Wednesday, June 29, 2005

this is me..happy

Before I go to bed, I just HAD to share with the world. Today in yoga class, I was able to do this !!! yeah for me :D

Monday, June 27, 2005

midnight thoughts...

3 posts in a period of 4 hours...I am on a roll! But for some reason I just can't sleep today. It's too darn hot in Chicago...matter of fact there's been over a week straight of 90 degree days here and as far as Tom Skilling, our local weatherman, is concerned- there's no "real" relief in sight.

Just to give those unfamiliar to Chicago's summers some insight, let me elaborate a bit. When it gets hot here, it's make you wanna holler like a banshee and take off all your clothes just to stand in front of the air conditioner to cool off type of heat. ugh...

Needless to say, my A/C is blaring..

just a thought, but is it funny that I set the temperature on both of my a/c units at 69 degrees not just because I find it to be a comfortable temperature, but because of the *other* SeXuAl connotation that 69 represents? Eh, who care, it's a psychological thing...

new template

Hey all.

Hope you like the new template!! I thought the old one was getting kind of boring.

what i love most about career fairs...

I say this at risk that my present employer will somehow find out, but last Thursday I attended a career fair hosted by H A C E -- The Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement. I figure a gal's gotta to keep her options open, right?

Needless to say I was a social butterfly, wooing potential employers ranging from Quaker Oats and Bank of America to The Ounce of Prevention Fund and Kaplan. There were a few real good prospects and life was grand.

But, I must admit what excited me more than the potential job leads (because in reality I have a pretty kick ass job) was all the FREE CRAP I got. I got playing cards, a Frisbee, a nifty sports water bottle and tons of free Quaker Oats granola bars (yummy). But, by far the coolest item I scored was from Monsanto, a biochemical/agricultural company. They had what at first sight looked like a corn on the cob candle. But after some short dialogue, I realized it was a mini pop corn system. In essence, you stick the dried out corn on the cob in the bag provided, microwave for 2 minutes and WHAM!!! you have some chemically engineered pop corn, which may or may not be on the cob. How COOL IS THAT!!!???

Ok, ok, its not as cool, as say, me landing a job that makes $60,000 a year, but I must say it was the highlight of my afternoon!!

See bad picture below for visual:

nifty popcorn system

Friday, June 17, 2005


if you can't handle women issues then read no more - because you are about to experience my wrath. Well maybe not wrath, buit certainly my venting.
This mornings mellowness has since been replaced with non stop boring meetings, impossible deadlines, and a very heavy nauseous feeling at the pit of my stomach. I can't seem to keep anythign down. And why ? I am on the B.C. diet (birth control diet).

For those who care, my Nuva Ring experience has been less than desireable. I find myself nauseous, EXTREMELY cranky, and sore for some reason. At times fangs and claws appear in occasions that is just plain unnecessary (much to the dismay of fellow co workers and my man). That being said, I am trying to stay positive and not let it all get to me but at this VERY moment it just seems increasingly harder to tolerate. I almost got to the point of me just yanking it out and being done with the whole thing. But, I decided to rant and rave on here instead. Hee hee...

Damn hormones. They are nothing to play with, are they ?

And while I'm the subject of women, isn't it soooo damn hard to be a female at times!!!??? Its always something. Whether it be cramps, periods, hormone fluctuations, pregnancies & labor, breast feeding, and juggling a family & a career. WOW! Talk about non stop drama....

Matter are so damn lucky. They don't have to worry so much about birth control, pregnancies, PMS, hormone changes, etc...shit!! They can even piss standing up...with no need to even pull down pants or anything. No need to even worry about sitting down on some stanky abused public bathroom toilet seat...ugh...unlike us. Thats the lilfe....what I wouldn't give for just a lil slice of that heaven...
Damn them all...

AAAAHHHHH!! Much better. Now, we return to the normal dragonflypurity...That is all...

God give me patience and abs of steel to make it through this inital phase, for real!!!

it's a "doggie day care" FRIDAY

I know I should be focusing on all the new projects I am heading up and all the shit I have to finish before the end of business today, but, instead I'm being lazy & hiding out in my cube. Hee hee...It's Friday and the last thing I want to do is formulate V-lookups and circular references all day in excel. My mind is on cruise control and ready for the weekend...

Instead of working, I'm exited about finding a doggie day care service for my pet for under $20 bucks a day, EN ROUTE to my job! I know what you are thinking...doggie day care?!!! How cheesy, lame, and how spoiled my dog must be. But its quite the opposite. My poor pooch has been extremely neglected lately. Because of me & my bf's hectic schedules of working overtime & school, he has been in his cage for periods that are entirely too long. And when we are home, we are just so exhausted, we can't keep up with the pooch. And its starting to show. He's been acting up more, is sad more, and always wants to run around just to compensate.

And, me. I'm a sucker for him: he's like my baby. Needless to say, I hate leaving him in his cage for longer than 5 hours, but when I leave him out, 1/2 the time I come home to what can only be compared to a national disaster. So, I must cage him for periods up to 8-10 hours at time & its just plain inhumane if you ask me. SO, we are biting the bullet to get him into the day care for 2 days out of the week. and we found the perfect spot, 5 minutes from my job. Not only is it about $10 cheaper than the competition, the best part is: the first day is FREE!!!

Thus, tomorrow we plan on dropping his ass off early in the AM, so we can have a whole "guilt free" day of "quality time" without worrying if he is ok. We plan to stay busy by attending The Taste of Randolph and going to the Museum of Science and Industy to see the Body Worlds exhibit. If we have time, we might pop over the Puerto Rican Parade/Festival to get our dance on...It shall be a day of all days...

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

no more waiting to exhale...

This weekend away with the girls was just what I needed. No worries, no responsibilities, and no running around like a chicken with it's head cut off.

I came back home feeling rejuvenated, relaxed, and as giddy as a school girl. My favorite moment was the midnight bonfire and beer fest right on Michigan City, Indiana's finest beach.

my first bonfire...yeah, my first! what can I say, I'm a sheltered soul!!!

Thursday, June 09, 2005

if your happy and you know it...

Today I am beyond happy. why ?

1. I was on another bustelo high as I whizzed through spreadsheets and meetings today at work. I am happy to say that my job is secure and the prospect of a raise (and maybe a promotion) is high.

2. It's almost the weekend, I have air conditioning in my bedroom (finally) and I'm looking forward to some girly time with some co workers this weekend. This will be the first time in years I have actually been invited to a girly outting! (wow). It's for my friend's 30th birthday and we are going away to her summer cottage, so libations and food will not be in short supply. :)

3. Last but certainly not least, I am planning a freakin vacation for next month! Cancun, here I come!! Let's hope I have the chance to parasail again.

just look at that drunken smile...what an adventurer I am!!

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

hump day thoughts

if you are going to die why not ?!

just a thought...but if I had a choice of any "super power" imaginable, I would chose the ability to speak every language in the world. :)

does it make me a nerd if I really REALLY want one of those star wars burger king kids meal toys?!

Monday, June 06, 2005

tryin to play it cooler than a polar bear colony...

Damn, it's HOOTTT N HUMID in Chicago! The last few days, the city has been infused with a heat unlike any other we've experienced in recent years. And I took advantage of every minute of it. This weekend was jam packed with outdoor events, barbeques, parties, and even an excursion to the beach. Capped off with a homemade strawberry shake with homemade whipped cream last night, it was the perfect start to the beautiful summer ahead.

Friday, June 03, 2005

who knew i was an idealist ?

You scored as Idealist. Idealism centers around the belief that we are moving towards something greater. An odd mix of evolutionist and spiritualist, you see the divine within ourselves, waiting to emerge over time. Many religious traditions express how the divine spirit lost its identity, thus creating our world of turmoil, but in time it will find itself and all things will again become one.



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Thursday, June 02, 2005

i'm loving it!!

Thing's I'm loving nowadays

1. Receiving rental! I can actually afford my mortgage now!
2. Hugging mi perrito lindo
3. The beautiful weather Chicago has been having all week
4. My moms lemon cake...mmm...mmm
5. Watching Season 2 of Dave Chappelle when I should be sleeping
7. Common's new CD "Be", specially this lyric from the song faithful:

"I was rolling around, in my mind it accords
What if God was a Her?
Would I treat her the same?
Would I still be runnin' game on Her?
In what type of ways would I want Her?
Would I want her for her mind
Or her heavnly body
Couldn't be out here bogus
With someone so godly"

hmmm...thats some deep shit!

women talk

I'm supposed to do WHAT with that ?!!!

I know this is a PeRsOnAl topic, but I have been reconsidering other forms of birth control for a while. Anyway, I was informed by my dr. of NuvaRing, a new form of birth control that consists of a little plastic ring, which is inserted into...well, you get the idea.

Anyway, have any of you tried the Nuva Ring or know someone who uses it? Was it efficient, comfortable, and easy to use ? Please let me know. Muchas gracias.