dessert menu I ain't eating it.

2. I love black and white pictures of trees, a la Ansel Adams, only I take them myself and think they're just as good, but I am a bit over confident.

3. I think the sweetest smell in the world is breast-fed baby's breathe.

4. I love a man with a swimmer's back (hairless, broad shoulders, small waist).

5. I have a slight OCD problem (except when it comes to folding clothes) but I don't think that's a secret.

6. I buy baby stuff for all my pregnant friends just because I think it's the cutest stuff on the planet, I mean come on...who doesn't think mini converse are the best thing on the planet?!

7. I am just a little bit obsessed with Dave Matthews Band but I don't know any of the band members names except Dave & Tim.

8. Traveling is my only hobby (the planning part is the main occupant).

9. I could eat pizza every day of the week! I actually consider myself quite the pizza connoisseur.

10. I'm a good Cuban-mom but I don't talk to my kids in Spanish (except for the occasional "Mi-ja!" when I'm frustrated).

Now it's your turn. Roll call, Lu Lu, Serg, Alain (I think Angie already got this once), Anastasia, Mari, Carm, Genny, Giannie, Mark, Ariana.

Why? Because I said so and no there isn't any extra credit.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Wise Words- I like to keep things light but......

During this political season let's be reminded of these wise words:

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.

You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.

You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.

You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.

--Abraham Lincoln

Monday, September 15, 2008

I wanna be famous enough for people to make fun of me

Then maybe I'll have something entertaining to watch on TV late at night. ;)

For some of your own fun upload pics to www.slide.com

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Those were the days.....

Last night we were out way past our bedtime so Ernie had to take a little nap....which means....I get to fool around on the computer and find silly things to share with the ones that I love. Here it is.....

It's a little bit frightening, I know, but it is hilarious! Try one for yourself at
http://www.yearbookyourself.com. Ah, I love wasting my day away online, sometimes. ;)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Chubby girls need acting jobs too!

I want to see a weight-loss-program commercial that shows real woman with a "slight" problem, like a little chub hanging out of their jeans or a little butt crack showing when she bends over. Not some skinny girl wearing a flowy shirt which makes her look fatter than she really is....Chubby girls need acting jobs too, besides, if I walked into a weight loss meeting and the girls look like the ones on TV I'd beeline right out of there! :)

I looked all over the web for a picture of a chubby woman to clip on here but all I found were big women which simply proves my point. I feel compelled to post a picture of myself here but given that I'm not getting paid for it I rather not! LOL

Are there any beautiful yet slightly filled-in women out there?! Where are your pictures?!? Probably where mine are, tucked away in some drawer in the hopes that when they're found again I either think, "man I can't believe I've been able to lose so much weight" or "wow! I was that skinny back then" which has happened to me more times then I'd like to admit. But when you're a sucker for Cuban bread it happens.

9/11/08 Reflections-A moment to remember...

September 11, 2001
I had just walked out of my ENC 2301 class on the second floor of the GC building in FIU. Annie and I were approaching the usual Jerry Springer loving crowd gathered around the big screen TV (I had always wondered why college students allowed themselves such an indulgence) and quickly realized that something wasn't right. I peeked through some of the bodies and could make out the top of a building burning, realizing that I was going to be late to my next class, which all the way on the other side of campus, I wrote it off as another case of rubber neckers and continued on my way.

When I arrived at the door of my Caribbean Lit class and read the cancellation note that was posted I was immediately irritated; I walked all this way for my class to be cancelled when I could've been home? I attempted to make a phone call to let my then mother-in-law (who would watch Sophie for me while I was in class) know that I would be home early but the lines were busy. As I approached the GC building there was an ackward hum. I peered up to one of the many tvs in the area to be shocked by the bottomline,
"The World Trade Center has been hit by an airplane in what is thought to be a terrorist attack."

Suddenly all that was normal wasn't. It still hasn't completely seeped in.....

Where were you on September 11, 2001?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

P- Personality.......

Youniverse Personality TestYouniverse Personality Test

What can I tell you...I absolutely L-O-V-E self diagnosing quizzes! They are exactly what the intend to be, self-indulgent. Take a look at "everything" I am, then take a turn for yourself by clicking on the widget or logging on to
for all there is to know about YOU! ;)
Ah, with technology like this who needs a therapist?! (I Do! I Do!)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Quick Commentary on the Presidential elections

Call me a sucker but this little fishy is biting.
I am finally interested in the presidential elections! Up to now I was disheartened by the politics as usual banter and felt that for the first time in a long time I had no real interest in the outcome. But then it hit me like a bolt of lightening out of a bright blue sky, we are witnessing a historical event of enormous proportions, something which we haven't seen the likes of in over 50 years (which I wasn't around for). Since African Americans were granted the right to vote almost 50 years ago the political playing field has continued to be "business as usual" but now we have two of the strongest "minorities" represented in the presidential ballot. For years women and African Americans have struggled to attain proper representation in the White House and now we are given the choice of one or the other and yet people are still uninterested?
America's apathy is getting on my nerves!