Monday, December 17, 2012

FMM- Twelve in 2012

I wish I could have had a camera this week to show you what I see each day on my work walks. Yesterday was a quiet Rainy Sunday, the subway was not as packed, people where playing Christmas music in almost every stop I got off. I saw more kindness from others, it felt good to be walking in the rain...until I got to 34th street and people where going nuts about a new shoe release. Really? beats me. I sure hope Santa can afford to give me a camera soon.

Anyways, I am joining FMM again!

How do you feel about 2012?  Let’s discuss it, shall we?
Now…If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

Twelve in 2012

1. What was your greatest personal accomplishment in 2012? uhm, perhaps getting a home again but that means that loosing our home was the biggest failure ever.
2. What’s the best thing your did for your health?  Probably getting to walk TONS. It was hard and painful at first, but now I do it like a trooper. My scale does not look much different but ALL my pants are falling off and need a belt. What's up with that?
3. Share one thing that caused a significant change in your life this year.  Moving to NYC. A shocker at first, I hated it and I cried a lot, now I kind of like it.
4. List a few things that you experienced for the first time at some point over the last twelve months.  
- The Belvedere Castle @ Central Park.

-Does going on the subway by myself and not getting lost count?.
- Our first NYC apartment and move! (if you ever do that, I beg of you to pay someone)
5. What was the coolest place you visited? So many, all NYC related: seeing more of Downtown, the stores, other parts of Central Park, new restaurants, etc.
6. If you could change one thing about the last year what would it be?  I would have much rather have a smooth move instead of being homeless, not have our stuff broken or stolen, but I have to say I DID learn something out of it and it force us to re-evaluated lots of things and prompted us to move to NYC.
7. What is the best meal you ate this year? a Burger I ate at Big Nicks NYC.

8. Tell us about a new friend you made.  well, the only real new friend is my my ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend :) but I have reacquaint with many old one's that I have not seen in years, thanks to living in New York.
9. What did you hope to accomplish this year that you did not?  Loose 20 pounds :(  I am not even going to get into it
10. Share something you learned in 2012.  I learned that 80% of people around you do not give a flying fuck about you. That of the other 20% only 10% would do whatever they can to help you, guide you and be there for you. That Money may not be important to me, but it certainly is for some people and that I am glad I got to see their true colors, finally. But not all is bad, some people really are angels!
11. Share an odd and unexpected thing that you experienced this year. Nothing odd per say, just a lot of odd people, I do live in NYC after all
12. How do you think 2013 will differ from 2012?  I believe that I will make good changes for my health and weigh now that we are getting settled. I will focus on the important things and not sweat the small stuff/people. To live to be a better me, no matter what others think. And to focus on giving back the love and support I received.
Happy Monday, now I'm off to make Brownies

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Making a Home- NYC

Helluuuu there.
So I have been thinking (applause) about the things I want to do in the house, so many little projects, things to replace, things to paint and reorganize, give away, etc.
Since our disaster move, where things got stolen or broken, half of our stuff is hanging with glue and hope. Some other stuff we can wait (and will wait) for them. I am getting in a new mood and feeling.

I don't want to sound ungrateful, because I am, I realize what not having a home can do for one's soul, I hope you never have to. But I digress, I learn that no matter what my home looks like, it is MINE and is loved, and happy, and it keeps us safe and warm. So yeah, there is more important things right now, but that does not mean that we wont work hard to be and get better, so one day all those little projects can be accomplished. One little step at a time.

So, for purposes of making my own project list, I will show you some of our rooms and what we plan to do in them.

 First the Kitchen. I do like it, I like having the table in  a breakfast nook, sitting with my coffee and looking out the window. First we will paint, ass some shelves in the wall next to the fridge (ceilings are about 12ft)
Next to the stove there is actually more space, I want to paint one side of the wall with chalk paint.
You see this to the right of the entrance.

This is part of the entrance, is shaped as a reverse L so this would be the long part. Kitchen entrance is before the tree.
We want to take the shelves of the bookcase and put them higher with brackets so we would have space underneath it for a small Ikea Desk and situate the computer here. (hallway leads to bedrooms, bathroom, and there are 2 closets on the opposite wall of the frames)

kind of too look like this (we believe paint will do miracles!)

aww, the tree on the other side, and yes we get molding all thru out the house too-see the living room wall to the left?

The living room actually gets tons of lights, therefore new curtains, get rid of all the scrapbook including the tower pf paper, the corner desk is broken and being held only on one side, so it will go once the entrance gets redone. Sorry for the dark picture and the mini Indiana Jones wanna be kiddo.

Then this one needs a LOT of upgrade

You can see the mess of us getting ready behind me, hehehe. Ok, better girl, better :) This is my Work Day I-don't-look-like-I-have-makeup-on-but-I-do look

So that is just some of them, the bedrooms also need some work, some paint, some new storage, curtains, but all in good time. Just being at home has been a good treat but I look forward to the days when I can start decorating again.

Over & out

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Friend Makin’ Mondays: Thanksgiving Edition

I am going to make it short and sweet. I have so much to be Thankful and slowly but surely I am changing my mindset to be in the moment and to be present, to be grateful. So here we go.

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!
Thanksgiving Edition

1. Do you have any Thanksgiving traditions?  If so, please share them.  Nope, none, back in the homeland we do not celebrate Thanksgiving. Over hear we just get together with family, have a big feast and dance the night away.
2. List at least three dishes that are on your family’s table every year.Well, for the family that is here: My MIL Famous Turkey (and the only turkey I will eat), Potato salad and Roasted Pork.
3. Do you prefer pumpkin pie or pecan pie?  neither. We never have this for Thanksgiving, usually we do our typical cake or cheesecake.
4. Will you watch football on Thanksgiving Day? Ok, I officially suck at this because we do not do any of these things. We usually just dance :)
5. Do you plan to exercise Thursday? nope! I work all week walking around NYC. Enough :)
6. Do you prefer ham or turkey?   ham unless is my MIL's Turkey.
7. Will you shop on Black Friday?  If so, where will you go first?  Nope, I have not done that in years and right now we have other priorities. I cannot foresee getting trample on for a TV. That's just me, I rather do Cyber Monday.
8. Do you take a nap on Thanksgiving? No, I have to get ready since I have to meet family.
9. Share one dish that probably won’t be on anyone else’s table. Moro (rice with green peas) and probably the Roasted Pork.
10. What are you thankful for today?  My home. Same answer for the last few months. Also my and my family's health...My Brother is really sick with Cancer and I know how difficult his life is; makes you have more perspective...

Now it’s your turn to post the questions on your blog!  Don’t forget to come back and link up in the comments!  Happy Monday, and happy early Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Liebster Award aka The Oscar's for me!!

I want to thank my Mom for supporting me, even thought she hates 99% of my decisions, my dress maker, the people at MAC, etc... OH MY someone was crazy enough to give me an award.

I found out on my last post that the lovely Jenn has nominated me for a Liebster. Follow her link so you can see what is all about (sort of like paying it forward kind of thing).

Since I am up late searching for comfortable walking boots at Zappos I took a break and decided to do it!

Here it is:

The Rules:
1. State 11 personal facts. 
2. Answer the questions from the person who nominated you. 
3. Nominate 5 bloggers who have less than 200 followers (no tag backs) and ask them random questions.
4. Complete your post.
5. Link up your post on the originating bloggers post. 

Just the Facts:
  1. I have a favorite finger hehehe
  2. I cry ginormous sobs when I found out Michael Jackson died. I love him. True love last a lifetime. End of story.
  3. This one is bad. I find most of the people around me incredibly stupid. I know, that is horrible to say but I do. I have a very inquisitive mind and I love learning new things. To me someone who doesn't even bother to know where Cuba is just because it does not relate to them is ignorant. 
  4. I do some sort of prayer everyday, I talk to what I believe is God in the most random places, walking around, in the subway, etc. I don't think anyone knows this because I don't think I am religious at all.
  5. I don't like licorice, gummy candies, twizzlers, hard cookies, pickles or cucumbers
  6. I hate when people say that someone's  behavior is acceptable because that's just how they are. (i.e: "Oh don't pay attention to Sandra's hurtful comments, that's how she is") what a horrible excuse.
  7. I positively hate taking pills.
  8. I love to help people. I love making someone smile or making their day better. It gives me a great feeling when I know I can be of service
  9. I do not like modern art.
  10. I avoid confrontation at all cost, even when I know I am right. Specially because I can't never forget what others said and do to me. Forgiveness does not come easy for me...I will treat you with respect but I will never forget.
  11. Even though my life has been very hard at times, I do believe it will make for a great story to tell my grandkids one day. 
Questions from Jenn to me:
1. If you were president for a day, what would you do/change and why? 
I will give each family $5,000 it would not solve many problems but I know people can do a lot with unexpected money and help with any immediate need they have (or save it if they are fortunate enough)
I will also allow any immigrant that has been here for over 10yrs to get his US Citizenship.
Harder punishment for parole violators.
Gosh, should I keep going????

2. Who do you admire the most?  And why? Can be someone living or deceased, real or imaginary. 
Besides my parents (They raised 6 kids, no loans, no credit cards, all attended private schools, build their own home, they are HEROES to me) I would say The Character of Lorelai Gilmore because she always did and said what she meant

3. What is your favorite holiday? How do you celebrate that holiday?
Halloween in first place and Christmas in second.
When I had a home I used to go all out with fog machines, strobe lights, a Big Halloween party. Now is more simple since we have a Halloween Movie night in which we do some fun trivia. For Christmas we are planning to do a Hot chocolate gathering but I also love doing all the decor for the Holidays and walking around seeing all the pretty homes and stores.

4. What are you most afraid of?
loosing my home again

5. If you could choose a new profession, what would you do?
Makeup artist or translator, again because I would love to help people, plus makeup is so much fun!

OK, so most of the people on my list are also over the 100 mark but I will nominate this very special lady:
Jodi from And in my Corner- because she rocks!

My questions are:
-If you could go back and be any age for 1 year, which would it be and why?
-not including your family, which 5 people would you invite for an amazing dinner party? (could be famous, dead or alive)
-name 3 pet peeves
-your dream vehicle, make, model, color and why
-You have one week to go away, by yourself and $10,000 to spent on that week mandatory, where would you go?

Over & out

Friday, November 2, 2012

Meanwhile in NYC

We survive this crazy Sandy. And I'm gonna tell you the truth: I had NO IDEA it was this bad. We didn't have cable, internet or phones; our apartment is in the back garden which shapes like an U, our front trees where moving a lot, it was breezy but being from the Caribbean it did not look that bad. I actually slept with my window open (I kid you not).

By Tuesday when we got the connection back and saw the news I was " what the heck?! where were we?!
We did not loose power or water and now we know how incredible lucky we where.

I went to work on Wednesday, so I check and the buses have been re routed, the main road is full of huge trees so I though, uhm, maybe some branches where down...instead I got this:

Basically a huge trees fell down the road, one fell on FOUR cars crushing them (excuse the lack of detail since my dear teenager took these). Then another one fell across the street to the house, they took down to light post along with electricity for that block. It was just one block down from us. Not only we got lucky because our complex is not so expose to the trees as the ones you see in these pics, but also we got everything back and they are still in the dark!

Getting around has been challenging  especially Wednesday. Overall we are not complaining and actually grateful for the things we take for granted.

I believe and I know things will recover and people will heal. Also my beloved NJ where I lived many, many sad.

With the state of things we thought Halloween was cancelled, and since we had our Halloween Movie night Saturday we didn't think much of it, but when we went for a walk our little guy saw other kids dressed up so he wanted to join them. We Trick or Treated for a little while and he got his pumpkin filled in just one block. So thank you to all my neighbors who where in the spirit of celebrating still and making it festive for the kids.

Hope you all are staying well.

Over & out

Monday, October 15, 2012

Where the Streets have no name

Apparently this is the only way I get to write here. I am so over tired by the time I get home from walking all day the streets of New York, then is home life and cooking, making a tower with Legos, racing cars while multiple episodes of "the Land before time" are in the back ground.

I do cherish these moments too much and therefore have none to spare right now. I only wish I can get a camera faster because the beauty of this city is worth keeping a record of. Even the ghetto parts.

The one magnificent thing is I am in dire need of pants, all this walking has made me loose some hefty pounds (no idea how many since I have no care of weighing myself) but I look utterly ridiculous pinning my pants and pulling them up all the time.

Let me give you at least this:

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

1. Choose three songs that would be on the soundtrack of your life. So unfair to pick only three...”Fix you” by Cold Play, “Moon over Bourbon Street” by Sting. "Cruz de Navajas" by Mecano (I do know that Ironic by Alanis Morissette has to be my intro...for sure)
2. Share the details of one project that you’re currently working on. NONE. I am being lazy and enjoying it. I have a million ideas for this place...eventually.
3. If you could learn to do one thing overnight what would it be? Two things: Learn sign language and horse back riding like a pro. 
4. If you could be a fictional character which one would you be?  a toss between Lorelai Gilmore from "Gilmore girls" and Miss Marple from the Agatha Christie's books.
5. What’s your favorite thing about the month of October? Everything. The fall scents, the hot drinks, the rainy days, but mostly HALLOWEEN :)
6. Share one TV show that you’re embarrassed to admit you watch.  I am not embarrassed, but other people are of these: Jersey Shore (yeaaaaah buddy) and My big fat gypsy wedding.
7. Name one friend that you’re thankful to have in your life today.  Kelly. She has been my friend since I was 7 and she has kept out relationship alive, she is always there for me and always has time to listen to my none sense.
8. What was the most relaxing part of your weekend? not working. not walking. and catching up to some of my shows.
9. Do you like to dance?  Yes, I do.Salsa, merengue, Bachata, Pop, rock, bring anything on! .
10.  Share one thing that you’re looking forward to before the end of the year.  getting settle and used to being in NYC, making memories of family gatherings now that we are closer, getting this place together and feeling like home.
Now go to visit Kenley and join this so I can go snoop on your answers. Go. shoo. shoo.

Over & out

Sunday, October 7, 2012

On the streets of NYC

I am not even going to say sorry. I just had no time to write anything these days. The good things is that I have become a sort of expert on taking all kinds of public transportation in this HUGE city. I actually KNOW where I am going, all by my self (ok google helps me a tad before I go out) and have not gotten lost  :)
I am so happy.

The great news is that I am working again, even thought I miss being home with the kiddo, it is very flexible, I am actually a secret shopper and have to go to several stores during the day (the actual Co. pays me- not an agency) and I can make my schedule too. Yay. Yay for paychecks. Yay for getting store discounts. yay for getting paid to shop (no, I don't keep what I purchase).

The SAD  part is not having a camera right now for me to go around. I've been to Harlem, pass the Apollo Theater, sat today at Bryant Park @ 5th Avenue, walked around the fashion district.

This is where I was doing my work today, sitting here filling out forms. hard work, huh? Let me shut up now 'cause winter is coming and walking around in the cold is not my forte. ..ahhhh so many beautiful views and no camera to show you.

But don't despair, my good fellows at Nikon have an awesome new little camera that I think will do for what I want/need now.The Coolpix S01 3x.

It is tini tiny.

I love that I can put it in my pocket and not worry about it. Do I still want the 1J? yeap, but is not realistic right now, so I am going to be a good little girl and save up for this one instead. 

Now if only I can find a classy, comfortable, cross body handbag that does not make me look like I'm still in college, THAT would be golden.

Over & out.

Monday, September 24, 2012

FMM: Fall Favorites and being a Newyorker

I have to say New York in the fall cannot be beaten. I am loving the smells, the crisp morning air, walking on Sunday Morning to the market, the salted caramel hot beverages, the window being open all night and smelling the rain in the middle of the night. Our place is coming along but taking waaaaay more time than I thought. Having very limited closet space makes it hard to decide what to keep. Thankfully I just purchased the e-book "The no brainer Wardrobe" and this has made me realize that I need to work on my new wardrobe now and not keep anything that does not make me feel fabulous. I highly recommend you give it a try.

So this week I'm joining again...

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

Fall Favorites

1. What is your favorite thing about this time of year? BOOTS!, scarfs, crisp air, and hot cocoa

2. What do you hope to do again before Summer is officially over? gosh, does cleaning counts? finish this place, I have way too much crap apparently.

3. When did you last go on a hay ride?  two years ago with the little man, last year we couldn't go but I am hoping to go apple picking and get in one this season

4. What is your favorite pumpkin dish? Nothing. Pumpkin is so not my thing.

5. Do you decorate your home for fall?  some, but I usually jump right into Halloween instead. I LOVE Halloween.

6. Do you have any hobbies that are seasonally specific? If so, what are they?  uhm...not really. but I like scrapbooking and for some reason I do it more during the colder months. Also more baking is happening here.

7. Apple cider or hot chocolate?  Hot chocolate (my Mom makes the best home-made-from-scratch). Apple Cider is not popular in the homeland so I have never gotten in to it.

8. Are you a fan of football?  If so, who is your team? Nope, but the Hubs is so there is a game always on.

9. Share a fond Fall memory.  Apple picking with the Hubs for the first time, going to the Renaissance fair and haunted houses. And a very special Halloween weekend in the Poconos with family.

10. It’s not Fall until…my Birthday! I love having a September Birthday.

Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions.  Don’t forget to come back and link up in the comments!  Happy Monday and Over & out!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012













Monday, September 10, 2012

FFM-Have you ever...

First,a Thank you to all of you who sent me messages here and in private, on my previous post on Being Homeless. Your words mean more to me than you'll ever know.

Oh, the insanity of New York living as a group of 10 people!!!!
Today I actually told my Mom-ster I was about to pack my bags and go there for a while. THAT IS PURE INSANITY. I tell you one thing, if I don't get to move within the next 10 days I will be in the news for killing someone.

I wish I was kidding.

Moving on. Lets go to FMM since is the only thing I can muster to blog about right now.

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

Have You Ever?

1. Jumped out of an airplane?  Never. Ever. Ever.
2. Lived alone?  Yes, but dear old Pearl the cat was with me :)
3. Met a celebrity? Yes. One even kissed me but I was not thrilled about that.
4. Said something to someone that you immediately regret saying? I am married so yes, plus I am a hard headed Virgo. it happens.
5. Had a manicure/pedicure? It was my spa like treat. I love getting my nails done; but since the move I am doing them more myself.
6.  Gotten a hickey?  Yes, a young teenager and I detest them.
7. Owned a pet that was not a dog or a cat?  Yes: an Umbrella Cockatoo, Red belly parrot, and a red ear slider turtle (there was also a dog and a cat there too, it was a Zoo!) thank Gawd it was a big house.

8. Been outside of your home country?  why yes :) 
9. Kissed your best friend? yes and often, nothing crazy-just a peck on the lips then it stopped when both got married.
10. Eaten food that fell on the floor? yes, this morning. Cocoa puffs that the kiddo dropped and I was helping him pick up
11. Met someone online? yes. It did not went well. You can go back and read this post.
12. Been on TV?  Yes, on COPS.
I kid, I kid.
13. Had braces?  nope
14. Gone skinny dipping?  nah, it is not for me :) I'm more like a chunky dunking. (that's a long No)
15. Been to the opera? sadly no
16. Been caught making out by a policeman?  Yes. Again I was a teenager.
17. Sung in public? if by public you mean in the aisles of Target, then yes.
18. Handed out candy on Halloween? of course. Halloween is my favorite Holiday.
19. Been snowed in? yes, So many times (East Coast here) So much fun if the kitchen is stocked and we have a bunch of crappy old movies to watch
20. Fallen in front of other people? yes, the most awful one in the middle of a main road when the light was changing.
21. Cheated on a test? Yes. My friends and I had a secret code in high school so one day we wrote some Algebra formulas  in the blackboard. We still had to do the work though.
22. Regretted saying “I love you” to someone? Gosh yes.
23. Finished a meal in a restaurant and realized that you didn’t have your wallet? Nope because my anal retentive ass checks my bag 11,000 times before I live the house to make sure I have everything.
24. Shot a gun? held several, shot none. I am intrigue enough that I may someday
25. Heard a song that was written for (or about) you? I  am certain that John Mayer wrote "your body is wonderland" for me *wink*
OK, Lets see if I can get some sleep since is 2:33am
Good Monday and Over & out

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Being Homeless

I have not posted much about this because, frankly, it sounds like  a Debbie Downer. I don't think people want to know about these things, people want to believe this does not happen or want to ignore it. I say this because I see the reaction around us. I see how people can ask about anything else and try to avoide stating the fact that, in reality, one is homeless.

I am going to state that Im posting this for my own sanity. For my own relief since I feel I cannot talk to anyone about this. Yes, I have friends and family, but when people try to tell  me "I know how it must feel" or "I know what you are going thru" I want to scream at them : NO, YOU DON'T.

It is not that I am trying to be pathetic and not appreciate it but unless you have no home, your clothes are in suitcases, you are sleeping on air mattress in someone's floor, you do not know what it feels like.

Even thought we are not technically on the streets, and we are very thankful for having a roof over our heads, the living situation with others is not ideal. Not for them, not for us. I fell so hopeless and sad, I keep having dizzy spells, nausea, headaches that turn into migraines and I know is because all the worry and stress.

The thing that hurts the most is who others treat you. You become this 3rd class citizen, you have no rights, God forgive if you desire anything from a treat to wanting to look at an IKEA catalog. People make comments like you shouldn't want these things.

It also hurts how people go : Oh yeah, I know how hard it is, we had so much stress we went on vacation to get away, or we went shopping, or drinking, etc. No, I'm not saying you should not do these things, but how could you compare that to knowing all your possessions are on storage, some where stolen, some where trashed. You have no home for your kids. You are homeless. How would you feel if people seeing all your stuff being put on the street and they tell you "hurry up and make up your mind because I have to take my kid to Ballet". Well, OK...sorry my getting homeless got in the way of your day.

Yes, this is OUR PROBLEM. NO, you don't have to fix it. But compassion would have been nice. Regardless of what you think of me, of us.

There have been several occasions in which in these Three Months I have been so disappointed in people's humanity. I know I expect kindness  when I know it wont come.

I have lost some people along the way. They may not know it but our relationship has been damage forever, and even thought I have forgiveness in my heart, at this time I cannot foresee having certain people in my life anymore. The hurt was too much. You showed your true colors and for that I am  thankful, because I can rebuild my life knowing who has been there no matter what, in good, in the bad, in the ugly and the TERRIBLE.

I guess I should be happy that I know the facts. But I am not. I am  mostly sad.

But I have faith that soon, rather than latter this episode will come to an end and we would be able to start over, fresh, with new hopes and dreams, and with the knowledge that even thought most people SUCK ASS, there are some that are worth their weight in gold.

And this was not a pitty Party, don't you worry about me. I am learning to survive and to live life, no matter what. To always look up and smile. Because even though the world may be falling apart around me, I will always be kind,  I will always have faith, and I will ALWAYS SMILE!

Here is some stuff we did this weekend- along with dinners with family.

meeting his idol, and he was not afraid at all!

he could not stop looking at it, even thought there was a giant Autobot Robot in front of him (This was at Toys R us @ Times Square)

It was sooooo crowded though 

 and us. Very, very tired :)
The good thing is that we know have NYC as our backyard and playground!

Over & out

Monday, August 27, 2012

FMM- Tech questions


SO I have not been able to post much, the apartment hunting is killing us. We had something already secure and ready to move last week, but of course the horrible people actually backed out and came up with an excuse to get us to see other we still have no home and I am going NUTS here.
C'mom NY, you know I was not crazy about you, work with us here!!!!

Since there is not much to report I give you this weeks FMM

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Tech Questions

1. PC or Mac?  MAC all the way. Sorry but the only way I think people still love other products is because you haven't tried MAC. I even converted the HUBS.

2. When did you get your first computer?When I move  here in the late 90's

3. Do you use cable, DSL or something else?  NOTHING. I have no home. But we use to have DSL

4. When choosing a laptop, do you think it’s more important to choose the fastest one, or the lightest one?  I do not care for laptops, my son has one and I have no clue what he choose.

5. What kind of cell phone do you own? Do you like it?I don't own a cell phone. Shocker, I know. But since we live in the city now,  I'm thinking of getting an iphone of course.

6. How do you carry your laptop when you travel? do not own one, my son carries his in his backpack (paded one)

7. How many e-mails do you send on an average day? not many. I usually talk thru FB unless is buisness stuff.

8. Do you ever blog using your iPad or similar tablet? no...

9. What do you use more often – a desktop or a laptop? Desktop. I was so in love with our i-mac :) but because of our current living problem I use the laptop late at night.

10. As a blogger, are there other gadgets that you need to get the job done? If so, what are they?  our camera, which is lost now...and I plan to replace soon...with a better Nikon (another company I adore)

Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions on your blog! Don’t forget to come back and link up in the comments! Happy Monday, friends!

Over & out

Monday, August 20, 2012

FMM-Inapropiate questions and life

So we are down for the countdown on the moving, but to be honest is frustrating to do all this waiting. UGH, people are so unreliable when it comes to real state issues. It feels like we have been waiting for forever. I also been looking for jobs, so hopefully something good will come my way. Thankfully doing some family activities can always cheer me up.

 The Hubs taking a monent while walking at Riverside Park.

 Me and my Bubba, and yes we bring the stroller because 30 something blocks is too much for him to walk.
(yeah, I'm looking at you lady at the store who told me :he should walk" He does, you idiot.)

Me and my BIL, who is a punk and was trying to choke me for the picture.

And as always I'm using this week's FMM as a way for me not to whine about how tedious this all is.

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

Inappropriate Questions

1. Will you vote in the upcoming presidential election?  Nope. I'm an Alien. but the Hubs will!

2. Do you say curse words? Yes, but my thing now is using "oh ma' goodness" with a southern accent that my youngest and his cousin have adopted. Not so charming when little boys go "all that" hahaha

3. Have you ever kissed a stranger? Yes, I have... a long, long time ago :)

4. If you could choose to meet only one fellow blogger in person right now who would you choose? Oh gosh I would love to meet ALL of you, but if I can meet Kandee Johnson  ( and and Miss Yvonne at Yo Mama's Blog   because she is mega funny.

5. What is the most inappropriate pick-up line that anyone has ever used on you?  oh so many. But probably the one while I was pregnant with the little none. A guy that worked as a contractor for my former employer was walking beside me going in the building and say to me that I look so beautiful and glowy while pregnant he wished he could make me another baby. He said something to the effect of "doing me" but after he saw the face I gave him Im sure his penis crawl back inside him. Don't worry, I smiled with the coldest face I could muster and told him "now I know you just didn't say that to the person who can AND WILL get you fired"

6. Do you sing in the shower?  Madona got nothing on me baby! I also tend to sign a lot while cleaning.

7. How often do you get drunk?  I will be 37 this year and I have never been drunk. I am waaaayyy to Hyper to get drunk.

8. Have you ever been fired from a job?  Fired, fired? uhm....not sure. Does layoff counts? then yes. Although afterwards the jerks did not want to give me unemployment but I fought and won. Perks of being detail oriented is that I keep all my records.

9. Were you popular in high school?  I wasn't unpopular. I had great friends, some who are still in contact with me. I was never alone or had a problem making new friends from all groups.

10. Who is your current celebrity crush?same old Keanu reeves, Kevin James, Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson, Gerard Butler, Sean Connery. I have a thing for manly men.

Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions.  Don’t forget to come back and link up in the comments!

Over & out

Friday, August 10, 2012

I gots my heerrr did

-let me apologize for the gettho headline, but that's the way I felt in that salon.

I have been wanting to get my hair done since I dont have any of my supplies here to do my hair, and being that I have some gray hair this is a no, no condition for me. Plus I did not want to have to cut my hair again like I did the last time. I did, bangs and all. It was not terrible but sometimes you got to remind yourself you are worth the splurge.

I happen to know someone who works in a Salon here in New york,so I figure I give them a shot.
The first thing that bother me was that they did not have a clue what the ombre look was. If you don't know is ok, but I expected a hair place to it is:

Above is the Red Ombre look, is less maintenance than doing highlights or things of the sorts, plus my hair is super long and I figure since people try so hard to get long hair, doing wigs and all, I wouldn't cut it so short, just give it some shape.

Error #2: they did not use a cape on me. Not only did my arm, shirt and fingers get stained but I got wet too, very unconfortable. I have never seen a salon that did not provide capes. Even cheapos as Super cuts do.

Error #3: they did notdo the hair color properly. My hair is supposed to be lighter in the bottom but is not...the difference between the colors is not noticible and I told her so...still she clain it was. FINE then, do whatever woman.

Error #4: When cutting my hair she barely touch it and I keep telling her to cut more since it was MEGA long...I had to force her to do it, and then she forgot to cut my bangs, which I had to remind her of. (which by the way then she told me they where uneven and long. No shit Sherlock, that's why I told you to cut it). She also kept telling me to get layers which I told her I did not want like 3 times.

Error #5 They did rollers which is not horrible but I don't need them. I have fine straight hair but whatever. Aparently it's a policy they have so when people with very coarse hair dont ask for blown hair. Anyways they where frying my brain with so much heat.

Error #6 When I ask the girl to get the rollers out in a curl instead of getting my hair straight she said sure, then proceeded to take them out and blow my hair straight...what the heck? I told her AGAIN to please make sure I had some waves. She said yes, but did whatever she wanted, including parting my hair in the middle. UFF. Anyways...this is the look (sorry for the crappy pis-I still have no new camera so I took it with an itouch)

The curl you see is from me redoing my hair the day after, and as you can see I do have some curl.
I thought this was supposed to be relaxing. It was not. Ninety dollars later I felt used. My hair and the color is fine, is not bad but is not what I asked for. But they are not going to see me again so they lost more since they lost a client and I would not recomend them.

Have you had any issues in the salon?
Tell me.

Over & out